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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

The Metanoia Project hosts its 10th Anniversary Open House

(Plain Press, December 2017)      The Metanoia Project held a special 10th Anniversary Community Open House, on Sunday November 19th, at its shelter at St. Malachi Parish, 2459 Washington Avenue. The Open House followed the opening of the overnight shelter and homeless hospitality center, on Friday November 17th. Now in its tenth year, the Metanoia … Continue reading

ESOP receives Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builder Award

(Plain Press, December 2017)       On October 17th, Bank of America announced the selection of Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP) as a 2017 Neighborhood Builder®. ESOP, a HUD-approved housing and financial counseling nonprofit agency dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership, is being recognized for its work to foster financial stability among Ohio homeowners. Through Neighborhood … Continue reading

Lutheran Hospital urged to accept detox patients with a single addiction — heroin

To the editor: (Plain Press, December 2017)      I would like to commend the Plain Press on its coverage of the panel discussion at Lutheran Hospital concerning the present opioid crisis. As I read the article, however, I was aware of the fact that, while Lutheran Hospital has a very good detox program, and an … Continue reading

Panel discussion addresses opioid epidemic in Cuyahoga County

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2017)      Residents, community agency representatives and local experts joined together to listen to and interact with a panel addressing the opioid crisis. The panel discussion held at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital’s Castele Center Auditorium on October 11 was titled Heroin, Fentanyl and Carfentanil: The Triple Threat on our … Continue reading

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