Slavic Village Development, University Settlement and partner community organizations will continue to serve our neighborhood during the public health crisis of the pandemic COVID-19.
We strongly encourage all persons to self-quarantine. If you need to reach somebody at SVD, please call (216) 429-1182 and follow the prompts to reach the appropriate staff member. Or, visit slavicvillage.org/svd/staff-board for a full staff contact list. We will respond quickly and appropriately.
Thank you for your cooperation during this unusual time. We promise to provide the same high level of service that you have come to expect from us.
We are working with community partners to assemble a list of updating community resources: HEALTH INFORMATION, FREE MEALS, FOOD BANKS AND DISTRIBUTION, UTILITIES, RENTAL ASSISTANCE, UNEMPLOYMENT, EMERGENCY LOANS, LEGAL ASSISTANCE, KEEPING THE KIDS BUSY, MENTAL HEALTH and AVOIDING SCAMS.
University Settlement is providing a range of services during this time including:
- Food Pantry grocery pick up, Tuesday – Friday from 11:30 – 2:00
- Hot meal pick-up every Tuesday from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call 216-645-0129 or email us at email@example.com.
Follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control: Stay at home and avoid close contact with others (within about 6 feet). Clean your hands often with soap and water or with hand sanitizer. Find the latest recommendations at cdc.gov/coronavirus.
If you have symptoms (headache, fever, cough, difficulty breathing, muscle pain), stay at home. Call MetroHealth’s hotline at (440) 592-6843 for an assessment or contact your physician. You can schedule a virtual appointment if you have a physician at Cleveland Clinic or University Hospitals.
If you are sick (source: Cuyahoga County Board of Health)
- Call your healthcare provider for guidance before you go to the hospital
- Seek emergency care if you have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- If you have symptoms (headache, fever, cough, difficulty breathing, muscle pain), stay at home. Call MetroHealth’s hotline at (440) 592-6843 for an assessment or contact your physician. You can schedule a virtual appointment if you have a physician at Cleveland Clinic or University Hospitals.
STAY UPDATED: General COVID-19 Info (please also see the city’s latest response in the files)
General information about Covid-19 is available on the CDC website
State of Ohio updates are available here and here
Cuyahoga County updates are available here
City of Cleveland updates are available here and here
Following news that Governor DeWine ordered a three-week shutdown of Ohio schools, Cleveland Metropolitan School District immediately implemented a plan to continue meal service to all students, similar to the service we provide during summer months.
MONDAY MARCH 16 – FRIDAY APRIL 3 11:30AM-1:00PM
- VIEW MEAL MAP HERE
- Albert B Hart- 3900 E 75th St, Cleveland, 44105 | 216.838.4400
- Anton Grdina- 2955 E 71st St, Cleveland, 44104 | 216.838.1150
- Miles- 11918 Miles Ave, Cleveland, 44105 | 216.838.5250
MONDAY- FRIDAY 12:00PM – 1:00PM | Boys and Girls Club (6114 Broadway Ave) | 216.883.4663 (18 and under only)
TUESDAY & THURSDAY 10AM – 1:00PM | Cleveland College Prep (4906 Fleet Ave) | 216.341.1347 (18 and under only)
MONDAY—FRIDAY 4PM-5PM | Stella Walsh Rec (7345 Broadway Ave) | 216.664.4658 + other Rec Centers
TUESDAY 6:00PM| University Settlement (4800 Broadway Ave) | 216.641.8948 (ALL AGES)
FOOD BANKS AND DISTRIBUTION
- TUESDAY – FRIDAY 11:30AM-2PM | University Settlement (4800 Broadway Ave) Back of building | 216.641.8948
- SATURDAYS 9:30AM-12:00PM | Holy Name Church (8328 Broadway Ave) | 216. 271.4242
- SATURDAY (2ND AND 4TH OF MONTH) 10AM-2PM | Elizabeth Baptist Church (6114 Francis Ave) | 216.429.2922
Emergency Assistance is temporarily available for families affected by COVID-19, through the Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) program with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding. While limited funding is available, individuals meeting eligibility requirements may receive funds to help meet essential needs in the form of a voucher.
Categories of assistance through the COVID-19 PRC include:
• Supplemental Food Assistance: Maximum amount based on assistance group size (1 person=$194, 2 people=$355, etc.).
• Essential Supplies: Items such as cleaning products, daily care, infant care items, etc. Maximum amount for a family with minor children is $200. Maximum amount for a pregnant woman or non-custodial parent is $150.
• Housing Assistance: Maximum amount is $750.
Cleveland Water-temporarily stopped disconnection (and re-activating recent shut-offs) 216-664-3130
Cleveland Public Power-temporarily stopped disconnection (and re-activating recent shut-offs) 216-664-460
First Energy also temporarily stopping disconnection
Illuminating Company: 1-800-589-3101
Dominion temporarily stopping shut-offs and reconnecting recent shut-offs 1-800-362-7557
Spectrum: Offering free wifi during school shutdown to enroll, call 1 (844) 488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
Comcast: is also offering to free months of internet service to all qualified, low-income households. You may cancel at any time or continue the service at $9.95 per month. To enroll, call 1 (855) 846-8376 or visit internetessentials.com.
