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May Dugan Center helps people to advance their lives and communities

by M. Yesenia Summers (Plain Press, July 2017)     “We help everyone” these words resonate after visiting Sue Marasco, the Director of Education at the May Dugan Center.  Marasco and her colleagues honor the legacy of the late May Dugan, who tirelessly helped individuals in need and showed compassion for everyone in her community. The … Continue reading

Linda Johanek, Chief Executive Officer of the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center, plans move to new venture

(Plain Press, July 2017)     Linda Johanek, Chief Executive Officer of the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center for the past nine years and a member of their staff for the past 22 years, has announced that she will be resigning her position effective August 3rd of this year. Johanek says she plans to join Morino … Continue reading

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless hires new director as Brian Davis departs

(Plain Press, July 2017)     The Board of Trustees of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) announced on their Facebook page that they have named Chris Knestrick as the new Director of Operations for the organization. According to the announcement, “Knestrick brings over 10 years of experience working with the homeless community in Cleveland … Continue reading

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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