Summer Food Service Program: The Ohio Department of Education has teamed up with area food banks to offer FREE lunches throughout the summer. All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals. The nearest site in Brooklyn can be found below:
Cuyahoga County Public Library- Brooklyn Branch
4480 Ridge Rd.
Brooklyn, OH 44144-3353
Sponsoring Organization: Cleveland Foodbank Inc
Start date: 06/12/17
End date: 08/04/17
Days of operation: M,T,W,TH,F
Hours Open: 11:45AM - 12:15PM
For more information or to find another location near you call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (486479).
Parma Area Family Collaborative is located at 11212 Snow road, Parma, Ohio 44130. They are a social service organization located in Parma that serves 18 local communities. Their objective is to link families with resources that meet their needs and focus on well-being, safety, academic success, and stability of the children in the communities they serve. Some of the supports they offer include:
- Mobile Food Pantry: 2nd Thursday of the month from 2:30-4:30pm
- Clothing Center: Thursday from 2-4pm
- Summer Feeding Program: M-F, June-August in which FREE breakfast and lunch for youth ages 2-18 are served.
For more information on these programs and or the other services offered via the Parma Area Collaborative, please visit their website at: http://familycollaborative.com/.
Guidestone's School-Based Counseling and Support Services work with children and teenagers to provide mental health and other support services in the school environment, family home or a community setting. The programming is custom designed to meet the needs of each school and can include individual, group, parent and family services. Their professionally licensed staff provides behavioral health assistance within the school setting, allowing them the opportunity to consult with teachers and other school professionals to help track the client’s progress. Their counselors also maintain connections with parents and families to help keep the families connected to the child’s academic environment. A variety of counseling services are available based on the needs of the client and family. If interested in learning more, please do not hesitate to call me at 216-485-8173.
Connecting for Kids: If your child is struggling with behavior, anxiety, attention/focus issues or is having difficulty making friends or dealing with bullies, Connecting for Kids is a great resource. It is a non profit organization serving Cleveland's west side that provides education and support to families. You can call 440-250-5563 or visit their website at connectingforkids.org.
Cornerstone of Hope: Cornerstone offers individual therapy and support groups for children, teens and adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. Licensed counselors see adolescents in their offices located in Independence, Ohio. Cornerstone also offers a wide range of support services for families, including monthly family workshops, support groups, memorial events, and a summer camp. Some services have a minimal fee, but no one is turned away for inability to pay. For more information you can call 216.524.HOPE(4673) or visit their website at: www.cornerstoneofhope.org.
Love & Logic is a philosophy of raising and teaching children that empowers parents and fosters responsibility in their children. It provides a wonderful host of resources for parents & educators alike. Please feel free to check out all they have to offer at: www.loveandlogic.com.
Conscious Discipline provides a proven and comprehensive approach to discipline. It empowers parents with the self-awareness, brain information, developmental knowledge and useable skills necessary to create safe, connected, problem-solving homes.
Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline is the core Conscious Discipline publication for parents. It is unique from other forms of guidance because it:
- Defines discipline not as something you do to children, but something you develop within them.
- Teaches new skills to the adult first and the children second, empowering you to become the mindful parent you want to be.
With Conscious Discipline, we can learn to discipline differently than we were disciplined, break the cycle of “do as I say, not as I do,” and discipline our children without permissiveness, aggression or guilt.
Check out more helpful advice/tools at:http://consciousdiscipline.com/about/conscious-discipline-for-parents.asp
If you or your family have additional needs, please do not hesitate to call. There are many comminity supports/programs that we may be able to direct/guide you to for assistance.