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Information Current as of May 21, 2020

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” -- Fred Rogers
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General Information
School Children (by District): General Food Distribution:
  • Blessing Boxes -- Stocked with non-perishable food, hygiene items, cleaning supplies, pet food. 24/7. Take what you need; leave what you can. No appointment needed; no questions asked.
    • Marysville
      • Marysville Blessing Box -- 421 W. 4th St., Marysville
      • Marysville Grace Church -- 17240 Amrine Wood Rd., Marysville -- under the canopy.
    • Richwood
      • North Union Elementary School - 420 Grove St., Richwood OH 43344; (740) 943-3113
      • Richwood Church of Christ - 29063 Sivey Rd., Richwood OH 43344; (740) 943-3643
      • Rush Creek United Methodist Church - 32697 SR 37, Richwood OH 43344; (740) 943-3328
  • Marysville Food Pantry - 333 Ash Street - Marysville OH - 937-644-3248
    Hours of Operation: Wednesday and Saturday 9 AM - 10 AM, Friday 1:30-4 PM
  • The Salvation Army Marysville Food Pantry - 232 N. Main St., Suite F - Marysville OH 43040
    By Appointment, Call First 937-738-7604 - Hours of Operation: Tues., Weds. & Thurs. Noon - 3 PM
  • The Milford Center Food Pantry - 55 E. State St. - Milford Center OH (inside the Methodist Church)
    Hours of Operation - Friday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • The Richwood Food Pantry - 235 Grove Street - Richwood OH Located at The Green
    Hours of Operation: Friday 8:30-Noon
  • The Plain City Food Pantry - 156 W. Main - Plain City, OH 43064
    Hours of Operation: Monday & Friday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM; Weds. 9 - 11:30 AM; Saturday 10 - Noon
  • Community Kitchen @ The Hope Center - 212 Chestnut St. - Marysville OH
    Carry-Out Dinner - Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 4:30 - 6 PM
  • Mobile Market at Magnetic Springs via The Hope Center - 30 Magnetic Street - Magnetic Springs, OH
    First Weds. of Each Month - 11 AM - 1 PM
Crisis/Mental Health Support
  • Maryhaven (937) 644-9192 - 715 S Plum St, Marysville, OH 43040
    Crisis services available, including by phone. Call to arrange appointment.
  • Lighthouse Behavioral Health Solutions - 937-537-5100
    Open and taking new adult clients. Phone options available.
  • Recovery Services - many programs are available online.
    List of online/phone/video conferencing options for recovery meetings and programs
  • COVID-19 Virtual Support Group
    Join us for our first ever peer-led “Coping with COVID-19” Virtual Support Group! Do you miss meeting with people face-to-face? Are you struggling with the daily stress and isolation that the Coronavirus epidemic has created? We will be meeting on ZOOM every WEDNESDAY from 5:30pm - 6:15pm, starting Wednesday, April 15, 2020. *This is an open meeting, but it requires registration to get the meeting link (no drop-ins). *Space is limited.
    • TO REGISTER, PLEASE CONTACT: Tabbie Glass, PASS (Prevention Awareness Support Services), tglass@pvff.org
      Wren Hawkins, Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County, wren@mhrbuc.org
  • My HelloLine
    Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County is partnering with Union County Senior Services and LifeBio to support senior citizens. Do you know a Union County Senior who is feeling isolated? Seniors can enroll in the local MyHelloLine. . . it’s FREE and confidential! Once a week, the enrolled senior will receive a 15-30 minute phone call from a trained LifeBio staff member just to check-in and share some good conversation. Union County Senior Services is helping with the enrollment; call (937) 644-1010 to sign-up.
Childcare Connector - Union County Personal Needs
  • Union County Personal Needs Pantry located @ The Hope Center - 212 Chestnut St. - Marysville OH
    Hours of Operation: Monday & Thursday 5 - 6 PM; First Wednesday of each month Noon - 2 PM
    Contact us for other arrangements at personalneedspantry@gmail.com or (937) 209-0846.
  • Personal Needs Pantry at Daily Needs Assistance - 340 W. Main St., Plain City OH
    Drive-through breakfast & pantry distribution for residents of Jonathan Alder & Fairbanks School Districts
    Hours of Operation: Every Saturday 8:30 to 10:30 am
  • North Union Personal Needs Pantry - Richwood, OH
    Temporarily Closed, but contact (740) 943-3079 in case of emergency. In addition, there will be a one-time distribution of personal needs items for residents of North Union School District on Saturday, June 6th (9 to 11 am) at Richwood First United Methodist Church. You MUST call ahead to place your order. Calls accepted from May 20 to May 30 (10 am to 7 pm only) at (740) 943-3079.
  • Prescription Assistance Program at The Union County Health Department
    Contact Tim Kelley at tim.kelley@uchd.net
Unemployment Information
  • The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services urges individuals to file their claims online, if possible, at unemployment.ohio.gov.
  • Helpful FAQ Sheets
  • Extended Call Center Hours
    • Those without internet access or who have case-specific questions can call 1-877-644-6562
    • (OHIO-JOB) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. (The call center formerly was operational from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.)
  • Coronavirus-Related Claims
    • Workers who lose their jobs as a result of the coronavirus can enter the mass-layoff number 2000180 on their applications. However, if affected individuals have already submitted claims without this number, they do not need to add it.
    • As a reminder, mass layoff notices are posted at jfs.ohio.gov/warn/current.stm.
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