COVID 19 COMMUNITY RESOURCES

At the Lake County YMCA, the safety and well-being of our members, staff, volunteers and the broader community have always been and will always be a top priority.  We have created this list of important information and resources for you to get what you need during this time. We will be updating this page as new information and resources are released.

THIS PAGE HAS BEEN UPDATED ON WEDNESDAY, 5/20/2020


UNEMPLOYMENT QUESTIONS

How do I apply for unemployment?

There are two ways to file for unemployment:

  • File online at https://unemployment.ohio.gov/PublicSelfServiceChoice.html, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. 
    • Service may be limited during nightly system updating. 
    • Check the website for available services. Please be sure to follow the instructions.  
  • Telephone
    • Call toll-free 1-877-644-6562 or TTY 1-614-387-8408, (excluding holidays) Monday through Friday 7 AM - 7 PM, Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday 9 AM - 1 PM

FINANCIAL HARDSHIP

I am experiencing financial hardship- what resources exist?

There are many programs to help Ohioans if you need any help please take the time to visit this website: https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/ohio_assistance_programs.html

Some of the resources available are:

  • Mortgage Help and Foreclosure Prevention
  • Ohio’s Best Rx
  • Food Stamps
  • Crisis assistance
  • Help with phone bills
  • Help get out of debt
  • Energy bill help
  • Tenant rent information line

LAKE-GEAUGA WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN PROGRAM (WIC)

  • Remains open. WIC serves those who are pregnant or have infants or children under 5 years old and meet income eligibility requirements. 
  • Please call the clinic closest to you to see if you qualify: 
  • Please call the clinic closest to you to see if you qualify: 

LIFELINE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

Lifeline provides assistance with programs such as:

  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Emergency Services
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Education/Training

UNITED WAY OF LAKE COUNTY

  • Phone:  440-352-3166 / www.uwlc.org
  • Dial 211
  • It’s a FREE and confidential service that helps people in Lake County find the health and human service programs they need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

 

 

LAKE COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING

  • Phone: 440-3205-8111 / www.lccoa.org

Provides support to the aging population.  Programs include:

  • Social Work
  • Health Equipment Lending

NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE?

I am having a hard time emotionally with everything going on- what resources are there?

There are many resources available to help with your stress and anxiety, as well as that of your family members and children: 

 

  • MENTAL HEALTH CARELINE

 

    • The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS) announced the launch of a NEW Mental Health COVID CareLine for Ohioans
    • Trained staff will be available to provide emotional assistance to anyone struggling with mental health concerns due to the ongoing stress of the pandemic
    • 1-800-720-9616. All calls will be confidential
  • TEXT FOR HOPE HELP LINE: 741741

MEDICAL CARE:

FREE MEDICAL CARE

  • Lake County Free Clinic
    • Phone: 440-352-8686 
      • Telemedicine visits and consultations: Monday (8a-4p), Wednesday and Thursday (8a-5p)On-site essential medical visits, lab services, medication refills and supply pick-ups: Tuesday (8a-5p) and Friday (8a-1p):.

AVAILABLE SERVICES DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

  • Initial screening for symptoms related to COVID-19.
  • Telemedicine visit. A one-hour visit allows a provider to get a detailed background from new patients, a better picture of the patient’s needs and concerns, and time to answer questions. 
  • In-office services. As providers deem necessary, LCFC schedules patients to come to one of two weekly on-site clinics. Unlike large medical systems, LCFC receives and can act on lab results the business day following a patient’s lab services. This means patients receive faster treatment, quicker referrals and, in critical cases, life-saving direction. 
  • Pharmaceuticals and medical supplies. LCFC has a small pharmacy that provides medication for patients with chronic and acute conditions, supplies like diabetic testing strips and glucometers, and basic needs as available, like dental and basic hygiene supplies.
  • Regular follow-up and case management: Patient care doesn’t stop once a visit is over. LCFC providers call a patient within one week of the visit to ensure the patient understands a diagnosis, are compliant with their medications and to provide referrals for basic needs like food, shelter and transportation. 

HOUSING SERVICES 

HOUSING SERVICES FOR THE HOMELESS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

Extended Housing

LIFELINE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

Lifeline provides assistance with programs such as:

  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Emergency Services
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Education/Training
  • Information/Referrals 

LAKE COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING

Provides support to the aging population.  Programs include:

  • Social Work
  • Health Equipment Lending

UNITED WAY OF LAKE COUNTY

    • Phone:  440-352-3166 / www.uwlc.org
    • DIAL 211
      • It’s a FREE and confidential service that helps people in Lake County find the health and human service programs they need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

FREE TRANSPORTATION

  • Laketran - fare collection for all services has been suspended from March 25 through April 30

50 CENTS OFF GAS (FIRST RESPONDERS AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS)

  • BP and AMOCO
    • Offering 50 cents off the next full up for first responders and health care workers
    • Must verify community status online through ID.me

