The Human Services Planning Committee serves as an Advisory Board, providing recommendations and comments to the Lorain County Commissioners, in addition to the Lorain County Job & Family Services Department; with regards to Title XX, Social Services and the PRC Program. The HSPC conducts a Title XX public hearing every biennium on the proposed county profile for the provision of social services.
The Lorain County Board of Mental Health (LCBMH) is the public agency that plans, funds, monitors, and evaluates a system of services for people with mental illnesses in Lorain County. A citizen’s board of 18 community members decides the services to be provided and funded based on state requirements and community needs. It also monitors and evaluates delivery of those services.
Private, not-for-profit, independent community agencies are contracted by the LCBMH to provide an array of mental health services, including counseling, peer support, community, psychiatric support services, prevention, consultation, mental health education, crisis intervention, housing development and management, and vocational and employment support.
Some Desirable Board Member Attributes...
Vitally interested in the organization and its general mission
Knowledgeable about the issues important to the goals of the organization
Sufficient time for Board duties
Group skills (trustworthy, loyal, good at identifying or finding the common interest or value)
Willing and able to dissent with an attitude of mutual respect
This Board meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 4:30 pm, at the Lorain County Board of Mental Health, 1173 N. Ridge Rd., East, Suite 101, Lorain, Ohio 44052. Please call (440) 233-2020 for more information.
The Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities ensures the availability of programs, services and supports that assist eligible individuals with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities in choosing and achieving a life of increasing capability such that they can live, work and play in the community and to assist and support the families of these individuals in achieving this objective.
This Board meets the last Friday of each month at 12:30 pm, at the Murray Ridge Center, located at 1091 Infirmary Road, Elyria, Ohio. Please call (440) 329-3734 for more information.
The Lorain County Metropolitan Housing Authority is established when the county intends to spend tax money or issue general obligation debt for housing; establishment and membership must be reported to Ohio Department of Development; may designate an existing board to serve these functions; may form joint boards with municipalities or townships.
The Lorain County Planning Commission may, but not limited too, make studies, maps, plans, make comments, recommendations and reports concerning the physical, environmental, social, economic and governmental characteristics, functions, services and other aspects of the county.
This Commission meets the third Thursday of each month at 2 pm, at the Lorain County Administration Building, located at 226 Middle Avenue, Fourth Floor, Elyria, Ohio 44035, in the Commissioners Public Hearing Room. Please call (440) 328-2322 for more information.
The mission of the Lorain County Port Authority is to promote economic development by assisting private industry initiatives; by encouraging development and redevelopment; and by promoting investment in business, industrial and transportation projects.
This Board meets quarterly, second Tuesday at 9:30 am, at Lorain County Community Development Department, 226 Middle Avenue, Elyria, Ohio. Special meetings are called as needed with 72 hours pubic notice. Please call (440 328-2325 for more information.
The responsibilities of the Lorain County WIB include, but are not limited too, to establish procedures for the development of job training plans; prepare a job training plan, publicize and make available for review and comment, each job training plan; responsible for preparation of documents for appeals regarding plans; and provide oversight and evaluation of the programs conducted under the job training plan.
This Board meets bi-monthly on the third Friday at 7:30 a.m., at the Lorain County Workforce Development Agency, located at 42495 North Ridge Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035. Please call (440) 322-5262 for more information.