Other Assistance Programs
PCSAO (Grandparent Caregiver Affidavit)
House Bill 130 created legal documentation to assist Grandparent Caregivers who are caring for children without any court involvement or custody paperwork. When properly completed, notarized and filed with the court, these forms will assist grandparents in enrolling grandchildren in school and participating as the parent; accessing routine and emergency medical and dental care. Follow http://www.pcsao.org/KinshipSupports.htm to obtain these forms.
You can dial 2-1-1 from any landline phone to speak with an information and referral specialist who can help you find answers for questions regarding community services and connect you with area resources that may be able to offer assistance in a wide range of areas from housing and food to support groups and counseling services. The service is free and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 2-1-1 is not an emergency line. If you have an emergency you should call 9-1-1 immediately. 2-1-1 is the result of a collaborative effort among community partners including United Way of Lake County, the Lake County ADAMHS Board, and the Lake County Commissioners.
Salvation Army sites are located throughout Lake County and offer social, recreational, and supportive services to individuals and families. Services include a food pantry, clothing room, emergency financial assistance, as well as an after-school tutoring program. For more information in Lake County, call (440) 354-3774.
Catholic Charities Services
Emergency services are available to assist with rental/mortgage assistance and food (Food Force) to individuals in need of emergency food resources. For more information in Lake County, call (440) 352-6191 or (440) 946-7264
Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)
The purpose of the WIC program is to provide eligible women, infants and children within Lake County with supplemental food and nutritional counseling for children up to age 5. Eligibility guidelines are based on the gross earnings of the household.
For more information in Lake County contact:
Central East West
33 Mill Street 33 East Main St. 37111 Euclid Ave.
Painesville, Ohio 44077 Madison, Ohio 44057 Willoughby, Ohio 44094
(440) 350-2552 (440) 428-2003 (440)269-8790
Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration can offer help in applying for social security benefits and/or supplemental security income as well as information on obtaining a social security card, retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits. Children with a mental and/or physical disability which severely limits their activities may be eligible for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration. Caregivers can obtain more information by visiting www.ssa.gov or calling (800) 772-1213.
Lake County Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA)
The Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority assists families in finding affordable and safe housing through two federal housing programs: Housing Choice Voucher Program (formally Section 8) and the Public Housing Program. Under these programs low-income families may have the security they need to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
189 First Street, Painesville, OH 44077
Phone: (440) 354-3347