The Lakewood Community Services Center, under the inspired and creative leadership of its Executive Director Trish Rooney, continues to provide excellent services to over 2,500 clients each month. Our grant of $65,000.00 provided support for its programs, which include the Emergency Food Pantry, Homeless Prevention and Shelter Programs, Case Management, Job Training and Placement Services, Mental Health Services, and a program, new in 2014 and especially important to Trish and her staff, a Summer Food and Enrichment Program for children.
There are very few Executive Directors who know their clients and their needs as well as Trish. She also understands the barriers that exist to clients getting all of their needs met, and it is her goal to make LCSC a place where clients can go for all the services they need. She has come a long way towards doing that, and she is on her way to making LCSC a model for all community service agencies.
LCSC licensed social workers recognized a significant increase in the number of uninsured clients in need of mental health services, which were not available to them in Lakewood. Trish worked with Murtis Taylor Human Services System to develop a ground-breaking collaborative program to provide assessment and treatment at the center. It has proven to be a very successful program and Community West Foundation is proud to have been the initial – and continuing – funder of this critical service.
Visit Lakewood Community Services Center at lcsclakewood.org to make a donation. Our partners dedicated to providing basic needs and outreach funded by Community West include St. Paul’s UCC Community Outreach, May Dugan Center, Avon/Avon Lake Community Resource Services, Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center, St. Colman’s Outreach, West Side Catholic Center, Lorain County Office on Aging, North Ridgeville Community Care, and Denison Avenue UCC.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who gave with us last year. The uphill climb towards eliminating hunger and homelessness in the Cleveland area is nowhere close to over, but we can take this moment to recognize our past achievements.
Last year, Community West Foundation received $3.5 million in donations, thanks to the tremendous generosity of donors like YOU! Here’s a look at who your money has helped in the past year and beyond: http://bit.ly/1PSEqqg – #CLE#GiveBack