Making a difference starts next door

2020 has been a year of historic challenges, from the pandemic to a sustained wave of protests over social injustice that has filled streets in cities and towns across the nation.

Yet, there is an opportunity for hope,
for action and for lasting change. 

It is our job at Lakewood Community Services Center to stand up and to take an active role right here in our community.


Our hope is that we can all look back on this time once it’s behind us and feel that we did what we could to reduce the damage to and enhance the recovery of the people whose lives we’re committed to improving.


And those people are our neighbors.


  • 24% of our clients are seniors who need to stay as distanced as possible for their health and safety

  • 26% are single female heads of household, many of whom are staying home to supervise their children’s remote learning

  • 23% have mental or physical disabilities

  • 30% rely on public transportation or need to walk, which will cause havoc in the bitter cold winter


In the first chaotic days of the pandemic we kept our food center open five days a week.  Within three days of the governor’s stay-at-home order, we changed our service model to a drive-thru/walk up that allowed us to safely provide food to 3,000 people a month.  As the cold weather approached, we would need to make another major change so that the most vulnerable of our neighbors could continue receiving our support.  On September 1, after 38 years as a walk in center, we launched our 100% delivery model. 


We are now making twice-monthly deliveries to over 1,200 Lakewood residents. Every day, 10-20 new individuals are signing up for service.

When you take action,
we can help more of our neighbors.

Click the button to donate online or send a check to 14230 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107

About Lakewood Community Services Center

Lakewood Community Services Center (LCSC) offers a comprehensive menu of supportive services delivered in a caring, confidential and respectful environment, with the goal to positively impact the safety and stability of our community and to help instill hope for a better future in all our clients.

  • Twice-monthly home food delivery to residents of Lakewood, Rocky River and Westlake

  • Monthly food delivery to seniors in subsidized senior buildings in Lakewood and Rocky River

  • Rental assistance for low-income Lakewood residents to prevent evictions

  • Mental/behavioral health assistance

  • Long- and short-term case management 

  • Referrals to community-based services and mainstream benefits

Our Services:

Making a difference starts next door. DONATE TODAY.

The CARES Act passed by Congress in 2020 created a universal charitable deduction for tax year 2020 only.
This means that everyone, even non-itemizers, will be able to deduct charitable contributions to LCSC!



14230 Madison Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107


Open Hours

Monday-Friday: 10 AM - 2:00 PM Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM



Phone: 216-226-6466

Fax: 216-226-8493


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