Cuyahoga County, OH Assistance Programs

Cuyahoga County Housing Assistance Programs

Our housing assistance programs include HUD, housing assistance, Section 8, subsidized housing programs in Cuyahoga County.

Zacchaeus Housing Solutions

3135 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH - 44113
(216) 631-4741
Zacchaeus Housing Solutions assists homeless individuals and families in securing and maintaining housing. Zacchaeus exists to rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families through these basic programs: Client rent subsidies help clients locate housing, teach them how to be good tenant(s) and provide rent and utility assistance. Case management services staff work with individuals and families to develop a case plan for self-sufficiency with goals for income, self-development and education/job skills. Family Services staff works with parents and children to assess each child, build parenting skills and connect clients to available resources...

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West Side Catholic Center

3135 Lorain Ave
Cleveland, OH - 44113
(216) 631-4741
Open six days a week, the Resource Centre provides daily shelter for the poor and homeless, as well as assistance, wellness, and self-sufficiency programs. Meals operate six days a week, providing breakfast and lunch for over 150 people a day. The distribution of clothing and household items provides clothing, toiletries, and household items to over 2,000 people annually. Appointments are required. Street Survival Services provides showers, phones, mailboxes, and emergency services to people living on the street. Outreach and Advocacy help clients seeking housing, rights, substance abuse, and mental health services, health care, legal assistance, recovery of identification, and specialized programming to overcome the effects of trauma. Expressive arts programming is specifically designed to address the consequences of trauma in the individual and facilitate healing. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m. ..

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St. Herman's House of Hospitality Shelter

4410 Franklin Blvd
Cleveland, OH - 44113
At any given time, we can shelter up to 28 men. In recent years, we have shelter 50 to 70 men and should reach our goal of 80 to 100 men each year by partnering with other agencies who can aide us in the challenging work of transitioning men from homelessness to independent living. Recently, we acquired a neighboring property which will serve as a Transitional House. Housing up to 12 qualified men at any given time, the House will provide a bridge those seeking to transition from homelessness to permanent housing. Qualified individuals will have achieved six months of sobriety, and income, and ongoing case management. The St. Herman House - FOCUS Cleveland is an Orthodox Christian house of hospitality. We are a non-profit, 501c3, charitable organization committed to serving the homeless and needy poor of Ohio City and Inner City Cleveland in a spirit of love and hospitality...

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North Royalton Office on Aging and Senior Center

13500 Ridge Road
North Royalton, OH - 44133
The City of North Royalton provides services to its elderly and disabled citizens. The City contracts with Senior Transportation Connection for regular holidays and medical appointments in the community and surrounding areas for seniors and people with disabilities who are unable to travel by car. You should call 216-265-1489 to schedule shipping at least three business days in advance. Cancellations are required no later than 7:00 am The Department of Aging is open Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm for socialization, education, crafts, deck of cards, health care screening, free blood pressure tests, elderly exercises and other activities. All screening and special events are announced in the Royalton Recorder Senior Scene column. The Aging Office and Senior Center is located in the center of Perry Senior Apartments, 13500 Ridge Road. They can be accessed using the central gate on the south side of the building. The Office on Ageing offers free assistance, including health insurance, medical paperwork, social services, Medicaid information, nursing homes, nursing home inspectors, food banks, the Salvation Army Service Unit and other programs. They also offer assistance with all government programs, including Golden Buckeye, HEAP, disability programs, homestead programs, subsidized housing, community development, etc. The Office also serves younger, disabled or disadvantaged residents. They are partners of the Royal Redeemer Church for the North Royalton Food Pantry Partnership. ..

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Moriah House Family Shelter

3135 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH - 44113
(216) 631-4741
The Moriah House Family Shelter accepts single women and families who are homeless, have resided in substandard living conditions, or are victims of domestic violence. - These families are challenged with issues of economic hardship, physical and emotional trauma, chemical dependency, mental illness, physical illness, lack of education, or lack of employment. All residents meet Ohios guidelines for extremely low or low income levels with over 90% in the extremely low-income category. - Moriah House provides a full range of transitional services that assist residents in moving from homelessness to stable housing and employment through these basic programs: Interim housing provides a safe and nurturing place to live, meals, and all other basic necessities. Case management services enable each resident to work directly with skilled staff to develop her individualized plan for permanent housing, stable income, self-sufficiency, and education/training. Family Services staff work with the children and their mothers to address each childs unique mental, physical, social, and educational needs. Trauma-specific interventions are coordinated with other social service agencies, medical professionals and educators...

