These are resources we know of in the county that may be able to assist you. Organizations often have “service areas” that restrict their services to people living within certain zip codes, and might have other restrictions on service provision. We’ve indicated these restrictions if we know them, and these resources are grouped by location. Always call 211 for Additional Resources or visit 211lorain.org
Good Shepherd Baptist Church
1100 Cleveland Ave. Amherst, 44011
Programs as needed. Needs ID and proof of address.
Amherst Church of the Nazarene
210 Cooper Foster Park Rd. Amherst, 44001
Last Tuesday of the month Food Pantry 2-5 pm. Bring your own bags and ID.
First United Methodist Church
201 W. Main St. S. Amherst, 44001
Food Pantry M-F 9-12.
Avon-Avon Lake Community Resource Services
33501 Lake Rd Avon Lake, 44012
10-2 M-F (Friday only during the summer)
Food Pantry and emergency financial assistance.
Salvataion Army of LaGrange
North Ridgeville Community Cares
34015 Center Ridge Rd. North Ridgeville, 44039
MTW 9:30-1:30, T 2:30-6, Th 2:30-7
Clothing, Rx assistance for children, job bank, rental assistance.
Mt. Zion CDC
81 Locust St, Oberlin, OH 44074
Home improvement, housing
Oberlin Salvation Army
305 Artino St., Oberlin, 44074
May also help with other bills. Need ID, proof of residence, and bill in question.
Lorain County Office on Aging-Northeast
4575 Lake Rd. Sheffield Lake, 44054
Meals on Wheels and social service referral for Avon, Avon Lake, and Sheffield.
181 E. Herrick Ave. Wellington, 44090
Emergency shelter assistance for Wellington, Kipton, and Oberlin.
Community Action (2nd floor of Town Hall)
115 Willard Memorial Sq. Wellington, 44090
M-F 7:30-4:00; closed April-May and Aug-Oct
HEAP + PIPP programs, utility assistance
All of Lorain County
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