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Emergency Preparedness

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

Goal: This free service is provided 24 hours a day to help connect those in need with health and human services for everyday needs as well as crisis situations.

Initiatives: Access is available to hundreds of services including: Food, Clothing & Basic Needs | Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment | Health Care & Health Insurance | Health & Wellness Programs | Emergency Assistance for Housing & Utilities | Financial Management & Free Tax Preparation | Legal Services & Transportation

To access services, you can dial: 2-1-1 or toll free: (800) 275-6106, visit 211lorain.org, or download the “211 Lorain County” app on your smart phone.

*Spanish speaking information & referral specialists available.

Where to Stay Warm in Extreme Cold
List of shelters to stay warm in extreme cold temperatures. Updated December 2017