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Malachi Center

416 Superior Viaduct
Cleveland, OH - 44113
Clothing Program: Clothing items and toiletries are distributed to homeless individuals every Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the basement entrance to St. Malachi Church. Clothing and small household goods are distributed to local families in need on the third Saturday of every month. An appointment required. Please call 216-771-3036. The Clothing Ministry can accept clothing donations such as seasonal streetwear/ outerwear clothing, underwear, sweatshirts, shirts, socks, belts, streetwear shoes and seasonal boots, hats and gloves. - Shower Program: Our longest running program, the Shower Program, helps homeless men and women each week. - Free clinic: Each Friday morning Metro Health provides medical services to individuals using the Malachi Center Shower Program. The goal is to treat health care isues before they require emergency room care or hospitalization. The project provides valuable hands on experience in serving vulnerable populations for medical students and residents. - Free Soup Kitchen: Over lunch, men in transition connect with God, each other and their own strength, bi-monthly. - Free Holiday Assistance: Assistance program for families during Thanksgiving and Christmas with food and gifts as available; engagement in service projects as well as holiday activities. - More services: Other services and programs include help with securing birth certificates and Identification cards for school, employment, and housing, a computer lab and access to sewing supplies and lessons. Malachi Center also hosts a MetroHealth clinic for homeless men and women each Friday morning and a Care Alliance nurse on Mondays...

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Bishop William M. Cosgrove Center

1736 Superior Ave
Cleveland, OH - 44114
(216) 781-8262
One of the largest dive centers of the day in the Greater Cleveland area. Services: Offer such as hot meals, showers, mail distribution, assistance with basic necessities to obtain a birth certificate, state ID card, assistance with eyewear, rental, and utility, and the opportunity to socialize by engaging in recreational activities. In addition, the center provides referrals to employment and training programs, health and mental health screenings, Veterans Administration benefits, and assistance in obtaining housing subsidies. Basic Needs Operational Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. depending on the program. Their birth certificate and ID program are open to anyone (non-shelter residents only) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays of the week, with a limit of 10 people on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 5 people on Wednesdays. Program hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Individuals must have either the original social security card (no copy), a government document, or a district printout. Basic needs such as rent and utility assistance are based on necessity. Hours of Operation: Tuesdays and Thursdays only, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A bus ticket is also available at these times. Bus passes are available by reservation only. Cosgrove has partnered with Ohio Blindness Prevention as part of the Ohio Blindness Program to provide access to free comprehensive eye care services for high-risk children, medically disadvantaged Ohioans, youth, families, and homeless/insured adults. Walk-in  Opening Hours: Tuesday or Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Their Mail Distribution Program is available for people who are homeless. Individuals can sign up and then have their mail delivered to Cosgrove. Registration and Letter pick-up Hours: Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Guests can use their facility to take a shower from Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Toiletries, towels, and washcloths are pr..

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Cuyahoga County Food Assistance Programs

Our list of food assistance programs includes: food pantries, soup kitchens, congregate meal programs in Cuyahoga County.

Woodland Hunger Center

6001 Woodland Ave.
Cleveland, OH - 44104

Hours: Fridays 10 AM 1 PM. Provides food for the needy...

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St. Pats Hunger Center

3606 Bridge Ave
Cleveland, OH - 44113
Services: Offers food pantry Hours of Operation: Wednesdays, Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Hot meals Opening Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, starts 4:30 p.m. For those in postcode: 44102 and 44113. ..

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St. John Paul II Ozanam Center

8328 Broadway Ave.
Cleveland, OH - 44105
(216) 271-4242
Saturdays 9:30 AM 12:30 PM. Food & clothing, Hot meal every Thursday 4 to 5:30 PM. For zip codes: 44105, 44125, 44127..

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St. Augustine Center

2486 W 14th
Clevaland, OH - 44113
(216) 781-5530
Free Meal Site. Closed first week of every month. Other weeks: Breakfast 7:30am to 8:30am. Lunch every day 11:30am to 12:30pm. Dinner Mondays through Fridays 4:30pm to 5:30pm...

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Southwest Ozanam Center

2145 Broadview Rd
Cleveland, OH - 44109

Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 10 AM 1 PM. Provides food and clothing for those living in zip codes: 44109, 44129, 44130, 44134,44142, 44144..

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Oxford House for Men - Dalebrook

7893 Dalebrook Rd.
Independence, OH - 44131
Oxford House is a self-run, self-supported recovery house for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in which shelter, food, case management, individual counseling and group suport are provided. Funds might be available to cover the first month's rent and security deposit...

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Loaves and Fishes Free Meal

8869 Cedar Ave
Cleveland, OH - 44106
216-421-2345 x.
Hours: Monday: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday: 11 a.m. Provides hot meals to individuals and families...

