Community Resource Services
Serving the Residents of Avon and Avon Lake
How We Help
An On-site Emergency Food Pantry.
Emergency Financial Assistance.
On-site access to Lorain County’s UCAN Collaborative
Each zip code within Greater Lorain County is being strategically covered by a collaborative partner at a single site located within each community. The Salvation Army is covering the Avon and Avon Lake zip codes (44011 and 44012), with a representative placed at the CRS office that is available by appointment.
Not only do eligible Avon and Avon Lake households now have an additional source of assistance when necessary, but the UCAN representative is also able to provide additional case management services to help return the individual or family to financial stability.
For more information, please call the CRS office at 933-5639. Additional information about UCAN can also be found on the United Way website at www.uwloraincounty.org.
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 Santa's Workshop 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.