Older Adults:New Resources for Columbus Older Adults:
A Friendly Phone Line and Necessity BoxesThe Friendly Phone Line at 614-993-3614 is available to older adults in greater Columbus who are looking for friendly conversation and social connection. Please share this number to older adults in need of extra social support during this stressful time.
The Friendly phone-line is intended to be a touch point to combat loneliness in our community during this unprecedented time of social distancing. These calls are not intended to be a space to provide counseling, case management, or health information/recommendations.Older adults in greater Columbus in need of food and supplies can call Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center at 614-268-3539 to request a necessity box. Reception will take caller’s name, address, phone number, and whether or not the recipient needs delivery or wishes to pick-up box. Boxes will be delivered Tuesday & Thursdays between 9am-5pm by volunteers. Delivery will be available twice a week and pick up available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm at CRC.Legal Needs:Please see this message from the Legal Aid Society of Columbus: “We have had to cancel all of our in-person legal clinics, but folks can instead call our intake line (614-241-2001) to be virtually connected to brief advice consultations. Our intake lines remain open for full representation as well. Much of the Franklin County courthouse is closed and most hearings have been canceled.” Here’s more information on that:https://drj.fccourts.org/DisplayNews.aspx?PN=157http://www.fcmcclerk.com/…/2020-3-15_Franklin%20County%20Mu…
School Meals for Children:
Columbus City Schools is providing free to go breakfast and dinner to its students at West High School, Wedgewood Middle School and Starling Pre-K-8. The child must be present to receive the to go meal. Please see the Dispatch article for details: https://www.dispatch.com/…/coronavirus-columbus-city-school…

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Thank you to our health professionals, first responders, public health professionals and all others on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.  Our prayers are with you.