Community Resources

For Butler, Hamilton and Warren Counties*

*As of 4/11/2023; availability of resources is subject to change. Please contact Miami University Regionals Center for Social Impact with questions, concerns or to share a resource.

The following is only a resource guide; we highly recommend that you use your best judgment and research all resources before utilizing a service. Miami University resources are followed by **.

The resources provided are focused on Butler, Hamilton, and Warren counties. If you live in an area outside of these counties or need assistance that is not listed, be sure to complete the Student Resource Center intake form.

Miami University Regionals Student Resource Center

While ReFuel can still help those affected from the pandemic, they have taken on a much broader role to help all students as the pandemic effects have calmed. In collaboration with Ohio Campus Compact’s AmeriCorps Student Resource Center Program, Miami University Regionals is excited to be able to offer assistance to our students in need. To request support, complete the Student Resource Center intake form.

The purpose of the Student Resource Center is to identify and provide much-needed resources to students who may be experiencing barriers to their academic success. ReFuel is no longer solely virtual and students can visit us at the Center for Social Impact and will connect Regionals students with campus and community collaborators that are able to provide the access to resources that students need to address the issues they are facing. 

Devin Anderson, a current Miami University undergraduate, is serving as the AmeriCorps member for the 2022-23 academic year. If you are unable to complete the form, please give us an email

COVID-19 Information Updates*

*Double-check the dates and sources for information you consume to ensure it is accurate and reliable!

Miami University Regionals**

Miami University**

Ohio Department of Health

COVID-19 Hotlines

  • Ohio: Department of Health COVID-19 hotline: 833-4-ASK-ODH
  • Kentucky: State COVID-19 hotline: 800-722-5725
  • Indiana: SDH Epidemiology Resource Center: (317) 233-7125 or (317) 233-1325 after hours or e-mail

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

Kids and COVID-19

Resource Directories

United Way Dial 211

Public Libraries*

Miami University Regionals Libraries**

Midpointe Library

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
E-Card application for all Ohio residents

The Lane Libraries

Franklin-Springboro Public Library

Lebanon Public Library

Mason Public Library

Food/Other Assistance*

*Many private businesses, restaurants, churches and various community groups are offering free food/lunches to children and others in their immediate area. Please check with local websites, news sources, etc., to see what is available in your area.

If you are struggling to afford groceries or to have enough food to eat in a day, please fill out the intake form for assistance.

TOPPS-Summer Harvest Program

Saving Lives in Ministry (S.L.I.M.)

Freestore Foodbank

St. Vincent De Paul

Cincinnati Public Libraries

Shared Harvest Foodbank

Feeding American Local Foodbank Search

Public Transportation*

*Be sure to check each site for the most recent changes impacting public transportation in your area.



Warren County Transit Service

Emergency Housing

CAP Intake Line: 513-381-SAFE (7233)

  • Call to get the latest updates about shelter availability and safety recommendations; news story about the city of Cincinnati’s plans to provide housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness 
    OTR Recreation Center: (513) 381-1893 

Lighthouse Youth Services

Haven House: (513) 863-8866 

Hope House Rescue Mission Inc.: 513.424.4673 (HOPE) 

WMHA/Transitions Program

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Warren County


Many local governments, courts, businesses and organizations offer support to individuals. These supports include and are not limited to:

  • Suspension of eviction hearings
  • Suspension of disconnection for utilities
  • Emergency employee assistance for specific industries
  • Credit card companies offering assistance

*Be sure to check resources in your area for up-to-date information on what is being offered. If you are seeking specific financial support, please complete the Student Resource Center intake form.

SELF COVID Resources


  • Individuals quarantined by a health professional or by their employer are considered to be unemployed and will not be subject to the requirement to actively seek work.
  • Companies that determine it necessary to temporarily shut down operations will also be eligible to seek unemployment.
  • The one-week waiting period prior to receiving benefits is being waived.
  • Outlines changes made due to COVID-19
  • Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley has partnered with Montgomery County Jobs and Family Services to offer assistance to individuals who have lost their jobs and need to file unemployment claims. Please call (937) 528-6430 for more information.
  • If you need assistance applying for unemployment, one of our AmeriCorps Members would be happy to assist you. Please reserve an appointment slot, and include your question in the description box. Please also be sure to fill out our intake form.


Miami University Regionals Career Services and Professional Development**


Ohio Means Jobs: County Workforce Development Centers


The following businesses are currently hiring at high volumes:

COVID-19 Job Search


*This list is not comprehensive. If you have questions about assistance available from your utility company, be sure to check their website and/ or reach out to them directly.

Duke Energy

City of Oxford

Internet Access/Technology

Miami University Regionals IT - Remote Help**

  • Email to create a ticket; Middletown: 513-727-3356; Hamilton: 513-785-3279

Internet Connectivity Provider Links via Miami University Website**


  • Free internet access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students, call 844-488-8395 to enroll in the program; installation fees are waived for new student households, other eligibility requirements are applied; public wifi hotspots open for public use 

PCs for People


Mental Health*

*Mental health resources specifically for children are included in the Resources for School-Aged Children tab.