VETERAN, DEPENDENTS AND SPOUSES

 LAKE COUNTY VETERAN SERVICES COMMISSION

AVAILABLE SERVICES:

  • Emergency Financial Assistance
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Transportation to Medical Appointments
    • Arrangements made with Laketran (Call: 440-352-6100)
  • VA Medical Service
  • Prescriptions filled through mail order ONLY (Call: 800-379-8387)

GRANTS:

SERVICE INDUSTRY WORKERS

  • Greg Hill Foundation/Samual Adams
    • $1,000 (one-time grant)
    • STARTING APRIL 3rd
    • Eligibility/Requirements:

MEDICAL CARE/PRENATAL/INFANT AND CHILD QUESTIONS :

  • HELP ME GROW
    • Help Me Grow is Ohio’s evidenced-based parent support program that encourages early prenatal and well-baby care, as well as parenting education to promote the comprehensive health and development of children. Help Me Grow System includes Central Intake, Help Me Grow Home Visiting and Help me Grow Early Intervention.
    • Making a referral to Help Me Grow is the first and easy step for parents who have questions or concerns about their infant or child. One referral to Help Me Grow opens the door to many programs that support families including Early Intervention, Home Visiting, Moms and Babies First.
    • To make a referral, visit www.helpmegrow.org or call 440-389-3322

VULNERABLE SHOPPERS:

(Seniors, Underlying Health Issues, Expecting Mothers)

GROCERY DELIVERY

CURBSIDE PICKUP

FREE “SHOP FROM YOUR CAR SERVICE”  

  • Sam’s Club - Tuesdays and Thursday from 7:00am to 9:00am 
    • Drive up, provide a list and the sales associate will do the rest 

GROCERY/GENERAL STORES WITH VULNERABLE SHOPPER HOURS:

  • Aldi - Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30am to 9:30am
  • Big Lots - First hour of everyday 
    • Healthcare/First Responders save 15% through May
  • Dollar General - Daily, one hour prior to opening
    • Healthcare/First Responders save 10%
  • Giant Eagle - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:00am to 7:00am
  • Heinen’s - Daily from 8:00am to 9:00am 
  • Marc’s - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00am to 7:00am
  • Meier - Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00am to 8:00am
  • Sam’s Club - Tuesdays and Thursday from 7:00am to 9:00am 
  • Target - Tuesday and Wednesday, first hour open
  • Walmart - Tuesday, one hour prior to opening

PHARMACIES WITH VULNERABLE SHOPPER HOURS:

  • Rite Aid - Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 10:00am
  • Walgreens - Tuesday, 8:00am to 9:00am

SNAP CLICK AND CONNECT (Governor Dewine Announced 4/1/2020)

 To help ensure that Ohio's most vulnerable citizens have access to food while limiting potential exposure to COVID-19, Governor DeWine announced a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service and grocery stores to develop a "click and collect" option for groceries. 

  • Those receiving SNAP benefits will be able to shop online, pick up their groceries in their cars, and swipe their EBT cards from their vehicles without entering the store.
  • If a store does not have a mobile point-of-sale device, a SNAP recipient can continue to order online, but pick up the groceries and pay inside the grocery store. 
  • This option reduces the time SNAP recipients are in the grocery store and reduces the risk of community spread.

FOOD

FREE GROCERY SHOPPER FOR SENIORS

SNAP CLICK AND CONNECT (Governor Dewine Announced 4/1/2020)

To help ensure that Ohio's most vulnerable citizens have access to food while limiting potential exposure to COVID-19, Governor DeWine announced a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service and grocery stores to develop a "click and collect" option for groceries. 

  • Those receiving SNAP benefits will be able to shop online, pick up their groceries in their cars, and swipe their EBT cards from their vehicles without entering the store.
  • If a store does not have a mobile point-of-sale device, a SNAP recipient can continue to order online, but pick up the groceries and pay inside the grocery store. 
  • This option reduces the time SNAP recipients are in the grocery store and reduces the risk of community spread.

FOOD PANTRY DELIVERY


FREE MEALS

(Seniors, Children and Families)

FREE MEAL PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

  • Willo-Praise Church 
    • Location: 32901 Vine Street, Willowick
    • Days: May 4th, 11, 28 and 25
    • Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm
  • Local School Districts
    • Most local schools districts are offering FREE meals for pickup.  Visit the your local school’s website for days/times

Willo-Praise Church (Two lunches per child)

    • Location: 32901 Vine Street Willowick
    • Days: May 4th, 11, 28 and 25
    • Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm

FREE PRODUCE PICK-UP FOR SENIORS

FREE MEALS FOR SENIORS


FREE GROCERIES

  • Madison Food Center
    • Tuesdays: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    • Fridays:  10:00am - Noon
    • No need to get out of the car, they will bring the box to you
  • Willoughby-Eastlake Little Free Library/Pantry (Near Osborne Park)
    • Willoughby-Eastlake turned the Little Free Library into the Little Free Pantry

FOOD PANTRIES

Please note that the food pantries all have different days and hours of operation. Please call to find out their hours of operation and any policies and procedures they may have in place.

