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IN-PERSON FOSTER CARE INFORMATION SESSIONS RETURN TO LCCS

Lucas County Children Services seeking prospective foster parents.

 

TOLEDO, Ohio, August 13, 2021: Lucas County Children Services is bringing back free,

socially-distanced training classes for those interested in becoming foster parents. The agency

is offering four different rounds of in-person classes at the LCCS Training Center, 711 Adams

Street, in downtown Toledo. Completing the preservice training program is the first step

toward becoming licensed to care for children who cannot live safely at home.

 

Training will be offered:

• October 22-31 (Friday-Sunday; 2 Weekends)

• December 3-12 (Friday-Sunday; 2 Weekends)

 

Sessions run from 9 a.m. – noon, and 1 – 4 p.m. To register, call 419-213-3336 or visit

www.lucaskids.net.

 

Qualifying to be a foster or adoptive parent is easier than you think. You…

 

• Must be at least 18 years of age to adopt or become a foster parent.

• Participate in the free training. All caretaking adults in the household must attend.

• Must demonstrate a source of income sufficient to care for yourself.

• Can own or rent a home or apartment with at least two bedrooms. Your home must pass a safety inspection.

• All adults in the home must provide references and pass a background check.

• Can be married, single or in a relationship.

• Can work outside the home.

• Receive financial support, based on your foster child(ren)’s needs.

 


LORAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM UPDATES

Programming Oct. 19 to Nov. 2:

Little Learners
Tuesdays, Oct. 19, 26; 9:30 a.m. at the Columbia Branch
Tuesdays, Oct. 19, 26; 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. at the North Ridgeville Branch
4 and 5‑year‑olds with a caregiver nurture their love of reading through books and activities. Preregistration required.

Story Stop

Mondays, Oct. 25; Nov. 1, 8; 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Main Library
Mondays, Oct. 25; Nov. 1, 8; 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Domonkas Branch
Tuesdays, Oct. 19, 26; 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the South Lorain Branch

Wednesdays, Oct. 20, 27; 10:15 to 10:45 or 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. at the North Ridgeville Branch

Thursdays, Oct. 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11; 6:30 p.m. at the Columbia Branch
Thursdays, Oct. 21, 28; 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. at the North Ridgeville Branch

Saturdays, Oct. 16, 30; 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the South Lorain Branch
Caregivers with children of all ages are invited for stories, activities and play. Preregistration required.

Friends of the Columbia Branch General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 19; 6 p.m.
Columbia Branch Branch
General meeting of the Friends of Columbia Branch Library.

Scholarship Writing for College Students
Tuesday, Oct. 19; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the North Ridgeville Branch

Tuesday, Oct. 26; 6:30 p.m. at the Columbia Branch
Tuesday, Nov. 2; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the South Lorain Branch

Learn about resources for finding and filling out college scholarship applications. Get tips on essay questions, online databases and local scholarship opportunities for both traditional and adult college students. Preregistration required.

Evening Book Discussions:

Tuesday, Oct. 19; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m “Bird Box: A Novel” by Josh Malerman at the South Lorain Branch

Wednesday, Oct. 20; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins at the North Ridgeville Branch

Monday, Oct. 25; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Book TBD) at the Domonkas Branch

Spend an evening each month discussing a great book and making new friends. Copies of the book are available at the library. New members are welcome. Preregistration required.

Chess Club
Wednesdays, Oct. 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24; 4 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
Open play sessions are for all levels, from beginner to expert. This chess club is registered with the United States Chess Foundation.

Urban Farm to Table
Wednesday, Oct. 20; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Main Library
Learn about our urban garden and how growing, harvesting and eating vegetables can be fun and delicious. This program is for adults and co‑sponsored by Hope for Futures. Preregistration required.

Pajama Story Time
Wednesdays, Oct. 20; Nov. 3; 7 to 7:30 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
Put on your PJs, grab your favorite stuffed animal, and meet us at the library for a bedtime storytime. We'll share books, rhymes, and songs to help you settle down for the night and drift off to sleep. Pajamas are encouraged, but not required. Preregistration required.

Book Sale
Thursday, Oct. 21; 5 to 7:30 p.m. (preview), Friday, Oct. 22; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 23; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24; 1 to 4:30 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
Admission to the book sale preview is reserved for members of The Friends of North Ridgeville Branch Library, Inc. New members may join, or former members may renew their annual memberships that evening. Sponsored by The Friends of the North Ridgeville Branch Library, Inc. The bag sale will take place on Sunday, October 24.

