Cuyahoga County Social Services

The Gathering Place is a nonprofit community-based cancer support center that offers a wide variety of free programs and services addressing the emotional, physical, spiritual and social needs of those touched by cancer.

Cost: Free

Requirements: Cancer diagnosis or loved one of cancer patient

West:
The Sandy Borrelli Center
25425 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, Ohio 44145

East:
The Arnold & Sydell Miller Family Campus
23300 Commerce Park
Beachwood, Ohio 44122

216-595-9546

https://touchedbycancer.org

CJFS works to provide comprehensive child support assistance and administers public benefits, including Medicaid, food assistance, child care assistance, emergency assistance, as well as job training and placement services for Ohio Works First cash recipients.

Cost: Free

Cuyahoga County Job and Family Services ( CJFS)
Main Office
1641 Payne Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
216-987-7000

Old Brooklyn
4261 Fulton Parkway,
Cleveland 44144
216- 635-2918

ww.cjfs.cuyahogacounty.us/

To assure that children at risk of abuse or neglect are protected and nurtured within a family and with the support of the community. Program and services; Short Term and Extended Family Services, Adoption, Kinship, Foster Care, Youth Permanency and Community Partnerships.

Cost: Free

Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (CCDCFS)
3955 Euclid Ave
Cleveland 44115
24 Hour Child Abuse Hotline: 216-696-KIDS (5437)

To assure that children at risk of abuse or neglect are protected and nurtured within a family and with the support of the community. Program and services; Short Term and Extended Family Services, Adoption, Kinship, Foster Care, Youth Permanency and Community Partnerships.

Cost: Free

Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (CCDCFS)
3955 Euclid Ave
Cleveland 44115
24 Hour Child Abuse Hotline: 216-696-KIDS (5437)

http://cfs.cuyahogacounty.us/

To empower seniors and adults with disabilities to age successfully by providing resources and support that preserve their independence.

Programs and Services:
Adult Protective Services (APS) – mandated by the state of Ohio to investigate allegations of elder abuse, neglect & exploitation

Home Support Services:
Clients living with Multiple Sclerosis (through the MS Society funding)
Clients living with HIV/AIDS (through Ryan White Funding)
Clients eligible for Medicaid waiver services
Clients who need acute skilled nursing care ((through Medicare and/or Medicaid, Care Source, United Health Care, Buckeye Health or Private Pay)
Information Outreach (IOU) – provides Benefits Check-Up, Home Energy Assistance, Case Management and Information and Referral Services
Options for Independent Living – provides funding for home delivered meals, personal care, emergency response, chore and medical transportation services
Community Social Services Program (CSSP) – provides funding to senior centers for Adult Development/Day Care, Transportation and Congregate Meals

Cost: Free

Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services (DSAS)
13815 Kinsman Road,
Cleveland OH

http://dsas.cuyahogacounty.us/

The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County is responsible for the planning, funding and monitoring of public mental health and addiction treatment and recovery services delivered to the residents of Cuyahoga County. Under Ohio law, the ADAMHS Board is one of 50 Boards coordinating the public mental health and addiction treatment and recovery system in Ohio. The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County’s Provider Network Guide is a comprehensive alphabetical listing of agencies under contract with the Board to provide specific mental health and/or alcohol, drug and other addiction services. The Provider Network Guide also includes community and emergency resources.

Cost: Free
Requirements: Cuyahoga County Residents

The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County
2012 W. 25th Street, 6th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44113
216.241.3400

http://adamhscc.org

The Cuyahoga County Board of DD offers a full range of services, everything from in-home early intervention programs for very young children and their families to leisure programs for seniors and specialized therapies (speech-language, occupational and physical), psychological services, support administration, family resources and respite care, supported living, vocational training, community employment, rehabilitation engineering and crisis intervention.

