COVID-19 Public Assistance and Resources

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Donations needed for COVID
-19 response

The Emergency Operations Center is asking our loal businesses for help in assembling supplies for the COVID-19 response. At this time, we're asking our local business community to help by donating personal protective equipment (PPE) critical to protect our frontline workers.

Our primary needs are:

 Surgical masks N-95 respirators 
 Nitrile gloves Aprons 
 Gowns PAPRs (powered air purifying respirators)
 APR (air purifying respirators) Face shields


To donate:
Large donations of a pallet or more:
Call St. Vincent de Paul at (937) 425-0591 to schedule a drop-off time

Donations of less than a pallet:
Drop off at:
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store loading dock
945 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
Dayton, Ohio 45417
(no appointment needed)
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Mental and Behavior Health Services: The Miami Valley Warmline offers free confidential mental and behavioral health peer support services. Call 937-528-7777, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. This line is set up by Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (www.mcadamhs.org) and Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley (www.gesmv.org).


Many County facilities are now closed to in-person transactions. Citizens seeking assistance and services are encouraged to use these virtual and phone options to get help:

Unemployment Benefits: unemployment.ohio.gov or 1-877-644-6562 (TTY service: 1-614-387-8408)

Job Seekers: (937) 225-JOBS (5627)
View information on applying for unemployment and current job opportunites here.

Medicaid, Food Assistance, Temporary Cash Assistance: Visit www.ssp.benefits.ohio.gov or 937-225-4148, or live chat with a caseworker between 2 and 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, by clicking on the InContact icon on the Family Assistance page at www.mcohio.org. Please scroll down for an important message regarding SNAP and Medicaid renewals.

Medicaid only: 1-844-640-6446.

Help with Housing, Food and Basic Needs: Call United Way's referral line, HelpLink, at 2-1-1 to get connected to local human services agencies and resources.

Water and Sewer Bills/Customer Service: www.mcohio.org/water or (937) 781-2688

Solid Waste and Recycling Services: Due to the stay-at-home order issued by Governor Mike DeWine, we ask that citizens only visit the Montgomery County Transfer & Recycling Facility if their trip is absolutely essential to protect our employees. Please use your best judgement to assist us in minimizing the traffic at our facility during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note, tours of the Environmental Learning Center are also temporarily suspended until further notice. Visit www.mcswd.org for more details.

Report Child Abuse or Neglect: 937-224-KIDS (5437)

Child Support: jfs.ohio.gov or 937-225-4600 (10 AM - 4 PM, M-F). Child Support payments can be made at oh.smartchildsupport.com.  Note: If you are behind on child support payments, any COVID-19 stimulus payment could be subject to intercept to address your arrearage. This was a decision made at the federal level, and the same is true for federal tax refunds which can be reduced or eliminated due to child support debt.

County Recorder: Documents may be deposited into a drop box for processing on the First Floor of the County Administration Building, or sent via mail to 451 W. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45422, 5th Floor. Title searches may be conducted online at www.mcrecorder.org. Call 937-225-4275 for assistance.

Vital Statistics (Birth/Death Records): www.vitalchek.com or 937-496-3117


For businesses:

Small Business Administration Disaster Recovery Loans: Long-term, low-interest loans to help businesses recover are available at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

Resources for businesses: BusinessFirst! for a Greater Dayton Region, a collaborative economic development organization, has compiled several resources for local businesses, available here.


For SNAP and Medicaid renewals:

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the state has temporarily suspended SNAP and Medicaid renewals. However, if you were asked to recertify your information with an appointment in April or May of 2020, your benefits will automatically be extended for six months and there is no need to contact Montgomery County JFS. Also, if your benefits expired effective March 31, 2020, because you didn’t complete your recertification appointment, your benefits will be reopened for six months. If your certification process was completed in March or earlier, your benefits, if they were approved, are extended for a year, as usual.

If you were supposed to provide interim report information in April or May, your due dates will be extended to after May and you will receive notification on the new timing for your interim report.

Although some of these renewal timelines have been pushed back, customers are still required to report household changes. Failure to report could result in an overpayment that would have to be repaid. Examples of things that must be reported include:

• Addition of newborns, other household members

• Job loss

• Decreased or increased wages

• Changes of address and telephone numbers

Report changes online at ssp.benefits.ohio.gov, by calling the Change Report Line at 937-496-7717, or by email at mcdjfs@jfs.ohio.gov.

New SNAP & TANF applicants can call (937) 225-4148, Monday–Friday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.