Lorain 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

The Lorain County Board of Mental Health (LCBMH) plans, funds, and monitors a comprehensive system of quality, public mental health services that enhance the health and well-being of the people of Lorain County. Services include counseling, prevention, consultation, peer support, community support, crisis intervention, housing development and management, and vocational employment support.

Cost: Free
Requirements: Lorain County residents

Lorain County Board of Mental Health
1173 North Ridge Rd East 1173
Lorain, OH 44055-3032
24/7 Crisis/Information Hotline: 1-800-888-6161
Non-Emergency Navigator: 440-240-7025

lcbmh.org

Volunteer Guardianship Program (VGP) of Lorain County provides 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.

Cost: Free
Requirements: Lorain County residents

Volunteer Guardianship Program (Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries)
440-934-3613

Home delivered meals for seniors who are home bound and isolated.

Cost: Free

Meals on Wheels
Lorain County Office on Aging
440-326-4800

mowaa.org

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

Lorain County General Health District
440-244-2209

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/

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
216-831-7000

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