Strengthening and serving the

community one life at a time.

East Toledo Family Center and Senior Center
Closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 Pandemic  We are here to help, if you have immediate needs please contact us at the numbers listed below.
East Toledo Family Center - Questions: 419-691-1429
East Toledo Senior Center - Questions: 419-691-2254
Updated: January 19, 2021



ETFC Statement on Black LIves Matter

ETFC is very saddened about the death of George Floyd, in addition to all those who came before him. It is terrible to think that this level of racism still exists in our community and country.  It is horrifying to think it’s actually condoned and encouraged in some quarters.  However, racism does exist and its roots are deeply embedded.  The global outcry over this tragedy has become a watershed moment, a catalyst for greater empathy, understanding, and, hopefully, a sustained movement toward eradicating oppression in its many insidious forms.  
Since 1901, The East Toledo Family Center (ETFC) has been helping families from all walks of life.  Our mission statement is “strengthening and serving our community one life at a time”.  Each and every day our staff and volunteers work hard to help all families be successful.  We stand with our minority families and every family we serve through our programs and services. We condemn racism; and we know that we must work harder to make changes that address the injustices that exist, especially with the minority families that we serve.
We will continue to do that in collaboration with our program partners, staff, and board members to be an advocate of real change for the families affected by racism.  We also will move to strengthen and foster more partnerships with organizations who advocate for people of color.  We will educate, empower, and engage all to be sure that there is significant change to how minorities are treated.  That change starts with you. We are listening.
Black Lives Matter is a statement of focus, not exclusion. An attack against one is an attack against all. We must all always be ready to assist when anyone is unjustly attacked. Reach out and ask what you can do to be an ally.  Be the change you wish to see in this world.  Help us to continue to strengthen and serve our community…one life at a time.

DUE TO COVID-19 Pandemic

The East Toledo Family Center and Senior Center are CLOSED to the General Public until further notice for the safety of our community and our staff. All ETFC/Senior Center activities and special events are postponed or cancelled until further notice. This includes all athletics and any event that involved more than ten people.

If you have questions, you can call the Family Center at 419-691-1429.

The Senior Center is providing Grab/Go and Home Delivery Meals for seniors over 60; call 419-691-2254 for additional information.

WIC Office: Questions, call 419-693-1116; Monday & Thursday

NHA Health Clinic: Questions, call 419-696-1515 or

If you are in need of a COVID test, call NHA at 419-214-5700.



Kroger Community Rewards

It's time to enroll or re-enroll for the Kroger Community Rewards program.  
Did you know that Kroger will make a donation to the East Toledo Family Center
every time you shop at Kroger's and use your Plus Card.

Just visit
and click on the "Enroll Now" link in the Columbus, OH region!
From here, you just follow the prompts. 
Each year in April you must reselect ETFC if you are already signed up in the past.
Just another way to help support ETFC!



Serving the Families of East Toledo

For a Century... The East Toledo Family Center has served the families of East Toledo. It began in 1901 as the Neighborhood Association but soon became fondly known in the community as simply the "Neighborhood House." Perhaps the oldest such community organization in this area it provided aid to the many immigrant families who arrived in the early 1900's, and it survived the dark years of the Depression in the 1930's when it services were needed all the more and it continued to grow during the post-World War II boom years until a new building was needed in the early 1970's. Now at the end of the century it serves more people and provides more programs than at any other time in its long history. The beginning of a new century is a good time to celebrate the 100th birthday of the East Toledo Family Center....  

 Read more about Our History





1020 Varland Avenue, Toledo Ohio  43605 - Phone: (419) 691-1429

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