We’ve compiled this list of resources to help you during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s updated frequently, so be sure to check back often.

This information is also available on the WeTHRIVE! Google drive.

Resources – Basic Needs

OrganizationResourcesGroups Served
Cincinnati & NKY MatchPairing healthy young adults with older adults in the community who need help over the next few weeks. More info for those who can volunteer & those who need help here.Older adults who need help & potential volunteers
Cincinnati Children’s*List of Cincinnati-area resources for families. Download PDF or click on “Need some help?” box on this page.Families
Cincinnati Scholar HouseA transitional learning-living program to equip low-income single parents with the support they need to complete post-secondary education & improve their work prospects. Info: https://www.cubcincy.org/the-cincinnati-scholar-house/, or call 513.768.6905 or email rmoody@cubcincy.org or fsullivan@cubcincy.org.Single parents enrolled in college
Cincinnati United Resource ConnectionA free service (click here) that enables agencies to have a central hub for social service resource sharing. It also has a public document server for sharing specific resource information helpful to those in need and those trying to help. Each article & resource page has social media sharing buttons & can easily be translated into any of 20 different languages.Anyone &
agencies
Council on Aging*Food resources & meal distribution; instructions to order groceries online; food pantry list; mental health resources. Call 721-1025 or visit this link.Older adults
Council on Aging*Delivering personal care items in partnership with Frame USA. Call 721-1025 or visit this link.Older adults & people w/ disabilities
Freestore Foodbank*List of food pantries w/ open/closed status.Anyone
The EveryONE Project – AAFPNEW! A site where you can search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, & more. Just enter your ZIP code.Anyone
Produce Perks Midwest*UNLIMITED $1-for-$1 match on SNAP purchases at participating sites. This link provides up-to-date information on market changes/closures & resources for farmer’s market managers & farmers.SNAP users, farmer’s market managers & farmers
Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County*Curbside meals will be available at select locations. Children must be present to receive a meal. The locations & serving times are subject to change.18 yrs & under
RutgersInformation for farmer’s markets during the pandemic.Farmer’s markets
Tikkun FarmFree Food – check Facebook page.Anyone
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Resources – Education & Childcare

OrganizationResourcesGroups Served
4C for ChildrenInformation for child care providers, for finding a Pandemic Child Care Provider with an interactive map, & updates from state agencies w/ recorded webinar links. Click here.

Click here for other resources for child care providers including small business loans & programs.
Families & childcare providers

Childcare providers
Action for Healthy KidsOnline resources for families & children on school closures & food access, transitioning the learning environment, & physical activity, nutrition & mindfulness/play at home.Educators & parents
Alliance for a Healthier GenerationResources to support health & well-being of kids & families.Kids & families
AudibleClick here for free stories for kids & teensKids & teens
CATCH Health at HomeFree lessons & resources to help teachers continue to provide health education, nutrition education & physical activity instruction to their students remotely. Also includes parent activities.Educators & parents
Cincinnati ZooOpen now – Visit their Facebook page for visitor information, events & past videos.Anyone
DAD InitiativeA nonprofit based in Cincinnati. D.A.D. Mentors are preparing African American children for higher education, productive social engagement & job placement. See Facebook page.Kids
Dad LabFree activities for kids (science, STEM).Kids
Dolly Parton Imagination LibraryFree books mailed to kids 5 & under each month. Info here.Kids 5 & under
DylbugFree printable worksheets for kids.Parents
Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency*COVID-19 information page: what to do to protect yourself, resources, and how to sign up for Alert HC to receive notifications during emergencies and COVID-19 alerts.Anyone
Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District*Videos for teachers to use in online education.Educators
Melodic ConnectionsProviding music therapy & music-based opportunities for people of all abilities. Check out their Facebook page.Anyone
NICHQInformation on COVID-19 & Kids (also pregnant women).Parents
Ohio State University Extension*A COVID-19 Hub to share information & collect resources that you can use to stay informed. Also check it out to learn ways to recognize science-based stories & safe sources of information.Anyone
PatientPointNEW! Free COVID-19 Tool Kit. Download & share educational videos, infographics, & handouts. Businesses, organizations
PBS Stations (CET & Others)Full lineup of educational programming for Pre-K – 12th grade.School-age kids
Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County*Any OH resident can get a free virtual library card here.

Check out E-Branch for e-books, e-audiobooks, e-research, e-learning.

Online events & activities almost every day, including virtual storytimes for kids & events for teens & adults. Check the library calendar for details.

Up-to-date information on the Library’s services, articles from their blog, & the many available resources.

