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In Cuyahoga County, there are a ton of amazing local resources that offer help to adults and teens. Many of these programs are low cost or free (based on your income level).

The Helplines and Hotlines will help you find someone you can talk to for support or find help near you. Some Hotlines are open 24/7.

These listings are provided to show you what types of services and help are available locally and nationally, but may not include every organization in a particular category. We provide the most basic information about the resource and cannot guarantee specific programs or services offered. Listings are continually updated.

Remember, no website or helpline is a substitute for healthcare provider’s advice. But if you need help, there is no reason to go at it alone. Our Resources listings are a great place to start and find the help you need.


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These crisis resources are accessible 24/7, for help when you need it.

Front Line 24/7 Crisis Hotline
Hotline for those in mental health challenges or overwhelming stress.
216-623-6888
www.frontlineservice.org

United Way 2-1-1 Hotline
Dial 2-1-1 
Social service, health and government resource referrals for residents of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Medina, Wayne or Holmes counties.

Crisis Text Line (for anyone in any kind of crisis)
Text “Start” to 741-741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline / Depression and Bipolar Support
800-273-TALK (8255)
www.dbsalliance.org

I Am Alive/National Hopeline Network
800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
800-442-HOPE (4673)
www.hopeline.com
       
Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline (National Call Center for Endangered Youth)
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437) or 866-210-3388 (for panic attacks or suicidal teens) www.thursdayschild.org

Boys Town National Hotline – Crisis hotline that helps parents & young people cope with stress and anxiety. 
800-448-3000 
www.boystown.org

The Trevor Project
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24.
866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)
www.thetrevorproject.org


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Whether you’re looking for job, a volunteer opportunity, ways to develop your leadership skills – or exploring different career and educational paths – these organizations can help put you on a path to success.

Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland
(Locations vary by neighborhood)
(216) 883-2106
www.clevekids.org
Offers programs, which are both fun and engaging, that focus on three areas: Academic success; character and citizenship; and healthy lifestyles.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland
(216) 621-8223
www.wementoryouth.org
Offers youth mentoring programs.

Cleveland Job Corps Center
(216) 541-2500
www.cleveland.jobcorps.gov
Provides students with the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce – at no cost to them or their families.

Employment Connection
(216) 664-4673
www.employmentconnection.us/en-US/home.aspx
Assists job seekers in finding success.

Ohio Guidestone – Workforce 360 Program
(440) 260-8069
www.ohioguidestone.org/index.php/programs-services/workforce-development-programs
Offers paid work experience, high school elective credits, training scholarships, build resume building services, interview and job skills, connections to employers, and job placement assistance.

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
(216) 651-5428
www.lgbtcleveland.org
Offers programs for LGBTQ youth and young adults (14-24 years old) that centers on creating genuine connections between peers and increasing access to valuable resources. Youth and young adults participate in programs geared to their age range while providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere.

Towards Employment
(216) 696-5750
www.towardsemployment.org
Offers services for job seekers living near or below poverty, who want to gain and retain employment, ultimately advancing into a career.

Youth 360 Program – Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
(216) 619-6194
www.clevelandrapecrisis.org
Provides young leaders with opportunities to gain skills to become change agents and activists in their communities. Students ages 14-16 learn about and create projects to educate the community (school, faith organization, youth group, etc.) on issues of sexual violence. 

Youth Advocacy and Leadership Coalition (YALC)
The Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County
(216) 429-8200
http://fcfc.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/youth-development.aspx
Offers a civic leadership program for youth ages 13-18 in Cuyahoga County. The YALC develops young adult leaders by training and supporting them in advocating for youth issues and links them to their communities through service learning experiences.

Youth Opportunities Unlimited
(216) 566-5445
www.youthopportunities.org
Offers education, internship, entrepreneurship and employment opportunities for youth.

YMCA of Greater Cleveland
Various locations
(216) 881-6878
http://www.clevelandymca.org/locations.html
Provides kids and teens a safe place to belong, build confidence and learn positive behaviors grounded in their core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith through leadership development initiatives.


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Substance abuse and other addictive behaviors can cause major social, behavioral and physical problems for both youth and adults. Luckily, there are plenty of local organizations that offer help to those suffering from addiction, as well as their friends and families.

2-1-1 Hotline
Dial 2-1-1
United Way’s 2-1-1 Hotline is a good starting point to find resources in Cuyahoga and nearby counties, including help for addiction problems. 

