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COVID-19 Update 8/20/2020

If you are a client and are scheduled for a telephone appointment with us, please expect a call at your scheduled appointment time. Your caller ID won’t say “Nord Center” but it is us. Please answer the call!

The Coronavirus has impacted all of us and will continue to so for the foreseeable future. The Nord Center is continuing to provide behavioral health services critical to our clients and our community. In accordance with CDC and the Lorain Public Health Department, we are taking steps to protect our clients and our employees such as: Social distancing, hand washing, enhanced sanitizing schedule All people entering our building are screened with the Center for Disease Control’s questionnaire and a temperature scanner.

Statement on Racial and Social Injustice

The Nord Center takes its mission to the community seriously. Our Mission calls us to be “Engaging people in our community to achieve mental and emotional health through prevention, treatment, and advocacy.” Treatment is something we do every day and is probably what you know us best for. We know that providing treatment and advocacy in an environment that supports racial and social equity is also key to your success.

We recognize the existence of racial and social injustice in our community.  It has been allowed to exist for too long.  We must act, both as individuals and as an institution.  We must, every day, stand up for what is right, do what is right and help right our community and country.  That is why The Nord Center stands with others in our community against racial and social injustice. The Nord Center will always advocate for our clients, their families and members of our community and nation, who suffer the emotional turmoil and distress as a result.  We will continue to enhance our commitment to racial and social equity and weave it into the very fabric of the care and services we provide now and in the future

Gifts in Kind

Housing Services is seeking the following donations for their Residential sites and group homes:

  • Twin-sized bed linens
  • Regular-sized pillowcases
  • Pillows
  • Towels
  • Bathroom accessories (shower curtains; soap dishes, etc.)
  • Household accessories
  • Board games
  • Movies
  • Magazines with labels removed
  • Books
  • Movie tickets
  • McDonald’s Gift Cards
  • Nail polish

Child & Adolescent Services is seeking the following donations for their anger management and DBT group activities.

  • magazines with labels removed, child-appropriate
  • art and craft supplies
  • items addressing the 5 senses (sound, taste, sight, touch & smell) such as relaxation CD’s, hard candy, scented markers, no-wick scented candles
  • empty soup cans, clean and unlabeled
  • new or gently used toys for the waiting room

Sexual Assault Services is seeking the following donations:

  • Durable, cleanable toys with no small or loose pieces (for waiting areas)
  • Diapers (various sizes) and wipes
  • Hats, gloves, scarves, mittens for men, women and children
  • DVDs rated G and PG
  • Coloring books, crayons and art supplies
  • Office supplies (Pads, folders, pens, etc.)
  • Cleaning supplies (Disinfecting sprays for air and surfaces, paper towels, etc.)
  • Unopened sample-sized bath and body products
  • Games, cards and puzzles for adults and adolescents
  • Pre-packaged snack foods including juice boxes
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • New active wear and sweats: pull-on pants, sweatshirts and t shirts
  • New children’s pajamas
  • New stuffed animals

Emergency Stabilization Services is seeking the following donations:

  • Movies
  • Puzzles
  • Books
  • Magazines with the labels removed

Day Treatment is seeking the following donations:

  • Educational videos on Anger Management and Mental Health Illness

Donations may be dropped off at The Nord Center’s 6140 S Broadway Lorain OH 44053 location between 8AM and 5PM Monday through Friday. Please specify the program for which your in-kind gift is intended so we can insure it gets to the proper location and please leave us your contact information so we can thank you!!!

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a true gift of eternal support. Planned giving involves integrating a donor’s charitable gift into his or her overall financial, tax, or estate planning objectives to maximize benefits to both the donor and The Nord Center.

Examples of Planned Giving include:

• Gifts from your will or trust

• Gifts of stock or appreciated assets

• Charitable gift annuity

• Retirement accounts

• Life insurance policies

For more information on planned giving, contact the Director of Institutional Advancement at 440-204-4185.

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