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

Monday – Friday:   9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Other times by appointment

The CARE Center (Caring Advocates for Recovery Education) 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 MHARS Board (Mental Health, Addiction, and Recovery Services) 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

Mondays and Wednesdays
12-1 p.m.

CARE Club (formerly Students in Recovery (SIR) Club)

5-6 p.m.

LGBT+ Support Group

2-3 p.m.

Active Minds

3-4 p.m.


(440) 989-4900

Mental Health Addiction Recovery Services Board of Lorain County (MHARS)
(440) 233-2020
County Non-Emergency Navigator: 440-240-7025

We Care Mobile App

LCCC’s new FREE mental health app connects users with mental health and suicide prevention support services. We Care was designed for students, parents, friends, faculty and LCCC staff to help you find the information you need to help someone you care about or yourself. 

Well Track Interactive Self-Help Therapy

WellTrack Boost Interactive Self-Help Therapy

WellTrack Boost is a free resource that is available to all LCCC students. It can help you to understand your feelings of stress, anxiety and/or depression, and teach you techniques to minimize these feelings. WellTrack is a self-guided and interactive way to manage your mental well-being.

To register for an account, download the WellTrack Boost app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and register using your school email address.


Care Club

Formerly known as (Students in Recovery 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.
  • Provide opportunities for students with alcohol, drug and other addictive behavior to meet and interact with those who are leading a balanced lifestyle. 
  • Have fun in a sober environment

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.