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Need Help? Community Resource List

We’re here to help with resources related to unemployment, food insecurity,
housing insecurity, physical and mental health challenges.

Do you, or someone you know, need help?

Here is a brief list to help you get started.

United Way’s First Call for Help

Dial 211 or (216) 436-2000 to describe your concerns and/or needs to somone who can point you to the right resrouces.

Food Resources

Food insecurity is on the rise, and local organizations can help. This list of local food resources is updated each month. Download the PDF here.

City Resources

Visit the city websites for information about changes during this time.

Cleveland Heights

  • City Hall: (216) 291-4444
  • Police: (216) 291-1234
  • Fire: (216) 291-2673

University Heights

  • City Hall: (216) 932-7800
  • Police: (216) 932-1800
  • Fire: (216) 321-1939

County Resources


Apply online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at

File by phone at (877) OHIO-JOB (1-877-644-6562) or TTY at (888) 642-8203, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Housing Assistance

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
(216) 348-5000 8120
Kinsman Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44104

Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Homeless Services
(216) 420-6844 310
West Lakeside Ave., Suite 595
Cleveland, OH 44113

Cleveland Housing Network Partners
(216) 574-7100
2999 Payne Ave., 3rd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114

Health, Family, and Employment Services

The Centers
(216) 325-WELL (9355)
(216) 325-WORK (9675)

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Health Resources

Cuyahoga County Board of Health
(216) 201-2000

Cleveland Clinic

(440) 59-COVID (440-592-6843)

Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center (Greater Cleveland)
24-hour Domestic Violence Helpline:
(216) 391-HELP (4357)
Family Helpline: (216) 229-8800

24-hour Child Abuse Hotline
Child abuse, neglect, or exploitation – Cuyahoga County pision of Children and Family Services
(216) 696-KIDS (5437)

Cuyahoga County Suicide Prevention, Mental Health Crisis, Information and Referral Hotline
(216) 623-6888

National Suicide Hotline
On July 16, the United States National Suicide Hotline will change to 988 – the easy-to-remember number to reach the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This transition is an important step in strengthening and transforming the crisis care continuum in the U.S.

The current Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, even after 988 is launched nationally.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline
TTY: 1-800-487-4889
Text TalkWithUs to 66746