Health & Family Services

The Lorain City Schools Engagement Center wraps students in a "System of Care" that integrates a variety of supports depending on need and individual circumstances. Our process includes the creation of a Care Team comprised of the child, family, formal and informal service providers, peer support providers and others to develop individual care plans for children that may include:

  • Mental Health promotion interventions, consultations, screenings, access to therapists and counseling, and intensive in-home mental health treatment.
  • Health Care School Nurses in all of our buildings and, coming soon, Mobile Health Response Centers
  • Crisis Response services
  • Trauma-Specific Treatments with a Counselor or Licensed Social Worker
  • Legal Services for families
  • Behavior Management skills training
  • Substance Abuse screenings and treatment
  • Parenting Groups and Family Navigation
  • Home Visiting
  • Social and Child Welfare Services
  • Youth and Family Education 

The Lorain City Schools Engagement Center is here to help families with the challenges they face in the following ways:
  • Working together to find solutions to student and family needs;
  • Connecting you to the appropriate resources and staff to provide support, answer questions and handle concerns;
  • Provide information about policies, procedures and processes;
  • Find the appropriate staff member to support specific needs;
  • Help completing the various forms you may need to submit for support

Information the Engagement Team will need:
  • We must talk to the guardian to make any changes to student information
  • Only guardians can discuss individual students
  • Student's name, date of birth, grade and school, and possibly other identifying information




2601 Pole Avenue
Lorain, OH 44052
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

HELP LINE (440) 830-HELP (4357)

Engagement Center: Press 1

Tech Support: Press 2

Dr. Stephen Sturgill, Executive Director

Stephanie Alexander-Johnson, Director 

(440) 830-4003

Jeff Keruski, Executive Director of Family Engagement

Sandra Ballard, Administrative Support 


Many processes can be completed online to help protect all visitors and limit your need to leave your home. Please call us before coming to the office so we can attempt to help you prior to visiting the Engagement Center.
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