Lake County Local Resources

Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities –

Lake County Probate Court –

Lake County, Ohio –
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 –
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 –
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 –
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 –
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 –
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 –
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 County Reentry Coalition –
If you feel that your criminal background is a barrier to your reentry–contact us today! The Lake County Reentry Coalition can guide you by providing information and referrals specific to your situation. If you need a job, housing, or help with mental health or substance abuse issues, we can get you connected.

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

Geauga County Local Resources

Geauga Public Health –

Geauga United Way –

Geauga County 2-1-1 –

Geauga Hunger Task Force –

Geauga County Aging & Disability Resource Center –

Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority –

Geauga Reentry Program –

Geauga County –

Geauga County Department of Aging –

Geauga County Job & Family Services –

Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities –

Geauga County Board of Mental Health & Recovery Services –

Geauga Growth Partnership –

State Resources

Ohio Guardianship Association –

Ohio AIRS –
A comprehensive resource for state and local services.

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

Ohio Community Development Corporation –
For 50 years, Community Development Corporations (CDCs) in Ohio have empowered communities to take local action to generate economic opportunities and improve the quality of life in underserved neighborhoods. These non-profits provide a wide range of initiatives that have revitalized and stabilized disadvantaged communities throughout the state.

Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Assistance –
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 –
211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities.

Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library –

Ohio Department of Health –

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Information –

National Resources

National Community Action Foundation –
Fighting poverty through Community Action Agencies.

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

Alliance of Information & Referral Systems –
The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems is the professional membership association for community Information and Referral (I&R) and Information and Referral/Assistance (I&R/A) providers.

Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc. –
Provides legal and financial resources to Community Action Agencies.

National Low Income Housing Coalition –
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 –
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.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library –

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention –