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Grant Recipients

Giving grants to nonprofit agencies is a tangible way our organization can further its mission of helping the least of our brothers and sisters. As we go forward on this path, we are fine tuning our interpretation of the 25th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew to help define our grantmaking.

We support agencies that:

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    Provide shelter to the homeless
    Eliminate food insecurity and hunger
    Ensure that everyone has access to clean water
    Support refugees
    Offer physical, mental health and addiction recovery programs
    Help the formerly incarcerated re-integrate into society

We have succeeded in funding many of these areas, but have been diligently seeking opportunities that help us extend our reach. We will continue our work guided by these areas of need.

Learn more about our 2020 grantees:

Avon/Avon Lake Community Resource Services

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Community Resource Services is a responsive, community-based organization whose mission is to diminish the effects of poverty in Avon and Avon Lake. They provide basic needs assistance and individualized resource and referral services compassionately and confidentially.

Beck Center for the Arts

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Beck Center for the Arts is a non-profit, performing arts and arts education organization dedicated to inspiring and enriching Northeastern Ohioans' quality of life. They combine professional theatrical productions with comprehensive curriculum-based arts education in Creative Arts Therapies, dance, music, theater, and visual arts, serving over 60,000 annually in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake, Medina, and Summit Counties.
www.beckcenter.org

Blessing House

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Blessing House is a children’s crisis care center, caring for children birth through 12, whose parents or caregivers are facing a crisis or emergency or who are experiencing a high level of stress that might put their children at risk of abuse or neglect. 

www.blessinghouse.org

Blossom Hill

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Blossom Hill’s mission is to provide loving homes and personalized care to adults with developmental disabilities who are incapable of living unassisted.

www.blossom-hill.org

Building Hope in the City

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Building Hope in the City (BHITC) is a faith-based organization that partners with local congregations, people and organizations to strengthen urban neighborhoods in Cleveland. Key efforts focus in four main areas: 1.) refugee and immigrant integration; 2.) affordable housing and community development in Cleveland's Clark-Fulton and Stockyards neighborhoods; 3.) social enterprise ventures and job creation; and 4.) training and capacity-building of local residents and urban ministry leaders. Founded in 2003 and today serving 750+ people annually, BHITC works in partnership across the faith, public and business sectors to pilot new approaches to building the capacity of underserved communities.

www.buildinghopeinthecity.org

Canopy Child Advocacy Center

Canopy's mission is to serve children and families affected by child abuse through a multi-disciplinary partnership focused on safety, healing, and well-being. They envision a community where children are safe, families are resilient, and those affected by child abuse are empowered to heal and thrive.

Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation

The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation was developed in 2011 as non-profit 501C3 with the mission to empower individuals and families to live well with dementia and other brain health issues through the arts, socialization and community outreach. The goal is to provide a safe environment that encourages social interaction and networking advantages for the families.

CHN Housing Partners

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CHN is a highly seasoned, nonprofit affordable housing developer and housing service provider that works with its partners to solve major housing challenges for low-income people and underserved communities. We partner with cities and organizations to deliver housing solutions for their constituents. We partner with utility companies, financial institutions, and public agencies to manage and deliver large-scale housing resources to the community. We partner with people—low-income individuals, families, seniors, the disabled and the homeless—to improve their housing stability.  Through our partnerships we have developed over 6,500 affordable homes, and each year serve over 40,000 families through a wide array of housing services.

www.chnhousingpartners.org

Church of the Open Door

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The Generation House is a Christ-Centered home for families in transition. This is the first shelter of its’ type, where people are treated like family, where modeling “the love of Christ” is the number one and most important ingredient. The families are introduced to Jesus, if they don’t already know Him as their personal Lord and Savior.  Our first family arrived in February 2018.  Generation House can host 3-4 families at a time. The goal is to help the families gain independence by teaching a variety of life skills such as meal planning, cooking and financial planning.