Cost: Free
Requirements: Cuyahoga County Residents

Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
1275 Lakeside Ave East
Cleveland, OH 44114-1129
(216)241-8230

http://www.cuyahogabdd.org/en-us/Home.aspx

The Board of Health works in partnership with the community to protect and improve the health and well-being of everyone in Cuyahoga County. Wide range of resources + programs including: Environmental Public Health (lead poisoning, bedbugs, injury prevention, hoarding), Prevention + Wellness (Ryan White, Opiate Task Force, Child Fatality), Epideiology + Surveillance (disease tracking and emergency preparedness)

Requirements: Cuyahoga County Residents

Cuyahoga County Board of Health
5550 Venture Drive
Parma, OH 44130
216-201-2000

www.ccbh.net

The Common Pleas Court provides a forum for the fair, impartial and timely resolution of civil and criminal cases.Includes jury duty information as well as specialty dockets: drug court, mental health court, re-entry court and veterans court.

Cost: Free
Requirements: Cuyahoga County Residents

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
1200 Ontario St
Cleveland, OH 44113-1678
(216) 443-8560

http://cp.cuyahogacounty.us/internet/Contact.aspx

  • Direct and Indirect Financial Assistance
  • Employment and Training for Employment
  • Initiating claims for benefits
  • Obtaining documents to substantiate proof for benefits
  • Free graves and funerals for honorably discharged indigent veterans, and procures grave markers for veterans.

Cost: Free
Requirements: Veterans

Cuyahoga County Veteran’s Service Commission
1849 Prospect Avenue, Ground Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-698-2600
866-915-8387

vscmail@cuyahogacounty.us
http://vsc.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/home.aspx

Our Consumer Protection Division mediates consumer complaints against businesses; lets consumers and business owners know about consumer protection laws; issues alerts about unfair sales tactics and scams; and helps consumers find information they need to shore up their finances. This department leads the Cuyahoga County Scam Squad which unites nonprofits and social service agencies with local, state and federal law enforcement in the fight against fraud. The task force’s goal is to make it easier for seniors to report scams and to allow agencies to quickly share information about scams with each other and with the public.

Cost: Free
Requirements: Cuyahoga County Residents

Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs
2079 East Ninth St
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-443-7035

https://consumeraffairs.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/home.aspx

The Ohio Court of Appeals is an intermediate level appellate court whose primary function is to hear appeals from the common pleas, municipal and county courts.

Cuyahoga County Court of Appeals
1 Lakeside Avenue #202
Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1085
(216) 443-6350

http://appeals.cuyahogacounty.us/default.htm

The Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) offers several programs to help low-income eligible homeowners and renters pay their utility bills and improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Includes information and assistance with: Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP), Winter Crisis Program (WCP), Summer Crisis Program (SCP), Percentage of Income Payment Plans (PIPP)

Requirements: Cuyahoga County Residents

Cuyahoga County Energy Assistance Program Fiscal Office
2079 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-774-2348

http://fiscalofficer.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/energy-assistance-program.aspx

The Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) offers several programs to help low-income eligible homeowners and renters pay their utility bills and improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Includes information and assistance with: The Homestead Exemption allows senior citizens and permanently and totally disabled Ohioans to reduce their property tax burden by shielding some of the market value of their home from taxation.

Cost: Free
Requirements:
Cuyahoga County Residents

Cuyahoga County Homestead Exemption
2079 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-443-7010

http://fiscalofficer.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/homestead-exemption-faq.aspx

The Office of Homeless Services coordinates a continuum of care of prevention, shelter services and permanent supportive housing intended to prevent and reduce homelessness.

Cost: Free

Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services
310 West Lakeside Avenue, Suite 595
Cleveland, OH 44113
216-420-6844

http://ohs.cuyahogacounty.us/

OhioMeansJobs is a collaborative workforce system of the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County that helps local employers meet their human capital needs and assists job seekers to find jobs and careers.