Columbia Fiber Arts Group
Thursdays, Oct. 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18; Noon to 4 p.m.
Columbia Branch
Come if you want to learn or are already a knitter or crocheter. If you have a "UFO" (an Unfinished Object) that you would like to work on with us, bring it or start something new!

Cozy Books and Bakes: “Still Life” by Louise Penny and “The Magnolia Bakery Handbook: A Complete Guide for the Home Baker” by Bobbie Lloyd
Thursday, Oct. 21; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
Join us for a delectable duo book discussion! Enjoy discussing a cozy mystery and choose a baked good from the cookbook to share. Copies of the books are available at the library. Preregistration required.

Finding a Job Online: Getting Started
Thursday, Oct. 21; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Main Library
We’ll cover the basics and then also tell you how you can get free professional clothes. Preregistration required.

Tech Club
Thursday, Oct. 21; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
Explore programming, robots and electronics in a fun, collaborative environment. Designed for children ages 9 and up. Preregistration required.

Preschool Playtime
Friday, Oct. 22; 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 23; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
Children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to explore and learn about letters, numbers, shapes, colors, patterns and more.

Grab & Go Activities at the Park
Friday, Oct. 22; 2:30 to 4 p.m. at South Central Park, 7565 Avon Belden Rd. North Ridgeville.
Look for our Discovery on the Go vehicle at a park near you to pick up a fun Grab & Go Activity and log onto the free wifi network! Weather permitting, while supplies last.

Browser's Reading Buddies
Saturdays, Oct. 23; Nov. 20; Jan. 15; Feb. 12; 10 to 11 a.m.
Avon Branch

Children ages 5 to 10 are invited to read to a therapy dog in the library. Please register your child and we will contact you with a specific 15-minute reading time. Bring a book or come early and select one to read. Preregistration required.

LPLS 2021 Writing Conference
Saturday, Oct. 23; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Main Library
All writers, whether new to the craft or a veteran, will get much out of this event. Door prizes, refreshments and opportunities to network with other local writers. Preregistration required.

Family Haunted House
Saturday, Oct. 23; 2 to 5 p.m.
Domonkas Branch
This is an indoor, interactive, walk‑through experience for the whole family. Timed entry will ensure social distancing and family groups moving through together. Please let the library staff know if you are sensitive to flashing lights or sudden noises. Call the branch to sign up for a specific entry time. Preregistration required.

Afternoon Book Discussion
Mondays, Oct. 25; Nov. 22; 2 p.m.
Columbia Branch
Spend an afternoon each month discussing a great book and making new friends. Copies of the book are available at the library. New members are welcome. Preregistration required.

Homemade Greener Cleaners 
Monday, Oct. 25; 6 to 6:45 p.m. at the Main Library

Create an eco‑friendly cleaning solution to take home in a spray bottle and receive instructions for a glass cleaner you can make with ingredients found in your home. Preregistration required.

Halloween Spooktacular
Monday, Oct. 25; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
A sweet night for children with games and candy. Costumes are encouraged. Preregistration required.

Grossology Lab
Tuesday, Oct. 26; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Domonkas Branch
Fun STEM experiments that explore the grossness of the human body. Preregistration required.

LPLS Zoom Writers Group
Tuesday, Oct. 26; 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Adult writers are invited to join us via Zoom to write and discuss together. Registrants are asked to include their email addresses so that Zoom invitations can be sent for this event. Preregistration required.

Monster's Laboratory
Wednesday, Oct. 27; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Columbia Branch
A Halloween bash for children ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers. Preregistration required.

Food Fun: Hot Beverages to Keep Warm
Wednesday, Oct. 27; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Main Library
Join us in our beautiful new Culinary Literacy Center as we discuss fun food topics. This month, explore delicious and healthy hot beverages to keep warm this winter. Teas, coffee, cocoa and more! Preregistration required.

Make Your Own Franken‑Treats
Wednesday, Oct. 27; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
Make cute and quirky chocolate pretzel monsters for Halloween. Preregistration required.

The Lakeview Pen: Domonkas Writing Group
Wednesdays, Oct. 27; Nov. 17; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Domonkas Branch
Monthly meetings to sharpen your writing skills and share ideas with other novice writers. Bring drafts of your work and be prepared to critique as well as have others review your writing. Preregistration required.

Halloween Storytime
Thursday, Oct. 28 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Join Avon Branch staff for a Halloween-themed Storytime at the Miller Nature Preserve, 2739 Center Road in Avon, then take a short discovery hike. In the event of inclement weather, there will be an alternate activity. Register both caregiver and child by 10/26.  https://reservations.metroparks.cc/programs/59053/

Harry Potter Wizarding Walk
Saturday, Oct. 30; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Columbia Branch
We're excited to host this event with @NianticLabs. Stock up on spell energy at special event Inns, unlock portkeys, battle at special event Fortresses with friends, and gather potion ingredients from the library Greenhouse. “Harry Potter:Wizards Unite” phone app is required. Swag prizes are first come first serve. #WizardsUnite Preregistration required.

I Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts: A History of Ghost Films
Saturday, Oct. 30; 3 to 4 p.m.
Domonkas Branch
“They’re here!” Dive into the haunting history of films about ghosts. Specters have been around in entertainment since the likes of Shakespeare, and we will explore movies such as Casper the Friendly Ghost© to terrifying classics like Poltergeist©! Preregistration required.

Veteran Thank You Cards
Monday, Nov. 1 to Saturday, Nov. 6

North Ridgeville Branch
Stop in during regular library hours and show appreciation for our military by creating a thank you card for our veterans. We will deliver them to the North Ridgeville VFW.

Intro to Digital Photography
Monday, Nov. 1; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Domonkas Branch
Learn and practice basic photography composition techniques by exploring the great outdoors (weather permitting) or by using our studio still‑lifes. Preregistration required.

Perler Bead Party
Monday, Nov. 1; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
South Lorain Branch
Use perler beads to create designs that can be transformed into pop art, pictures, coasters, magnets, and more. All materials will be provided. Preregistration required.

Welcome to Medicare
Monday, Nov. 1; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
Join a volunteer Medicare counselor with the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program, as he presents information on how Medicare works, what benefits it provides, and what options are available. The OSHIP is a program run by the Ohio Department of Insurance. Preregistration required.

NaNoWriMo Write‑Ins
Tuesdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23; 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Main Library
Join us for National Novel Writing Month as we put pen to paper and fingers to keys. Bring your own writing tools and plot to your heart's content. Preregistration required.

Cookbook Book Club
Tuesday, Nov. 2; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Domonkas Branch
If you love to read, cook, learn and share recipes, this group is for you. Bring a dish from the selected month’s cookbook and share your experience in the kitchen and opinion on the book. Copies are available at the library. Preregistration required.

Introduction to Proposal Writing with Candid
Tuesday, Nov. 2; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
North Ridgeville Branch
This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. Build the essential knowledge and skills to craft effective grant proposals and learn the "do's and "don'ts of writing and submitting a proposal. Preregistration required.
 

Patrons can register for events at LorainPublicLibrary.org/events

Lorain Public Library System Branches:

Main Library 351 W. Sixth St. Lorain, OH 44052 440-244-1192

Avon Branch 37485 Harvest Dr. Avon, OH 44011 440-934-4743

Columbia Branch 13824 W. River Rd. North Columbia Station, OH 44028 440-236-8751

Domonkas Branch 4125 E. Lake Rd. Sheffield Lake, OH 44054 440-949-7410

North Ridgeville Branch 35700 Bainbridge Rd. North Ridgeville OH 44039

South Loran Branch 2121 Homewood Dr. Lorain, OH 44055 440-277-5672

 


El Centro de Servicios Sociales
Upcoming Events

 

Debido al aumento de casos de COVID-19, la puerta principal de El Centro permanecerá cerrada hasta nuevo aviso. Les agradecemos a todos por el apoyo y la comprensión durante el tiempo que hemos estado obligados a ofrecer los servicios de formas poco tradicionales.

 

Durante el mes de octubre, continuaremos brindando servicios de manera virtual, telefónica y solo con cita previa.

 

Si necesitas servicios o venir a la oficina, le recomendamos que llame primero a la oficina (440-277-8235) para recibir instrucciones del nuevo procedimiento para visitas.

 

El equipo de atención de COVID de El Centro ahora puede programar citas de vacunación de COVID-19 de primera y segunda dosis en asociación con el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Lorain. Para registrarse, llame al 440-240-7064 para hablar con un Consejero del equipo de atención de COVID. Este servicio está disponible tanto en inglés como en español.

 

Tutoría gratuita - 231Go! El programa colaborativo de escuelas intermedia de El Centro está ofreciendo tutoría y sesiones de ayuda con la tarea con cita previa. Contamos con tutores bilingües disponibles durante todo el año escolar. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Verónica González al 440-277-8235 Ext. 7014.

