Assistance for Cleveland

The following organization may be helpful for individuals in the Cleveland, OH area who are in need of assistance: The West Side Catholic Center (WSCC) offers several programs to assist disadvantaged individuals throughout Cuyahoga County. The mission of WSCC is to encourage clients to become self-sufficient and to provide basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter to all individuals in need of assistance. One of the programs offered to help those who have been displaced from their homes due to various circumstances is WSCC's Drop-In Center. The mission of the Drop-In Center is to provide hospitality and a safe environment for those in need. Six days a week, the Drop-In Center provides day shelter for those who are homeless as well as the poor. Through the Drop-In Center, eligible individuals receive nutritious meals, clothes, toiletries and household items, showers, telephone services, mailbox and emergency services to those living on the streets of Cleveland. The Drop-In program also helps those in need with outreach and advocacy programs such as health care, education, mental health services, employment advocacy and specialized programming used to overcome the effects of trauma. In addition to the Drop-In Center, WSCC also offers the following programs: Zacchaeus Housing Solutions - The mission of Zacchaeus Housing Solutions is to rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families who are living in shelters. The program offers rent subsidies, case management services, like skills classes and youth services to eligible individuals. The Women and Children's Shelter - Through the Women and Children's Shelter, WSCC offers a full range of transition services that assists residents in moving from homelessness to stable housing and employment. The program offers interim housing, case management services, youth services and homelessness prevention services. All services provided through WSCC's programs are offered at no charge to those in need, regardless of their religious affiliation. For more information about WSCC's services to receive assistance, call (216) 631-4741.

West Side Catholic Center
3135 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

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