Looking out for the next generation
Embedded deeply in the history and mission of the “youth office” is the belief that when the community supports and nurtures families, kids thrive as does the entire community. For more than 25 years, the Youth Office has looked for creative ways to strengthen our partnership with parents and to make sure all the resources of the community are available to them and their children, to assist them in solving problems and seeing all the possibilities for growth and change.
For more information, contact the Division of Youth at 216-529-6870.
H2O (Help to Others)+-
H20, Help to Others, is a service-learning Program for high school and middle school Youth. It is a collaborative effort of:
- City of Lakewood Department of Human Services
- Lakewood City Schools
- Our community Supporters and
- The amazing youth of Lakewood.
- Local and county wide agencies and Service organizations.
- This program is dedicated to strengthening and enriching this community by engaging youth in LEARNING, LEADING, and SERVING. Youth are given the opportunity to be active contributors to their community while building and strengthening civic and social responsibility.
For more information, email Emmie Hutchison at email@example.com, or call 216-529-6045.
- 2014-2015 H20 Annual Report
- H20 Summer Camp Application Form
- Bikes & Bands
- H20 Program Calendar
- 2011 H20 Year In Review
- 2010 H20 Year In Review
- H20 Donation Form
H20 In The News
- Remembering H2O Summer Service Camp 2013
- Lakewood Man Debuts Film Online
- Help to Others (H2O): Drops of Kindness Create Ripples of Change: Part Three
- Help to Others (H2O): Drops of Kindness Create Ripples of Change: Part Two
- Help To Others (H2O): Drops Of Kindness Create Ripples Of Change: Part One
- H2O’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
- H20 Does It Again
- H2O Members Participate In Health Improvement Partnership
For more about H2O, reach out to:
Family to Family System of Care:+-
The well-being of a community is based on how well the children are doing. It must be a priority for the Lakewood community to protect and nurture our youngsters. We also must create a healthy socio-economic environment through which every child and family has the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential and to lead productive lives.
Family to Family Program Components:
- Direct Services to Families
- Advocacy and support
- Wraparound services
- Case Management
- Resource referral and linkage
- Kinship Care Education and support
- Foster Care and adoption
- Lakewood Community Collaborative
- Lakewood Community Resource Guide
To learn more about these services, call (216) 529-6870.
The City of Lakewood’s Department of Human Services Juvenile Diversion Program is comprised of an alliance between City Departments, Human Services, Law, Police and Public Works, Lakewood Schools, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court and various organizations/businesses to offer families a positive alternative to traditional Juvenile Court involvement.
The Juvenile Diversion Program is a voluntary program designed to offer first time juvenile offenders and their parents the opportunity to restore trust, give back to the community and to find ways to continue to be positively involved in their community. It is designed to empower families through education, direction and guidance for the betterment of the child, the City and its residents.
Youth must be referred to this program by Juvenile Court.
Community Education & Activities+-
Group discussions and community dialogues on issues that concern youth and families. Staff from the Division of Youth plan educational and awareness programs to meet the needs of professional, student and parent organizations.
Supportive Services: Programs for Parents, Families & Caregivers Case Management:+-
Helping kids and parents problem solve, it is often important to involve other people, services or agencies. Progress toward reaching goals is usually a lot faster when everyone involved is working together. The Division staff will advocate for clients by assisting them in accessing services and by coordinating services with everyone involved. For more information call (216) 529-6870.
County-wide Crisis Hotlines:+-
- Child abuse/neglect: (216) 696-5437
- Imminent Danger: 911
- Mental health emergency: (216) 623-6888
The Lakewood Foundation+-
The Lakewood Foundation is a private, not for profit, community based organization. The Lakewood Foundation enhances the lives of Lakewood residents by serving as the fiscal agent for service groups and city departments. The trustees of the Lakewood Foundation supervise and support special projects they believe will further the well being of the Lakewood community.