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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

Building needed for installation of West Side Recovery Mural

(Plain Press, November 2017) The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County is seeking location on the West Side of Cleveland to place a mural with a similar message to the “Treatment Works, People Recover” mural installed on E. 55th just north of Euclid Avenue. The mural has been completed on … Continue reading

Lincoln West High School Food Pantry

Greater Cleveland Congregations challenge “the politics of privilege”

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2017)     Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC) has a simple idea, if we can raise huge sums of public money to benefit a downtown development project like the expansion of the Quicken Loans Arena (the Q), we should be able to raise a similar amount to address real needs of Cleveland … Continue reading

ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County announces new CEO

(Plain Press, August 2017)   The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County formally announces its unanimous decision to select Valeria A. Harper, MA, CDCA, as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer effective August 1, 2017. Ms. Harper follows William M. Denihan, current CEO who will be retiring on July 31, 2017, to lead … Continue reading

Gigi’s Playhouse offers a place to learn and grow for individuals with Down Syndrome

  by M. Yesenia Summers (Plain Press, August 2017)   I walked into Gigi’s Playhouse and was greeted by friendly faces.  Gigi’s Playhouse is nestled in a strip of stores on Detroit Road in Lakewood, Ohio.  I was given a tour by the site coordinator, Elizabeth Maxwell, and we discussed the success of the achievement … Continue reading

Lou Tisler takes position in Washington D.C.

(Plain Press, August 2017)   Many Clevelanders now have a direct connection in Washington D.C. Lou Tisler, who served for 12 years as the Executive Director of Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland, announced via Linkedin that he has taken on a new position as Director of the Housing Counseling Network for the National Community Reinvestment … Continue reading