Local Resources
Lake County, Ohio – www.lakecountyohio.gov
A great resource to find local libraries, senior services, education, a listing of county departments and contacts, and contact information for Lake County government officials.

Lake County ADAMHS Board – www.HelpThatWorks.us
The Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board evaluates, plans, funds, and monitors services to help Lake County residents dealing with a mental illness and/or addiction.

Lake County Continuum of Care – www.homeisinsight.org
The Lake County Continuum of Care focuses on services for the homeless and services to people at risk of homelessness.

Lake County Council on Aging & Aging & Disability Resource Center – www.lccoa.org
The Lake County Council on Aging of Ohio offers programs for those 60 and older including:  information and referral, support services, nutrition services, case management, in-home safety, homemaker services, and much more.  The non-profit agency is also an Aging and Disability Resource Center, serving individuals with disabilities who are age 18 and over.

Lake County Department of Job & Family Services – www2.lakecountyohio.org/jfs
Lake County Department of Job and Family Services assists families with a variety of needs via Public Assistance Programs, Children & Adult Protective Services, Public Employment & Training Services and Child Support Enforcement Programs.

Lake County General Health District – www.lcghd.org
Located at 5966 Heisley Road in Mentor, the Lake County General Health District Works to prevent disease and promote health. The Lake County General Health District also offers children’s programs and health education, as well as health clinics, access to WIC assistance, and information on emergency preparedness.

Lake County Opiate Task Force – www.LakeOpiateTaskForce.org
Addiction is tearing families apart, killing our neighbors, and destroying lives. The Opiate Task Force is a group of organizations and individuals united in our commitment to reduce the tragic consequences that stem from abuse and addiction in Lake County, Ohio. Membership spans courts, law enforcement, first responders, education, and the offices of the Lake County Coroner, General Health District, and Department of Job and Family Services.

Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority – www.lakehousing.org
The Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority (Lake MHA) administers housing assistance for approximately 1,700 families throughout Lake County. This consists of two federal housing programs, the Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8) and the Public Housing Program.

Ready Lake County: A Disaster Preparedness Resource – www.readylakecounty.com
Ready Lake County offers information and education on disaster preparedness, including checklist information on how to build your own disaster supply kits and how to properly plan in case of a disaster.

The Coalition for Housing & Support Services of Lake County – www.chsslc.org
The Coalition for Housing and Support Services of Lake County provides information and resources on fair housing practices, including affordable housing, evictions, and foreclosures. Available to Lake County residents, CHSSLC also helps low income renters with security deposits and first months’ rent.

United Way of Lake County – www.uwlc.org
The United Way of Lake County (UWLC) funds programs including disaster relief, youth development, emergency food and shelter, and the Lake County 211 program.

State Resources
Ohio AIRS – http://ohioairs.org/
A comprehensive resource for state and local services.

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies – www.oacaa.org
Information on how Community Action Agencies strengthen and support Ohio communities.

Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Assistance – www.development.ohio.gov/cs/cs_caa.htm
Referral services for employment, job counseling, training and placement, education, day care, income management and income tax services, housing, health, nutrition, and emergency assistance.

211 Ohio – http://www.211ohio.net/
211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities.

National Resources
National Community Action Foundation – www.ncaf.org
Fighting poverty through Community Action Agencies.

National Community Action Partnership – www.communityactionpartnership.com
Community Action Partnership is a national organization that provides technical assistance, training and other resources to Community Action Agencies.

Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc. – http://caplaw.org
Provides legal and financial resources to Community Action Agencies.

National Low Income Housing Coalition – http://www.nlihc.org
The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.

Bridges Out of Poverty – http://www.bridgesoutofpoverty.com/
Bridges Out of Poverty is a community support program that provides a family of concepts, workshops, and products to help employers, community organizations, social service agencies, and individuals address and reduce poverty in a comprehensive way.

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