Al-Anon/Alateen of Ohio
(216) 621-1381
www.clevelandal-anon.org
Offers an anonymous and confidential fellowship for relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experiences, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems of living with an alcoholic and to help others do the same. Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Alcoholics Anonymous Cleveland
(216) 241-7387
www.aacleve.org
Provides support, strength and hope through fellowship for those who have had a drinking problem. AA is non-professional, self-supporting, multi-racial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

American Lung Association of Ohio – Northeast Region
(216) 524-5864
http://lung.org
Provides information about the dangers of smoking, helps with stopping smoking and distributes information for patients with lung diseases such as asthma and emphysema.

Catholic Charities Diocese – Cuyahoga County – Chemical Dependency Services
(216) 391-2030
www.ccdocle.org/services
Offers assessment, counseling, case management and referrals for youth with substance abuse problems.

Circle Health Services (formerly Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland)
(216) 721-4010
Offers substance abuse treatment services (individual, group, couple, and family), including crisis intervention. 

Crisis Text Line
Text “Start” to 741-741
www.crisistextline.org
Offers 24/7 free and confidential help for anyone of any age who is in any type of crisis.

East Cleveland Straight Talk
(216) 229-3784
Offers treatment and prevention, counseling, support groups, community education and case management.

Food Addicts Anonymous – Cleveland
(440) 842-2822
http://foodaddictsanonymous.org
Provides support groups for people who can’t stop eating or thinking about food.

Harbor Light – Salvation Army
(216) 781-3773×143
http://neo.salvationarmy.org/northeastohio/HarborLightPS
Offers detoxification and intensive outpatient programs.

Hispanic Urban Minority Alcohol and Drug Abuse (HUMADAOP)/ CASA ALMA CASA MARIA
(216) 459-1222
www.hispanicumadaop.com
Provides programs to increase awareness of substance abuse and provides treatment and prevention services to the Latino community.

National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline
(800) 662-HELP (4357)
Provides 24/7 information, support, treatment options and referrals to local rehab centers for any drug or alcohol problem.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders Hotline
(800) 831-3438
Offers referrals and support to those with Anorexia and other eating disorders.

National Eating Disorders Association Information and Referral Helpline
(800) 931-2237
Offers support services and guidance to people struggling with eating disorders and help for their loved ones and families.

New Directions
(216) 591-0324
http://newdirect.org
Provides treatment for chemically dependent adolescents (ages 13 through 18) and help for their families.

Project DAWN
(216) 778-5677
Opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) program for those at risk for overdose. 

Recovery Resources
(216) 431-4131
www.recres.org
Offers intervention and prevention programs, group treatment, treatment services, the Dual Diagnosis Program, supportive psychiatric groups, and adult alcohol and drug education classes.

Robby’s Voice
(216) 431-4131
Community-based organization focused on promoting awareness and education about drug addiction.

Stella Maris
(216) 781-0550
www.stellamariscleveland.com
Offers sub-acute detoxification, intensive outpatient programs for men and women, and sober housing for men.

United Way 2-1-1 Hotline
Dial 2-1-1
http://www.211oh.org/how-we-help/process
Assists anyone looking for social service, health and government resources in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Medina, Wayne or Holmes Counties.

Urban Minority Alcoholism Drug Abuse Outreach Project
(216) 361-2040 
www.clevelandumadaop.com
Offers prevention services and education, alternative services for children and adolescents, art therapy for teens and children, after school programs, poetry classes and step classes.

Women’s Alliance-Recovery Services
(216) 575-9120
https://www.rehab.com/womens-alliancerecovery-services/6377596-r
Offers rehab services for women to treat mental health, substance, drug and alcohol abuse.

Women’s Recovery Center
(216) 651-1450
www.womensctr.org
Offers three alcohol and other drug treatment programs. Each treatment program is a three-phase program.


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Services offered by these organizations include counseling, general healthcare, dental services and more. Please contact the agency directly to find out if you are able to receive services without having your parent or guardian present.

Applewood Centers
Cuyahoga County (216) 459-9827
www.applewoodcenters.org
Offers outpatient and in-home counseling services, school-based services, after school group counseling, psychiatry, residential treatment, foster care and adoption, and the Gerson School (alternative school).

Beech Brook
(216) 831-2255
www.beechbrook.org
Offers residential and day treatment programs, outpatient counseling, foster care and adoption, school-based services, family and community-based services, Lorain County programs, divorce seminars, and a family drop-in center.

Bellefaire JCB
(216) 932-2800
www.bellefairejcb.org
Offers outpatient counseling, school-based counseling, prevention and early intervention, a homeless and missing youth program, foster care, and residential treatment.

Care Alliance Health Center
(216) 781-6724
www.carealliance.org
Provides primary medical care, dental, and behavioral health care and supportive services to individuals living in Cleveland. Services are provided on a sliding fee scale based on income. A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), no one is turned away due to an inability to pay.

Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry
(216) 368-8730
http://dental.case.edu
Offers dental care services by supervised dental students.

Cleveland Clinic
Appointments: (866) 320-4573 (24/7)
Questions: (800) 223-2273
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
Offers comprehensive healthcare services at multiple clinics and hospitals.

Cleveland Department of Public Health
J. Glen Smith Health Center
(216) 249-4100
http://www.clevelandhealth.org/network/health/J_Glen_Smith.php

T.F. McCafferty Health Center
(216) 621-5005
http://www.clevelandhealth.org/network/health/McCafferty.php
Offers free or low-cost health care and screening services that include lead screening, childhood immunizations, flu vaccinations for adults and children, TB testing, pregnancy testing, a reproductive health clinic and HIV testing and counseling.

Center for Families and Children
(216) 432-7200
www.thecentersohio.org
Offers early learning programs, health and wellness, workforce development, youth and family services and emergency food distribution. Connects clients to the right opportunities, relationships, resources and networks that can help them build a better future.

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
(216) 619-6194
24-Hour Hotline (216) 619-6192
www.clevelandrapecrisis.org
Provides free, comprehensive services to women, children and men who have survived sexual violence in Cuyahoga County. Services include 24-Hour Hotline; hospital advocacy; justice system advocacy; individual therapy; support groups; Project STAR: Sex Trafficking Advocacy Recovery; Hogar Consuelo and campus services.

Cuyahoga Community College – Dental Hygiene Clinic
(216) 987-4413
http://www.tri-c.edu/community/community-services/dental-hygiene-clinic.html
Provides preventative dental care such as cleanings, x-rays, and sealants.

Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center
24-Hour Domestic Violence Helpline (216) 391-HELP (4357) 
Business Phone: (216)-229-2420
www.dvcac.org
Offers referrals and answers questions about domestic violence, individual counseling, support groups, legal advocacy and shelter.

Circle Health Services (formerly Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland)
12201 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 721-4010
www.thefreeclinic.org
Provides high-quality health care and related services to individuals and families, regardless of their ability to pay, and by advocating for policy changes that promote greater access for the underserved and improved community-wide health and wellness outcomes.

Front Line Service 24/7 Crisis Hotline
(216) 623-6888
www.frontlineservice.org
Offers a 24/7 hotline for children and adults whose safety and health are threatened by mental health challenges or overwhelming stressors. Provides crisis assessment and intervention services throughout Cuyahoga County. (Formerly known as MHS.)

Jewish Family Services
(216) 292-3999
www.jfsa-cleveland.org
Provides emergency shelter for women and children affected by domestic violence and homelessness. Comprehensive services including safety planning, legal advocacy, support groups, counseling, and case management.

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
(216) 651-5428
http://lgbtcleveland.org
Provides support groups, discussion groups and a drop-in center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning youth. Services are free.

MetroHealth
(800) 544-5251
www.metrohealth.org
Offers comprehensive healthcare services at multiple clinics and hospitals. Please visit website for complete list of locations and services.

Murtis Taylor Human Service System
Locations vary by service
(216) 283-4400
www.murtistaylor.info/
Offers an early childhood education center, tutoring, counseling/psychotherapy, mental health assessment, parent education, case management, emergency financial assistance, adult residential treatment and chemical dependency treatment.

North Coast Health Ministry
(216) 228-7878
http://nchealthministry.org
Provides free health care for uninsured, low-income families.

Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health (NEON)
Locations vary
(216) 231-7700
www.neonhealth.org
Provides quality, personalized and family-oriented comprehensive health care services to Northeast Ohio residents at reasonable cost, with professional, dedicated employees, while employing the most current health care practices that are responsive to community needs for prevention and treatment of disease.

Ohio’s Best Rx
(866) 923-7879
www.ohiobestrx.org
Offers a prescription drug discount card program.

Ohio Guidestone
(440) 234-2006
www.ohioguidestone.org
Offers community-based services, foster care services, home-based services, parenting and family services, residential treatment, and workforce development.

YWCA Greater Cleveland
(216) 881-6878
http://www.ywcaofcleveland.org
Offers the Nurturing Independence and Aspiration (NIA) program, which is a Trauma-Informed System of Care model focused on permanence, education, employment, housing, physical and mental health, and personal and community engagement for youth 14 to 24 years of age who are in or transitioning from foster care.

Witness/Victim Service Center
(216) 443-7345
http://ja.cuyahogacounty.us/en-us/wvsc-new.aspx
Offers criminal justice system advocacy, counseling, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling for children, adults, and families, support groups for women in abusive relationships, juvenile court advocacy, community referral and education.

