HEALTH

We face chronic disease and obesity in rural Lorain County. We help people live healthier lives.

Access to healthy options is just one part of what we do.
Check out our work in the areas of Financial Stability, Education, and Transportation.
Together, we can transform our community so that all families have the opportunity to thrive
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COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVES

THRIVE! Southern Lorain County is a Community Collaborative focused on improving the health of residents of Brighton Township, Camden Township, Huntington Township, Kipton Village, Pittsfield Township, Rochester Township, Rochester Village, Wellington Township, and Wellington Village.

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Partners: Dave Lengyel | Elms Retirement Village | First Congregational UCC Wellington | Friends of Senior Citizens | Herrick Memorial Library | Huntington Township | Kiwanis Club of Wellington | LIFE: A Dementia-Friendly Foundation | Lorain Community College – Wellington Center | Lorain County Office on Aging | Lorain County Public Health | Main Street Wellington | Mercy Health | Oberlin Community Services | OSU Extension, Lorain County | Salvation Army Wellington | St. Patrick Helping Hands | The YMCA of Greater Cleveland | United Way of Greater Lorain County | Village of Wellington | Well-Help | Wellington Exempted Village School District | Wellington First United Methodist Church

KEY (Keystone Empowers You) is a Community Collaborative focused on increasing access to physical activity and healthy food options in the Keystone area.

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Partners: Elyria Public Library System | French Creek Family YMCA | Keystone Pointe | Keystone Schools | LaGrange Lions Club’s Food Pantry | LaGrange Park Board | LaGrange United Methodist Church | LaGrange Township | LaGrange Yoga | Lorain County Metro Parks | Lorain County Public Health | Penfield Township | Salvation Army | SpaceBound, Inc. | United Way of Greater Lorain County | Village of LaGrange

North Ridgeville Heart and Sole is a Community Collaborative focused on increasing access to physical activity and healthy food options in North Ridgeville.

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Partners: Beckett Corp | Cleveland Clinic | French Creek Family YMCA | Lorain County Metro Parks | Lorain County Public Health | Maximize Fitness | North Ridgeville City Schools | North Ridgeville Community Care | North Ridgeville Parks and Recreation | North Ridgeville Senior Center | North Ridgeville Seniors Inc. | United Way of Greater Lorain County

OTHER SERVICES

2-1-1 First Call for Help is a community information and referral hotline powered by United Way of Greater Lorain County.

TO ACCESS SERVICES:

Dial: 2-1-1 | Toll free: (800) 275-6106

Visit: 211lorain.org

Access is available to many health services, including

  • Medicaid / Medicare Applications
  • Health screenings
  • Community Medical & Dental Clinics
  • Vaccines
  • Health Related Support Groups

*Spanish speaking information & referral specialists available.

Collect – Sort – Deliver  is an Impact Initiative that engages volunteers to build a FREE inventory of books, school supplies, work clothes, and tampons & pads for distribution through local agencies and school districts.

Contact Norma Sánchez to volunteer or view our current inventory of tampons & pads

United We Sweat is an Impact Initiative designed to promote healthy living in Greater Lorain County by raising awareness on the types of fitness and nutrition options available.

CHECK OUT THE FREE FITNESS OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE:

unitedwesweat.org

440-277-6530