Cost: Free
Requirements: Cuyahoga County residents

Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Workforce Development Board
11699 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, OH 44130
216-777-8191
kilbag@ecjobs.us

http://employmentconnection.us/

The Probate Court is established in each county of Ohio to supervise the administration of the estate of a decedent who was a legal resident in the county at the time of his or her death. Other matters within the Probate Court’s jurisdiction are: issuance of marriage licenses, adoptions, guardianship proceedings, the involuntary commitment of the mentally ill, and land appropriation cases.

Requirements: Cuyahoga County residents

Cuyahoga County Probate Court
1 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
216-443-8764

http://probate.cuyahogacounty.us/

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part A program provides HIV-related services for those who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources for coping with HIV disease.

Cost: Free

Cuyahoga County Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part A Program
Emergency/After-Hours: 216-201-2000
General Information: 216-201-2000
Prevention and Wellness: 216-201-2040 or 216-201-2060
sharris@promesacgi.com

http://www.ccbh.net/ryan-white/

You must be a United States Citizen; you must be at least 18 years old on the day of the General Election; you must be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days; you must register to vote at least 30 days before an election to be eligible to vote;

Cost: Free
Requirements: Cuyahoga County residents

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
2925 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-443-8683
ElectionInfo@cuyahogacounty.us

https://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/

The Cuyahoga County Hoarding Connection’s mission is to educate the community about the need for a coordinated effort of personnel from local government, mental health and social service agencies to effectively help individuals who hoard and those working with individuals who hoard.Our goal is to identify responders, resources and personnel throughout Cuyahoga County, and to educate and train them about the characteristics of hoarding. We promote a comprehensive approach to helping individuals who hoard, while protecting the safety of responders and the community.

Cost: Free

Hoarding Connections of Cuyahoga County
216.791.8000
brahl@benrose.org

http://www.hoardingconnectioncc.org/Contact.cfm

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio having provided 50 million meals in 2016 to hungry people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties. We do this through both food distribution and SNAP outreach efforts. The Food Bank operates a community food distribution center, providing food and other critical grocery products annually to more than 800 local food pantries, hot meal programs, shelters, mobile pantries, programs for the elderly and other nonprofit agencies. We also prepare nutritious meals in our Food Bank Kitchen and take hundreds of calls a day in our help center, where we refer low income callers to local agencies and sign-up eligible Northeast Ohioans for the SNAP program and other benefits.

Cost: Free
Requirements: Cuyahoga County Residents

Cleveland Foodbank
15500 South Waterloo Rd
Cleveland, OH 44110
(216) 738-2265

http://www.greaterclevelandfoodbank.org/

Greater Cleveland Volunteers is the host for the Cuyahoga County chapter of the national RSVP program which engages adults age 55+ in service to the nonprofit community. RSVP volunteers have been serving the Cleveland community since 1972. Nationally, over 232,000 RSVP volunteers give of their time, talents and life experiences to help those in need.

Cost: Free
Requirements: RSVP is open to all people age 55 and over.
Volunteers do not receive monetary incentives. Research proves that older adults that stay active through volunteering live healthier and more rewarding lives.

Greater Cleveland Volunteers
4415 Euclid Ave, Suite #200
Cleveland, OH 44103
216-391-9500

http://www.greaterclevelandvolunteers.org/programs/rsvp_program.php

The SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) program is social support group which was formed at The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland in August of 2003. The SAGE program serves members who are 50 years of age and older, and is open to the community. The sessions include chair-based, low impact exercises followed by lunch.

Cost: Free

LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland
6600 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102
216-651-5428
MBBartholomew@lgbtcleveland.org
http://lgbtcleveland.org/sage-senior-program.html

RTA Paratransit service is provided to persons who, because of their disabilities, are unable to independently travel on the public transit system.

Cost: Increase from the current $2.50 to $2.75, and then to $3.00 in 2018 and $3.25 in 2019. There will be four Paratransit fare media categories – All-Day $7.50, 7-Day $30, Monthly $110 and the new 5-ride farecard $13.75.

