Lorain County Metro Parks Take a hike with the family at the Metro Parks! Outdoor areas are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. To see the trails at the Caley, Carlisle and Wellington Reservations, go to: https://www.loraincountymetroparks.com/trails
FOOD FOOD DELIVERY PROGRAMS Food Delivery Project, Oberlin Community Services Tel. 440-774-6579 This free delivery program is for Wellington-area residents who are home-bound or incapacitated. Food is delivered on the third Friday of every month.
Village Market Wellington Tel. 440-647-2169 This free program is for seniors only in lieu of the Wellington bus. You must call no later than 11 a.m. on the day of delivery or before. Food is delivered on Tuesday and Thursday, from noon to 3 p.m.
Oberlin Community Services (OCS) 285 South Professor Street Oberlin Tel.: 440-774-6579 www.oberlincommunityservices.org OCS Drive-up Food Distribution (contact-free): Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1:30 to 4 p.m. (Once-a-month Mass Food Distributions are cancelled until further notice. Thanksgiving and Christmas food distributions are for Oberlin residents only.)
St. Patrick’s “Helping Hands” St. Patrick Catholic Church (the old church) 510 North Main Street Wellington Tel.: 440-647-4375 Schedule: Third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday following the third Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Food for those living in zip code 44090 only; must bring photo ID.
Well-Help Food Pantry 127 Park Place (First United Methodist Church) Wellington, OH 44090 Tel. 440-647-2689 Drive-Up Food Distribution (contact-free) Monday through Friday, 10 to 11:45 a.m.
FREE “GRAB-AND-GO” BREAKFASTS, LUNCHES FOR KIDS Children 18 years and younger who live in Wellington can enjoy free sack breakfasts and lunches from Wellington High School, 629 North Main Street; tel. 440-647-3734. People can drive up for curbside service behind the school cafeteria. No documents are required. Breakfast is from Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; Lunch is from Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
See THRIVE! Dietitian Libby Showalter's "Tips to Eat and Stay Healthy During Coronavirus"
HEALTH AND MEDICAL 2-1-1 “First Call for Help” Program, United Way of Greater Lorain County (or toll-free at 800-275-6106); www.211lorain.org United Way of Greater Lorain County provides a 24/7 free dial-up service to help connect those in need with health and human services, such as food and delivery services, health and wellness programs, transportation and other issues.
Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) LCPH has loads of resources to help you during the crisis, with information about how to slow the spread of COVID 19, WIC benefits and more. Tel. 440-322-6367 or go to https://www.loraincountyhealth.com/
Mercy Health Mercy Health is now offering COVID-19 video visits free of charge to those experiencing symptoms and those who may have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Use the free virtual visit if you: • Are showing possible COVID-19 symptoms • May have been exposed to someone diagnosed with a positive case of COVID-19 Visit bonsecours247.com or download the Bon Secours 24/7 app for free from the app store. Use the Coupon Code CARE2020 for your free COVID-19 visit. This service is for non-emergency COVID-19 visits only. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. LOCATIONS: Mercy Health -- Allen Hospital 200 W Lorain St Oberlin, Ohio 44074 440-775-1211
MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services (MHARS) Mental health and substance use services are ESSENTIAL, and agencies are still serving the public. MHARS lists providers for both mental health and addiction issues.
Crisis Hotline: 1-800-888-6161 Mental Health Services Non-Emergency Line (Navigator): 440-240-7025 Alcohol and Other Drug Services Non-Emergency Line: 440-282-9920 If feeling stress or anxiety over coronavirus, call the Disaster Distress Line: 1-800-985-5990 Call the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services at 1-877-275-6364, Extended hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday through Friday
NUTRITION Libby Showalter, MS, RD, LD, LIVESTRONG Dietitian for the YMCA of Greater Cleveland and THRIVE! Dietitian has prepared a special guide on "Tips to Eat Healthy" and "Tips to Stay Healthy During Coronavirus." Go to: Recipes