Cleveland Christian Home

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Cleveland Christian Home, founded in 1900 as an orphanage, is a nonprofit mental health facility that provides Residential Treatment for boys ages 6-17, dealing with severe emotional and behavioral challenges, and offers Intensive Community Based Services for at risk youth and families. CCH has contracts with 15 county departments of children’s services, primarily serving Cuyahoga County. Their spectrum of mental and behavioral health services are designed to help children in treatment return to a home-like setting with the coping skills that they need to thrive.

www.cchome.org

Cleveland Furniture Bank

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The Cleveland Furniture Bank picks up furniture and other items from individuals and businesses in Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Summit, Medina, and Lorain counties.  The items picked up are distributed through a Furniture for Families program or sold through an associated thrift store that provide the financial support necessary to provide to those in need.

www.clevelandfurniturebank.org

Community Service Alliance

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Community Service Alliance is a a non-profit agency working as a catalyst for change in the lives of homeless individuals in Cleveland, OH. By providing transitional housing, career development, and personal, behavioral, and spiritual support, CSA is transforming the lives of the men it serves. 
www.comservealliance.org

Connecting for Kids

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Connecting for Kids (CFK) provides education and support to families with concerns about their child. We serve all families, including those children with and without formal diagnoses. CFK offers educational programs, support groups, a Parent Match Program and numerous resources.

Cornerstone of Hope

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Cornerstone of Hope is comprehensive bereavement center serving grieving children, teens and adults during one of the most difficult times in their lives.  Cornerstone of Hope offers comprehensive grief support services led by professionals.  Their principal services include: 1) Individual Counseling, 2) Bereavement Support Groups, 3) Summer Youth Camps, 4) In-School Support Groups, 5) a Bereavement Training Institute offering education, 6) Memorial Events, 7) Workshops, and 8) Retreats.  Cornerstone of Hope serves over 3,000 individuals annually and has served over 40,000 individuals in their 17-year history.  

www.cornerstoneofhope.org

Denison Avenue UCC

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Denison Avenue UCC operates The Haven which is a homeless shelter. Their outreach ministry includes a monthly food pantry that provides 100 families each month with 6,000 pounds of meat, produce, canned goods, and other groceries.

www.denisonucc.org

Edna House

The Edna House gives women an opportunity to recover from alcohol and drug addiction by providing a safe, sober place to live. They offer long-term, structured sober living and education to women regardless of their ability to pay.  They are independent of government funding and insurance reimbursement of any kind.  They rely upon the generous support of individuals, foundations and grants as well as two fundraising events per year to continue their life-saving mission.  

www.ednahouse.org

Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Institute

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EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization. We give formerly incarcerated adults a foundation in the culinary and hospitality industry while providing a support network necessary their long-term success. Our mission three-fold: is to teach a skilled and in-demand trade in the culinary arts, empower willing minds through passion for hospitality management, and prepare students for a successful transition home. Today, between its prison program and restaurant and institute at Shaker Square, EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute graduates nearly 100 students a year.  After finishing the program or after release from prison, our graduates have gained employment in Cleveland’s finest restaurants.
 

Far West Center

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Far West Center is a community mental health center serving residents of western Cuyahoga County and Lorain County. The Far West Center offers assessment, counseling, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and case management for persons struggling with severe mental health problems. Services are available for low-income individuals who need care but cannot find it, pay for it, or wait for it.

www.farwestcenter.com

Front Steps Housing and Services

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Front Steps Housing and Services’ (Front Steps’) mission is to provide permanent supportive housing and community-based wraparound life skills and behavioral health services to transform the lives of individuals and families and empower them to break the cycle of homelessness among those living in poverty with mental illness addictions, and disabilities. Front Steps works with its formerly chronically homeless residents and members of the community on the verge of becoming homeless to effectively engage them in a process that helps them attend to their physical and emotional needs, restores their self-awareness and confidence, and develops the vital skills to become independent, self-sufficient, and fulfilled.

www.frontstepsservices.org

Greater Cleveland Food Bank

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Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s mission is working together to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day.  As the largest provider of emergency food in Northeast Ohio, the GCFB serves six counties: Cuyahoga, Ashland, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Richland.  Throughout their service area, they provide nutritious meals and operate targeted programming to better reach those who can most benefit from increased access to nutritious food including children and families, seniors and individuals with health challenges.

www.greaterclevelandfoodbank.org

Humility of Mary Housing

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Humility of Mary Housing, Inc. empowers, strengthens and increases the self-reliance of families, who have been homeless, through supportive services and quality housing. Participating families live in furnished apartments they manage, paying rent on a sliding-fee scale.