  

14 octubre - La despensa (distribución) móvil de alimentos “Drive Thru” de El Centro, en colaboración con Second Harvest Food Bank de North Central Ohio se ha mudado al Oakwood Park.  El horario de la despensa (distribución) de alimentos es de 2:00 pm a 4:00 pm (NOTA - NUEVO CAMBIO DE HORA) o hasta que se acaben los alimentos. Las familias elegibles por ingresos (por debajo del 200% del nivel de pobreza) reciben una caja de comida y varias bolsas de verduras frescas por orden de llegada: GRATIS. Se requiere identificación con foto y comprobante de residencia. Los voluntarios colocarán los artículos en su baúl (asegúrese de tener su baúl vacío).

 

16 y 23 de octubre - Talleres bilingües de educación para compradores de vivienda certificados por HUD. Estas clases ayudarán a mejorar la educación financiera de los residentes del condado de Lorain. El Centro ofrece a los compradores de vivienda dos cursos (cuatro horas por clase) enfocados en: Conocimientos financieros (presupuestación y ahorro) y el proceso de propiedad de vivienda para preparar a los participantes en el proceso de compra de vivienda. Para registrarse o para obtener más información, llame a Maria Carrion al 440-277-8235 Ext. 7032.

 

El Centro está buscando miembros de AmeriCorp VISTA

AmeriCorps, Especialista en apoyo comunitario y para estudiantes 2021-2022

 

231!GO Middle School Collaborative financiado por United Way del condado de Lorain y en asociación con El Centro de Servicios Sociales está en busca de (2) miembros de AmeriCorps a tiempo parcial o (1) a tiempo completo para proporcionar enriquecimiento académico y participación socioemocional / soporte en Lorain, OH. Esta vacante es un puesto de servicio nacional, la persona escojida reciben un subsidio de subsistencia en lugar de un salario. Los miembros de AmeriCorps son responsables de mejorar las

habilidades socioemocionales entre los estudiantes atendidos junto con el apoyo al enriquecimiento académico y la participación familiar. Para obtener más información,

comuníquese con Monica Snipes, 231 Go! Directora del proyecto al (440) 277-8235 x7034 o postúlese en https://www.horizoneducationcenters.org/apply-now?hsCtaTracking=cb415432-2ead-4054-98b2-408ce8d14fc2%7Ca8f4f33e-bd34-413c-bfb6-cb814cf1d6 (descripción del trabajo adjunta). Por favor, especifique su solicitud como una para el 231 Go! ¡Posición de la escuela secundaria!

 

Eventos de organizaciones asociadas:

  

26 de octubre: El Centro y la Sociedad de Ayuda Legal de Cleveland (Legal Aid Society of Cleveland) ofrecera una clínica de alcance comunitario para los clientes que viven, trabajan o van a la escuela en el condado de Lorain. La clínica se llevará a cabo en El Centro de 2:00 pm a 4:00 pm (solo con cita previa). Legal Aid solo brindará servicios legales con respecto a asuntos civiles para incluir problemas relacionados con el dinero, la vivienda, la salud, el trabajo y los niños y la familia (no penales). Para obtener más información, llame al 440-277-8235 para programar una cita. Citas limitadas disponibles.

  

Evento Cómico La Borinqueña

Únase a nosotros el jueves 14 de octubre, de 5 a 8 p.m. y conocer a Edgardo Miranda, autor de la historia de superhéroes La Borinqueña, visita como parte de su gira de lanzamiento de cómics. Hablará sobre sus antecedentes, su trabajo con Marvel & DC Comics, cómo surgió La Borinqueña y por qué, cómo impactó a las comunidades hispanas y la cultura puertorriqueña en general y más, seguido de una sesión de preguntas y respuestas. La comida será proporcionada por Manny's Mobile Catering. Regístrese en https://lorainccc.presence.io/events o comuníquese con la Oficina de Vida Estudiantil de LCCC al (440) 366-4036.

 

Próximos Eventos:

 

noviembre - Las clases de Participación de los Padres/Padres Comprometidos comenzarán en noviembre. Estas clases son en colaboración con Lorain County Community College y UnidosUS. Aprenderá a trabajar con sus escuelas para preparar a su hijo para la universidad y más allá. Los talleres se ofrecen en español y terminarán con una celebración familiar. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Verónica González al 440-277-8235.

 

6 de noviembre – La recaudación anual de fondos para El Centro - La carrera maravillosa.  de El Centro. Equipos de hasta 4 competirán entre sí mientras viajan por nuestro condado recolectando puntos y resolviendo pistas antes de que se acabe el tiempo. Los equipos se registrarán para recibir pistas, ver videos y mensajes de patrocinadores y actualizaciones sobre las posiciones de carrera de los equipos. Se entregarán premios en EFECTIVO y otros. Para obtener más información sobre patrocinio / anuncios / boletos, comuníquese con Lourdes Bennett en gala@lorainelcentro.org (folleto adjunto).

 


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