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COVID-19 Response Community Resources
Posted By:  Cari Hillman
Saturday, April 4, 2020

MidPointe is gathering resources for the community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you represent a local organization and wish to be added to the list, please contact chillman@midpointelibrary.org.

Find the Middletown Area COVID-19 Service Guide from the United Way of Greater Cincinnati here.


Assistance Programs/Resources 

All Areas
 
Butler Tech
Offers free wifi on the LeSourdsville Campus & Fairfield Township Campus. All Butler Tech Campus laptops and Chromebooks (Faculty, Staff and Student), as well as laptops issued to Butler Tech Faculty at Fairfield, Hamilton, Lakota, NWLSD, Ross, and Talawanda, can connect to this network. Users will be able to download and submit assignments, browse the web and install approved software, all from the comfort of their automobile. In order to serve as many of our students as possible, there is NO Guest Network available in this WiFi Zone.

Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio Senior Resources 
Lists of food pantries/stores with special hours for seniors; virus and prevention info; ideas for staying engaged at home    

Dollar General 
10% discount to medical personnel, first responders, and National Guardsmen.    

Everyone On 
Online tool you can use to locate low-cost Internet providers, affordable computers and other digital resources within your Zip Code.

Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program  

IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments

Office of Small Business Relief (OSBR)

Shared Food Harvest 
Food pantry. Contact: 513-874-0114 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Save Small Business Fund

Wi-Fi 
Charter Communications to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households     

Liberty and West Chester

COVID-19 Updates from West Chester Township

Family Community United Methodist Church   

Lakota Local School District 
Breakfast and lunch distribution program schedule for children ages 1-18.  

Mason Food Pantry  

Reach Out Lakota 
Food and clothing pantry   

Middletown 

City of Middletown Resources List 
Comprehensive list of links to specific Middletown Resources including CodeRED Alert System, School Resources, Health Department Resources, etc. (website updated often) 

Family Services of Middletown 
Food pantry. 

Hands2Hope 
Food pantry, errands, yard work, and maintenance. Contact: hope@hands2hope.org or (513) 438-0350 

Middletown City Schools 
Food/Lunch Distribution at bus stops and at the schools  

The Oaks Community Church 
Food pantry  

Monroe 

City of Monroe 
The website offers business resources for both residents and business owners.

Hands2Hope 
Food pantry, errands, yard work, and maintenance. Contact: hope@hands2hope.org or (513) 438-0350 

Joseph’s Legacy 
Pet food assistance. There will be contact-free pick up in Fairfield, you will not have to interact with anyone in person. Please text (513)205-0317. When contacting, please let them know how many animals, what kind (cat/dog) and what size (small or large dogs).  

Monroe Church of the Nazarene 
Food Pantry Open Tues 10AM-2PM. Services are being live streamed and can be accessed on their website. Contact: 513-539-8757; 400 Macready Ave. Monroe, OH 45050   

Monroe Local Schools 
Counselling for students, help for students with disabilities, educational packets for students with no internet/computer. Contact: (513)539-2536

Monroe Local Schools 
Breakfast and lunch distribution

Trenton 

Edgewood Schools
Food Service Meal Pickup Program will continue to be available for children ages 1-18 from our 3 elementary schools. Children must be present for the meals to be provided. 

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church 
Food pantry     

Community Connection 

Middletown Restaurants with Carry Out Services

Downtown Middletown Business Resources
Includes how to support local businesses, shopping online, ordering meals, buying gift cards, and participating in activities with downtown businesses. Also includes list of Social Media Handles for all downtown businesses so people can stay up to date.
 
Ohio Living Smile Project 
Ohio Living Mount Pleasant is welcoming the community to mail in drawings, artwork, letters and cards to our residents who are not able to have visitors at this time. Send to:  Ohio Living Mount Pleasant Att: The Resident Smile Project 225 Britton Lane Monroe OH 45050    

Educational Tools 

Family and Community Support Toolbox 
The resources contained in this toolbox provide encouragement to families and caregivers in supporting the early language and literacy development of children in their care.   

Greater Ohio Virtual School 
Resources for high school students and families.  

Scholastic Learn at Home 
Free resources for teachers and parents.

Walker Books
Australian Publisher offering activity sheets and resources.  

Virtual Programs 

Cincinnati Art Museum 
Art Palace: Cincinnati Art Museum presents Art Palace, a podcast where we meet cool people and then talk about art. With different guests from all walks of life, we show how everyone can have conversations about art and culture.
https://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/events-programs/podcasts/ 
Online Collection: CAM is actively engaged in the digitization of their permanent collection, which contains over 67,000 works of art. While the entire museum collection is not currently online, images and information are frequently being added and updated. Please note that not all objects featured online are currently on view in our galleries. 
https://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/art/explore-the-collection/  

Cincinnati Recreation Commission 
Follow the CRC on Youtube for a collection of videos highlighting indoor or backyard activities to keep your kids active! 

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 
Every day on Facebook Live @ 3:00pm they do a “Home Safari” that features an animal in the zoo. 

Day By Day Ohio 
A service of the State Library of Ohio in collaboration with Ohio Ready to Read, Day By Day Ohio is a tool that families and caregivers can use to engage children in early literacy activities. Every time you go to Day By Day Ohio, you’ll see a new set of activities for today’s date. 

Family Cooking at Home 
Try one of these kid friendly recipes to cook together. 

Google's Arts & Culture Collection  
You can take virtual tours of hundreds of museums around the world, from Japan's Nagoya City Art Museum to Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC. Within each you may find one or more "stories" you can browse. You can sort the collection alphabetically or view them on a map. 

Middletown Arts Center
A “Virtual Exhibition” from a local Art Competition (partnered with Cincinnati State) on their website.
Art tutorials and a photo challenge on their Facebook Page.

Nature Basket 
Join from the comfort of your own home as Nature Basket goes virtual Wednesday, April 8. Kids, parents and adult care-givers are invited to tune in at 10:30 a.m. for a special video presentation. Check Wednesday morning to find links to watch the video. The video will be made available on demand via Facebook, Vimeo and YouTube from anywhere with an Internet connection.   

Taft Museum of Art  
Browse several online program opportunities, ranging from tours, family crafts, chats and trivia.  

Storytimes/Reading 

Dav Pilkey at Home 
Author of Dog Man and Captain Underpants providing online videos for kids.    

List of Authors doing Readalouds    

Librarian Bookends 
Daily lists of author readings and events.   

Entertainment & Staying Active  

Crayola Coloring Pages 
Need some new pictures for the kids to color? Crayola is offering a wealth of free-to-download (and print) coloring pages, all of them organized by season.   

The Metropolitan Opera 
Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day.  

The Shows Must Go On! 
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling all musical lovers! Starting April 3rd, they will be releasing a full-length, smash-hit musical once a week for you to watch for free!  



 
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