Berea Community Outreach
During this difficult time of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Berea Community Outreach Pantry is still open and in need of donations. If you would like to donate, please click here.
The mission of Berea Community Outreach is to support residents and connect the community by lending a hand to make a difference.
We strive to identify specific needs and provide services to the people who need it most with programs such as Berea Cares which mobilizes religious and civic organizations to serve the community.
Our programs include:
- Senior Grass, Leaf and Snow Removal
- Senior Wheels
- Berea Cares
- Housing Resource Office
- Veterans Outreach Office
- The Food Pantry
- Dinner to Your Door
- The Backpack Food Program provides a bag of easy to prepare meals, snacks and drinks every weekend to food insecure students at Grindstone Elementary and Berea-Midpark High School. Contact us or your school guidance counselor for more information.
Donating and Fundraisers
Berea Community Outreach runs on donations from our Community. Contact us for more information or send a monetary donation to 535 Wyleswood Drive. Checks can be made payable to Berea Community Development Corporation (BCDC). Visit our Food Pantry page for a list of needed items which can also be dropped off at 535 Wyleswood Drive (Smith Elementary, Front).
Support BCO on Wednesday, January 15th at Applebee’s in Strongsville at 17771 Southpark Center from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Just bring a copy of this flier and BCO will receive %15 of the cost of your meal.
Cuyahoga County Programs
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
The Ohio Department of Development offers several programs to help low-income Ohioans pay their utility bills and improve the energy efficiency of their homes. This application may be used for any/all of the following programs: Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Winter Crisis Program (WCP), Summer Crisis Program (SCP), Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP), and/or the Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP)
WCP and SCP applicants should call the Council for Economic Opportunity in Greater Cleveland’s 24 Hour Energy Assistance Appointment Line at 216-518-4014. The TTY number for the hearing impaired in 711.
The HEAP program beings July 1, 2016 and ends June 30, 2017. The one-time benefit is typically credited in January depending on when the application was received. Please note that your mailed-in HEAP application will take 12 to 16 weeks to process. Once your application has been processed, you will receive a notification letter informing you whether or not you are eligible for bill paying assistance. For more information view the Cuyahoga County HEAP page.
Division of Senior & Adult Services (DSAS)
The Division of Senior and Adult Services (DSAS) conducts HEAP outreach to residents 60 years and older and adults with disabilities 18 years and older. Call the HEAP office at 216-420-6700 for individual assistance.