Links to services in and around Lorain County
"I Need Help! But I'm Not Sure Where to Turn."
If you are looking for assistance and don't know where to turn, we can help. Check out the following links. They have useful information and can get you started. They can also help you begin to ask the right questions.
Lorain County Services
Lorain County Board of Mental Health Call 1-800-888-6161 or (440) 324-2020.
United Way of Greater Lorain County’s First Call for Help is a free community resource that assists Lorain County residents in locating and connecting with non-profit agencies, support groups, and community resources. Its database is constantly revised and updated to provide the most current information and listing of services.
Lorain County Children Services (LCCS). A place where you can learn more about children waiting for foster and adoptive parents, becoming a foster or adoptive parent yourself, upcoming training for licensed foster parents and professionals, and how you can help increase our children's overall well-being.
Lorain County Areas of Interest
Lorain County Visitor's Bureau offers relocation services, important phone numbers, and transportation links.
Elyria Public Library
Elyria Public Library Resource Page provides links to a variety of local, state and federal resources.
Services in the Cleveland Area
College Now Greater Cleveland offers information about Cleveland-area scholarships for traditional students and adult learners.
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Ohio Housing Finance Agency Can help you find affordable housing to rent or own, HUD properties, etc.
Women’s Information Center answers questions about laws relating to women, especially concerning credit, marriage, employment, divorce, and domestic violence. It also provides specific information for women in Ohio who have questions about women’s rights. Call 1-800-282-3040 for more information.
Women's Health Bulletin Created by the Office of Women's Health Initiatives, Ohio Department of Health. Call (614) 644-1105 for more info.
Healthy Start, Healthy Families The Office of Ohio Health Plans provides health coverage to families with low incomes, children, pregnant women, and people who are aged, blind,or who have disabilities. Call 1-800-324-8680 for more info.
National / International Sites:
9-5 National Association of Working Women Call the 24-hour hotline: 1-800-522-0925 (Hablamos espanol)
Administration for Children and Families
National Child Care Info Center homepage
National Child Care Info Center’s Resource Guide provides general information about finding and paying for child care, filing a complaint against a center, or leaving a child home alone.”
Federal Consumer Information Center