Click here for information in Spanish. Feel free to distribute these to anyone who may benefit from this information.
Anyone
Special Olympics of Hamilton County*COVID-19 course designed by Special Olympics.Younger folks & special needs population
StoryCorpsDaily uplifting stories via email.Anyone
United Way’s Success by 6 Program*A blog to aid parents in reading books to their children at home.Families w/ young children
University of CincinnatiHave you been laid off or furloughed because of the COVID-19 pandemic? UC is offering the UC COVID-19 Recovery Training Program — free bootcamp training to learn entry-level skills for a career in technology.Adults
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati*Essential personnel childcare.Essential employees
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Resources – Mental Health & Substance Use

OrganizationResourcesGroups Served
1N5*Articles and expert advice to help all of us understand, adapt, address, and cope with our mental health concerns surrounding the current medical crisis.Anyone
1N5* & MindPeace*NEW! The State of Mind Speakers Series consists of video presentations intended to promote mental health & wellness during this uniquely challenging time. Designed to provide education & support to youth, caregivers, & educators. Youth, caregivers, educators
Alliance for a Healthier GenerationResources to support health & well-being of kids & families.Kids & families
Campaign for Tobacco-Free KidsFree resources – Protect Kids: Fight Flavored E-Cigarettes campaign.Youth, parents & educators
CDCManaging COVID-19 & Stress in Older Adults.Older adults
Cosmic Kids YogaYoga & mindfulness for kids on YouTube.Kids
Council on Aging*For mental health resources, call 721-1025 or visit this link.Older adults
Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services*Call 513-354-5200 for behavioral health services, including services available by telehealth. Additionally, click here for more information and click on their Prevention Summer Camp Calendar for zoom activities with children & families this summer!Anyone
HEAT (Holistically Empowering All Teens)*Providing a network of connection & social/emotional support for teens who feel isolated during this time. Visit HEAT’s Facebook page.Teens
Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy ChildrenTheir therapists are distributing a list of simple, easy activities to help families build attachment and resilience.Families
MindPeace*Mental health support & resources.School-aged children & young adults
Minds at PeaceFree weekly online mindfulness stress reduction class facilitated by Mark Levine, licensed independent chemical dependency counselor & certified life coach.Anyone
Prevention Action AllianceTools, research, and expertise to support Ohioans of all ages. For the next 40 days, Prevention Action Alliance will share a practical tip at 1:00 p.m. that you can use immediately to support a happy, healthy, safe, and drug-free family, home, and community. Click here.All Ohioans esp. parents & preventionists
Search InstituteThe Search Institute has developed resources on how adults can best support and adapt approaches to help young people navigate social media and online learning.Educators & parents
Talbert House*Hamilton County Crisis Line 24/7 – 281-CARE (513-281-2273) or text Talbert to 839863. Talbert House staff respond to questions, talk to folks in need of support, & are prepared to offer help during this crisis time.Anyone
VIA Institute on CharacterTake the Via Character Strengths Assessment to identify your top strengths. During these times of uncertainty, knowing our strengths is an important way to identify what each of us has to offer.

My COVID-19 Time Capsule – students can use to write how they are feeling & ways to reflect on all the things happening in their worlds.
Kids age 10-17

Kids age 10 & under
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Resources – Physical Activity & Nutrition

OrganizationResourcesGroups Served
Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsNutrition Resource Center has info on supporting your health with nutrition, keeping your immune system healthy, & tips for ordering takeout or delivery.Anyone
Action for Healthy KidsOnline resources for families & children on school closures & food access, transitioning the learning environment, & physical activity, nutrition & mindfulness/play at home.Educators & parents
Alliance for a Healthier GenerationFitness Breaks.Kids
BOKSFree workouts for kids via online video & Facebook Live; other free activity resources. Website: bokskids.org/boks-at-home/.Kids
CATCH Health at HomeFree lessons & resources to help teachers continue to provide health education, nutrition education & physical activity instruction to their students remotely. Also includes parent activities.Educators & parents
Cosmic Kids YogaYoga & mindfulness for kids on YouTube.Kids
Mission2Move*Free physical education classes weekdays at 2pm on their Facebook pageKids & adults
Monica Cengia, MBA, MSEd, RDN, LD, CDE, Registered Dietitian NutritionistA document (available here) containing many nutrition resources, cookbooks and websites.Anyone
PlayWorksKids need play to stay active & engaged with one another. We want to share our expertise to help keep kids engaged in play during this time. Click here for activities & games.Families & teachers
Shape AmericaVirtual resources for health & PE.Educators
Silver SneakersSenior physical activity available at no cost for adults 65+ on participating Medicare plans. Find a gym or join them for online classes here.Older adults
Special Olympics of Hamilton County*Fit 5 Cards (activities for all abilities).Anyone
Special Olympics of Hamilton County* & LADD*NEW! Weekly Live Well Series Zoom Calls on Fridays. This series is designed to help you (the athletes) stay active & learn new things during this challenging time!Athletes of all abilities
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati*Free Online Classes for Seniors (w/ membership card).

Work out at home My Y fitness videos.

See YMCA on Facebook for helping you reach your goals, make new friends, & find a place to belong.
Older adults
Anyone

Anyone
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Resources – Other

OrganizationResourcesGroups Served
Cincinnati & NKY MatchPairing healthy young adults with older adults in the community who need help over the next few weeks. More info for those who can volunteer & those who need help here.Older adults who need help & potential volunteers
Cincinnati MetroFor changes in procedures – see their Facebook page.Anyone
UC Center for Community Engagement*Connecting organizations w/ student virtual volunteers. Examples: research, data gathering, data entry, design work, social media work, letter writing, video chatting with elderly, video tutoring for children, etc. For info, contact: community.engagement@uc.edu.Anyone
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati*Virtual volunteering.Anyone
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