About the Student Resource Center (SRC)

The Student Resource Center's (SRC) mission is to mobilize resources, services, and partnerships that help Mount St. Joseph University students and improve our community life. The SRC is able to help students, graduate or undergraduate and part or full time, in finding community resources or applying for things such as, but not limited to the following: housing, employment, volunteering, transportation, physical and mental health, education assistance, food, childcare, and utility assistance.

The SRC's AmeriCorps member is available by email and telephone during office hours. You can also reach out to schedule an appointment via zoom or in person using the following contact information: 

Amber Reinert
AmeriCorps Member, MSJ Student Resource Center
MSJStudentResourceCenter@msj.edu
513-244-4276

SRC Office Hours

Location: CL 12 B

  • Monday: 8am - 12pm             
  • Tuesday: 8am - 12:30pm, 3pm - 4:30pm      
  • Wednesday: 8am - 12pm        
  • Thursday: 8am - 12:30pm, 4pm - 6pm
  • Friday: 8am - 12pm, 3pm - 6pm

The Lion’s Cupboard is an on campus food pantry that provides an assortment of non-perishable food items and hygiene products to MSJ students, full and part time, as well as residents and commuters. 

Location: Science Building, SC 21 

Hours of Operation: 

  • Monday-Friday: 9am-10 am, 11am-12pm, 5:30pm-6:30pm

* The Lion's Cupboard is also available during the SRC office hours. To gain access to the Lion's Cupboard outside of the times listed above, but still during SRC office hours, email MSJStudentResourceCenter@msj.edu or go to the SRC office in CL 12 B.

Unemployment Assistance

Both Ohio and Kentucky are offering immediate unemployment assistance for anyone who has become unemployed as a result of COVID-19. Indiana currently does not have any mandatory business closings they have made changes to their current processes. 

Ohio Unemployment: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm

Kentucky Unemployment: https://kcc.ky.gov/career/If-you-are-Unemployed/Pages/default.aspx

Indiana Unemployment: https://www.in.gov/dwd/2362.htm

Shelters and Housing

Things to know if your landlord tries to evict you: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a33902103/what-to-do-landlord-eviction-coronavirus/

Homeless Shelter List: https://cornerstoneweb.org/article/housing-shelter-resources/ 

David and Rebecca Barron Center for Men is located at 411 Gest Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203. This is a shelter for men that provides access to shelter, food, emergency clothing items, basic toiletries, and safety.  For more information call 513-721-0643 or visit http://www.shelterhousecincy.org/mens-center/.

Esther Marie Hatton Center for Women is located at 2499  Reading Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 and is open 9 am - 8 pm. This is 30 day housing for women. For more information call 513-562-1980 or visit www.shelterhousecincy.org.

Sheakley Center (Lighthouse Youth Services) is located at 2522 Highland Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219 and is open from 9 am - 2 pm every weekday 513-569-9500. This is a drop in center for teens and young adults that provides food, personal hygiene products, and internet/mail service. You can visit www.lys.org for more information. 

Utility Assistance

Greater Cincinnati Foundation can help you avoid water shutoffs in your home and will forgive past-due amounts related to water and City of Cincinnati storm water services. You can apply for this support at Forgive.myGCWW.org. 

You can enroll in programs that assist in heat share and low-income programs for gas and electric through Duke Energy Special Assistance. You can call 1-800-544-6900 or visit https://www.duke-energy.com/home/billing/special-assistance for more information.  

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that provides eligible Ohioans assistance with their home energy bills. For more information visit https://www.cincy-caa.org/what-we-do/family-support/

Food Assistance

The Lion's Cupboard is an on campus food pantry located in SC 21 that was created in collaboration with Be Concerned Food Pantry. The Lion's Cupboard is open during SRC office hours. For more information contact MSJStudentResourceCenter@msj.edu .  

Be Concerned visits MSJ monthly for supplemental food assistance through food deliveries at no cost to the students. When there is an upcoming drive students will receive an email from student.affairs@msj.edu with the details and an order form to fill out. 

Food Pantries in Cincinnati: https://ccswoh.org/programs/food-for-all/.

Anderson Ferry Food Pantry is located at 380 Greenwell Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238 and is open Mondays and Thursdays 10 am - 2 pm. You can get more information by calling 513-451-3555 or visiting https://afcofc.org/foodpantry/

Ohio SNAP Benefits: http://jfs.ohio.gov/RELEASES/pdf/040720-Ohioans-Receiving-Food-Assistance-Receive-Extra-Support.stm 

Indiana SNAP Benefits: https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1070 

Kentucky SNAP Benefits: Call 1-855-306-8959 or visit https://benefind.ky.gov/

Physical Health

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics has over 1,400 Free & Charitable Clinics across the U.S. provide healthcare to the medically underserved in their community. To find a clinic near you visit https://www.nafcclinics.org/.

Ohio Medicaid: https://medicaid.ohio.gov/FOR-OHIOANS/Get-Coverage/How-to-Apply-for-Medicaid 

COVID-19 Testing Centers in Ohio: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/testing-ch-centers 

Mental Health

For the Local Crisis Text Line, text "TALBERT" to 839863.

For the WARM Line, call 513-931-WARM (9276) or visit http://cincywarmline.org/ for more information. This service provides emotional support for individuals feeling suicidal or homicidal.

For the Crisis Support Text Hotline, text 4HOPE to 741741. This service provides emotional support for individuals in distress or in crisis through texting.

For the General Crisis Support Line, text START to 741741 when you are experiencing a general mental health crisis. 

For the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to get support for individuals in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Mental Health Treatment Locator: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment

To find a therapist in your home community visit https://www.trihealth.com/institutes-and-services/behavioral-health-services/https://www.nbcc.org/search/counselorfind ; https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists

Other Resources

As always, the SRC is here and available to help anyone find and connect to resources that can aid you in areas pertaining to Housing and Shelters, 
Employment, Volunteering, Transportation, Physical Health, Crime and Violence, Mental Health, Education Assistance, Food, Childcare, Utility Assistance, Financial Assistance, and much more!

View our full list of community resources here!

Stay healthy!