Coronavirus in Ohio: Where you can get help

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The following organizations are offering help to those in need during the COVID-19 outbreak. If your organization is offering help and isn’t on the list, please email newstips@wdtn.com.

The Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission is offering support for eligible veterans who may have lost their income due to the pandemic. Click here for the form and a list of the documents needed for submission.

Help Me Grow Brighter Futures provides help to expectant parents and families in need. Click here to find out more about how the non-profit can help and where to get help.

The Dayton Kroc Center has compiled a list of local partners to help those in need. Click here for the list or call its hotline at 1-844-458-HOPE.

The OSU Miami County Extension has put together a community food resource list for those in need. Click here to view the list.

Kroger Health, with support from Kettering Health Network, will establish drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites through the end of May. Find out more by clicking here.

The Ohio Restaurant Association has created an employee relief fund to help some of the state’s 585,000 employees. Click here to apply or donate.

To help ease the burden of some of these unemployment claims, the Job Center in Montgomery County has created a WiFi hot spot in the north parking lot of its building. The purpose is to help people access the resources they need, like unemployment benefits, food assistance, Medicaid and cash assistance. Click here for more info.

The City of Kettering is offering local businesses assistance with low-interest forgivable financing. Click here to see how you can apply for help through its Business Assistance Program.

Premier ProduceOne is selling fresh produce boxes to consumers. Click here to buy a discounted box at $25 and get contact-free curbside pickup.

Dayton Public Schools and RTA are partnering to offer free rides to seven DPS food distribution locations. Click here to see what routes are offering free rides for DPS families.

The Depot restaurant is giving out free meals to kids Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Wright State University students facing economic hardship can apply for a $20 giftcard for groceries with the Raider Food Pantry. Click here to read more about eligibility and apply.

The Area Agency on Aging has received special funding from the state for congregate and home-delivered meals.

MOVE.org is offering eligible American’s that have been relocated by COVID-19 a one-time grant of $1,000 to help cover moving expenses. Click here to apply.

House of Bread remains open and is offering to-go orders.

The Dayton Foundation is offering non-profit organizations that are helping individuals and families with immediate, basic needs, such as food, housing, mental health and safety the chance to apply for a grant. Click here to read more and apply.

The Dayton Foodbank is offering food to families in need once every 30 days. Click here for locations and hours of operation.

The Hall Hunger Initiative has a map of places offering food and meals to those in need. Click here to visit the map for locations or to contact HHI to add your location.

The Montgomery County Food Equity Coalition continues to identify needs and bridge gaps for those in need of food assistance.

YMCA of Greater Dayton is offering child care to essential health care workers. Click here for more information or to find an area branch.

Meals on Wheels is still providing food services in the Miami Valley area during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to visit the Senior Resource Center website for eligibility and contact information.

The Miami Valley Alzheimer Association is offering all of its typical in-person services in a new Community Resource Finder online. Click here to learn more about its support groups and education programs or call 1-800-272-3900 for its 24/7 helpline.

SNAP participants can now order groceries online for drive-thru pickup in order to reduce exposure.

The Paycheck Protection Program is open to small businesses who need loans for payroll and other operating expenses. Click here for the Small Business Administration’s page on guidance and loan resources.

The Miami Valley Warmline is offering over-the-phone non-emergency mental health and coping support. Call 937-528-7777.

CrisisCare is available for those in urgent need of mental health and coping support. Call 937-224-4646.

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is offering assistance to veterans through its VetsLink program. Click here for a list of VetsLink resources. Any citizen can also reach out for resources by calling 211.

The Chamber of Greater Springfield has a webinar on applying for business assistance through the Small Business Administration. Click here for the webinar.

Miami County has a list of local food pantries on its website.

The Chamber of Greater Springfield has information for businesses on the Paycheck Protection Program.

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