If you are having a mental health emergency, call the Butler County Mobile Crisis number at 844-427-4747. Other options are to call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Miami University Regionals Student Counseling Services**

  •  Remote counseling services are now being offered.

Coping with Covid-19 Anxiety

Butler Behavioral Health

CDC Mental Health Services

  • Medicaid or CareSource insurance only; telehealth appointments only, no walk-ins or face-to-face interactions; 513-868-1562 (Hamilton), 513-737-1247 (Middletown)

Community Behavioral Health

  • Walk-in hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.;  call first to make sure walk-ins are still available, 513-887-8500

Cornerstone Counseling

Access Counseling

  • Walk-in hours Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; call first to make sure walk-ins are still available, 513-649-8008

CCare Counseling

  • Telehealth appointments only, no walk-ins or face-to-face interactions; 513-895-9246 (Oxford)

Beckett Springs

Modern Psychiatry and Wellness LLC

  • Now offering telehealth services. Walk-in treatment for addiction remains open at Hamilton locations; contact 513-299-4053 or for more information.

Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) COVID-19 Information and Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Lifeline

Substance Use/Recovery

Modern Psychiatry and Wellness LLC of Hamilton

  • Walk-in hours Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 513-299-4053

Sojourner Recovery Services

Smart Recovery

AA Online Options for pre-recorded recovery speakers and tapes

Mental Health Recovery Board of Warren County

Nonprofit Pharmacies/Prescriptions

Community First Pharmacy

St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy

Pharmacy Over the Rhine

Physical Health/Wellness


Warren County Health District

Butler County Health Department

Hamilton County Public Health

We understand the importance of daily exercise, the links shared are not an endorsement for any of the businesses listed. Use these resources at your discretion.

Caravan Wellness

  • Miami University is partnering with Caravan Wellness to offer the fitness app free to students, faculty and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jobs and Family Services

Hamilton County Job and Family Services Updates

  • Info about unemployment benefits, Child Protective Services (family visits, child support, foster services), assistance programs (SNAP, Cash Assistance, PRC funds) and general resources
Butler County Department of Jobs and Family Services

Division of Human Services, Warren County

Warren County EMA

Warren County Community Resource Directory "First Call for Help"

Miami Valley Community Action Partnership 


Resources for Spanish Speakers

Catholic Charities SW OH (includes Su Casa Hispanic Center and AccuracyNow Language Services) 

  • Interpretation for people whose first language isn’t English, bilingual mental health counseling, emergency assistance for those who are Spanish speaking; services are being adjusted to accommodate as many people as possible while also working to protect public health; (513) 241-7745
Access Counseling Services
  • A full service mental health and drug and alcohol treatment center; staff provide services to Spanish speakers  

Butler County Community Resource Card

Mental Health-Children & Families

Children’s Hospital/Psychiatric Intake Response Center

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

Parenting Skills/Psychoeducation About Mental Health Issues in Children

National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Parent/Caretaker Guide to Helping Families Cope

Child Mind Institute-Coping with Stress and Anxiety, Behavior Management Strategies

Envision Partnerships

Educational/Fun Things to Keep Kids Occupied

Public libraries are an amazing resource for a wide variety of resources for children. All of the links for our regional libraries are located under the Resource Directory tab above.

List of education companies offering free subscriptions to online learning

Scholastic: free online learning

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Museum Tours

Virtual Art

Cincinnati Zoo

  • Home Safaris via Facebook Live, weekdays at 3 p.m.

Story Online

Indigo Hippo

Online Learning Options

Kanopy (free movie streaming service through the library; need a library card)

Public Library Online Resources

  • Digital Library
  • CreativeBug offers online video DIY tutorials (for adults, too!); access for free with your Cincinnati Public Library card

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Webcams


Disney Parks "How-to-draw" Series

NASA Media Library (free and copyright free)


Cincinnati Museum Center

Breezy Special Ed.

Google Classroom

  • Google classroom works on the PS4 and Xbox One browsers for kids with no computers; there are several how-to videos on youtube for assistance

Freedom Homeschooling Virtual Field Trips

Center for Puppetry Arts

Virtual Concerts and Programming

Great Schools

PBS Virtual Learning & Programming

NASA STEM Activities for Kids

EVERFI K-12 Futuresmart

Resources for the Aging*

Council on Aging of Southwest Ohio

Tutorials for Online Grocery & Supply Ordering

Ohio’s Staying Connected Check-in Service offers help for older Ohioans who feel isolated from the world around them. Go online or call 1-833-ODA-CHAT

Resources for People with Disabilities

Miami University Regionals Student Disability Services

Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Hamilton County Board of Developmental Disabilities

American Association on Health and Disability Covid-19 resources

Resources for Veterans

Miami University Regionals Center for Veterans Services**