RENTAL ASSISTANCE/ EVICTION PREVENTION
City of Cleveland’s Rental Assistance Program
The City of Cleveland has dedicated $11.3 million of CARES Act funding towards a new Rental Assistance Program, which will begin in July 2020. The objective of this program is to keep residents out of the homeless system, maintain viable tenants in their homes, and help landlords to continue to support themselves. Low- to moderate-income residents impacted by COVID-19, experiencing unemployment and/or a reduction in household income will be eligible to apply.
The Dept. of Community Development has created a dedicated email and phone line for Cleveland tenants and landlords interested in the Rental Assistance Program. Please direct tenants and landlords with questions to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail message at 216-664-2169.
CHN Housing Partners’ Rental Assistance Program
- Call CHN Housing Partners at 216-881-8443 for program information to see if you meet general program guidelines
- Download the FSI Rental Assistance Application
- Return paperwork to CHN
- By mail = 2999 Payne Ave Room 134, Cleveland, OH 44114
- By fax = 216-881-5319
- By e-mail (the counselor you speak with will provide their direct e-mail during your initial call). Tip: you can take a picture of your document and attach it to an e-mail if you don’t have a scanner.
- Once paperwork is returned, a housing counselor will be assigned to your case and will schedule a phone appointment with you to determine final eligibility, coordinate rental assistance payments with you and your landlord, and connect you with other resources.
If you are unemployed, apply for benefits at unemployment.ohio.gov or call (877) 644-6562.
*Unemployment benefits will also be available for eligible individuals who are requested by a medical professional, local health authority, or employer to be isolated or quarantined as a consequence of COVID-19, even if they are not actually diagnosed with COVID-19. In addition, the waiting period for eligible Ohioans to receive unemployment benefits will be waived.
Greater Cleveland Partnership
During this time some may be facing some employment changes and the Greater Cleveland Partnership is looking to help with that!
They have information about employment in the wake of COVID-19, as well as a list of companies in the Greater Cleveland area that are hiring for both temporary and permanent positions. They’ve also created a survey and are interested in learning about how other companies are responding and what challenges have come about due to the virus.
Follow the links below to fill out the business survey and view the job postings.
Emergency, interest-free loans up to $1,500 may be available from HFLA of Northeast Ohio for anyone impacted by COVID-19. Apply at interestfree.org or call (216)-378-9042.
Free work from home remote kit: https://www.gotomeeting.com/work-remote?fbclid=IwAR1d-O_As0PZKU0_vd_u-yzr0wxcSPqPDGCHdWzedA77QGNfoaagRvmauro
Starting March 17, Legal Aid will only do new client intake online and via phone. Walk-in intake in our Cleveland, Elyria, Painesville and Jefferson offices is suspended until further notice. The March 27 partner training and all neighborhood legal clinics through May 1 are cancelled.
Those needing civil legal assistance can apply online 24/7 at www.lasclev.org or weekdays by calling 888-817-3777. Those with non-legal questions related to landlord-tenant and other rental issues can also call our Tenant Information Line at 216-861-5955 (Cuyahoga) or 440-210-4533 (Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Lorain Counties).
KEEP THE KIDS BUSY
PBS Kids: How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus:
Simple Recipes (3 – 4 Step Recipes)
Youth & Family Fun Activities At Home
Giant list of ideas for being home with kids
Free classes with Khan Academy
150 Educational Shows to stream on Netflix
Scholastic provides free daily courses for kids stuck at home:
2020 Guide to Google Classroom
Education companies providing free subscriptions during school closures:
150+ Enrichment Activities for Children While Parents are Working Remotely:
Free Online Spelling Training & Games for Grades 1,2,3,4
Literacy Videos of Celebrities reading stories w/ activity guides for K-5
Here’s The Entire List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings
Cuyahoga County 24-hour crisis hotline: 216-623-6888.
For Stress and Anxiety (but not a crisis) Cuyahoga County’s 24-Hour Warmline at 440-886-5950 to talk though things with a peer. Cuyahoga County 24-hour Suicide Prevention, Mental Health/Addiction Crisis, Information and Referral Hotline: 216-623-6888 Resources from Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Serviceshttps://mha.ohio.gov/Health-Professionals/About-Mental-Health-and-Addiction-Treatment/Emergency-Preparedness/Coronavirus#42351156-health-professionals-and-providers
Ohio Crisis Text Line
Text keyword “4HOPE” to 741 741
OhioMHAS Help Line
Find Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Treatment
Disaster Distress Helpline
Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
Spanish-speakers: Text “Hablanos” to 66746
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) helpline: 800-950-6264
NAMI resource and information guide: https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf
Suicide Prevention Lifeline:1-800-273-TALK (8255); https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/current-events/supporting-your-emotional-well-being-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/
Scammers are already exploiting COVID-19 by hyping bogus products,
touting sketchy investments and pumping out malware-laden emails. For
full details, visit Cuyahoga County Consumer Affairs HERE
The Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs and its Scam Squad partners urge county residents to take a few simple steps to avoid and report COVID-19 scams:
· Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know.
· Be suspicious of ads or social media claims about products that can ward off the virus.
· Get updates on COVID-19 from trusted news and official sources.
· Report price-gouging. Report to the attorney general at OhioProtects.org or 1-800-282-0515.
· Avoid pump-and-dump investment schemes.
Have a question or want to report a scam? Contact Scam Squad at Consumeraffairs.cuyahogacounty.us or 216-443-SCAM (7226).