Local Emergency Resources

American Red Cross (440) 324-2929
Responds with resources to individual or area disasters.

Battered Women's Hotline (440) 244-1853
24 hour Crisis Hotline provides services to help prevent domestic violence

Better Business Bureau, Inc. (216) 241-7678
2217 E. 9th Street, Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Children Services of Lorain County (440) 329-5340
Handles cases where children are abused or neglected. 
Child Abuse Hotline (after hours) (440) 329-2121
24 hours a day handles cases where children are abused or neglected

 Elder Abuse Hotline (440) 284-4465
Helps abused, neglected or exploited adults unable to help themselves.

Ohio Department of Aging Elder Rights 1-800-282-1206

Elderly Victim/Witness Program (440) 329-5391
Elderly Victims and witnesses involved in Lorain County court system

Emergency Shelter (440) 277-9272
Provides emergency shelter for men, women and children under 17 accompanied by an adult.

First Call for Help (440) 282-7401, 1-800-499-8817
Provides human service information and referral

Health Violations
Elyria City Health Department (440) 323-7595
Lorain City Health Department (440)246-6836
Lorain County General Health District (440) 322-6367. (440) 244-2209

Help Me Grow (440)322-6367 or 1(800) 729-TOTS
Provides information and referral services for special needs children birth to 12 years of age.

Lorain County Office on Aging (440) 326-4800

Kinship Caregiving Connection (440)244-6261, ext. 4800
320 North Gateway Boulevard
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Provides information and referral services for Lorain County grandparents and other relatives raising grandchildren.

Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (440) 323-0860, (440) 244-6820

Lorain County Ombudsman Office (440) 329-5418 
Offers Information and assistance to citizens who experience problems with county government programs or services

Lorain UMADAOP (Urban Minority Alcohol and Drug Abuse Outreach Program) (440) 246-4616
2314 Kelley Place 
Lorain, Ohio 44052

Long Term Care Ombudsman (216) 696-2719
Investigates complaints of abuse and provides placement services for persons seeking long term care services.

Mental Health Crisis Hotline W.G. Nord Center (800) 888-6161
Also rape crisis hotline.

Poison Control Center of Northeast Ohio (888) 231-6161

U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue (440) 288-1206

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (216) 621-8010
Provides information on services available for persons 60+ in a five county area: Lorain, Cuyahoga, Medina, Geauga and Lake. Funds a variety of community based services. Administers PASSPORT and RSS (Residential State Supplement) programs to help low income persons who need home support services.

Womens Development Center (440) 366-4188
Women in small business, Dream Catchers Program

Womens Link (440) 366-4035 or 1-800-995-5222
Provides information and referral to college and community resources.