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Department of Human Services FAQs

Department of Human Services-Katie Kurtz (216) 529-5011

 

Q:       Is this the county? 

A: No. This is the City of Lakewood. All county related assistance including child support, food stamps, health insurance, job training, and emergency assistance, can be found by calling Cuyahoga County Department of Jobs and Family Services – http://cjfs.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/home.aspx (216) 987-7000.

Q:        What does the Department of Human Services do? 

A: The Department of Human Services is committed to improving the quality of life and promoting the well-being of all Lakewood residents. Human Services delivers effective and innovative programs through Early Childhood, Youth and Senior Services in order to identify the multifaceted and complex needs individuals and families may encounter and link them to community resources.

Q:       I live in Lakewood and am being evicted, who can assist me?  

A: Please call Lakewood Community Services Center –https://www.lcsclakewood.org/ (216) 226-6466

Q:       I need help paying my utilities, who can assist me?

A: Please call Lakewood Community Services Center –https://www.lcsclakewood.org/ (216) 226-6466 

Q:       Where can I go for food and food stamps?

A: Please call Lakewood Community Services Center –https://www.lcsclakewood.org/ (216) 226-6466. They have a food pantry, food assistance, and calendar for community meals. For food stamps and other benefits, contact: Cuyahoga County Department of Jobs and Family Services – http://cjfs.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/home.aspx (216) 987-7000

Q:       I have items I would like to donate, who can accept these donations?

A: The Department of Human Services relies on monetary donations to support programs and services provided to the Lakewood community and welcome monetary donations at any time through the Lakewood Foundation. To donate other items, please contact United Way’s 211 First Call for Help http://www.211oh.org/ Call 211.

Q:       I don’t have a doctor and I need assistance with paying my prescriptions, who can I call?

A: Please contact Lakewood’s free health clinic, North Coast Health- http://northcoasthealth.org/ (216) 228-7878. For additional information on prescription assistance call: United Way’s 211 First Call for Help http://www.211oh.org/ Call 211.

Q:       I am a veteran needing assistance, can city help me?

A: For veteran’s services and benefits, contact the Cuyahoga County Veteran’s Services Commission= http://vsc.cuyahogacounty.us/(216) 698-2600

Q:       I am unemployed, where can I find a job?

 A: Please call Lakewood Community Services Center –https://www.lcsclakewood.org/ (216) 226-6466 or contact Cuyahoga County Department of Jobs and Family Services – http://cjfs.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/home.aspx (216) 987-7000

Q:       I am a homeowner and need assistance with home repairs and/or yard work?

A: Call Lakewood Alive- http://www.lakewoodalive.org/ (216) 521-0655 

Q:       I think I may have bedbugs, what do I do? 

A: Call Lakewood Alive- http://www.lakewoodalive.org/ (216) 521-0655

Q:       I am having financial difficulty, can anyone help me?

A: Call ESOP http://www.esop-cleveland.org/ 1-877-731-3767. For additional assistance related to benefits and job training please contact: Lakewood Community Services Center –https://www.lcsclakewood.org/ (216) 226-6466

Q:       Is this the social security office? 

A: No. Please call the Lakewood Social Security Office- https://www.ssa.gov/ (800) 772-1213

For Additional Resources:

  • Questions related to utility assistance, job assistance, mental health, evictions, food, shelter, basic needs: Lakewood Community Services Center –https://www.lcsclakewood.org/ (216) 226-6466
  • Questions related to benefits including food stamps, child support, social security, health insurance, etc: Call Cuyahoga County Department of Jobs and Family Services – http://cjfs.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/home.aspx (216) 987-7000
  • Questions related to housing maintenance, labor/contractor services, yard care, guidance on housing compliance: Call Lakewood Alive- http://www.lakewoodalive.org/ (216) 521-0655