Personal + Family Development

We Can Help.

We’ve all felt it at one time or another—the sense that life could be better if only.

You know the feeling:

If only I knew how to…
If only I could afford…
If only I had a chance to…
If only my family
If only I could stop…
If only I knew who to ask.

The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland can help. Just call or stop into one of our three locations: downtown Cleveland and on the East and South sides.

The Council can:

Address immediate needs

 Like paying heating bills, getting warm clothes or food.

Provide individual counseling sessions

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.

Create a plan to help you get there

Going back to school, getting a better job, etc.

Help You Grow

Make referrals to one of our community partners for help with anything from learning a new skill to conquering drug addiction.

We Offer:

Parenting classes

With advice for mothers, fathers, step-parents and guardians

Assistance with tax preparation

Free income tax preparation assistance to help you receive what’s yours.

Life skills workshops

Learn useful skills such as making and sticking to a budget or time management skills

Anger management seminars

Learn to rein in emotions and cope with life’s challenges in a healthy way.

The Council provides these services and more at no charge to income-eligible residents of Cuyahoga County.