Only those agencies with solid systems and infrastructure and those programs that target community identified priorities that have the potential for lasting change in community conditions become the beneficiary of your investment in the United Way of Greater Lorain County. Our partners include:
American Red Cross – Lorain County Chapter: Offers 24-hour countywide emergency assistance to disaster victims and military families. Teaches CPR, first aid and babysitting classes. Also, provides blood services.
Arthritis Foundation Northeastern Ohio Chapter: Educates about arthritis, prevention, symptoms, diagnostic techniques and treatment options; teaches lifestyle management skills to help individuals control arthritis and improve their quality of life.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County: Provides professionally supported one-to-one mentoring with measurable impact helping youth become responsible adults.
Blessing House: Serves as a safety net for children of families in crisis by providing a temporary safe home for children and support for their families.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County: Promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usfullness, belonging and influence.
Catholic Charities Services of Lorain County: Provides emergency and transitional services, hot meals, parenting classes, youth violence prevention programs, mental health counseling, adoption, foster care, and older adult case management.
Children’s Developmental Center: Provides assessment and treatment to children with communication, physical, and developmental disorders.
Common Ground: Provides innovative, holistic, educational experiences for youths, adults, and workplaces, fostering human potential – body, mind, and spirit.
Community Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing: Provides American sign language interpreting, case management for persons who are deaf and their families, advocacy, information and referral and American sign language classes.
El Centro de Servicios Sociales: Provides bilingual social services to Lorain county residents in the areas of information and referral, employment, money management, family violence prevention, and youth/senior services.
FAITH House: Provides homeless single-parent families with safe, affordable transitional housing and comprehensive supportive services that address special needs and lead to self-sufficiency and permanent community housing.
Family Planning Services of Lorain County: Provides contraceptive methods, related gynecological services and pregnancy testing for women. Other services include free educational programs and resources to the community.
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio: Welcomes a diverse membership of girls and adults. Empowers girls to build confidence, courage, and character, and make the world a better place.
Legal Aid: Founded in 1905, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland is the fifth oldest legal aid society in the world and has an illustrious history for providing high quality legal services for indigent clients.
The Linden School: Provides high quality early childhood education and childcare to families of children 6 weeks through 9 years old, regardless of income. Nationally accredited program.
Linking Employment, Abilities & Potential (LEAP): Empowers individuals with disabilities in making significant life choices and changes to enhance their employment and independent living opportunities.
Lorain County Alcohol & Drug Addiction Abuse Services (LCADA): Provides treatment, prevention, and outreach services for substance abuse and dependency. Programs are designed for adults, adolescents, women with children, pregnant women and the homeless.
Lorain County Labor Agency: Strengthens the community by focusing the resources, strengths, diversity and commitment of the labor movement in Lorain County.
Lorain County Office on Aging: Optimizes senior citizens' independence by countywide information, support service, transportation, mobile meals, food delivery, housekeeping, chore, home repair, volunteer placement, and Senior Years newspaper.
Lorain County Safe Harbor/Genesis House: Provides temporary emergency shelter, support, advocacy, information & referral, & education and outreach for Lorain County victims of domestic violence and their children.
Lorain County Urban League: Empowers African Americans and all disadvantaged persons in our community to participate equally in the educational, economic and social mainstream.
Lucy Idol Center for the Handicapped: Provides transportation, activity therapy, nursing, psychological services, music/physical therapy, and socialization to disabled adults.
Neighborhood Alliance: Provides emergency shelter, day care, youth activities, senior nutrition, senior assisted living, senior home maker and socialization, Help Me Grow and parenting plus programs.
The Nord Center: Provides comprehensive behavioral healthcare, residential, vocational, psychiatric, case management, counseling and specialized services serving the mental health needs of Lorain County residents.
Oberlin Early Childhood Center: Serves children from 6 weeks through 5 years old as a nationally accredit and two star rated early care and education program by focusing on comprehensive quality services for families of all income levels.
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio: Provides nearly 3 million pounds of food and grocery products to 120 hunger-relief charities serving families in Crawford, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties.
Vocational Guidance Services: Helps individuals realize brighter futures by providing a variety of servces each year to nearly 5,000 individuals with physical or mental disabilities, economic disadvantages and/or a history of incarcertation.
Volunteer Guardianship Program of Lorain County: Enhance quality of life of incompetent older adults by providing legal guardians to serve as advocates and decision-makers when no less restrictive alternative exists.
YWCA of Elyria: Provides programs in youth development, health and fitness, advocacy, and comprehensive residential services for homeless women and their families.