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