This program, offered to Lorain youth ages 12-18, focuses on identfying and enhancing leadership traits and skills, and assists youth in developing the supportive skills necessary to becoming an active community leader, such as academics, job skills, and character development.  The program helps youth develop a sense of ownership in their community and empowers them to become active, responsible citizens. 

​​​Food Pantry: Offered every third Thursday of the month through  Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Ohio.

GED & ESOL Classes: Offered through the ABLE Program of Lorain County Community College.

Mental Health Services :  Pathways Counseling Centers Fireland Counseling Centers

The Nord Center

Interpretation Services :

for Mercy Hospital System.


This program is aimed at providing assistance to indviduals who are unemployed or underemployed.  Services include improving job seeking skills, assisting with resumes and applications, job development and referrals for job placement.   GED and ESOL classes are provided on-site at El Centro by the Lorain County Community College's ABLE program.  A computer lab through collaborative partner Lorain County JVS is available for online learning, job search and online applications. 




Bilingual staff provides one-on-one case management, advocacy, interpretation and translation services for medical and social service appointments and desseminates bilingual material, primarily health related, to the Latino Community.   Caseworkers are trained benefit counselors throught the Ohio Benefit Bank as well as 211 operators providing Spanish speaking phone support for the Lorain County United Way Information and Referral 211 phone system.  Socializaton activities are provided through the El Dorado Senior Program.


Employment & Education

Youth Leadership Program

supportive Services




tHROUGH knowledge and understanding!