Requirements: Application Process-must meet minimum requirements

RTA Paratransit Services
1240 West 6th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1302
216-621-9500

http://www.riderta.com/paratransit

Cleveland Tenants Organization educates tenants and landlords, empowers the community, and advocates for affordable, fair, and quality rental housing. Provides resource and referrals including: rental information center, eviction diversion, tenant advocacy and outreach.

Cost: Free

Requirements: Greater Cleveland Area

Cleveland Tenants Organization
5700 Broadway
Cleveland, Oh 44127
216-432-0617

http://www.clevelandtenants.org/

Cleveland Water offers two discount programs to assist income-eligible customers with the cost of their water bill.
The Homestead Discount Program offers a lower fixed charge and consumption rate. To qualify for the Homestead Discount Program, customers must meet the following criteria:
Must be 65 years or older, or totally and permanently disabled;
Must own and live at the property; and
Must have income less than $33,000. The Affordability Program offers a 40% discount on all standard water charges. This includes both the monthly fixed charge and the consumption charge. To qualify for the Affordability Program, a customer must own and live at the applying service address and their total household income must be at or below the current income guidelines

Cost: Free

Requirements: Homestead; Must be 65 years or older, or totally and permanently disabled; Must own and live at the property; and  Must have income less than $33,000. The Affordability Program is administered by the Cleveland Housing Network. For questions or to apply for the Affordability Program, please contact the Cleveland Housing Network at (888) 901-1222.

The Cleveland Division of Water
Division of Water: Application for Homestead is online
and/or call Cleveland Division of Water at
216-664-3130 or 216-664-2444.

http://www.clevelandwater.com/customer-service/water-rates/discount-programs

Free Community Meal offered on the last Thursday of every month. All are welcome. Reservations are not required.

Cost: Free

John Knox Church
25200 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070
440-777-3744

Free Community Meal offered on the 4th Wednesday of every month. All are welcome. Reservations are not required.

Cost: Free

Westlake United Methodist Church
27650 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH 44145
440-871-3088

Free community meal offered on the First Monday (doors open 5:30pm dinner 6:00pm), First Saturday (doors open 1:30am, dinner at Noon), Second Sunday (Doors open at 3:30pm, dinner 4:00pm), Third Saturday (doors open at 11:30am, dinner at 12:30pm) of the month.

Cost: Free

Trinity Lutheran Church
16400 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 226-8087

Free Community Meal offered on the last Sunday of every month. All are welcome. Reservations are not required.

Cost: Free

West Park United Church of Christ
3909 Rocky River Drive
Cleveland, OH 44111
216-671-7228

Free community meal offered on the first Thursday (doors open 5:30pm, dinner 6:00pm) of the month.

Cost: Free

Lakewood Congregational Church
1375 W Clifton Blvd,
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 221-9555

Free community meal offered the second Monday (doors open 5:00pm, dinner at 5:30pm) of the month.

Cost: Free

Faith Lutheran
16511 Hilliard Blvd.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 226-6500

Free community meal offered the second Tuesday (doors open at 5:00pm, dinner 6:00pm) of the month.

Cost: Free

St. Peter Episcopal Church
18001 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 226-1772

Free community meal on the second Wednesday (doors open 5:30pm, dinner 6:00pm) of the month.

Cost: Free

St. James Catholic Church
17514 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 712-6755

Free Community meal on the second Thursday (doors open 5:00pm, dinner 5:30pm) and fourth Monday (doors open 5:00pm, dinner 5:30pm) of the month.

Cost: Free

Church of the Ascension (in partnership with St. Paul Lutheran in Westlake)
13216 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 521-8727

Free community meal on the second Friday (doors open 5:30pm, dinner 6:00pm) of the month.

Cost: Free

West Side Church of Christ
3085 Warren Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44111
(216) 671-1759

Free community meal on the second Saturday (doors open 5:00pm, dinner 5:30pm) and Fourth Saturday (doors open 11:30am, dinner noon) of the month.