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Faith Baptist Community Church & Center

2355 East 55th Street
Cleveland, OH - 44104
(216) 881-8816
Meal program: Free Meals are provided on the following days: Wednesdays lunch for ANYONE following the 11:30 a.m. service, Thursdays lunch for LADIES ONLY before the Bible study and fellowship time, Saturdays lunch for YOUTH ONLY during Bible Seekers & Bible Teens Clubs, and Sundays lunch for church members and visitors served prior to church service (one Sunday per quarter, as announced). - Clothing Store: The Clothing Store opens after lunch on Wednesdays. Clothing is available for men, women and children. There is a minimal cost per item. A voucher program is available for those without financial resources. - Free clinic: Medical Medical Services are available to those with minimal or no insurance. All services are free of charge. Services are provided by appointment only...

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East End Neighborhood House - Senior Services

2749 Woodhill Road
Cleveland, OH - 44104
Our Seniors, Wisdom Keepers, are a vital part of our neighborhoods and we proudly serve as a gathering place for them all. Whether a senior is socially active or impaired, we provide a warm welcome and engaged staff. Seniors participate in social activities and receive community support for a range of needs. Peer volunteers assist with congregate meals and home-delivered meals...

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Community Corner Hunger Center

8302 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH - 44102
Provides free food and clothing Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10 AM 2PM * CLOSED WEDNESDAY. For clients who live south of Lake Erie, West of West 52nd Street, East of West 117th Street and North of Clark Avenue..

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Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center

1 Monticello Blvd
Cleveland Heights, OH - 44118
Opened in 2002, the Senior Activity Center - housed in the Community Center at One Monticello Boulevard - offers a variety of classes, discussion groups, clubs and programming for seniors. Activities range from the Arts, Dance, Book Discussions, a variety of games, lectures and Wii Bowling. Wellness programs - including Yoga, Strength Training, Tai Chi, Pilates - are among the most popular classes. Bus trips are also planned and include entertainment, food, shopping and more. One of the Senior Center's most impressive and significant amenities is its state-of-the-art Computer Center, which provides hands-on classes for every level of computer use. Tutors are available to help. Van rides are available to and from the Senior Activity Center for senior residents...

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Cuyahoga County Rent and Bill Pay Assistance Programs

Our financial assistance programs include rent assistance, bill pay services, prescription assistance programs, utility assistance, mortgage assistance programs in Cuyahoga County.


2900 Community College Ave
Cleveland, OH - 44115
The Dental Hygiene Department of Cuyahoga Community College operates a clinic as an integral part of the Dental Hygiene Program, staffed by Registered Dental Hygienists with advanced educational degrees and a Supervising Dentist. The clinic experience seeks to create an educational climate which facilitates the development of professional dental hygienists. Everyone is welcome in our clinic; however, clients 17 and younger, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for the entire initial appointment. Fees must be paid on the first appointment: Adult: $15, Children: $10, Sealants: $5/tooth, Radiograph Duplication: $10/set..

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Cuyahoga County Government Assistance Programs

Our government assistance programs include TANF assistance information, welfare offices, SNAP offices in Cuyahoga County.

Cuyahoga County Health Care Assistance Programs and Clinics

Our list of clinics and healthcare assistance programs includes free and income based clincs: dental and medical, health care assistant payment programs, etc.

Tri-C Dental Hygiene Clinic

2900 Community College Ave
Cleveland, OH - 44115
The Dental Hygiene Department of Cuyahoga Community College operates a dental hygiene clinic for the public. Location: Metro Health Careers & Services Bldg Room 127(216-987-4413) Services: Exam, cleaning, x-ray, Sealants: $5 per tooth. Adults pay $15. Children $10. Clinic hours vary from semester to semester.Please contact the Dental Hygiene Clinic at (216) 987-4413 for exact times, to schedule an appointment or leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible...

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Cuyahoga County Various Assistance Programs

Below we list an array of other helpful resource programs we have found in Cuyahoga County.

Warrensville Heights Civic & Senior Center

4567 Green Road
Warrensville Heights, OH - 44128
Services: Offer a municipal facility with services and activities for the senior and adult communities of Warrensville Heights. Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm ..

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Solon Senior Center

35000 Portz Parkway
Solon, OH - 44139
The Solon Senior Center is a vibrant multi-service facility for older adults over the age of 60. It offers a wide array of activities, group fitness, as well as supportive services to assist Solon residents in remaining active and engaged members of the community. The Solon Senior Center is located in a park like setting, along with the Solon Community Center. The campus of the 2 facilities includes attractive meeting space, exercise facilities, indoor and outdoor pool, gym, outdoor sports courts, walking path and a grille...

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Shaker Heights Senior Services

3301 Warrensville Center Rd.
Shaker Heights, OH - 44122
Shaker Heights takes pride in providing services to its adults 50+...

