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Buckeye Community Connect

Welcome to Buckeye Community Connect, our go-to resource for local services and resources that meet our members’ needs.

Search for community-based organizations that can help with food, housing, transportation, jobs and more! Buckeye can also connect members with our network of over 40,000 community partners throughout the state who can provide additional resources and support. 

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Community Partner Spotlight

The Community Partner Spotlight shares good news about some of the great work being done in local communities. This month, we hope you enjoy learning about our friends at 3/31 Team US, Arrowhead Behavioral Health, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, and the United Way of Greater Toledo.

3/31 Team US promotes and raises awareness of chronic illness and mental health conditions in our communities through events, outreach programs and speaking engagements. 3/31 hopes to inspire, educate and motivate those battling with chronic or “invisible” illnesses to “live and not just survive” after diagnosis.

3/31 Team US offers social media groups for community members to connect with one another for support. In addition, monthly group meetings called “Let’s Start a Convo” are organized to gather those looking to share experiences and participate in fun activities with others diagnosed with chronic illness. The organization’s founder is a Buckeye Health Plan member who shared her personal story about a health scare with diabetes that turned into a triumph.

For more information, visit 331teamus.org or follow on Facebook at 3/31 Team US or Instagram at 331_TeamUs.

Arrowhead Behavioral Health provides comprehensive psychiatric treatment and chemical dependency services to adults ages 18 and older. The behavioral health treatment facility offers a private, confidential and non-institutional environment that supports healing and recovery in the Maumee community.

Arrowhead served more than 2,400 people, including 240 Buckeye members in 2019. Buckeye is proud to partner with Arrowhead to offer members quality behavioral health services.

The facility’s licensed professionals meet with patients and consult with psychiatrists to provide personal care. This includes inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation, psychiatric care, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient therapy. Arrowhead is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for anyone in need.

For more information, call 419-891-9333 or visit www.arrowheadbehavioral.com.

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) conducts disability determinations and helps Ohioans with disabilities find employment opportunities and achieve independence. ODD partners with businesses, education and non-profit organizations to create customized employment plans for Ohioans with disabilities. On the employer side, ODD helps Ohio companies recruit and retain employees with disabilities.

OOD partners with Buckeye Health Plan to ensure that members with disabilities have the resources and support they need to thrive while overcoming obstacles related to employment and medical benefits.

As the only State agency that determines medical and vocational Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs in Ohio, ODD works alongside four key partners: Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI), Division of Disability Determination (DDD) and the Division of Employer and Innovation Services (EIS).

For more information, call 614.438.1200 or email OOD.OfficeOfCommunication@ood.ohio.gov.

United Way of Greater Toledo fights for the education, health and financial stability of community members in Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties. The organization’s 2-1-1 resource program provides residents with access to local resources and programs to thrive.

Access to resources is available to residents 24/7, 365 days a year. 2-1-1 Community Resource Advisors answer about 250 calls and texts each day. These calls result in referrals for food, shelter/housing, clothing and utility assistance. Callers are given as many referrals as needed to address and remove social barriers that can undermine their health and well-being.

For more information, visit 211now.org.