Upcoming Events


El Centro de Servicios Sociales
Upcoming Events / Próximos Eventos
January 2023 / Enero 2023

Due to COVID-19 cases, El Centro’s front door will remain locked until further notice.  We thank all of you for the support and understanding during this time that we are forced to offer the services in untraditional ways.

For the month of January, we will continue providing services virtually, by phone and by appointment only.   

If services are needed and you need to come to the office, we encourage you to call the office first (440-277-8235) to receive the new procedure for office visits.

El Centro’s COVID Care Team is now able to book first, second and booster COVID-19 vaccination appointments in partnership with Lorain County Public Health. To register, please call 440-240-7064 to speak to a member of the COVID Care Team. This service is available in both English and Spanish.

El Centro, Cleveland Clinic Outpatient Clinic is now open to the public (via appointment only) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Some of the services that will be provided are adult annual wellness exams, women’s health, Medicare wellness exam, chronic disease management, acute care, etc. Please call 440-282- 9828 or 440-204-7400 to make an appointment.

January 26 – El Centro “Drive Thru” Mobile Food Pantry in collaboration with Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio will be at Oakwood Park from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm or until the food runs out. Income eligible households (below 200% of the poverty level) are given one box of food and multiple bags of fresh vegetables on a first-come, first-served basis – FREE. Photo ID and proof of residency required. Volunteers will place the items in your trunk (be sure to have your trunk empty).

Partner Organization Events:

January 3-18 – WISE Pathways is a FREE hands-on program offered by Lorain County Community College, in partnership with Hard Hatted Women (HHW) Ohio, that provides women with detailed information about careers in advanced manufacturing that offer good pay & benefits with opportunities for advancement. The program will be held on LCCC’s main campus from January 3-18, 2023. Women participating can earn the ToolingU Certified Manufacturing Associate Credential, an industry-recognized certification. Please contact HHW Ohio with any questions: (flyer attached).

January 8 – Mercy Health Community Fair at Open Door in Lorain 1121 Tower Blvd from 2:00p.m. to 4:00pm all are welcome to join the Mercy Health Parish Nursing Team and others to help get a healthy start to 2023.

January 14 – ESOL Orientation will be held at Lorain County Community College (LCCC) University Center Building, Room 225 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Orientation is required in order to attend ESOL classes provided by LCCC Aspire (flyer attached).


February 11 & 25 / March 11 & 18 / April 15 & 22

Bilingual Financial Education and First-Time Homebuyer Classes – These classes will help to improve financial literacy to the residents of Lorain County.  El Centro will offer future homebuyers two courses (four hours per class) focused on:  Financial Recovery (Credit Repair) and Money Matters (Budgeting & Saving) to prepare participants on the homebuying process. To register or for more information, call Brenda Zapata at 440-277-8235 Ext. 7020.