The Lorain Family Center, known in the neighborhood as “8th Street,” offers services to help individuals and families meet their immediate basic needs. Services provided include hot meals, choice pantry, clothing/
furniture referral assistance, prescription and utility assistance, and GED instruction. It also serves as a day shelter for persons who are homeless or otherwise vulnerable.
Originally established in 1984 as St. Mary’s Hospitality Center, the center provides a place in central Lorain for persons who are homeless, hungry, or otherwise vulnerable to receive assistance. In the mid-1990’s the name of the center was changed to Catholic Charities Lorain Family Center to better reflect our work with individuals, children and families in the community
David Boyce, Program Administrator
203 West 8th Street
Lorain, Ohio 44052
Purpose:To provide a hot lunch Monday-Friday
at 11:30 a.m. and to provide a dinner on Wednesday afternoons at 4:30 p.m.
Population Served:All members of the Lorain community.
Critera:Any member of the community is welcome to attend.
Major Funders: Major Funders: United Way of Lorain County
Purpose: Mental health counseling for
parents and young children experiencing concerns related to behavior, adjustment
or developmental issues
Population Served: Persons experiencing food shortages.
Criteria: Must be a resident of the City of Lorain
Major Funders: Second Harvest Food Bank, United Way of Lorain, The Community Foundation of Lorain County
Purpose: To provide emergency services,
such as prescription, utility, clothing and furniture referral assistance
Population Served: Homeless and vulnerable residents of Lorain County, persons in need of assistance.
Criteria: Must reside in Lorain County.
Major Funders: A collaboration of Lorain Metropolitan Housing, Nord Mental Health Center, Veterans Representatives, Lorain Free Clinic, Lorain County Jobs and Family Services, the Ohio Benefits Bank