Community Based Wrap Around Services
Are you having trouble paying rent due to COVID-19?
This lifeline, funded by the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, can help.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has made available funds from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to provide assistance to families affected by COVID-19. This emergency assistance is designated to assist eligible families with essential needs during the current crisis.
Temporary funding through the Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) program will allow Cuyahoga Job and Family Services (CJFS) to provide emergency assistance to eligible families through a PRC voucher. While limited funding is available, COVID-19 PRC vouchers will provide assistance with additional food assistance, select essential supplies, and housing costs.
Please see the attached information flyer for additional details regarding eligibility, availability, and how to submit an application. Share this information with your networks and assist your clients that are in need with applying for the COVID-19 PRC. Also, be mindful that the availability of the COVID-19 PRC is temporary and based on the quantity of applications received.
For questions about COVID-19 PRC vouchers call the PRC Information Line at (216) 987-7392 and leave a message. Please allow 48 hours for a response, or call Harvard's Community Based Services staff at 216-991-8585.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2020
‘Click and Collect’ Grocery Shopping Available for Families Receiving Food Assistance:
"Grocery stores and other retailers can offer online “click and collect” - grocery shopping and curbside pickup for families in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) learned this week. Families also can place orders over the phone.
“This is a welcome development in these challenging times,” said ODJFS Director Kimberly Hall. “It will help keep families safe as we all work together to limit social distancing and stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
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Community Based Services Integrated System of Care
Programs withing the System of Care Network at the Harvard Community Services Center include Foster Adoption Support Services, Kinship Care Support Services and Tapestry.
Foster Adoption Support Services, and Kinship Care Support Services target adults caring for their grandchild, nieces or nephews,
brothers or sisters, or other minor age relatives.
For more information, please (216) 991-8585 ext. 3110.
If the family needs a more intensive service:
High-Fidelity Wraparound – Cuyahoga Tapestry System of Care takes a family-centered, team approach to serving children with multiple needs. Rather than look at what is “wrong” with a family, the family and team look at the family’s strengths and take action based on those strengths.
It is a process that respects children, parents, caregivers and families, and is sensitive to the family’s culture, language and community. It also values the importance of social networks, “natural” supports, the faith community and neighborhoods.
For more information, please call (216) 991-8585.
Tapestry takes a family-centered, team approach to serving children with multiple needs. The Tapestry team looks at the strengths within a family that can serve as the foundation for service to children in need and their families.
For more information, call (216) 991-8585 ext. 3114.