EL CENTRO

We are a Latino nonprofit advocacy organization serving Greater Lorain County

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What's Happening

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
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MARCH: Free English Conversational Classes

Free English Conversational Classes will be held Saturdays via Zoom. These classes are in collaboration with students at Oberlin College and are open to English learners of any age and level. Students may join at any time during the semester. For more information, call 440-277-8235 Ext. 7022. More information on the start date coming soon!

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MARCH: Free Citizenship Classes

Free Citizenship Classes will be held Saturdays via Zoom from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. These classes are in collaboration with students from Oberlin College. Students may join at any time during the semester. For more information, call 440-277-8235 Ext. 7022. More information on the start date coming soon!

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Free Tutoring

El Centro’s 231Go! middle school collaborative is offering tutoring and homework help sessions by appointment. We have three bilingual tutors available throughout the school year. For more information, contact Veronica Gonzalez at 440-277-8235 Ext. 7014.

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Coronavirus Relief Funds

Lorain County Board of Commissioners awarded El Centro Coronavirus Relief funds to help residents in Lorain County whose work and income have been impacted due to COVID-19. Residents will need to prove that they are behind in payments due to the pandemic. Applications will be received Monday to Wednesday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at El Centro. If you are interested, please call 440-277-8235 to be prescreened to see if you meet the requirements for funding. For additional information regarding funding, please contact Thelma Cruz or Maria Carrion at 440-277-8235.

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