www.hmhousing.org

Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland

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The Hunger Network is the largest and most efficient provider of emergency food in Greater Cleveland. With a network of food pantries and hot meal sites, or “hunger centers,” across Cuyahoga County, we have a strong and proven model for meeting the nutritional needs of Northeast Ohio’s most underserved communities. Programs include emergency food distribution, hot meals, Food Rescue, and Nutrition Education.  
www.HungerNetwork.org

Joseph’s Home

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A ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, Joseph’s Home provides recuperative care, also known as medical respite, to medically-fragile adults without housing who are ready to discharge from a hospital but have nowhere to rest and heal. Adults experiencing homelessness and medical issues can end up stuck in a terrible cycle—moving between emergency rooms, traditional shelters, jails and the streets. This cycle results in tragic outcomes and high costs to our healthcare and public systems. Joseph’s Home interrupts this cycle. They provide a nurturing, caring environment with temporary shelter in a secure building, nutritious meals and snacks, nursing, care coordination and case management services. Their approach results in medical stability, exits to permanent housing and lasting connections to ongoing primary care and community-based services. With medical respite, individuals without housing who are ill or frail can get back on their feet, regain their health, attain housing and rebuild their lives.

www.josephshome.com

Koinonia Homes

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Koinonia is Northeast Ohio’s leading agency dedicated to ending the social, physical, and economic isolation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Founded in 1974, Koinonia provides residential, adult day, and career services.

www.koinoniahomes.org

Lakewood Community Services Center

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Lakewood Community Services Center offers a comprehensive menu of supportive services delivered in a caring, confidential and respectful environment, with the goal to positively impact the safety and stability of our community and to help instill hope for a better future in all our clients.

www.lcsclakewood.org

LEAP (Linking Employment, Abilities & Potential)

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LEAP assists individuals with disabilities to become active participants in community life through information, education, training and recreation opportunities in the areas of employment and home and community-based services.

www.leapinfo.org

LifeAct

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LifeAct’s core program provides depression awareness and suicide prevention education for youth in grades 6 to 12, through our evidence-based, innovative classroom program taught by our licensed instructors. Programs are offered at no cost to schools so that every child – at every school – has the opportunity to become empowered about their mental health. Students who participate in their programs gain positive, health promoting behaviors, including knowing the signs of depression and suicidal ideation, understanding the feelings of stress and identifying stressors and how to identify a trusted adult that they can turn to in times of need.

www.lifeact.org

Lorain County Free Clinic

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The Lorain County Free Clinic is a medically volunteer driven organization providing a full spectrum of comprehensive health care to the underserved and uninsured in Lorain County.  

www.lcfreeclinic.org

Lorain County Safe Harbor/Genesis House

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Lorain County Safe Harbor/Genesis House shelter is Lorain County’s only domestic violence center.  They provide a wide array of intervention, prevention and education services.  Because their efforts span this broad spectrum, they are able to reach more than 100,00 people each year.  They pride themselves on their strong collaborative efforts and innovative services that creatively reach people, like their online crisis chat and soon to launch domestic violence podcast.  

www.genesishouseshelter.org

Love, Inc.

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A local Love INC is a partnership of local Christian churches working in a coordinated way to address and respond to the needs of their neighbors – In the Name of Christ. This collaboration is facilitated by the local Love INC office in practical, productive, and transformative ways.
www.loveinclorainco.org

LMM– 2100 Lakeside Men's Shelter

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Founded in 1969, the mission of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) is to promote shalom (peace, well-being) and justice (right-relationships) through service and advocacy with those who are oppressed, forgotten or hurting.  LMM works with people who are homeless or unemployed, people with behavioral health needs, people involved in the criminal justice system, youth at risk and vulnerable adults.  

www.lutheranmetro.org

Malachi Center

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Malachi Center is a community and family resource center serving the Near West Side of Cleveland since 1985. The Center strives to empower individuals to overcome the challenges they face through educational support, social programs, and direct service. They assist homeless men and women living on the Near West Side through our Shower Program which provides free showers, toiletry supplies, and clothing. They also operate an After-School Program (ASP) for youth K-8 that implements tutoring, homework assistance, literacy development and career exploration.

www.malachicenter.org

Malachi House

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Malachi House was founded through a pioneering effort to preserve human dignity for terminally ill individuals. The inspiration for the House came from the ministry of Fr. Paul Hritz and the St.Malachi Church parishioners who often encountered homeless individuals dying under bridges, in cars, deserted buildings and other unsuitable places within the city.