Cost: Free

Cove United Methodist Church
12501 Lake Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 521-7424

Free community meal on the third Monday (doors open 5:00pm, dinner 5:30pm) of the month

Cost: Free

Grace Lutheran Church (in partnership with St. Luke’s Catholic Church)
13030 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 221-7286

Free community meal on the third Tuesday (doors open 5:00pm, dinner 5:30pm) of the month.

Cost: Free

Calvary United Methodist Church
16305 Hilliard Blvd.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 221-4324

Free community meal on the third Wednesday (doors open 5:30pm, dinner 6:00pm) of the month.

Cost: Free

St. Luke’s Catholic Church
1212 Bunts Rd.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 521-0184

Free community meal third Thursday (doors open 5:30pm dinner 6:00pm) of the month.

Cost: Free

Gethsemane Lutheran Church
14560 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 521-0434

Free community meal last Sunday (doors open noon, dinner 12:30pm) of the month.

Cost: Free

Lakewood Presbyterain Church
14502 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 226-0514

Free community meal on the fourth Tuesday (doors open 5:00pm, dinner 6:00pm) of the month.

Cost: Free

Lakewood United Methodist Church
15700 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 226-8644

Free community meal on the fourth Wednesay (doors open 4:00pm, dinner 6:00pm) of the month.

Cost: Free

St. Edward High School
13500 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 221-3777

Free community meal on the last Thursday (doors open 5:30pm, dinner 6:00pm) of the month.

Cost: Free

Grace Presbyterian Church
1659 Rosewood Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 228-6060

The Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA) is the state-designated funding, planning and coordinating authority for home- and community-based services and supports for older adults and individuals with disabilities in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina counties. Older American Act Services-Title III of the Older Americans Act provides funding for supportive services, nutrition services and family caregiver support.Programs and Services: Aging & Disability Resource Network; Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Program; Family Caregiver Support; Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP); Evidence Based Health Promotion Programs; Nutrition Programs (home delivered meals, congregate meals, nutrition education & risk screening); MyCare Ohio; Ohio Benefits Long Term Care; Ohio Home Care; Ombudsman; PASSPORT; Pre-Admission Review; HOME Choice; Wellness Programs (EyeSense Vision Screening Program; MyMeds Ohio; HomeMatters); Specialized Recovery Services Program.

Cost: Free

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging
925 Euclid Ave. #600,
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-621-0303

http://www.psa10a.org/

A nonprofit agency dedicated to advancing the support for older adults and caregivers. Programs and services: Home and Community Based Services (Adult Day, Skilled & Non-Skilled Home Care, Mental Health Services, Partial Hospitalization, Social Work services, and Senior Companion Program); Rose Centers for Aging Well; Margaret Wagner Apartments; Community Advocacy; Research + Education.

Cost: Some fees do apply depending on the type of service
Requirements: There are some eligibility requirements for some services that are based on age and location.

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
11890 Fairhill Rd,
Cleveland, Ohio 44120
216-791-8000
info@benrose.org

http://www.benrose.org/index.cfm

Long Term Care Ombudsman supports people who use long term care services. Our certified staff and volunteers provide information for consumers to help them identify, select, and connect with appropriate long term services. We investigate concerns and complaints related to long term care services and advocate for better long term care systems and a higher quality of care and life for consumers. All of our services are free.

Cost: Free

Long Term Care Ombudsman
2800 Euclid Ave Suite 200,
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
800-365-3112 or 216-696-2719

http://www.ltco.org/home1.aspx

Reaching out to adults and children in Northeast Ohio to end homelessness, prevent suicide, resolve behavioral health crises, and overcome trauma.

Cost: Free

Frontline Services
1744 Payne Ave,
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
24/7 Crisis Hotline (216) 623-6888 216-623-6555

http://www.frontlineservice.org/

With the Cuyahoga County Prescription Discount Card provided to you in a joint effort with the National Association of Counties (NACo), you can save money on many of your prescription purchases. Any county resident without prescription coverage can use this program. Even if you have insurance for prescription drugs, you may still benefit from the discount card, since it may save you money on prescription drugs your existing plan does not cover. To print an ID card that can be used immediately at a participating pharmacy, locate a pharmacy, or access other program tools, visit www.caremark.com/naco, or call toll free 1-877-321-2652 for more information.

