Social Services

Civil Legal Advice with Legal Aid Clinics 

The Legal Aid Society offers free advice clinics for individuals with civil legal issues on a first come, first served basis. Legal Aid Society does not handle criminal cases or traffic violations. Please bring all relevant paperwork with you.

Find upcoming clinics, workshops, and events at Cleveland Public Library locations.

SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.

2-1-1 Cleveland Ohio

Serving 6 counties and covering 1.5 million people in Ohio, the United Way 2-1-1 Help Center provides free and confidential 24-hour access to a compassionate professional who will review your options for help, develop a plan and act as your advocate if you are faced with barriers to service. Simply dial 2-1-1 or chat with us for assistance. Se habla Espanol.

Call: 2-1-1

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Call: 1-800-273-8255

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Provides information about shelters and service providers for victims of domestic abuse. The hotline operates 24 hours a day in over 150 languages.

Call: 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)

National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline

Information, support, treatment options and referrals to local rehab centers for any drug or alcohol problem.

Call: 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

Help and support for victims of rape and sexual abuse.

Call: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

The Trevor Project

24/7 crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. If you or a friend are feeling lost or alone, call The Trevor Helpline.

Call: 1-866- 4-U-TREVOR  (1-866-488-7386)