www.malachihouse.org

May Dugan Center

The mission of the May Dugan Center is to help people enrich and advance their lives and communities.

www.maydugancenter.net

Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition

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The MHAC is a membership organization with the mission to foster education and awareness of mental health and addiction issues while advocating for public policies and strategies that support effective, well-funded services, systems and supports for those in need, resulting in stronger Ohio communities. Ultimately, its work impacts the nearly three million Ohioans who have a mental illness and/or addiction disorder by advocating for systemic changes that will create efficiencies and support for community-based services in order to increase access to treatment and supportive services. The MHAC equips its 120+ member organizations–including more than 70 members in Northeast Ohio–with information and resources they can use to advocate with public officials and stakeholders regarding relevant legislation, support, and services related to mental illness and addiction disorders. It also provides opportunities for its members to network with each other and build relationships with policymakers through meetings, site visits, and public officials breakfast receptions.

www.mhaadvocacy.org

Messiah Lutheran Church – Laundry Love

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Laundry Love is a national program that helps people in need afford clean clothes. For some people on a very limited budget, a pile of dirty laundry means making a choice, between having clean clothes or a meal, or buying gas. Simply by alleviating the financial burden of washing and drying clothes, families can spend their money on food, medicine, utilities, and other necessities.

www.messiahchurchfairview.org/CommunityMinistry

NAMI Greater Cleveland

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NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is dedicated to empowering those living with mental illness and their family members to achieve a better quality of life by providing education, support, information and referrals.  

www.namigratercleveland.org

Neighborhood Alliance

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Neighborhood Alliance has been compassionately caring for the community since 1927. They are helping our community grow stronger by caring for their clients’ most basic needs. They provide emergency shelter, homeless outreach, daily meal delivery, nutrition services including an emergency food pantry and socialization activities for seniors, childcare and child enrichment programs, and access to family support programs such as Help Me Grow for those in need. They are empowering the people of our community with the tools to create a better life for themselves. With their inspired mission of strengthening neighborhoods, they continue to expand programs and services to address the diverse and changing needs of families and individuals in Northeast Ohio.

www.myneighborhoodalliance.org

Neighborhood Family Practice

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Neighborhood Family Practice’s mission is to partner with the community for everyone’s health by providing health care services regardless of ability to pay; treating patients with compassion, dignity and respect; protecting confidentiality; and offering culturally sensitive services and community outreach.  

www.nfpmedcenter.org

North Ridgeville Community Care

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North Ridgeville Community Care provides basic needs programs to a range of clients including singles, families and seniors.  
www.nrcommcare.org

NEOCH (Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless)

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NEOCH envisions a society without homelessness. Their mission is to organize and empower homeless and at-risk adults and children to break the cycle of poverty through public education, advocacy and the creation of nurturing environments. Local homeless advocates founded NEOCH to fight for the rights of people experiencing homelessness as the demand for shelter and services increased. NEOCH is a non-profit coalition of service providers, housing activists, members and people experiencing homelessness.  

www.neoch.org

Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center

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For the past 20 years, Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center has devoted itself to providing the vital services that bring meaningful results to our neighborhood.  Their organization serves the community from within, ensuring a positive change the can last for generations to come.  Nueva Luz currently operates centers in both Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties.

www.nlurc.org

Oberlin Community Services Center

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Oberlin Community Services Center is a dynamic organization that seeks to nourish the community in a variety of ways, especially in providing assistant to those among us who are most vulnerable. They provide extensive food programs, direct emergency assistance and casework, education outreach and community building projects.  

www.oberlincommunityservices.org

Providence House

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Providence House, Inc. was founded in 1981 to provide emergency shelter for children in Greater Cleveland whose families were experiencing a crisis. They are Ohio’s first licensed Crisis Nursery, and offer free, voluntary (noncustodial) emergency shelter to children, aged newborn through 12-years-old, who live in situations that place them at risk of abuse, neglect, or foster care placement.
www.provhouse.org

Rocky River Meals on Wheels

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Rocky River Lakewood Meals on Wheels, a division of Westshore Meals on Wheels, prepares and delivers two freshly made meals per day, Monday through Friday, to our clients in Rocky River and Lakewood. Our service is available to anyone who has difficulty purchasing food and/or preparing nutritious meals.
www.mealsonwheelsrr.org

Scranton Road Ministries Community Development Corp.

