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United Way of Delaware County

Organizational and Program Update

 

March 16, 2020

Dear Community Partners,

In response to COVID-19 and the impact it has had on schools, businesses and community partners, United Way of Delaware County remains committed to aligning with our partners to serve our neighbors in need during this difficult time. With that said, we have the following plans in place beginning Saturday, March 14 until further notice.

  • All Strengthening Families early childhood, afterschool and enrichment programming is cancelled until further notice. This INCLUDES the Toy Library, Teen Room, STEM Possible, Anime Club, Girls on the Run, Big Brother Big Sisters, Positive Parenting, Dungeons and Dragons, Maker Annex, Father Factor, Open Gyms and Delaware Speech and Hearing playgroups and assessments at Strengthening Families. Looking for things to do while home? See our latest list of ONLINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES.

  • As of March 16, 2020:

  1. The United Way offices at the Willis Education Center are closed and staff are working remotely. The best way to contact a United Way staff member will be through email and/or by phone at 740-417-4733. The United Way of Delaware County Gemini office can be reached at 614-436-8929. Please leave a voicemail and a staff member will return your call.

  2. The Family Resource Center, Pacer Pantry and Diaper Bank will be available by a call-ahead appointment only. They can be reached at 740-833-1619. The Family Resource Center can also work with groups and individuals wishing to do a food collection drive.

  3. Syntero is contacting clients and making arrangements, as appropriate, for appointments.

  4.  A full list of pandemic childcare centers can be found here. The Liberty Community Children's Center has been approved to operate as a temporary Pandemic child care center, which is a short-term license to provide child care services to children whose parents are employed providing health, safety, and other essential services as determined by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS). The approved temporary pandemic license is valid until the Governor rescinds the state of emergency. Please let LCC know before March 27 if you need their services. The center will be open Monday - Friday 6 am to 6 pm.

  5. Lutheran Social Services will keep their regular food pantry hours at the Willis Education Center on Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00pm and Wednesdays from 12:00-2:00pm. All food pantry operations will be offered outside of the Willis Education Center. No guests will be permitted in the building. For more information visit LSSfoodpantries.org or call 1-877-LSS-MEAL.

  6. For all Hunger Alliance updates, visit LiveUnitedDelawareCounty.org/COVID-19

  7. The Juvenile Court Assessment Center can be contacted at 740-816-3164.

  8. For Legal Aid, please call 740-383-2161. It may be necessary to leave a message when calling. They are not seeing walk-in clients at this time until further notice. All intakes and consultations will be done by phone.

  9. The Maker Annex will follow the closure policy of the Delaware County District Library.

  10. Delaware Speech and Hearing Center's Speech/OT Departments will be temporarily closed. They will have teletherapy options for all patients starting the week of March 30. The Audiology Department will have limited schedules and will be providing any services that they can via phone or HIPAA compliant videoconferencing. Delaware Speech and Hearing can be contacted at 740-369-3650.

 

Resources and Donation Information:

  • Please contact the Ohio Department of Health at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH or visit their website at Coronavirus.ohio.gov for information regarding the coronavirus.

  • To financially support the Delaware County Hunger Alliance or Strengthening Families Initiative, please visit LiveUnitedDelawareCounty.org/GIVE to make a financial donation.

  • Please contact Helpline at 2-1-1 for information and resources or to inquire about potential volunteer opportunities.

 

We appreciate your patience as we work through many details and ever-changing circumstances. We remain committed to keep our partners informed as needed.

 

Sincerely,

 

Brandon Feller, President

United Way of Delaware County

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