COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Our commitment to the safety and well-being of our members, staff, volunteers and the broader community have always been and will always be a top priority.  We have created this list of important information and resources to help you get what you need during these challenging times. We will update the information and resources as they are released.  The Y. Stength In Community.

THIS PAGE HAS BEEN UPDATED 3/5/2021
DISCLAIMER: The information, resources, programs, and providers posted on this page are for informational purposes only and are not meant to constitute a referral or recommendation of any specific program or service; nor is it considered a complete list of community resource programs or providers in the Lake County area.  The Lake County YMCA makes every reasonable effort to verify that the phone numbers, websites agency descriptions and information are accurate and up-to-date. The inclusion of resources, programs and providers in this resource list does not assume, warrant or guarantee quality of services. Any liability in connection with the quality of care provided rests solely on the resources, programs and providers listed.  

COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION

For find out who is eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations and/or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Lake County General Health District

FOOD 

SENIORS - LAKE COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING:

GROCERY SHOPPER

MEALS ON WHEELS

LUNCH PLACE

Do you find it difficult to get out and shop and don’t have anyone to assist? Our volunteer grocery shoppers may be able to help. You make your list and a grocery shoppers will go to the store for you up to two times per month to purchase your household grocery items. This service is available at no cost to eligible seniors.

Volunteer drivers deliver hot meals and a warm smile daily from one of our five community kitchens between the hours of 10:30 am and 12:30 pm Monday through Friday. An option to receive two frozen meals to heat for the weekend is offered. Call today to refer a senior or make a self-referral for home delivered meals.

What could be better than FOOD, FRIENDSHIP, and NO DISHES? Monday through Friday, a nutritious lunch is served at the at one of the four conveniently located Lunch Place kitchens, so get dressed and start moving. Join us, where lunch is dished with an extra helping of companionship on the side.  Advance reservations are necessary. Lunch Places located in senior centers do not require center membership

HOW TO GET STARTED:

   
PHONE: 
• 440-205-8111
• 800-755-1402 (Toll Free)
 
PHONE: 
• 440-205-8111
• 800-755-1402 (Toll Free)
 
PHONE: 
• Eastlake Senior Center:  440-205-8111
• Madison Senior Center:  440-428-7002
• Wickliffe Senior Center:  440-373-5017

PANTRIES

Please note that the food pantries have different days and hours of operation. Please call to find out their hours of operation and any policies and procedures they may have in place.

PANTRY NAME

ADDRESS

CITY

PHONE NUMBER

Eastlake Kiwanis Food Pantry
1580 E. 332nd Street
Eastlake
440-525-1972
St. Justin Martyr
35711 Stevens Blvd.
Eastlake
440-946-1177
St. Anthony of Padua
316 5th Street
Fairport Harbor
440-354-4525
Old South Church
9802 Chillicothe Road
Kirtland
440-256-3329
Madison Food Center
1954 Hubbard Road
Madison
440-428-9601
Christ Kingdom Ministries
9521 Lakeshore Blvd. 
Mentor
440-426-187 
Holy Transfiguration Parish
5768 Andrews Road
Mentor
440-257-3620
Mentor Church of Christ 
7201 Bur Ridge
Mentor
440-255-9049
Mentor Plains 
7271 Lakeshore Blvd.
Mentor
440-946-1193
Mentor United Methodist
8600 Mentor Avenue Mentor 440-255-3496
St. Andrews Episcopal
7989 Little Mountain Road
Mentor
440-255-8842
St. Bede Church
9114 Lakeshore Blvd.
Mentor
440-257-5544
St. Gabriel's
9925 Johnnycake Ridge Road
Mentor
440-352-8282
St. John Vianey
7575 Bellflower Road
Mentor
440-255-0600
St. Mary of the Assumption 8540 Mentor Avenue Mentor 440-255-3404
Victory Lane Church 7550 Bellflower Road Mentor 440-255-4553
Calvary C.M.E. Church 556 Lawnview Avenue Painesville 440-354-4056
First Baptist Church of Painesville 10801 Johnnycake Ridge Road Painesville 440-354-4454
First Church of Christ 422 Mentor Avenue Painesville 440-357-7422
Life Brand Cowboy Church
1289 Mentor Avenue
Painesville 440-357-4442
Miracle Revival 82 W. Jackson Street Painesville
 
