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Lorain’s PRIDE Initiative: Helping Residents through Tough Times   

Lorain’s PRIDE Initiative offers the residents of Lorain several programs that can help them deal with issues brought on by job loss. In order to qualify for PRIDE programs, residents can be screened at any one of several locations.

When a resident of the city of Lorain comes in for a screening, they receive a screening tool that they use to answer a set of survey questions regarding; general information, family, employment, medical needs, and overall health/health habits. Screenings are completely confidential. The tool assigns a unique 8-digit ID number as an identifier to each client, so that they may use this number for programs that they may be referred to.  Screenings can take as little as five minutes or not more than 20 minutes depending on the client’s answers to the questions.

Once the client completes the questions on the screening tool, the tool is placed on a docking station, and the information is downloaded into a computer. The information is processed by the computer, and the client receives a print-out with custom-made referrals to various programs based on how the questions were answered through the screening tool.

Some of the more popular programs so far have been; the JOBS employability skills workshop and the medical vouchers programs. Many clients have also utilized the available transportation vouchers to attend programs that qualify. Other popular programs include; Strengthening families, Brief Couples Counseling, Older Adult Depression Therapy, and 12-STEP Facilitation.

Screenings for PRIDE programs for adults are currently available at these locations:
El Centro
1888 E 31st St, Lorain

M-F 8:30am-5:00pm

277-8235 (Malixa)


Lorain City Health Department

1144 W Erie Av, Lorain

M-F 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

204-2572 (Kathy Loughrie)


Lorain County Health & Dentistry

1800 Livingston Av, Lorain

Monday 1pm-4pm

Friday 9am-noon

240-1655 Dial “O” (Operator)


Lorain County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services (LCADA)

2115 West Park Dr, Lorain

M-F 8am-4:30pm

282-4777 (Leesa Clark)


The Nord Center

6140 S Broadway, Lorain

M & F 8:30 am– 4:30pm

T-R 8:30am-7:30pm

233-7232 (Deb McCormick)


Questions? Call PRIDE at 282-9920 or visit www.lorainadas.org and click on the PRIDE logo.


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