Pantry Name

Street Address

City

Phone #

Eastlake Kiwanis Food Pantry

1580 E. 332nd St.

Eastlake

440-525-1972

St. Justin Martyr

35711 Stevens Blvd.

Eastlake

440-946-1177

St. Anthony of Padua

316 5th Street

Fairport Harbor

440-354-4525

Old South Church

9802 Chillicothe Rd.

Kirtland

440-256-3329

Madison Food Center

1954 Hubbard Rd.

Madison

440-428-9601

Christ Kingdom Ministries

9521 Lakeshore Blvd. 

Mentor

440-426-1879

Holy Transfiguration Parish

5768 Andrews Rd.

Mentor

440-257-3620

Mentor Church of Christ 

7201 Bur Ridge

Mentor

440-255-9049

Mentor Plains 

7271 Lakeshore Blvd.

Mentor

440-946-1193

Mentor United Methodist

8600 Mentor Ave.

Mentor

440-255-3496

St. Andrews Episcopal

7989 Little Mountain Rd. 

Mentor

440-255-8842

St. Bede Church

9114 Lakeshore Blvd.

Mentor

440-257-5544

St. Gabriel's

9925 Johnnycake Ridge Rd.

Mentor

440-352-8282

St. John Vianey

7575 Bellflower Rd.

Mentor

440-255-0600

St. Mary of the Assumption

8540 Mentor Ave.

Mentor

440-255-3404

Victory Lane Church

7550 Bellflower Rd. 

Mentor

440-255-4553

Calvary C.M.E. Church

556 Lawnview Ave.

Painesville

440-354-4056

First Baptist Church of Painesville

10801 Johnnycake Ridge Rd.

Painesville

440-354-4454

First Church of Christ

422 Mentor Avenue

Painesville

440-357-7422

Life Brand Cowboy Church

1289 Mentor Ave.

Painesville

440-357-4442

Miracle Revival

82 W. JacksonSt.

Painesville

 

Painesville Church of the Nazarene

6235 Chestnut Street

Painesville

440-352-3703

Painesville United Methodist

71 N. Park Place

Painesville

440-354-3642

Salvation Army Citadel

69 Pearl St.

Painesville

440-354-3774

St. James Episcopal

131 N. State St.

Painesville

440-354-3526

St. John Baptist

361 W. Jackson St.

Painesville

440-354-3968

St. Mary's Painesville

242 N. State St.

Painesville

440-354-6200

Zion Painesville Food Pantry

508 Mentor Ave.

Painesville

440-357-5174

Catholic Charities Food Force

#1 Victoria Place

Painesville

440-357-5644

Lake Erie Church of God

3050 Antioch Rd.

Perry

440-259-2310

Perry Food Center

4261 Manchester Rd.

Perry

440-259-3332

Mt. Carmel

29850 Euclid Ave.

Wickliffe

440-585-0700

Vineyard Community Church

1928 300th St.

Wickliffe

440-944-4402

McKinley Outreach Center

1200 Lost Nation Rd.

Willoughby

440-269-8008

Reformation Lutheran Church

34730 Lakeshore Blvd.

Willoughby

440-942-7166

St. Noel

35200 Chardon Rd.

Willoughby

440-946-0887

Willoughby United Methodist Church

15 Public Square

Willoughby

440-942-9068

St. Mary Magdalene

32114 Vine St.

Willowick

440-943-2133

Willow Praise/ Connection Meal

32901 Vine St.

Willowick

440-944-5683

Willowick Food Pantry

32410 Willowick Dr.

Willowick

440-269-0504


TECHNOLOGY

FREE PAINESVILLE CITY SCHOOLS MOBILE WIFI

The district intends to continue to provide WiFi access via mobile hotspots during the summer. More information will be provided, as it becomes available.

  • Monday through Friday, beginning Wednesday, April 22
  • Painesville City Schools will provide FREE WiFi access to students via school vans equipped with mobile access points 
  • These mobile access points have a range of 500 feet, and can support about 100 devices at a time
  • Students who do not have reliable internet access at home can access this service
    • Download work from online classrooms
    • Complete work off-line (if necessary), then upload completed work when the vans return
  • Students who cannot access the signal from home may move closer to the van to position themselves in range of the signal, as long as it is done safely and social distancing guidelines are observed
  • The white school vans will be clearly marked

TIMES AND LOCATIONS:

  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am: Heritage Middle School and Elm Street Elementary School
  • 11:30 am - 2:30 pm: Harvey High School and Morley Public Library
  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Brentwood Apartments and Seneca Grove (formerly Argonne Arms) Apartments
  • 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Maple Elementary School and Woodlawn Home Apartments