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Medicaid Works conference examines Medicaid Expansion’s first four years

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2018)     In an effort to educate the public about Medicaid expansion in Ohio and its benefits, and to convince the next governor of Ohio to continue participation in the program, Governor John Kasich’s administration is holding meetings throughout the State to present findings from a recent study showing the … Continue reading

Children and Family Services announces changes to Child Welfare System

County Executive Armond Budish announced a series of actions being taken following the recommendations of a panel of local and national child welfare experts. The panel was assembled following the death of Aniya Day Garrett. Because of the pending criminal case regarding Aniya Day Garrett’s mother, Sierra Day and boyfriend Deonte Lewis. The panel made … Continue reading

Joseph’s Home provides medical respite care and a support system for homeless men

by Chuck Hoven Joseph’s Home, a unique facility in downtown Cleveland, offers homeless men a place to receive ongoing care for acute medical conditions. Joseph’s Home, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity’s Health System, says it is “the only homeless service provider in Northeast Ohio exclusively focused on medical respite care.” A brochure provided … Continue reading

The passing of the torch at West Side Community House

By Victoria Shea (Plain Press, July 2018)     “We’re here to honor the career, the passion and the legacy of Dawn Kolograf, our fearless leader for twenty-seven-years.” proclaims Rachelle Milner, acting as Master of Ceremonies for the celebration to honor Dawn Kolograf’s retirement from the West Side Community House. “This has been an awesome experience, and … Continue reading

Programs aimed to prevent violence against women toreceive Cuyahoga County support

  Programs aimed to prevent violence against women toreceive Cuyahoga County support (Plain Press, April 2018)       The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Safety and Justice Services (PSJS) obtained a grant award from the Ohio Department of Public Safety and Justice Services/Office of Criminal Justice Services in the amount of $490,537.68 for the STOP Violence Against Women … Continue reading

Legal Aid to pick up some services as Cleveland Tenants Organization closes

(Plain Press, March 2018) Due to declining financial support, the Cleveland Tenants Organization (CTO) ceased operations in February. CTO served the Cleveland community providing tenant and landlord education and advocacy for affordable, fair and quality rental housing since its founding in 1975. Effective February 5th, 2018, the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland began covering the … Continue reading

Homeless Stand Down provides a wealth of resources including haircuts for the homeless

(Plain Press, February 2018)      Homeless people from throughout Greater Cleveland gathered at Public Auditorium at East 6th and Lakeside on January 21st for the Homeless Stand Down led by Hands On Northeast Ohio.  Many individuals and families came away with duffle bags, nap sacks or garbage bags filled with supplies to help sustain them. Among … Continue reading

Law You Can Use: Consumer Information Column

Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery by Tabitha Woodruff (Plain Press, February 2018)        Human trafficking is the illegal ownership and sale of human beings; in modern times it takes many different forms. The federal Trafficking Victim Protection Act of 2000 divided human trafficking into two categories: forced sex work, which is termed “sex trafficking,” and forced … Continue reading

Passing of ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County CEO Valeria A. Harper and designation of Acting CEO

(Plain Press, February 2018)        On January 10, 2018 the Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County (ADAMHS)  issued the following statement announcing with  “great sadness and broken hearts” the untimely passing of its Chief Executive Officer, Valeria A. Harper. Ms. Harper was a staunch advocate for those living with mental illness … Continue reading

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland breaks ground for new facility on Detroit Avenue

(Plain Press, January 2018)          The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland is building a new home for the Center which will front on Detroit Avenue in the Gordon Square Arts District. LGBT Community Center Development Director Shae London says donations from an angel donor will allow the Center to completely own its new building at … Continue reading