At The Homeless Families Foundation (HFF) the health and safety of your family and the HFF staff are our top priority during the current COVID-19 crisis. Due to increasing public health concerns and Governor DeWine’s Stay at Home Order, HFF staff is working remotely. Our office is closed to guests and visitors until April 6, 2020.
A message to our HFF Families…. We are here for you! If you need food, supplies, emergency assistance, or someone to problem solve with during this uncertain time, please contact your case manager or teacher immediately. You can also call 614-461-9247 to leave a request on our voicemail.
Local Resources and Updates
(We are receiving new information everyday regarding COVID-19 – it can be challenging to keep updated as the situation is changing rapidly. Below is a list of resources, as well as important messages from the Governor and local officials. Check back frequently as we will keep this page updated with new information as it becomes available. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for updates and resources)
Governor DeWine has issued a “Stay at Home” order which requires all Ohioans to stay at home, and limit trips outside the home to essential work and errands. The order will go into effect on March 24. It is important that we take this order seriously to stop the community spread of COVID-19. We are at a critical point in our fight to stop the spread of this virus, and we must follow the governor’s order.FRANKLIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY Text COVID19FC to 888-777 for COVID-19 Updates from Franklin County Emergency Services.
Visit Ohio Department of Health’s website for family checklists, tips on handling anxiety, and how to talk to your kids about the coronavirus https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/
FOOD, SHELTER, & URGENT NEED RESOURCES: https://www.columbus.gov/COVID19resources/humanservices/
COTA BUS: Updated changes of COTA Bus schedule as of 3/23/2020 - COTA is currently FREE. All passengers MUST enter/exit the bus from the rear entrance, the front doors will not open. More information here
FREE WIFI/INTERNET ACCESS: Due to the COVID19 closing of all schools. Charter Communications is offering free wifi/internet access to students. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Or for more information, click here.
Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
- Information from Job & Family Services: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm -
- CareWorks CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
DISCOUNT UTILITY PROGRAMS: https://www.columbus.gov/utilities/customers/Utility-Discount-Programs/
HUNTINGTON BANK CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: https://www.huntington.com/coronavirus
AN UPDATE FROM COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOLS: https://www.ccsoh.us/covid19
FAMILY RECREATION AND EDUCATION RESOURCES: https://www.columbus.gov/covid19resources/recreation/
COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOLS RESOURCES: https://www.ccsoh.us/Page/7531
TEMPORARY PANDEMIC CHILDCARE: https://www.actionforchildren.org/