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Rocky River Senior Center

21014 Hilliard Blvd.
Rocky River, OH - 44116
The mission of the Rocky River Senior Center is to positively impact our community by creating opportunities for healthy aging through social engagement, physical well-being, civic involvement and lifelong learning...

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Parma Heights Senior Center

9275 North Church Drive
Parma Heights, OH - 44130
Parma Heights residents, 60 years of age and older, are invited to participate in the Senior Center programs. The Center is located in the Educator apartment building located at 9275 North Church Drive...

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Orange Senior Center

32205 Chagrin Blvd
Pepper Pike, OH - 44124
The mission of the Orange Senior Center is to enrich the quality of life and to provide support to a diverse senior population age 55 and over who reside in the Orange School District. The Orange Senior Center is the district's focal point for programs and services specific to individuals age 55 and over. The program provides opportunities for enrichment, education, socialization and companionship in a welcoming atmosphere. We invite you to join us!..

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Oakwood Rose Center for Aging Well

23035 Broadway Avenue
Bedford, OH - 44146
As we age, finding ways to get involved in our communities helps us to remain active and engaged. The Rose Centers for Aging Well promote active aging for Northeast Ohio's older adults by offering opportunities to learn, socialize with peers, create and volunteer. There are seven Rose Centers locations throughout the Greater Cleveland area. They are vibrant communities with a wide selection of activities, programs and services that foster personal choice and community...

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North Olmsted Senior Center

28114 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, OH - 44070
The mission of the North Olmsted Division of Aging/Senior Center, a community focal point and multipurpose Senior Center, is to stimulate the intellectual, physical and spiritual well being of participants by providing supportive and innovative service that help maintain the independence and dignity of those 55 years and older. ..

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Michael Wittman Ozanam Center

St. Philomena Church 13824 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, OH - 44112

They serve zip codes  44106, 44108, 44110, 44118, 44121, 44123. They also provide blood pressure checks on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Hours of operation: Between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM on Saturday ..

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Mayfield Village Senior Services

6621 Wilson Mills Road
Mayfield Village, OH - 44143

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Maple Heights Senior Center

15901 Libby Road
Maple Heights, OH - 44137
The Maple Heights Senior Center provides a variety of social, educational, recreational services and programs to meet the wide ranging needs of older adults in the Maple Heights area...

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Garfield Heights Senior Center

5407 Turney Road
Garfield Heights, OH - 44125
The Mission of the Garfield Heights Senior Center is to provide a range of services, activities and volunteer opportunities which promote independence for older persons...

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Fairview Park Senior Center

20769 Lorain Road
Fairview Park, OH - 44126
The Fairview Park Senior Center is one of the hidden gems of our city. Located directly behind City Hall, the 10,000 square foot building has been the home of the Senior Life Department since 2000. The Senior Center, under the direction of Regina Sillasen and her dedicated and caring staff, is open weekdays to assist seniors 55 and older. Our staff includes a social worker available to assist Fairview Park residents with questions and concerns...

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Ehrnfelt Senior Center

18100 Royalton Rd.
Strongsville, OH - 44136
We offer a wide variety of programs and activities for adults 50 and older...

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Dwyer Memorial Senior Center

300 Bryson Lane
Bay Village, OH - 44140
In Bay Village, our community members are important to us. That's why we offer services specifically for seniors, those with disabilities and other residents with needs by bringing together the human resources that our community has to offer. These services are housed at the Dwyer Memorial Senior Center, 300 Bryson Lane...

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Donna Smallwood Activities Center

7001 West Ridgewood Dr
Parma, OH - 44129
Services: A multi-functional facility offers leisure activities for adults 55 years old and above. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday,7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ..

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City of Westlake 50 Plus Program

29694 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, OH - 44145
They provide 50+  programs and activities that are designed for a wide range of participants with a variety of interests and needs. ..

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Brooklyn Senior Center

7727 Memphis Avenue
Brooklyn, OH - 44144

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Barton Senior Center

14300 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, OH - 44107
The mission of Barton Senior Center, a non-profit, self-supporting organization, is to offer a variety of social, educational, recreational and health-related activities, classes, programs, and services to enrich the quality of life for people age 55 and above...

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Active Senior Network

451 Front Street
Berea, OH - 44017
Our goal is to provide the sensational seniors of Berea (60 and up? You're in!) with activities and programs that will increase their daily social levels...

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Cuyahoga County Assistance Locations

Government and Private Assistance Programs

Housing Assistance

There are many non-profit and government based organizations dedicated to providing housing and support. We find them for you.

Food Pantry Assistance

Food pantries, soup kitchens, food baskets. We find these local resources and list them.

Free clothing assistance

Thousands of churches and religious organizations offer low-cost or free drug and alcohol treatment as part of their missions.