With so many of the things operating differently now, you might be wondering where you can turn with questions or daily needs? Fortunately, there are a number of community organizations ready and willing to help during difficult times. Below are a number of resources you can turn to.
- Economic Impact Payments: The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns (including citizens with disabilities) will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment.
Download the Coronavirus Stimulus Payment & Disability Benefit FAQ
- United Way’s 2-1-1 directory: Not sure where to turn? Start with United Way’s 2-1-1 information and referral service. This free and confidential service can connect you to resource like food, housing, treatment, or disaster services, among others. This valuable resource is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply call or text 2-1-1 from your phone.
- Social Scripts: For many people change can be hard. Social scripts can help prepare a love one for these changes and let them know what to expect, helping to ease anxiety. Check out these social scripts our staff have created about the changes that COVID-19 has created around us.
- Food pantry and food program listings: Whether you are looking for information on food programs to supplement your household or looking to apply for food programs, help is available. The United Way of Summit County has created an online resource to connect you to the right food service provider closest to you. Simply enter your ZIP code or city and chose from the listing that suits your need.
- Managing Anxiety: If you are in need of emotional support to help you through some of the unknowns, the ADM Board can help. Their network of providers works around the clock to support residents. If you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed and need to talk to someone, please call their Crisis Hotline at 330-434-9144. You can also text 4HOPE to 741-741 to access their anonymous Crisis Textline.
- Additional COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources: Stay informed with the latest information with local, state and federal COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information.
- Summit County Public Health (SCHD) website
- Interactive dashboard from the SCHD
- Ohio Department of Health website
- CDC National Coronavirus Information
- Summit County Call line: (330) 926-5795 Summit County recommends that if you have been exposed to COVID-19, you should contact the Summit County call line and follow their protocol.
We will continue to update these resources for you. Have another question? Contact Us.
Stay up-to-date with the latest Coronavirus information from Summit DD at SummitDD.org/Coronavirus