The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted our way of interacting with friends, family and the community with serious implications on our economy and health. Many women and girls are feeling the emotional effects of being isolated and physically distanced. Some girls are struggling with online education. And COVID isolation has hidden domestic and child abuse. The Hamilton County Commission on Women and Girls wants to you to know that help is available. Please check out the resources below and don’t hesitate to reach out.
FREE Covid-19 Testing
Test and Protect, Hamilton County CARES COVID-19 https://healthcollab.org/testandprotect/
Hamilton County Public Health https://www.hamiltoncountyhealth.org/announcements/testing-sites/
Adult and Parenting Coping Resources
Cincinnati Children’s Adult Help: Coping with COVID Information for Adults and Parents
Call 911 for immediate emergencies
Hamilton County Mental Health Access Point (MHAP)
Mobile Crisis Team At University Hospital
Mobile Crisis is available M-F from 8:30 am to 12:00 am and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
After hours, referrals can be made through Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES). Call (513) 584-8577. PES will page the Mobile Crisis Team if necessary.
NAMI- National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) At Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Talbert House Crisis Hotline- 24-hour suicide and crisis hotline offers crisis intervention and information and referral services to individuals of any age.
(513) 281-CARE (2273) or text Talbert to 839863
Experiencing or witnessing child abuse
Call the 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline: 513-241-KIDS
Experiencing or witnessing domestic/partner abuse?
Women Helping Women call 513-381-5610 https://www.womenhelpingwomen.org/
YWCA call 513-872-9259 http://www.ywcacincinnati.org/
JFS Food Assistance benefits
General Social Service needs
United Way call 211
If you are at risk of causing harm to your child:
Call 1-800-4-A-CHILD or text CONNECT to 741741
Mental Health Resources
Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board
- Adult: http://www.mentalhealthaccesspoint.org
- Teen/Child: https://www.hcmhrsb.org/getting-help/journey/
United Way: Call 2-1-1 https://www.uwgc.org/about-us/questions
- Community Action Agency https://www.cincy-caa.org/ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Freestore Foodbank https://freestorefoodbank.org/ (Click on the COVID-19 Update tab)(513) 357-4687
- St. Vincent de Paul https://www.svdpcincinnati.org/get-help/rent-utility-assistance/ (513) 421-0602
- Talbert House https://www.talberthouse.org/ (513) 338-8596 (24-hour Housing Hotline)
- Hamilton County Job and Family Services HCJFS 0147 – Hamilton County CARES Act Rent and Utility Assistance App.pdf Download and email to: Jessica.Wilcher@jfs.ohio.gov
Stressed and Overwhelmed?
CDC guidelines for coping with stress
Substance and Alcohol Abuse Resources
Hamilton County Addiction Response Coalition
Find 24/7 hotlines below:
- Addiction Services Council, Local: (513) 281-7880, Kentucky: (859) 415-9280
- Beckett Springs (513) 817-0907
- BrightView (513) 834-7063
- Mental Health Hotline (513) 281-CARE
- Drug & Poison Information Center (DPIC) (513) 636-5111
Youth in need of academic support for online education?
Cincinnati Public Schools offers free access for one-on-one homework help
Youth in need of socializing?
Cincinnati Children’s Resources for promoting mental and emotional health