Painesville Church of the Nazarene 6235 Chestnut Street Painesville 440-352-3703
Painesville United Methodist 71 N. Park Place
Painesville
440-354-3642
Salvation Army Citadel 69 Pearl Street Painesville 440-354-3774
St. James Episcopal 131 N. State Street Painesville 440-354-3526
St. John Baptist 361 W. Jackson Street Painesville 440-354-3968
St. Mary's Painesville 242 N. State Street Painesville 440-354-6200
Zion Painesville Food Pantry 508 Mentor Avenue Painesville 440-357-5174
Catholic Charities Food Force #1 Victoria Place Painesville 440-357-5644
Lake Erie Church of God 3050 Antioch Road Perry 440-259-2310
Perry Food Center 4261 Manchester Road Perry 440-259-3332
Mt. Carmel 29850 Euclid Avenue Wickliffe 440-585-0700
Vineyard Community Church 1928 300th Street Wickliffe 440-944-4402
McKinley Outreach Center 1200 Lost Nation Road Willoughby 440-269-8008
Reformation Lutheran Church 34730 Lakeshore Blvd. Willoughby 440-942-7166
St. Noel 35200 Chardon Road Willoughby 440-946-0887
Willoughby United Methodist Church 15 Public Square Willoughby 440-942-9068
St. Mary Magdalene 32114 Vine Street Willowick 440-943-2133
Willow Praise/Connection Meal 32901 Vine Street Willowick 440-944-5683
Willowick Food Pantry 32410 Willowick Drive Willowick 440-269-0504

 

LAKE-GEAUGA WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN PROGRAM (WIC)

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to five years of age who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition.

Please call the clinic closest to you to see if you qualify:  

  • Painesville: 440-350-2552
  • Willoughby: 440-269-8790
  • Madison: 440-428-2003
  • Huntsburg: 440-636-5331

SNAP ONLINE FOOD SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE

June 3, 2020 - Ohio SNAP recipients can order food online from a variety of retailers, however, only Walmart and Amazon allow online purchasing with EBT cards. Individuals may choose to have groceries delivered, but federal rules still prohibit using SNAP benefits to pay for any delivery charges. Read more...

When purchasing from other retailers, SNAP recipients will be able to shop online, pick up their groceries in their cars, and swipe their EBT cards from their vehicles without entering the store. However, if a store does not have a mobile point-of-sale device, a SNAP recipient can continue to order online, but pick up the groceries and pay inside the grocery store. 

*VULNERABLE SHOPPER HOURS/INFORMATION - SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE


HOTLINES/MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

There are many resources available to help with your stress and anxiety, as well as that of your family members and children: 

  • CROSSROADS HEALTH: Crossroads Health offers a continuum of recovery and mental health programs and services for all people, at any age or stage of life.
    • Phone: 440-255-1700 / Monday - Thursday 8:30am to 6:00pm / Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm / Saturday 8:30am to 1:00pm
    • In an emergency call 911 or the Crisis Hotline 440-953-8255
    • Website: https://crossroadshealth.org/
  • CROSSROADS HEALTH CORONAVIRUS WARMLINE: Call this number first for COVID-related stress, anxiety or uncertainty.
    • Phone: 440-754-3340 / Monday- Friday, 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • CROSSROADS HEALTH VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUP:
    • You can access online by logging into https://crossroadshealth.zoom.us/j/6044743547 
    • You can also participate by phone by calling 1-888-788-0098 meeting ID: 604-474-3547
      • First Responders and Behavioral Health/Healthcare Providers
        • Mondays at 1:00pm / Wednesdays at 6:00pm
      • Client Connected to Lake County ADAHMS Provider Agency
        • Mondays at 11:00am / Tuesdays at 3:00pm / Thursdays at 4:00pm
      • Community Members:
        • Tuesdays at 12:00pm / Thursdays at 6:00pm
  • LAKE COUNTY ADAHMS BOARD: Established by Ohio Statute, the Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board is responsible for evaluating, planning, funding, and monitoring services to help Lake County residents who are dealing with a mental illness and/or addiction.
  • NAMI LAKE COUNTY: Their mission is “To improve the quality of life for families and individuals impacted by mental health disorders through education, support, advocacy and stigma reduction.”
    • Phone: 440-639-1200 / Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
    • WEEKLY Virtual Family Support Group.  The link is the same every week.
      • Join via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/815411996 OR dial in using phone at (929)205-6099.
      • Meeting ID: 815 411 996
      • Once you join you will be prompted to use phone or computer audio and given a phone number to call in to!
    • Website: https://namilakecountyohio.org/
  • NATIONAL SUICIDE HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8255
  • OHIO CARELINE: Is a toll-free emotional support call service created by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Behavioral health professionals staff the CareLine 24 hours a day, 7 days/week. They offer confidential support in times of personal or family crisis when individuals may be struggling to cope with challenges in their lives. 
    • Phone: 800-720-9616
  • OHIO CRISIS TEXT LINE:  Any person may need help in coping with a stressful situation. Reach out by text to communicate with someone trained to listen and respond in a method that is private, secure and confidential. The Crisis Text Line is a free, confidential service available 24/7 via text on mobile devices.
    • Text the Keywork "4hope" to 741 741

UNEMPLOYMENT QUESTIONS

How do I apply for unemployment?  

