Coat Distribution Expands

posted 10/4/20 -- More than 2,000 Lorain County youngsters will be warm this winter thanks to LCCAA’s combination of multiple funding streams and partnerships.

For the sixth year, LCCAA will partner with Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority to provide coats to children in its complexes. New this year will be distribution at the Section 8 complex Timber Lakes in Avon.

All children in LCCAA Head Start families are also eligible to receive coats. This year, that includes all home-based students.

“No one in the county should go without a coat if we can help it,” said Planning and Community Services Director Frank Prihoda, noting the total number of coats on hand awaiting distribution is 2,382.

Funding comes from LCCAA’s regular Community Services Block Grant as well as the additional CSBG funding that was part of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act). The agency also received grants from the Community Foundation of Lorain County and The Lorain Foundation.

“This year, in bad times, we will be able to help a lot of people and they can use their money for other bills,” Prihoda added.

LMHA and Timber Lakes residents should see their complex managers for information on signing up. Head Start families should talk to their Family Service Workers. All pick ups will be contactless. Questions should be directed to Amy Steele at 440-204-3121 or

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