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Information Current as of September 11, 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): Check back for plans for the Fall. 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
    • Richwood
      • 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: Wednesday and Friday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM: Saturday 10:00 AM - 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
  • 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; Saturday 10 AM - Noon; 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
    Drive-through pick up of personal needs items for residents of North Union School District takes place on the first Saturday of each month from 9 - 11 AM at the Richwood United Methodist Church. You MUST call ahead to place your order. Calls accepted from the 20th to the 30th of each month (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; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays. (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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