Contact CARE

Business Building: BU 113D
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(440) 366-4848

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday:   8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday:  8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.


The Caring Advocates for Recovery Education (CARE) Center provides free services for students dealing with addiction. 

The CARE Center is a partnership with The LCADA Way (Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse) and the Alcohol and Drug and Addiction Services Board of Lorain County. These agencies have collaborated to provide prevention programs and support services for controlled substance misuse. They help those dealing with addiction issues or coping with family members who battle addiction. All services are free to the campus community.

The CARE Center is led by LCCC and University Partnership graduate Charlene Dellipoala. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Youngstown State University through LCCC’s University Partnership. Charlene is a licensed social worker and is currently pursuing her Ph. D. 

Counselors are available to meet with students by appointment. Please call the CARE Center at (440) 366-4848 or stop in to make an appointment. 

Support Group Meetings 

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Monday-Open to Everyone AA  Noon (Open)
  • Tuesday-Welcome to Sobriety AA Noon (Open)
  • Thursday-Open to Everyone AA Noon (Open)
  • Friday -Sober Women Rock Noon (Women Only)
  • Friday – Open to Everyone AA 7 pm (Open)

Eating Disorder Support Group

2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6-7:30 pm (Open)

Students in Recovery (SIR) Club

1st and 3rd Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 pm (Open to all Students)

Young People In Recovery  All Recovery Meeting (YPR)

1st and 3rd Wednesday, 6-8 pm (Open)

Solace Meeting

2nd Wednesday, 6-8 pm (Open to All)


Every Wednesday, 2-3 pm



(440) 277-8190

(440) 282-9920


Students in Recovery Club

Students in Recovery (SIR) Club helps students struggling with addiction and recovery.  The purpose of this student organization is to:

  • Provide support to LCCC and UP students who have difficulties with addiction or have a family member or friend with addiction challenges;
  • Provide education to students about recovery;
  • Provide resources to students in need; and
  • Provide opportunities for students with alcohol, drug and other addictive behavior to meet and interact with those who are leading a balanced lifestyle. 

For more information on the new Students in Recovery club, call the CARE Center at (440) 366-4848.  

Learn more about LCCC’s Student Clubs.