Providing hope and healing for those in need Funding for mental health services and substance abuse is ever more critical during these difficult economic times as the number of people who need help continues to escalate.

  • 1 in 4 adults experience mental illness each year.
  • About 9.2 million adults in the United States experience mental health and addiction disorders simultaneously.
  • 70% of youth in the justice system have at least one mental health condition, and at least 20% live with severe mental illness.
  • Adults living with mental illness die on average 25 years earlier than other Americans, largely due to treatable medical conditions.

Your gift to The Nord Center will help sustain and grow our programs and services, as well as immediately impact the lives of people we serve. It is our goal to help each and every one of our patients reach their full potential and become productive members of the community through quality, accessible, cost-effective behavioral healthcare. But we can’t do it without you. Your contribution, no matter the amount, will make a difference to someone in need. Thank you for making a tax-deductible gift to The Nord Center.

General Giving

To make a donation to The Nord Center, you may send a check or money order (made payable to The Nord Center) to the address below. Or you can call 440.204.4185 and we can take your donation over the phone. As a non-profit organization, your donations are tax deductible. The Nord Center Attn: Betsey Kamm / Director of Institutional Advancement 6140 South Broadway Lorain, Oh 44053

Donor Wall Recognition Program

Individual sponsors or businesses may choose to have their names / messages engraved on a 2.5″ x 9″ zinc plaque, which will affix to the wall in our first floor hallway / waiting room area of our South Broadway location.

There are 4 levels of memorial brick sponsorship:

  • Gold Sponsor: $1000 donation
  • Silver Sponsor: $750 donation
  • Bronze Sponsor: $500 donation
  • Copper Sponsor: $250 donation

To purchase a brick for our donor wall recognition program, print and complete the order form found here. You can send a check or money order (made payable to The Nord Center) to the address below. Or you can call 440.204.4185 and we can take your donation over the phone. As a non-profit organization, your donations are tax deductible. The Nord Center Attn: Betsey Kamm / Director of Institutional Advancement 6140 South Broadway Lorain, Oh 44053

Memorial Giving

Express your sympathy or honor the memory of a loved one with memorial giving. A memorial gift is a thoughtful way to honor the memory of a family member or friend. A personalized letter will be sent to the honoree or family acknowledging your gift. For more information on memorial giving, contact Betsy Kamm, Director of Institutional Advancement at 440-204-4185.

Planned Giving

You can give the gift of hope in various ways that will also benefit you and your family. 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 Betsey Kamm, Director of Institutional Advancement, at 440-204-4185.

Employer Matching Gifts

You can make your gift go further with employer matching gifts. Matching gift programs can double or sometimes triple your contribution. Eligible supporters for corporate matching gift programs may include: Full-time or part-time employees; Retired employees; Spouse of an employee To find out if your company has a matching gift program, contact the human resources department at your company. If eligible, you will need to request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift. For more information on employer matching gifts, contact Betsey Kamm, Director of Institutional Advancement, at 440-204-4185.

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
  • Jewelry
  • Nail polish
  • Purses
  • Wallets

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

Partial Hospitalization is seeking the following donations:

  • Educational videos on Anger Management and Mental Health Illness

Your Inspiration

Thank you for supporting The Nord Center. Your gift will make a difference in helping to change the lives of those we serve. Please take a moment to tell us what inspired your gift – we would love to know!
Donations may be dropped off at The Nord Center’s 6140 S Broadway Lorain OH 44053 location between 8AM and 4PM Monday through Saturday. Please specify the program for which your in-kind gift is intended so we can insure it gets to the proper location. Cash donations as well as gift certificates, such as for McDonald’s, Giant Eagle, Target and Walmart, are always welcome. If writing a check, please make payable to The Nord Center.

Questions? Contact Betsey Kamm, Director of Institutional Advancement: 440 204-4185  bkamm@nordcenter.org

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