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Local National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chapter Announces New Executive Director

(December 2018, Plain Press)        The Board of Directors of NAMI Greater Cleveland announced the appointment of Christina “Chris” Mignogna as the organization’s new Executive Director. Mignogna has been a volunteer with NAMI for a number of years and an advocate for mental health in her personal and professional life. Chris holds a Master’s in Social Work from … Continue reading

Department of Aging Director Mary McNamara outlines services and resources available to Cleveland seniors

(December 2018, Plain Press)        At a November 17thTalk in the Hall at Cogswell Hall, Cleveland Department of Aging Executive Director Mary McNamara explained the range of programs, services and resources her department helps link to qualified Cleveland residents. The Talk in the Hall, co-sponsored by Cogswell Hall and the Cleveland Westside Village, offered the opportunity for … Continue reading

Cuyahoga County Provides Funding for Temporary Housing and Substance Abuse Treatment Services for Homeless Men

(Plain Press, November 2018)        Cuyahoga County announced it is continuing its efforts to provide temporary housing and Alcohol and Other Drug treatment for homeless men. In October, the County’s Board of Control approved a $70,000 contract amendment with Stella Maris, bringing the total contract amount to $265,000. Stella Maris provides temporary housing for homeless men referred … Continue reading

It’s Medicare open enrollment season: Here’s what you need to know

by Janet Trautwein (Plain Press, November 2018) Medicare’s Annual Election Period is here. Seniors are choosing their Medicare plans for 2019. They’ll have to make their selections by December 7 for coverage that takes effect January 1. The enrollment process will be different than previous years. This time, seniors will have the chance to “test-drive” … Continue reading

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

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