University Hospitals
Appointments: (866) UH4-CARE
Questions: (216) 844-8447 or (888) 844-8447
www.uhhospitals.org
Offers comprehensive healthcare services at multiple clinics and hospitals.


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Local and national “hotlines” and “helplines” provide confidential and free information, referrals and advice. They can answer questions and help you in times of need. Many are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week (24/7).

Alternative House Hotline (24/7)
(800) SAY-TEEN (8336)

Boys Town National Hotline (24/7)
(800) 448-3000
Crisis hotline that helps parents & children cope with stress and anxiety.
www.yourlifeyourvoice.org (teen text and chat)

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (24/7)
(800) 4 A CHILD (800-422-4453)

Cleveland Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center Helpline (24/7)
(216) 391-HELP (4357) 

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (24/7)
(216) 619-6192 (24/7Hotline)

Crisis Text Line (24/7)
Text “Start” to 741-741
Help for anyone in any kind of crisis

Cuyahoga County Child Abuse Hotline (24/7)
(216) 696-KIDS (5497)
Investigates reports of child abuse and protects children at serious risk, and refers children and families to other services.

Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center (24/7)
Domestic Violence Helpline (216) 391-HELP (4357) 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Crisis Hotline (24/7)
(800) 273-TALK

Front Line Service 24/7 Crisis Hotline (24/7)
(216) 623-6888
Crisis and suicide prevention hotline for residents of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.

I Am Alive – Hopeline (24/7)
(800) 442-HOPE (4673)

LGBT Helpline & Peer Listening Line
Helpline: (888) 340-4528
Peer listening: (800) 399-PEER (7337) for LGBTQ young people (ages 25 and under)

Mental Health America
(800) 969-NMHA (6642)
Provides referrals to specific mental health service or support programs in your community.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
(800) 950-NAMI (6264)
Provides support, information and referrals.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders Helpline
(800) 577-1330
Provides referrals and information.

National Center for Victims of Crime
(800) FYI-CALL (394-2255)
Offers referrals. Multi-language service available

National Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7)
(800) 799-SAFE (7233)

National Drug/Alcohol Rehab Hotline
(866) 222-3620
Referral helpline of Elite Rehab Placement

National Eating Disorders Association Information and Referral Helpline
(800) 931-2237

National Runaway Safeline (24/7)
(800)-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929) or TEXT 66008

National Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7)
(800) 656-HOPE (4673)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7)
(800) 273-TALK (8255)

Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline
(844) OHIO-HELP (844-644-6435) 

Postpartum Support International
(800) 994-4PPD (4773)

PPD Moms
(800) PPD-MOMS (800-773-6667)
Postpartum depression help.

S.A.F.E. Alternatives
800-DONTCUT (800-366-8288)
Offers information and help for self-injury.

The Trevor Project
866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24.

United Way 2-1-1 Hotline
Dial 2-1-1
Social service, health and government resource referrals for residents of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Medina, Wayne or Holmes counties.


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These organizations are devoted to serving the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) community in an open and caring environment. Crisis help and resources for allies and families of LGBTQ teens are also provided.

In Cuyahoga County
LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
(216) 651-5428
www.lgbtcleveland.org
Offers youth and young adult programs, discussion groups, support and advocacy for LGBTQ elders (SAGE program), health and wellness programs (including free HIV testing) and transgender programs.

Hotlines and Helplines – Crisis Resources for LGBTQ Youth
It Gets Better
The Trevor Project
LGBT Hotline

LGBT Helpline & Peer Listening Line
Helpline: (888) 340-4528
Peer listening: 1-800-399-PEER (7337)
Offers referrals, information and support.

MetroHealth PRIDE Clinic
Thomas McCafferty Center
4242 Lorain Road, Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 957-4905
www.metrohealth.org/prideclinic
Serves the health needs of the LGBTQ with specially trained physicians and support staff and an open and honest environment. Services include: Disease risk reduction and prevention, STD and HIV screening and treatment, transgender health services including hormonal medical care, medical and behavioral health services for LGBT and questioning youth, management of chronic diseases, smoking cessation, family planning, OB/GYN care, well adult care, and well child care, including immunizations, urgent care visits, specialty and support services.

Resources for Families and Allies
GLAAD (formerly known as the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)
Human Rights Campaign
GLSEN (formerly known as the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network)

The Trevor Project
866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24.

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This section lists organizations that can answer questions you may have about your legal rights and responsibilities as a citizen, consumer or student.

American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio
(216) 472-2200
www.acluohio.org
Provides legal assistance for cases when it considers civil liberties to be at risk. Legal support from the ACLU can take the form of direct legal representation, or preparation of amicus curiae briefs, expressing legal arguments.

