There are several food distributions in May. Click here to learn more.
SNAP recipients in Cuyahoga County can now order groceries online - both retailers require an online account to be created:
Giant Eagle: All locations in Ohio - Minimum purchase amount is $35
Walmart: All locations in Ohio - Minimum purchase amount is $30
Housing and Utilities
CHN Housing Partners Family Stability Initiative program can help any Cleveland family with school aged children (pre-K and above), help vet potential new landlords and identify good housing. Once housing has been identified, they can provide up to $1,250 to help cover security deposits, first month's rent, etc.
EDEN can provide security deposit and one month rent through Day One Families Fund. A worker needs to complete a referral for the client.
SAMHSA National Hotline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders
24-Hour Crisis Text "4HELP" to 741741. A live, trained crisis counselor will respond within five minutes. The crisis counselor helps you move from a hot moment to a cool calm to stay safe and healthy using effective active listening and suggested referrals – all through text message using Crisis Text Line’s secure platform.
OhioGuidestone remains open and is taking referrals. The agency is offering telehealth for clients and providers. Call the office for the correct county.
Catholic Charities behavioral health programs are open for telehealth assessments and services. The Community Based Family Services and Outpatient Mental Health program can be reached at 216-318-7026 for screening and referrals.
Southwest General Hospital: Is now offering telehealth services for outpatient Mental Health and Chemical Dependency. There will also be a child psychiatrist offering virtual appointments. The phone number is 440-816-8200.
Here is a list of employers hiring during the pandemic.
Help Me Grow/Bright Beginings is still taking referrals and new clients. This program provides services that promote the health and development of infants and toddlers.
Access benefits online here or through the Eligibility Contact Center at 1-844-640-OHIO.
SNAP and TANF- certification periods ending in March, April or May or June are extended 6 months. Some families are receiving extra money according to what they already receive, but will not be notified. Work requirements have been waived for SNAP and TANF recipients.
WIC screenings and appointments are being done over the phone. Appointments are not being completed in-person.
For someone who already has WIC, appointments are being done over the phone, and then you need to come in to load the card and give proof of income/any other documentation requested
For NEW WIC recipients, screening over the phone, then the nutritionist calls the parent, then they need to come in to receive/load the card, and bring in documentation (proof of income, birth certificates/shot records, etc).