2-1-1 is a free community service you can use to get information about social, health and government resources 24 hours a day, every day
Invest in Children, http://www.investinchildren.cuyahogacounty.us
Invest in Children is a community-wide, public/private partnership administered by the Cuyahoga County Office of Early Childhood. The Partnership is comprised of individuals, private organizations, including government agencies, community-based service providers, and philanthropic and private organizations, all working together to help increase the development, funding, visibility and impact of early childhood services in Cuyahoga County.
Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center, http://www.dvcac.org/child-abuse-help
If you need immediate assistance, please call our 24-Hour Family Helpline at 216-229-8800. We can assist you with crisis intervention, intake for clinical services, general information on parenting and referrals for resources in the community.
Achievement Centers for Children, http://www.achievementcenters.org/home.html
A Cleveland, Ohio based non-profit organization that provides support, services, and programs that help children with a wide range of physical, emotional, neurological, or developmental disabilities achieve their full potential in life.
Cuyahoga County Child and Family Services, http://cfs.cuyahogacounty.us/
The Division of Children and Family Services embraces the philosophy that children grow better in families and supports this by keeping children close to their families whenever possible through neighborhood foster care. Their programs have the goal of stabilizing and reuniting families that have been weakened through poverty, illness or crisis, resulting in neglect or abuse to children.
Department of Employment and Family Services, (216) 987-7000 or (216) 987-7899.
- Works First/Cash Assistance
- Food Assistance
- Emergency Cash or PRC (Prevention, Retention and Contingency Program)
- Healthy Start/Healthy Families
- Medicaid for the aged, blind and disabled
- Child care assistance programs
- Child care certification
- Services to assist families in achieving employment
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank operates a community food distribution center to local pantries. Provides a list of pantry and hot food sites, helps clients apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp program), and other benefits.
Cuyahoga County Board of Health, http://www.ccbh.net, (216) 201-2000
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health's mission is to work in partnership with the community to protect and improve the health and well-being of everyone in Cuyahoga County. The CCBH has a Cribs for Kids program. The contact information is 216-201-2001, ext. 2019.