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
(216) 696-3525
www.clemetrobar.org
Provides referrals to attorneys (free), assist public in filing grievances against attorneys and judges

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
(216) 619-6194
24-Hour Hotline (216) 619-6192
www.clevelandrapecrisis.org
Offers a 24/7 crisis hotline, hospital advocacy, justice system advocacy, individual therapy, support groups, Project STAR: Sex Trafficking Advocacy and Recovery, Hogar Consuelo and campus services.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office
(216) 443-7800
www.prosecutor.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/home.aspx
Serves the public in seeking justice for victims, representing the county in civil matters and conducting legal research.

Cuyahoga County Public Defender
(216) 443-7295
http://publicdefender.cuyahogacounty.us
Provides legal representation for youth who are involved with the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court.

Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center
24-Hour Domestic Violence Helpline (216) 391-HELP (4357) 
Family & Child Advocacy Helpline (216) 391-4357
Business Phone: (216)-229-2420
Empower individuals, educates the community and advocates for justice to end domestic violence and child abuse.

Cuyahoga County Child Abuse Hotline
(216) 696-KIDS (5497)
Investigates reports of child abuse and protects children at serious risk, and refers children and families to other services.

Cuyahoga County Child and Family Services
(216) 431-4500
www.cfs.cuyahogacounty.us
Recruits, trains, and conducts home studies for prospective foster and adoptive parents. Teaches independent living skills to 16-18-year-old children in their custody. Finds alternative care for children in their custody, adoption services for children in Permanent Custody, and provides a variety of supportive services.

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453)
Provides a national 24/7 hotline staffed by professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in over 200 languages. Offers crisis intervention, information, literature and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service and support resources. All calls are confidential.


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These organizations provide the most basic needs (food and shelter) during difficult times and times of transition.

Alternative House Hotline (24/7)
1-800-SAY-TEEN (800-729-8336)
https://thealternativehouse.org/hotline.htm
Offers a first point of contact for young people in crisis.

City Mission
5310 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103
(216) 431-3510
www.thecitymission.org
Operates a shelter for men (Crossroads Crisis Center), women (Laura’s Home), meals and more.

Cosgrove Center
1736 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 781-8262
www.ccdocle.org/facility/bishop-william-m-cosgrove-center
Operates a hunger center (breakfast and lunch on week days), pantry services, referrals, AA meetings and homeless day drop-in center.

Euclid Hunger Center
291 E. 222nd St., Euclid, OH  44123
(216) 731-3329
www.euclidhungercenter.com
Operates a food pantry every Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm (Euclid residents only; once a month)

Family Promise of Greater Cleveland
3470 East 152nd Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44120
(216) 767-4060  
www.familypromisecle.org
Helps homeless families transform their lives by providing temporary housing and family stability services, such as employment and life-skills programs so that families can quickly obtain and sustain stable housing.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank
15500 South Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110
(216) 738-2265
www.greaterclevelandfoodbank.org
Operates food pantries at various locations.

Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland
Hunger Center locations vary
Rockefeller Building (Office)
614 W. Superior Ave, Suite 744, Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 619-8155
www.hungernetwork.org
Operates food pantries and hot meal sites.

Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center
18120 Puritas Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44135
(216) 472-5500
www.thecitymission.org/lauras-home
Offers programs and shelter for women and children. Operated by The City Mission.

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
1468 W. 25th Street, Cleveland, OH44113
(216)696-2715
Serves at-risk youth, ex-offenders, and people with disabilities. Provides employment assistance, youth support groups and shelter.

Men’s Shelter at 2100 Lakeside
2100 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland OH 44103
(216) 566-0047
www.lutheranmetro.org/2100-mens-shelter.html
Operates a homeless shelter (375 beds) offers three meals a day. Overflow site, clothing site, showers and TB testing.

National Runaway Safeline (24/7)
1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929
www.1800runaway.org
Provides crisis intervention for teens and families. Referrals to lodging in any area.

Salvation Army – Zelma George Family Shelter
1710 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH
(216) 781-3773
Provides an emergency shelter program primarily for homeless women with children but accepts intact families, married couples, and men with children. Offers residents case management, counseling, clothing and food plus referrals to transitional housing and other programs.

Westhaven (12-17yrs)
3020 W 104th Street, Cleveland, OH 44111
(216) 941-0062
Provides shelter, hot meals, diagnostic assessment, counseling, transportation to school, after-care services and outreach into the community to counsel families in crisis.

