WHAT’S IN YOUR TOOLBOX?
Our Resident Toolbox is intended to provide practical resources and information that individuals living in recovery housing in Northeast Ohio may find helpful. We recommend that all recovery housing providers have an onsite resource binder for services in your area that cover these topics and more.
FIND PROGRAMS THAT CAN PROVIDE GUIDANCE BASED ON YOUR PERSONAL GOALS
MOST COMMUNITIES HAVE A VARIETY OF EMPLOYMENT & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Don’t forget to search online for job fairs in your community.
As you navigate housing, employment and other services it is important to understand your rights so you are treated fairly and are not denied opportunities that can affect your progress. Remember that Recovery Housing is Housing and falls under Fair Housing and Landlord/Tenant Laws. Here are some helpful resources.
Click on a brochure to know your rights regarding MAT and Recovery Housing.
YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS
Apply online or locate your local benefits office.
Apply for benefits online including food assistance, healthcare and more
Link to Ohio Benefits Bank
Don’t forget to renew and keep your benefits status current!
Link to Ohio Healthcare Benefits – Medicaid
BENEFITS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Developing a permanent housing plan should be one of the first things on your list when entering recovery housing. Seek out services in your area including income based housing.
Advanced directives are documents that you complete in advance indicating your wishes if you are unable to communicate. Documents can include the Health Care Power of Attorney Living Will, Declaration for Mental Health Treatment and a Do Not Resuscitate order (DNR). Each document serves a different purpose but they are all related to making decisions about your future health care if you are unable to. Decisions include what type of life sustaining treatment you do or do not want, who can make health care decisions for you if you are unable to and whether or not you want to donate organs or tissue. Here are some resources to help you learn more.
CRIMINAL RECORD EXPUNGEMENT
LEGAL AID CLINICS ARE HELD OFTEN FOR A VARIETY OF TOPICS:
Here you can find out about registration, absentee voting and the Safe at Home confidential registration program for individuals who are victims of certain crimes.
Living in recovery housing is intended to be a positive experience but as with any provider of service there may be challenges. If you have questions or concerns about the services you are receiving from any recovery housing provider, contact us for information on ways to resolve your concerns and what options may be available to you, including organizations who can provide assistance based on your specific needs. Call us at 216-860-0696. Your information is kept confidential.
COMMUNITY RESOURCE NAVIGATION ASSISTANCE
*The information provided is not intended to replace or substitute any professional, financial, medical or legal advice. The online listings of providers and services is for general information purposes only. To be listed the Service must be located in the Northeast Ohio and be a provider of recovery, treatment or support services. Ask us for more information. NEORRN does not endorse or recommend providers nor engage in verification of quality of services. Providers do not pay to be listed, mentioned or highlighted on the NEORRN website. All providers and services listed follow their own eligibility criteria and being listed on the NEORRN website does not guarantee that an individual will be accepted into their programs. NEORRN does not own or operate recovery housing.