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COVID-19 Services

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, El Centro’s offices are offering services via telephone to the community with a limited amount of staff. If services are needed and you need to come to the office, we encourage you to call the office first (440-277-8235) to receive the new procedure for office visits.
To follow are services that are still in operation:

  • Money Management/Representative Payee services for individuals with severe mental health illness and physical disabilities
  • Spanish informational and referral phone line 211
  • Mental Health and Addiction Navigator Line (440-240-7025)
  • Medical and Mental Health Interpretations (via telephone) with contract agencies
  • Disseminating information to community on COVID-19
  • Monthly Food Pantry
  • First Time Homebuyer Seminars

El Centro’s COVID Care Team is now able to book first and second dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments in partnership with Lorain County Public Health. To register, please call 440-240-7064 to speak to a member of the COVID Care Team. This service is available in both English and Spanish.


LCCC - Lorain County High School Class of 2021 - Your Summer is FREE!

LCCC – Lorain County High School Class of 2021 – Your Summer is FREE – The Class of 2021 can take up to 9 credits for FREE this summer. High School Class of 2021 graduates from Lorain County high schools or a CCP/CIE-partner school with LCCC are eligible for this program. For more information call 440-366-4032 or go to https://www.lorainccc.edu/getting-started/HS-grads.

LCCC has partnered with Lorain County Public Health to create a "no waste" list for individuals wanting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals complete an online form hosted on the college's website and the information will be shared with Lorain County Public Health. Anyone from the community can complete the online form and do not need to officially be part of the College to join the list. Individuals on this list could be contacted regarding vaccine availability at an existing clinic within the County and would be expected to come to the site of the clinic within a short period of time.

The link to the information is: https://www.lorainccc.edu/security/lccc-prepared/vaccine-sign-up/.


Legal Aid Focus Groups

Please join a focus group facilitated by Hilda Hernandez of Legal Aid to discuss what people in your community are struggling with right now. We will discuss how the pandemic has and will continue to shape community need and response to that need. Please select the date/time that works best for your schedule and click on the link below to register. You will receive a $25 gift card for participating in the focus group. For additional information, contact Emily Muttillo at 216-287-3309 or [email protected]


May 10, 2021 - 12:00PM

May 11, 2021 - 10:00AM

May 11, 2021 - 5:30PM