Westside Catholic Center
3135 Lorain Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 631-4741
www.wsccenter.org
Provides meals (breakfast and hot lunches), clothing and household items distribution, Street Survival Services (showers, telephones, mailboxes and emergency services to those living on the streets) and the Sullivan Family GED Scholarship Program. Outreach and advocacy for housing, entitlements, substance abuse and mental health services, healthcare, education, employment advocacy, legal assistance, identification recovery and specialized programs to overcome the effects of trauma.

United Way 2-1-1 Hotline
Dial 2-1-1
http://www.211oh.org/how-we-help/process
Assists anyone looking for social service, health and government resources in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Medina, Wayne or Holmes Counties.

Y-Haven YMCA of Greater Ohio
6001 Woodland Ave Suite 703, Cleveland, OH 44104
(216) 431-2018
www.clevelandymca.org/y-haven.html
Provides transitional housing, recovery services, treatment for mental illness, educational training, vocational services and permanent housing placement to men who are homeless.


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The following clinics provide reproductive health services (including comprehensive STD and pregnancy prevention counseling) to individuals aged 13+. Fees for services are free or low cost (sliding scale based on your income) or charged to insurance plans.

The AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland
(216) 621-0766
www.aidstaskforce.org
Provides free HIV testing, referrals, and counseling.

Center for Families and Children
(216) 432-7200
www.thecentersohio.org
Offers early learning programs, health and wellness, workforce development, youth and family services and emergency food distribution.

Cleveland Department of Public Health – Main Office
www.clevelandhealth.org
(216) 664-2324
Provides basic medical services as well as pregnancy testing and HIV/STD testing. MomsFirst program offers case management for pregnant moms until child is age two.

T.F. McCafferty Health Center
(216) 621-5005
Operates Teen Night Clinic: Thursdays, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Operates Reproductive Health Clinics providing HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, pregnancy testing, counseling, and referral

Cuyahoga County Board of Health
(216) 201-2000
www.ccbh.net/family-planning
Operates Title X Clinic: Tuesdays 12:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Provides STD testing/treatment, birth control and safer sex education and counseling.

Circle Health Services (formerly Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland)
(216) 721-4010
www.thefreeclinic.org
Provides gynecological and family planning services, STD diagnosis and treatment.

MetroHealth Center for Community Health – Public Health Programs
(216) 957-9421
http://www.metrohealth.org/public-health-programs
Offers programs including Cuyahoga County Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program, a food supplement and nutrition education program serving pregnant and breast-feeding women, infants younger than one year, and children up to the age of five who are at risk due to inadequate nutrition; Child and Family Health Services Program (CFHS), a neighborhood-based maternal/child health program, providing clinical visits, outreach and health education services, including community health assessments and planning activities; and Friends of Mothers and Infants (Friends of M&I) to promote the health and well-being of families by providing essential items for mothers and infants who are clients of the MetroHealth Center for Community Health.

MetroHealth PRIDE Clinic
Thomas McCafferty Center
(216) 957-4905
www.metrohealth.org/prideclinic
Serves the health needs of the LGBTQ with specially trained physicians and support staff and an open and honest environment. Services include: Disease risk reduction and prevention, STD and HIV screening and treatment, transgender health services including hormonal medical care, medical and behavioral health services for LGBT and questioning youth, management of chronic diseases, smoking cessation, family planning, OB/GYN care, well adult care, and well-child care, including immunizations, urgent care visits, specialty and support services.

Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health (NEON)
(216) 231-7700
www.neonhealth.org
Offers gynecology and family planning services and a comprehensive perinatal care program.

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
(440) 331-8744
www.ppoh.org
Offers STD testing, birth control, pregnancy testing, sexual and reproductive health counseling. Multiple locations.

Preterm
(216) 991-4000
www.preterm.org
Services include abortion care, birth control, emergency contraception, STD testing and treatment, wellness care, miscarriage management, LGBTQ health center and teen health care.

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
(216) 651-5428
www.lgbtcleveland.org
Offers free HIV testing, health and wellness programs.

University Hospitals Women’s Health Center
(216) 844-3896
http://uhhospitals.org
Offers prenatal and childbirth classes designed for teens. Provides birth control, STD testing, pregnancy testing, pregnancy counseling and prenatal care.


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These organizations offer services including prenatal care, parenting classes and assistance for teen parents and their children. Fees for services are free or low cost (sliding scale based on your income) or charged to insurance plans. Please contact the organization directly for a complete list of services offered.

Aternaterm Pregnancy Services
(216) 371-4848
www.alternaterm.org
Faith-based counseling to pregnant women, new mothers and new and expecting fathers. Information and referrals for prenatal care, maternity housing, adoption and post-abortion support, as well as items such as baby clothing.

