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Help Network

Food Information and Referral -

Warm Line - 

A Peer-to-Peer service that specializes in helping individuals who are struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues or know of someone who just needs someone to talk to. Services are available  Seven Days a week   Noon - 8 pm at 1-866-303 PEER (7337).

Healthcare Hero Support Line

During these uncertain times are here for you!
Please call one of the agencies listed below or dial 211 for immediate assistance.
“We are all in this together Ohio.” Mike DeWine

• Compass Family & Community Services - 330.782.5664
• Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic - 330.744.1181
• Alta Behavioral Healthcare - 330.793.2487
• Flying High Inc. - 330.797.3995
• Meridian Healthcare - 330.797.0070
• Help Network of Northeast Ohio - 330.747.2696
• Catholic Charities Regional Agency - 330.744.3320


During this confusing time of social isolation, some school-aged students may feel anxious, depressed, and/or alone while school is out. For all of the teachers out there instructing virtually, OSPF offers a free, hour-long, evidence-based virtual suicide prevention training for K-12 staff. To help make things easier for you, we have waived the application process. 

Kognito is an online training using an avatar to take staff step-by-step through the process of talking to a student at-risk for suicide. This training is FREE to any K-12 teacher, faculty, and/or staff member in Ohio. 
To access these simulations:
1. Go to 
2. Create your account with this enrollment key: ospfstaff 
3. Create your account 

Contact Austin Lucas if you have any questions. 

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Please regularly visit Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov/BusinessHelp for the most complete and up-to-date information about resources available for Ohio businesses, individuals, and families. Listed below are just a few.

Paycheck Protection Program
Businesses with fewer than 500 employees are eligible for assistance to keep employees on their payroll through the end of June. Under the Paycheck Protection Program, a small business can receive a loan of up to $10 million, with a two-year term and a 1% interest rate. The loans will not require collateral or personal guarantees. Most importantly, up to 100% of the loan can be forgiven if the funds are used to maintain employee payroll. 

Banks have recently received guidance from the federal government and are currently working to get the program into place. Visit for more information.

Foreclosure Prevention
Governor DeWine signed an executive order that seeks to provide some assistance for small businesses with mortgage and rent payments. The order asks lenders and landlords across Ohio to work with their small businesses and suspend payments for at least 90 days in an effort to avoid foreclosures.  

Lt. Governor Husted announced that the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation has developed a website specifically geared toward matching essential businesses with Ohioans who are able and willing to work as an essential employee during the COVID-19 crisis.

Both essential businesses and current job seekers can visit Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov/JobSearch to post and search.

“If you are an employer who performs a critical service, please go to to post your open positions so we can help you fill them,” said Lt. Governor Jon Husted. “If you are a person who can work, please know that there are many who need you to help keep essential services running and we encourage you to do so, even if its only part time.”

The site features a highly-streamlined interface with only two main links – one for essential businesses, and one for job seekers. Applicants can search through jobs in their area, their region, and the entire state.


The state has established the Ohio Manufacturing Alliance, a collaborative public-private partnership to coordinate efforts to provide healthcare workers and first responders with personal protective equipment (PPE).

The alliance is working to identify and match the critical needs of Ohio’s healthcare system with companies willing and able to repurpose production to meet those needs. 

Manufacturers that can help should visit for more information. Those involved with this project will be compensated.

The alliance includes: Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, Ohio Hospital Association, Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, nursing home organizations, JobsOhio, Ohio Department of Administrative Services, Ohio Development Services Agency, and the Ohio Department of Health.

Anyone else with items to donate should email


The Ohio Department of Health issued an amended “Stay at Home” order for the state. The order is in effect until 11:59p.m. on May 1st, unless it is rescinded or modified. You can read the order here and find answers to frequently asked questions here.  


ONLINE: Please visit for the most up-to-date information from the Ohio Department of Health.

PHONE: For any questions you have about COVID-19, please call 1 (833) 4-ASK-ODH from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m (7 days/week).


DAILY UPDATES: Governor DeWine is holding daily press briefings at 2:00 p.m. to deliver the most recent updates as well as give updated guidance for the state’s response. These press events are carried live at