In partnership with Cincinnati Works, we've put together the following list of resources in response to Covid-19 and we encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities as needed.
Our in-person programs are currently on hold but our virtual doors are open!
We launched a no-contact Style Kit pickup service to ensure women have the clothing and accessories they need to begin to get their careers back on track.
Join our Participant Facebook Group for access to online programs including:
VaccineFinder: Find Covid-19 vaccines near you with the VaccineFinder search tool.
Regional Vaccination Information:
Mental Health: The Mental Health First Aid Program has created a list of regional mental health resources.
Home Relief Grant:The administration is allocating $50 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to 47 Community Action Agencies to provide rent, mortgage, and water and/or sewer assistance to Ohioans in need. This assistance will help Ohioans pay outstanding balances back to April 1, 2020.
Ohio households behind on their bills with an annual income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines will be eligible for assistance. For a family of four, that is an annual income up to $52,400. Ohioans can apply for assistance through their local Community Action Agency. A list of agencies can be found at businesshelp.ohio.gov.
Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) Economic Hardship Water Debt Forgiveness Program, also known as the “Forgiveness Program,” will help customers avoid water shutoffs at their home. Customers must demonstrate they are experiencing economic hardship due to COVID-19 or be at or below specified income levels. GCWW will forgive past-due amounts related to water and City of Cincinnati stormwater services accrued during the pandemic, from March 1, 2020, through September 30, 2020.
All applications must be submitted by March 31, 2021 to qualify.
For more information and to access the applications, visit www.Forgive.myGCWW.org. Hard-copy applications - including Spanish translated versions - will also be available upon request from GCWW at (513) 591-7700 and at several public locations such as public libraries and Cincinnati Recreation Commission recreation centers.
Unemployment Benefits: The State of Ohio has expanded unemployment benefits for individuals whose jobs are impacted by the health emergency. Click here for more information from Job & Family Services.
Cincinnati Metro has updated their bus schedule. See the updated schedule here.
Student Lunch: Cincinnati Public Schools is distributing lunch for kids across the city on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. More information on that and other CPS services is available here. The Freestore Foodbank and its partner agencies also remain open.
Student Activities: The Cincinnati Public Library has updated their hours and there are many educational resources available on its website. Click here for information, including links to many e-books.
Medical Resources: If you are experiencing signs or symptoms related to COVID-19, please call - do NOT walk in- your Primary Care Provider or local urgent care facility to receive more information on testing. If you need emergency services, please call ahead to ensure medical staff are prepared for your arrival.
Northern KY COVID-19 Service Guide for food, shelter, healthcare and more. NKY Service Guide
Shopping Checklist: The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services website recently released a shopping checklist to ensure people are prepared and can cope as the situation continues to evolve. Make sure the following items are on your list.
Women of Cincy has a comprehensive list of resources, from education to entertainment.
Keep in touch: Join the Dress for Success Participants Facebook Group to stay up to date on remote coaching and networking opportunities, or pop in to say hello!