Beech Brook Family Drop-in Center
(216) 391-4069
http://beechbrook.org
Offers classes and mentoring program for teen moms ages 17 through 21 who have been involved in the foster care system to work on parenting skills such as stress management and early childhood development.

Boot Camp for New Dads
Locations vary by hospital
www.bootcampfornewdads.org
Helps expectant fathers learn about prenatal and infant care. Offered at nine hospitals and two correctional facilities in Cuyahoga County. Visit website for locations. Free to men who qualify.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland – St. Philip Neri Family Center
(216) 391-4415
http://ccdocle.org/services
Offers Young Parent Program providing formal education for students ages 12 through 18, who are pregnant. Includes well baby care and nutrition classes.

Center for Families and Children
(216) 432-7200
www.thecentersohio.org
Offers early learning programs, health and wellness, workforce development, youth and family services and emergency food distribution.

Cleveland Department of Public Health – Main Office
(216) 664-2324
www.clevelandhealth.org
Provides basic medical services as well as pregnancy testing and HIV/STD testing. MomsFirst program offers case management for pregnant moms until child is age two.

Cleveland Pregnancy Center
www.clevelandpregnancyhelp.org
Offers free pregnancy tests, peer counseling, childbirth preparation, baby clothing, support groups, and parenting education for parents, parents-to-be, and teens with post-abortion issues.

T.F. McCafferty Health Center
(216) 621-5005
Operates Teen Night Clinic: Thursdays, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Operates Reproductive Health Clinics providing HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, pregnancy testing, counseling, and referral.

Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland (CEOGC)
(216) 696-9077
ceogc.org
Babies and Moms Support (BAMS) program offers support and assistance for mothers and their babies. Weekly parenting and nutrition classes for participants held at a local neighborhood opportunity centers.

Cuyahoga County Board of Health
(216) 201-2000
www.ccbh.net/family-planning
Operates Title X Clinic: Tuesdays 12:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Provides STD testing/treatment, birth control and safer sex education and counseling.

Cuyahoga County Job & Family Services
Cleveland, Ohio
(216) 987-7000 (benefits)
(216) 443-5100 (Office of Child Support Services)
http://cjfs.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/home.aspx
Help for teen and low-income parents, including child support services; childcare assistance; food assistance; utility assistance; limited-time income assistance; and Healthy Start Medicaid insurance for children.

Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center
(216) 229-8800
dvcac.org
Program for teen mothers provides support and education during pregnancy and deals with parenting issues after pregnancy. Answers anonymous questions on parenting and child development through the Family Helpline.

Faith Baptist Community Center
(216) 881-8816
freehope.org
Program for teen mothers provides support and education during pregnancy and deals with parenting issues after pregnancy. Answers anonymous questions on parenting and child development through the Family Helpline.

Family Connections
(216) 921-2023 (Shaker Heights)
(216) 321-0079 (Cleveland Heights)
familyconnections1.org
Provides parenting classes and drop-in sessions for mothers, fathers and caregivers. Offers free support and information to families with a preschooler with special needs.

Circle Health Services (formerly Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland)
(216) 721-4010
www.thefreeclinic.org
Provides gynecological and family planning services, STD diagnosis and treatment.

Help Me Grow of Cuyahoga County
(216) 698-7500
helpmegrow.org
Provides ongoing home visits to eligible mothers and families with children up to age three. Offers evaluations and to services for children with developmental delays or disabilities. Provides information to families with young children.

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation – Stork’s Nest
(216) 643-3330
marchofdimes.com/ohio
Offers prenatal health education for pregnant women. By attending classes, women earn points that can be exchanged for donated baby clothing.

Center for Community Health – Public Health Programs
(216) 957-9421
www.metrohealth.org
Offers programs including Cuyahoga County Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program, a food supplement and nutrition education program serving pregnant and breast-feeding women, infants younger than one year, and children up to the age of five who are at risk due to inadequate nutrition; Child and Family Health Services Program (CFHS), a neighborhood-based maternal/child health program, providing clinical visits, outreach and health education services, including community health assessments and planning activities; and Friends of Mothers and Infants (Friends of M&I) to promote the health and well-being of families by providing essential items for mothers and infants who are clients of the MetroHealth Center for Community Health.

MetroHealth PRIDE Clinic
Thomas McCafferty Center
(216) 957-4905
www.metrohealth.org/prideclinic
Serves the health needs of the LGBTQ with specially trained physicians and support staff and an open and honest environment. Services include: Disease risk reduction and prevention, STD and HIV screening and treatment, transgender health services including hormonal medical care, medical and behavioral health services for LGBT and questioning youth, management of chronic diseases, smoking cessation, family planning, OB/GYN care, well adult care, and well-child care, including immunizations, urgent care visits, specialty and support services.

Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health (NEON)
(216) 231-7700
www.neonhealth.org
Offers gynecology and family planning services and a comprehensive perinatal care program.

Passages
(216) 881-6776
http://passages-oh.org
Faith-based services for parents and children who are dealing with incarceration or re-entry. Services include workforce development training; father and child retreats; family retreats; dialogues between African American and Hispanic families; custody and visitation referrals; legal assistance; child support direction and other services.

Postpartum Support International
(800) 994-4PPD (4773)
Helpline to help new moms who are experiencing depression.

PPD Moms
(800) PPD-MOMS (800-773-6667)
Crisis hotline offers postpartum depression help for new mothers.

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
(440) 331-8744
www.ppoh.org
Offers STD testing, birth control, pregnancy testing, sexual and reproductive health counseling. Multiple locations.

Pregnant with Possibilities Resource Center
www.pregnantwithpossibilities.com/
Assists pregnant or parenting teens with life skills classes, coaching, goal setting and character development.

Preterm
(216) 991-4000
www.preterm.org
Services include abortion care, birth control, emergency contraception, STD testing and treatment, wellness care, miscarriage management, LGBTQ health center and teen health care.

Starting Point for Child Care and Early Education
(216) 575-0061
starting-point.org
Provides free referrals to child care services, out-of-school activities and care, special needs childcare and programs for men and boys.

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
(216) 651-5428
www.lgbtcleveland.org
Offers free HIV testing, health and wellness programs.

United Hearts Life Mission Center
(216) 459-9839
Provides maternity clothes, formula and occasionally other baby items to single parents. Se habla Español.

University Hospitals Women’s Health Center
(216) 844-3896
uhhospitals.org
Offers prenatal and childbirth classes designed for teens. Provides birth control, STD testing, pregnancy testing, pregnancy counseling and prenatal care.

Womankind
(216) 662-5700
Offers pregnancy testing and prenatal care through 28 weeks. Planning for last trimester care and delivery. Offers support services, counseling, post-abortion counseling, natural family planning, childbirth classes, breast-feeding information, maternity and baby items (as available) and referrals.


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These organizations offer assistance with preventing or dealing with violence and sexual assault.

Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center
24-Hour Domestic Violence Helpline (216) 391-HELP (4357) 
Family & Child Advocacy Helpline (216) 391-4357
Business Phone: (216)-229-2420
www.dvcac.org
Provides referrals and answers about domestic violence, individual counseling, support groups, legal advocacy and shelter.

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
(216) 619-6194
24-Hour Hotline (216) 619-6192
www.clevelandrapecrisis.org
Provides free, comprehensive services to women, children and men who have survived sexual violence. Services include: 24-Hour Hotline, hospital advocacy, justice system advocacy, individual therapy, support groups, Project STAR: Sex Trafficking Advocacy and Recovery, Hogar Consuelo and campus services.

Jewish Family Services
(216) 292-3999
www.jfsa-cleveland.org
Provides emergency shelter for women and children affected by domestic violence and homelessness. Comprehensive services including safety planning, legal advocacy, support groups, counseling, and case management.

Witness/Victim Center
(216) 443-7345
http://ja.cuyahogacounty.us/en-us/wvsc-new.aspx
Provides criminal justice system advocacy, counseling, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling for children, adults, and families, support groups for women in abusive relationships, juvenile court advocacy, community referral and education.

Cuyahoga County Job & Family Services
(216) 987-7000 (benefits)
(216) 443-5100 (Office of Child Support Services)
cjfs.cuyahogacounty.us
Help for teen and low-income parents includes: Child support services, child care assistance; food, utility and limited-time income assistance and Healthy Start Medicaid insurance for children.

MetroHealth Center for Community Health – WIC Administrative Office
(216) 957-9421
http://www.metrohealth.org
Cuyahoga County WIC (Women, Infants and Children): Provides food, nutrition education, special supplemental foods and support and referral services for pregnant, breast-feeding and postpartum women and children up to age 5 who meet income guidelines. Services provided at locations throughout Cuyahoga County.

United Hearts Life Mission Center
(216) 459-9839
Provides maternity clothes, formula and occasionally other baby items to single parents. Se habla Español.

Passages
(216) 881-6776
http://passages-oh.org
Provides services for offenders and their families. Offers an overnight camp for fathers and their children.

University Hospitals Women’s Health Center
(216) 844-3896
http://uhhospitals.org
Provides birth control, STD testing, pregnancy testing, pregnancy counseling, and prenatal care for women. Offers prenatal and childbirth classes specifically for teens. Appointment needed.


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