Help for Residents
Please note that we are working to keep all resources as updated as possible. However,
Food Pickup and Donations
Hudson Food PantryThe Hudson Food Pantry is not accepting food donations until after March 28. To receive food, you must live in the Hudson City School District, present a valid photo ID, and fall within the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for Take Home Food. For more information visit Hudson Community Service Association Website.
Helping HandsThe volunteers of Hudson Community Service Association’s Helping Hands program provide emergency support (food, clothing, gas, utilities, rent, repairs) to those with financial hardship who live in the Hudson City School District. Resources outside of the City of Hudson (HEAP, PIPP, SNAP) that address long term needs are also provided.
For more information visit the Hudson Community Service Association website or call 330-671-9457 9 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday or leave a message.
Christ Community Chapel Food BoxesChrist Community Chapel is distributing 1,000 free food boxes every Wednesday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Each box will feed 1 person, breakfast and lunch, for 5 days. Anyone in need is welcome.Do not exit your car. A member of CCC will load your car.
Visit https://hudson.ccchapel.com/ for more information.
Our Community Hunger CenterLocated at 9733 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg OH, this organization distributes food to those in need. People can drop off food or pick up food at the Twinsburg location. For more information visit: http://ochc-food.org/ or call 330-963-FOOD.
State of Ohio Food, Cash and Medical Assistance
Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services offers assistance for those who qualify.
Visit the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services website for information about childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic, including which childcare businesses are currently operating.
Apply for UnemploymentIf you have been unemployed due to coronavirus, you can apply for assistance here OR call 1-877-644-6562 or 614-387-8408 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Requirements and eligibility information is located on the State of Ohio's website at https://unemployment.ohio.gov/. Applying online is recommended because your wait will be shorter.
Additional Employment Resources
- Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
- Ohio Means Jobs
- Temporary Rule: Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
- Enhance your education. Find free help for adult education here.
- Find additional training and education resources to upgrade your skills here.
Help For Seniors
Hudson Senior Services
The Hudson Senior Services Committee had previously compiled an easy reference for local senior services. While some may not be open during this time, it offers a good place to start if looking for help for your elderly family members. Visit: Hudson Senior Services Directory
Need Help Getting Groceries or Other Items?Seniors can sign up for volunteer help by visiting www.hudsonohhelps.org.
Mental Health/Domestic Violence
Anxiety and Stress
Ohio Department of Mental Health: The Ohio Department of Mental Health has a wealth of resources to manage anxiety and stress and assistance for mental health issues.
Mental Health Crises
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or issue, call:
- Mental Health Hotline: 330-434-9144
- Addiction Helpline: 330-940-1133
- Crisis Text Line: Text 4hope to 741-741
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK(8255)
Staying Safe At HomeIf you are in immediate danger call:
- Rape Crisis Center Hotline – 330-434-7273
- Battered Women’s Shelter Hotline – 330-374-1111
- National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1-800-799-7233
- Medina and Summit County Rape Crisis Center
- Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties
- Ohio Domestic Violence Network
Protect Against Scams
Fear and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic could give rise to an outbreak of scams, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Warns. Check the resources below for known scams and how to avoid being caught off guard.