Text 4HOPE to 741 741   |   CRISIS HOTLINE 1-800-354-4357

Local Resources During COVID-19

Local service providers who are providing telehealth and/or in person appointments for counseling and substance use needs:

  • Southeast Counseling services: (740) 695-9344
  • Tri-County Help Center: (740) 695-5441
  • The Village Network: (740) 526-0204
  • Crossroads Counseling: (740) 695-9447
  • Addiction Services of Eastern Ohio: (740) 425-5780
  • BreakThru Addiction at Reynolds Memorial Hospital: (304) 221-4528

If you are struggling and need someone to talk to:

  • Text HOPE to 741741 or

Call the Crisis Hotline at 1-800-354-4357

  • COVID CARELINE” provided by OHMHAS to talk to mental health professionals

If going out to get groceries is adding stress to your plate contact the Belmont County C.O.P.E. program at (740) 232-9956 or (740) 338-2526 to get your food and toiletries delivered.  More information can be found on the Belmont County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page.  Program participation requirements:

  • 60 Years of age or older
  • Disabled and receiving SSI

Belmont County Resource Information:

Continued recovery is especially vital during this time.  Recovery Support is available online:  www.aa.org or al-anon.org

Educators at Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences have created a video series, Tips for Teens, with information about life skills from basic car maintenance, doing laundry, cleaning a bathroom, folding a fitted bed sheet to making healthy snacks and shakes. The new weekly series, Tips for Teens, is designed to help teens develop some awareness, knowledge, skills, and aspirations about life readiness. Tips for Teens is a great way to learn how to do a task, and each video takes less than five minutes. The videos get teens focused on what matters most: Building skills and gaining confidence!

 An official playlist on YouTube has been created for the video series and can be accessed by this link CLICK HERE

Internet Connection during COVID-19

Many telecom companies have adopted temporary COVID-19 policies and are offering free or reduced services and increased data usage limits during the coronavirus pandemic, and more. For the most up-to-date information on these policies, follow the links below for the following providers:

• Charter Communications (Spectrum): Free Spectrum Internet and Wi-Fi for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students and educators: Click here for more information 

• CenturyLink: Suspended data usage limits, offering increased broadband speeds: Click here for more information 

• AT&T: Two months of free service, and waiving data usage overage fees: Click here for more information 

• Verizon: Automatically adding hotspot data for customers: Click here for more information

• Consolidated Communications: Two months of free home internet to low-income families: Click here for more information

• Windstream Ohio, Inc / Kinetic: Discounts to any new Kinetic Internet customer who is qualified for Lifeline benefits: Click here for more information

Ohio Wi-Fi Hotspot Locations

Ohio University Eastern

  • 45425 National Road W., St. Clairsville, OH 43950
  • Shannon Hall: west parking lot and west entrance. Health and Physical Education Bldg: north parking lot

Ohio Public Libraries

  • All of Ohio’s public libraries have Wi-Fi available and can be accessed from the parking lot.  You can find your nearest local library using the following link: https://oplin.org/fal/.