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Eileen Kelly to head ID Crisis Collaborative

(Plain Press, May 2017)       Eileen Kelly, after having served for more than two decades as the Outreach Minister at St. Colman Church in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, has accepted a new position as the Director of the Identification Crisis Collaborative (IDCC). In making the announcement on Linkedin, Kelly speaks of her role in founding the … Continue reading

Malachi House receives grants for capital improvements

(Plain Press, April 2017)                Malachi House, a home for the terminally ill who are in need, has received $159,000 in grants that it plans to use to update its kitchen, generator, resident furnishings, basement and laundry. Malachi House, located in the Ohio City neighborhood in a beautiful home-like setting, serves as many as 15 … Continue reading

NOBLE urges citizens to contact legislators about concerns in upcoming state budget

(Plain Press, April 2017)                Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality (NOBLE), a community based coalition working to make the community’s voice heard in the State of Ohio’s legislative process, is currently mobilizing residents to lobby the State Legislature concerning the next two-year state budget. On March 29th, local members of NOBLE boarded a bus … Continue reading

2017 Plain Press Community Guide

            EMERGENCY NUMBERS Bellefaire JBC Homeless & Missing Youth 24/7 Hotline http://www.saveCLEkids.org………….. 570-8010 Fire • Police • Medical………………………………………….911 Poison Control Center……………..…….1-800-222-1222 Frontline Services 24/7 Crisis Hotline   ….……623-6888 http://www.frontlineservice.org RTA Police………………………………………. 566-5163 United Way First Call for Help …..436-2000 ……or…..211   ABUSE Adult Abuse Hotline (Cuyahoga Cty DSAS)…..420-6700 Child Abuse Hotline…………………………696-KIDS … Continue reading

Free fresh produce from the Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Free fresh produce from the Greater Cleveland Food Bank Free fresh produce from the Greater Cleveland Food Bank

ADAMHS Board serves as a resource to help individuals combat heroin and opiate addiction

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2016)   This year the rate at which Cuyahoga County residents are dying from overdoses of heroin and fentanyl has increased to more than a person per day. The dramatic rise in the deaths of individuals addicted to opiates and heroin is a cause of alarm. Addicted individuals, their family … Continue reading

September 2016 Plain Press – PDF

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State of Ohio awards funds to rehabilitate Sanford House on Franklin Boulevard

(Plain Press, August 2016) On June 28th, the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded $249,999 in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits toward preservation and rehabilitation of the Sanford House, at 2843 Franklin Boulevard. Sanford House is an 1862 brick house which was originally a private residence. It later served as a part of a juvenile detention … Continue reading

Panel addresses ways to identify and stop human trafficking

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2016) Thirty people attending a meeting at the Lorain Branch of the Cleveland Public Library at 8216 Lorain Avenue, on May 24th, learned about human trafficking in Cleveland and how to identify signs that human trafficking is taking place.  A three-person panel — Renee Jones of the Renee Jones … Continue reading

Sewing proposed as means to help those in recovery

To the editor: (Plain Press, June 2016) Joe Bialek’s earnest letter in the May issue on the ever-timely problem of drug abuse brings to mind a Ted Talk by Johann Hari, which is quite insightful, (if a bit proud in title.) Hari looks beyond the family to the larger social pressures that families contend with … Continue reading