Community Resource Services
Serving the Residents of Avon and Avon Lake
How We Help
An On-site Emergency Food Pantry.
Emergency Financial Assistance.
Information and Referral.
The OBB is an internet-based, counselor-assisted service designed to help moderate- and low-income individuals and families enhance their income. Using the OBB, individuals can determine their eligibility for receiving certain public benefits through a collaboration between a trained CRS staff member and a client or non-client community member. The service streamlines the application process for benefits such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Healthy Start/Healthy Families and provides a more comfortable situation in which to make that initial application….right here in the CRS office.
CRS sponsors a number of seasonal programs that are designed to help relieve the burden on families during times that often carry added stress. These programs include our Adopt-A-Family program in December, our Mother’s Day Women of Worth program, Thanksgiving and Easter food baskets, and our Back-to-School Backpack Program.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
These programs are designed to help our clients reach their full potential in financial literacy, career development, personal health and wellness, and organization/goal setting.
Each year, on behalf of an anonymous donor, CRS administers a scholarship program for students from Avon and Avon Lake. Further information can be obtained through the guidance offices at the local public and private high schools.