Cost: Free
Requirements: Anyone

Cuyahoga County Prescription Discount Card
https://www.caremark.com/wps/portal

Serving 26 counties and covering 3.5 million people in Ohio, the United Way 2-1-1 Help Center provides free and confidential 24-hour access to a compassionate professional who will review your options for help, develop a plan and act as your advocate if you are faced with barriers to service. Simply dial 2-1-1 or chat with us for assistance. Se habla Espanol.

Cost: Free
Requirements: Anyone

United Way 2-1-1
2-1-1 (24/7, 365) or text to chat feature on
website http://www.211oh.org/ (M-F 9a-5p)

http://www.211oh.org/

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Cleveland is dedicated to empowering persons affected by mental illness and their family members to achieve a better quality of life by providing them with support, education, referral and advocacy.

Cost: Free
Requirements: Anyone

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Greater Cleveland
2012 West 25th Street # 600
Cleveland, OH 44113
HELPLINE: 216-875-7776
Office: 216-875-0266

https://namigreatercleveland.org

ESOP is a full service housing and financial counseling agency. We help people in every stage of life become empowered to take control of their finances, make a plan for financial stability, and afford sustainable homeownership.

Cost: Free
Requirements: Anyone

ESOP (Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People)
11890 Fairhill Road,
Cleveland, OH 44120
877.731.ESOP [3767]
contact@esop-cleveland.org

http://www.esop-cleveland.org/

North Coast Health provides health care services to the low-income uninsured and under-insured, as well as to people covered by Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance programs.

Cost: Free/Insurance
Requirements: Anyone

North Coast Health
16110 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
216.228.7878
info@northcoasthealth.org

http://northcoasthealth.org/

Our goal is to enable those who are blind or have low vision to achieve independence. We educate, empower and employ; providing training and guidance to our clients and the communities we serve. The services are targeted for all age groups. Our team of optometrists, therapists, employment specialists and other CSC staff are dedicated to assisting our clients live their lives to the fullest. Through education, recreation, training and assistive technology, CSC provides opportunities for those who are blind or have low vision to engage in activities and optimize remaining eyesight.

Requirements: Anyone

Cleveland Sight Center
1909 East 101st Street
Cleveland, OH 44106
216-791-8118
216-791-8119 (TTY number)
info@clevelandsightcenter.org

http://www.clevelandsightcenter.org/

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (CHSC) has a long and remarkable history of helping individuals with communication challenges become independent members of the Greater Cleveland Community. Founded in 1921, we began with the simple mission of providing lipreading classes for adults who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Requirements: Anyone

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
11635 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106-4319
Voice: (216) 231-8787
Appointments: (216) 325-7570

http://www.chsc.org/Main/Home.aspx

Adult Guardianship Services (AGS) of Cuyahoga County and Volunteer Guardianship Program (VGP) of Lorain County provide legal guardians to serve as concerned, caring advocates and surrogate decision-makers for indigent, incompetent adults who cannot care for themselves and have often encountered abuse or exploitation. Guardians look after the emotional, social, financial and physical well-being of these vulnerable adults and advocate for the least restrictive living environment possible. They often make end-of-life decisions as well as funeral arrangements.

Requirements: Cuyahoga & Lorain Counties

Adult Guardianship Services (Lutheran Metropolitan Services)
4515 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
For intake for Cuyahoga County, please call 216.696.1132.
For intake for Lorain County, please call 440-934-3613.

https://www.lutheranmetro.org/guardianship-programs/

Legal Aid’s mission is to secure justice and resolve fundamental problems for those who are low income and vulnerable by providing high quality legal services and working for systemic solutions. Legal Aid has four offices and serves clients in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties. Legal Aid represents clients in court and in administrative hearings. We also provide advice and brief assistance. Legal Aid handles cases that impact on basic needs such as health, shelter and safety, economics and education, and access to justice. Legal Aid’s attorneys practice in the areas of consumer rights, domestic violence, education, employment, family law, health, housing, foreclosure, immigration, public benefits, utilities, and tax.