  1. Online at https://unemployment.ohio.gov/PublicSelfServiceChoice.html, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. 
    • Service may be limited during nightly system updating. 
    • Check the website for available services. Please be sure to follow the instructions.  
  2. Telephone
    • Call toll-free 1-877-644-6562 or TTY 1-614-387-8408, (excluding holidays)
    • Monday through Friday  7:00am - 7:00pm / Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm / Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm

FINANCIAL, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 

NEED HELP PAYING BILLS

Find information on programs that offer a number of ways to get help with paying bills for everything from debts, mortgage/foreclorsue help, energy bills, free food, housing, property tax help, and much more. 

HOUSING SERVICES FOR THE HOMELESS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

Extended Housing's mission is to help prevent and end homelessness for individuals battling a serious mental illness.

LAKE COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING

The Lake County Council on Aging of Ohio offers programs for those age 60 and over including: Information and Referral, Social Work Services, Meals on Wheels, In-Home Safety, Homemaker Services, and much more.

  • Phone: 440-205-8111 / Monday - Friday  8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Website: www.lccoa.org

LAKE COUNTY VETERAN SERVICES COMMISSION

Our office in the Lake County AdministratoN Building in Painesville is CLOSED until further notice. We are unable to schedule any in office appointments. Our Service Officers are also not able to provide services at the VA Lake County Outpatient in Willoughby. We are still providing services to veterans and families via phone, email, fax, dropoff and US Mail.

AVAILABLE SERVICES:

  • Emergency Financial Assistance: Temporary assistance is available to eligible veterans, widows/widowers, and dependents. Help can be provided with rent or mortgage, utility bills, food, etc. other needs may be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Veterans Benefits: Our Service Officers can discuss VA and other benefit eligibilty and assist in completing and filing the necessary forms. Until further notice, priority will be given to VA time sensitive issues.
  • Transportation to medical appointments: All arrangements are made with Laketran. You MUST have a scheduled medical appointment and schedule 2 to 12 business days prior to the appointment. Call Laketran at (440) 352-6100 to schedule or with any questions.
  • VA Medical Services: The VA Lake County Outpatient Clinic in Willoughby is closed to appointments, but they are conducting video and telephone appointments. Please call the Clinic at (440) 269-4600 for more information.
  • Prescriptions are being filled through mail order ONLY.
    • You can request refills by calling (800) 379-8387 or by using My HealtheVet at www.myhealth.va.gov.

LAKETRAN DIAL-A-RIDE

Dial-a-Ride is a door-to-door, assisted transportation service that takes you anywhere in Lake County and to select medical facilities in Cuyahoga County. To schedule a trip

LIFELINE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

To lead the community in the fight against poverty by offering programs and opportunities to empower our residents to achieve self-sufficiency.  Lifeline provides assistance with programs such as healthcare, housing, emergency services, transportation assistance and education/training.

UNITED WAY OF LAKE COUNTY

United Way of Lake County will become the entrusted champion that drives improved outcomes in our community by funding services that impact health, education and financial stability.
  • Dial 211 - a FREE and confidential service that helps people in Lake County find the health and human service programs they need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Phone:  440-352-3166 
  • Website: https://www.uwlc.org/

MEDICAL CARE/ASSISTANCE

LAKE COUNTY FREE CLINIC

Lake County Free Clinic is the largest and most comprehensive free clinic in northeast Ohio, serving uninsured and underinsured residents without charge. Services include services such as medical, dental, vision screenings and more
  • Phone: 440-352-8686 ext. 2 / Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm / Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm / Friday 8:00am - 1:00pm
    • Appointments are required for all services. They do not accept walk-ins.
  • Website: http://www.lakefreeclinic.org/

HELP ME GROW

Help Me Grow is Ohio’s evidenced-based parent support program that encourages early prenatal and well-baby care, as well as parenting education to promote the comprehensive health and development of children. Help Me Grow System includes Central Intake, Help Me Grow Home Visiting and Help me Grow Early Intervention.

Making a referral to Help Me Grow is the first and easy step for parents who have questions or concerns about their infant or child. One referral to Help Me Grow opens the door to many programs that support families including Early Intervention, Home Visiting, Moms and Babies First.


VULNERABLE SHOPPERS:

GROCERY DELIVERY

CURBSIDE PICKUP

 VULNERABLE SHOPPER HOURS:

  • Aldi - Tuesday and Thursday / 8:30am to 9:30am
  • Big Lots - First hour of everyday 
  • Dollar General - Daily, one hour prior to opening
  • Giant Eagle - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday / 6:00am to 7:00am
  • Heinen’s - Daily / 8:00am to 9:00am 
  • Marc’s - Tuesday and Thursday / 6:00am to 7:00am
  • Meier - Tuesday and Thursday / 6:00am to 8:00am
  • Sam’s Club - Tuesdays and Thursday / 7:00am to 9:00am 
  • Target - Tuesday / 7:00am to 8:00am
  • Walmart - Tuesday/ 6:00am to 7:00am