Transition Resources

Important Links

Transition Resources

The below links appear in alphatbetically order and will assist families in students in a variety of areas.

Parent Resources

Local Community Resources


Support Services for continued success in life, when your child leaves school

The following agencies; your County of Developmental Disabilities (CBDD), and/or Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (ORSC), including Rehabilitation Public Private Partnership (*VRP3) agencies can help provide these supports and services.  For more information on these agencies in your county, please access the following website:  *for VRP3 info for any county, access  then either search or click on "partner Portal"


General Referral Info to Various Agencies

  • United Way-dial 211-Free Confidential information referrals to health & human Service agencies
  • Cleveland Food Bank-216.738.2067-Assistance over the phone with applying for food assistance benefits.
  • Social Security Administration-Provides information on obtain benefits and information regarding benefits
  • Wade Park BMV-216.721.8020-Call first-Ask for Tonya for more info: Assistance with youth Obtaining identification for employment

Crisis Intervention Services, Domestic Violence/Abuse/Mental Health Services/Drug Abuse

  • Domestic Violence & Child advocacy Center-Offers services & resources every hour of every day, Offers immediate and confidential crisis assistance, emotional support and information, Shelter Available 216.391-HELP (4357), Family Helpline 216.229.8800
  • Cleveland Rape Crisis Center-216.619.6192 
  • Mental Health Service- 216.623.6888 available (24/7) Mobile Crisis Unit
  • NEON-New Expanded Hours-216.231.7700 (Main Location-Hough) Multiple Locations Available, Northeast Ohio Neighborhoods health service, Inc
  • Recovery Resources- 216.431.4131 Mental Illness, Alcoholism, Drug & other addictions

Maternal/ Prenatal Care/ Clothing/ Resources & Support/ Health Services

  • Healthy Start-(216) 978-7346 Free Insurance for Children, Teens & Pregnancy Women 
  • Womankind-(216) 662-5700 - Free Maternal & Prenatal Care, Clothing, Pregnancy Testing
  • WIC-(216) 957-9421 Federally funded, Food Supplement & nutrition Education program for women and children
  • Help Me Grow-(216) 698-7500 is a state-wide program for expectant parents, newborns, infants, and toddlers that provides health and developmental services so that children school healthy and ready to learn.
  • Planned Parenthood of Cleveland- (216) 961-8804 or (216) 661-0400
  • Metro Health- Provides discount Healthcare services for patients who qualify 1-800-829-1040

Interview Cloths Assistance

  • Dress for Success (women)- 216-881-6048
  • Suited for Men- (216) 881-6776- Ask for: Brandon Goins- Interview Cloths for Men

Literacy & Tutoring Services / GED

  • Seeds of Literacy- 216.661.7952
  • Parma Able Classes/GED Classes & testing - 440-885-8797
  • Tech Central- Free Computer classes- Located at various Cleveland Public Libraries

Ex Offender Support/ Family Support 

  • The Reentry Reconnection- grassroots coalition-  -Support & Workshops for previously incarcerated individuals, parents and their families- All programs provided FREE 216.881.5440
  • Legal Aid-216.687.1900


  •  Big Brother & Sisters of Greater Cleveland-Mentors for Youth 216.621.8223

Emergency Housing & Shelter

  • Central Housing for Woman-Intake-Norma Herr 216.479.0020
  • Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry- LMM- 2100 Lakeside Men's Shelter (216) 566-0047
  • Saint Herman House (216) 961-3906, 3 hot meals, Temporary Housing for Men
  • For Domestic Violence emergency housing see above the Domestic Violence Center**
  • CMHA- (216) 271-2999 Low Income Housing

Employment Services & Job Search Assistance

  • Employment Connection- Youth Resource Center- Job Search, Resume, Mock Interview, GED Tutoring, (216) 664-3352
  •  Job Corps- (216) 215-8732- Admissions, Hands on training for Youth, Housing, Employment Services, Life Skills
LEAP (Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential-Employment, Training, Advocacy for those with Disabilities 216.696.2716

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