Cost: Free
Requirements: 
Multiple Counties

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Cleveland Office:
1223 West Sixth Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

Elyria Office:
1530 West River Road North Suite 301
Elyria, OH 44035

888-817-3777 (toll-free in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties) or 216-687-1900 (Cleveland local)

Home

The Centers provides families, children and adults with access to integrated behavioral health care, primary care, early childhood education, and workforce development training.

Cost: Insurance

Centers for Families & Children
Multiple Locations;
main office: 4500 Euclid Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44103
(216) 432-7200

http://www.thecentersohio.org/

Serves adults and young adults experiencing major mental health problems that interfere with daily living, or persons at-risk of developing serious problems as a result of stressful or overwhelming life circumstances.Problems such as mood or thought disorders are often treated with a combination of services designed to do one thing well: help persons achieve their highest level of health and well-being.

Cost: Insurance/Fee for service
Requirements: Cuyahoga & Lorain Counties

Far West Center
Far West Center Westlake:
29133 Health Campus Drive
Westlake, Ohio 44145
440.835.6212

Far West Center Amherst:
554 N. Leavitt Road
Amherst, Ohio 44001
440.988.4900

http://www.farwestcenter.com/

Recovery Resources offers a comprehensive continuum of services, including: Prevention, Intervention,Treatment, Recovery and support for adults experiencing mental illness, substance abuse or dual diagnoses.

Cost: Free services/Insurance baased/Fee for service
Requirements: Cuyahoga County

Recovery Resources
Multiple locations; main office:
3950 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

To schedule an appointment, please call (216) 431-4131.

Warm Line Telephone: 440-886-5950,
open 9:00am-1:00am, including holidays

http://www.recres.org/Default

The Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter provides support and resources to individuals suffering from memory loss, and their families, in a five-county region of northeast Ohio including Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain counties. Nearly all services are provided free of charge. The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The disease currently affects more than five million American adults and is the 6th leading cause of death in the country. It is the only cause of death among the top 10 in the US that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed down.

Cost: Free
Requirements: Cuyahoga & Lorain Counties

Alzheimer’s Association
23215 Commerce Park, Suite 300,
Beachwood, OH 44122
24/7 Helpline: 1.800.272.3900

https://www.alz.org/cleveland/in_my_community_about.asp

The Gathering Place offers a wide variety of free programs and services addressing the emotional, physical, spiritual and social needs of individuals and families currently coping with the impact of a cancer journey. We provide support to individuals and their family and friends at time of diagnosis, during treatment and after treatment has ended.

Cost: Free
Requirements: Cuyahoga & Lorain Counties

The Gathering Place
The Sandy Borrelli Center
25425 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, Ohio 44145
(also location in Beachwood)
216.595.9546

https://www.touchedbycancer.org/

The Arthritis Foundation is leading the fight for the arthritis community through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections.

Cost: Free

Arthritis Foundation
Arbor Court 1
30775 Bainbridge Road, Suite 210
Solon, OH 44139

http://www.arthritis.org/ohio/

Winter Crisis Program, PIPP Plus Program, Summer Cooling Program and Fuel Fund

Cost: Any household whose total income is at or below 175% of the 2017 Federal Poverty Guidelines may be eligible.
Requirements: Income based programs

Council for Economic Opportunity in Greater Cleveland
1849 Prospect Avenue
(216) 518-4014

www.ceogc.org/energy-assistance

Free Legal Hotline provides a free telephone consultation with an attorney and referrals to affordable attorneys.

Cost: Free
Requirements: Ohio resident 60 years of age or older

Pro Seniors
800 488-6070

www.proseniors.org