Every child deserves the chance to thrive. And Beech Brook there here to help.

Beech Brook works with children and families to provide trauma-informed mental health services, parent education, comprehensive sex education, and foster care to help all children and families thrive.


The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) has created a “Street Card” that lists services available in our community. Though it is designed to be handed to people on the street or who do not have housing, an individual does not need to be homeless to benefit from many of the services listed.

The types of services listed include meal sites, legal services, shelter, housing, income/job training, health clinics & free health care, drop-in centers, mental health & counseling services, veterans services, chemical dependency services, and hotlines for domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, addiction, suicide, etc.

The most recent version of the Street Card is available in English and Spanish and is accessible on the NEOCH website at:

Get assistance with your social service needs 24 hours a day. The United Way 2-1-1 Help Center provides free and confidential 24-hour access to a compassionate professional who will review your options for help, develop a plan, and act as your advocate if you are faced with barriers to service. Simply dial 2-1-1 or visit the website at:

Cuyahoga County provides numerous Health and Human Services, which are detailed on the County website at:
E.g., emergency assistance with basic needs, information on applying for health care programs, mental health services, education and training, senior services, long term care programs, reentry services, etc.

CHN Housing Partners: If you are having trouble paying rent due to COVID-19, go to chnhousingpartners.org/rentalassistance/ to apply online or call 833-377-RENT (7368).  The CHN website can also lead you to assistance with avoiding foreclosure or eviction, utility assistance reverification, financial counseling, etc.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank:

Garfield Church Food Pantries: Garfield Memorial United Methodist Church maintains food pantries at both of their locations: 3650 Lander Road, Pepper Pike (just south of Lander Circle) and 1530 South Green Road, South Euclid.  Anyone is welcome to either pantry. The Pepper Pike Pantry is open the second FULL week of the month, and the South Euclid Pantry is open the fourth FULL week of the month.  To make an appointment at either pantry, call 203-516-7024.   Be sure to check the website for the most up-to-date information:

Home Delivered Meals: Cuyahoga County Options for Independent Living provides assistance to Cuyahoga County residents 60 years and over — or ages 18-59 and disabled — who live in their own home, have limited income and are in need of assistance. Available services include home delivered meals, medical transportation, a personal emergency response service, homemaking, light personal care assistance and more.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program): Helps low-income individuals and families pay for food.


Ohio offers Energy Assistance Programs to help low-income residents pay their heating or cooling bills. Check for eligibility here:

CHN Housing Partners can also help with verifying qualification for utility assistance programs:

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland: Provides free legal services for civil (non-criminal) legal problems related to health, housing, family, money, and work.

Scranton Road Ministries Legal Clinic: Provides legal education and advice:

Bellfaire JCB: A child service agency, located at 22001 Fairmount Blvd., Shaker Heights. Bellfaire provides behavioral health and substance abuse services, including residential treatment, counseling & community services, autism services, adoption, foster care, early childhood education, youth homelessness services, prevention & early intervention, and mentoring.

Ohio Guidestone: Ohio Guidestone is a family resource and counseling agency, providing early childhood mental health services, family services, foster care, mental health counseling and treatment services, substance abuse services, etc.

SAFY of Cleveland, located at 20600 Chagrin Blvd., Shaker Heights, offers therapeutic foster care, family preservation and adoption services to strengthen and preserve families.

Magnolia Clubhouse:  The Clubhouse is located at 11101 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland. The Clubhouse Model provides people with mental illness opportunities for friendship, employment, housing, education, and access to medical and psychiatric services in a caring and safe environment.

NAMI of Greater Cleveland (National Alliance on Mental Illness):  Support groups and education.

Catholic Charities: Counseling services, peer support, psychiatric services, pre-employment intensive case management, First Cuyahoga Program for Cuyahoga County residents ages 14-30 recently diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder.

Journey Center for Safety and Healing (formerly Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center) provides information and services for domestic violence, child abuse and more.

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland: Legal Aid Society brochure on domestic violence:

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

National Domestic Violence Hotline:  Call (800-799-7233), chat (thehotline.org) or text (text START to 88788).

Ohio Domestic Violence Network:

Ohio Guidestone: Domestic violence shelter open to families from anywhere and available to families throughout the state of Ohio. For information, call 330-343-8171. https://ohioguidestone.org/services/parenting-classes/

Note: All information provided was gathered by OASC from the respective organizations’ websites. OASC does not represent or recommend any of these organizations or their services. This list has been compiled by OASC in an effort to help individuals or families identify services in the Northeast Ohio area that might be of help to them. Interested parties are encouraged to visit an organization’s website for the most current information.