Community Support

updated September 30, 2020

What to do if you get sick

Food, Transportation, Medicine community support photo of Dayton


Staying Connected Check-in Service

The Ohio Department of Aging is offering a FREE, daily check-in by phone for Ohioans age 60 or older. This service can also connect you with aging network information and support.


Are/were you out of work because of Coronavirus? 

Ohio is matching essential businesses with able workers. Find Ohio Jobs during COVID-19

Unemployment benefits are taxable. The IRS provides information on reporting your unemployment income on your federal tax return.


Economic Impact Payments


Mental health concerns

If you, your student, or a peer is experiencing a more extensive or crisis-related concern (such as severe depression, self-harm, harm to others, or suicidal ideation), please immediately contact one of the following resources:

  • Crisis Care (937) 224-4646
  • Crisis Text Line-Text CONNECT to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
  • Drug and Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222
  • 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
  • Dayton Children’s Crisis Center (for students 17 or younger)
    • Monday through Friday 8:00 am - midnight
      Saturday and Sunday 2:00 pm - midnight
      Visit the ER during other times
    • Miami Valley Hospital or Kettering Medical Center ER - if 18 or older
  • Miami Valley Warmline: 937-528-7777 (Non-emergency support open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.)


Small Business Help 

Reopen Dayton - offers grants to small consumer-focused businesses located in the downtown Dayton core.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance

Paycheck Protection Program

All federal agencies are working together to protect public health, including the U.S. Small Business Administration. The small business administration's top priority is to ensure Ohio small businesses – which total nearly 950,000 – can continue their contributions to the state’s economy, and our nation.

The SBA is working directly with Governor DeWine’s office to facilitate a disaster declaration from the SBA for businesses to be eligible for Economic Injury Disaster loans.

The SBA will continue to support small businesses through this difficult time, and urges Dayton area businesses to visit and follow @SBA_Columbus on Twitter or sign up for our newsletter for more updates.



Ohio Consumers' Council - read the Winter Reconnect Order, which begins October 5, 2020.

Public Utilities Commission

Ohio EPA - suspension of disconnections and restoration of water service guidelines.


Free Wireless Internet Hotspot Locations

On April 4, the Ohio Governor's office announced an initiative to map public hotspot locations that Ohioans can use in areas where they may not otherwise have access to internet from home. Dayton area locations include:

  • Levitt Pavilion - 36 S. Main Street, Dayton (from Cincinnati Bell)
  • Various locations - search map by zip code (from Xfinity)
  • others throughout the state & region are listed here but some may require a customer account

Free wifi access is also available outside most public libraries, including ours.

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