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Scranton Road Ministries Community Development Corporation (SRMCDC) is a faith-based, vision-driven non-profit organization, focused on representing and investing in Cleveland’s youth and families, and promoting community-based economic development Scranton Road Promotional.

https://scrantonroadministries.org/

Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio

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Second Harvest works in partnership with 112 Partner Charities from the very small to the very large to help those at-risk for hunger in our community. Some operate soup kitchens or food pantries. Others include shelters, and nonprofit organizations that serve meals or distribute food packages as a supplemental programs. Their member programs include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and supplemental programs throughout a four-county region including Crawford, Erie, Huron and Lorain.

www.secondharvestfoodbank.org

Seeds of Literacy

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Seeds of Literacy is a non-profit organization that provides free basic education and GED® and HiSET® preparation to adults in the Cleveland area.

www.seedsofliteracy.org

Smart Development Inc

Smart Development Inc is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization committed to providing services, programs, and resources to meet the needs of the ever growing diverse residents of Greater Cleveland and throughout Cuyahoga County. They focus our efforts in the following  program areas: Housing First and Communities First.  Housing First focuses on revitalizing our neighborhoods through housing rehabilitation  and development services, while also aiding individuals and families in reaching financial stability and leading them to a pathway toward financial freedom.  

Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Food Centers

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Since 1865, SVDP Cleveland has been providing person-to-person basic needs emergency assistance to Northeast Ohio's most vulnerable populations – low-income children and adults, the elderly, the sick and the homeless -- throughout the Diocese of Cleveland's eight-county service area of Ashland, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Summit and Wayne counties.  SVDP's mission is "A network of friends, inspired by gospel values, growing in holiness and building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need."

St. Herman House - Focus Cleveland

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St. Herman House – Focus Cleveland’s mission is to shelter and support homeless men on the path to well-being and independence and meet the basic needs of people in our community.  

www.sainthermans.org

St. Paul’s Community Outreach

St. Paul’s Community Outreach was founded in March 2005 by St. Paul’s Community Church, United Church of Christ (UCC) as a 501(c)(3) organization to continue and expand upon the church’s 50-year history of outreach and ministry on the near-west side of Cleveland.  Their mission is to assist and encourage individuals in-need by providing safe space to identify and make positive life choices. Their vision is to provide energy, direction and resources to ensure that all people in our neighborhood can realize their full potential.

www.stpaulscommunityucc.org

Stella Maris

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Stella Maris’ mission is to provide quality chemical dependency treatment and mental health services to our community regardless of race, gender, religion or ability to pay.

www.stellamariscleveland.org

The City Mission

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The City Mission empowers men, women, and children in crisis to overcome their unique, complex paths to homelessness. Because no one person’s needs are the same, they create individualized, comprehensive programs to assist clients in building their stabilized and independent future. Their mission to reach hearts and change lives in Cleveland has not waivered since 1910, and we will continue to provide basic needs, critical recovery resources, and practical paths to a sustainable future to all seeking help and hope here.

www.thecitymission.org

The Ed Keating Center

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Founded in 1998, the mission of the Keating Center is to provide recovery services for alcoholics and drug addicts in a sober living environment. Sober living services should be available to any man or woman who has the genuine determination to overcome their alcoholism or addiction without regard to their ability to pay for the help they require. That vision calls for these services to be provided without the direct assistance of any local, state or federal agency, depending instead upon the private support of individuals and organizations who believe in communities helping themselves.  

www.edkeatingcenter.org

The Journey Center for Safety and Healing (formerly the Domestic Violence Center)

The Mission of The Journey Center for Safety and Healing (formerly the Domestic Violence Center) is to empower individuals, educate the community and advocate for justice to end domestic violence and child abuse.  They envision a community in which all people enjoy lives free from violence and abuse and feel safe and secure in their relationships.

www.journeyneo.org

The Lantern

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The Lantern provides free residential care for adult men that suffer from substance use disorders. Addiction is powerful, and it is relentless, but it can be treated. Awareness, education and making resources readily available are critical for rehabilitation. The Lantern provides our community with just such a resource, by offering a 12-step based residential recovery program at no charge to our residents. As a result, our programing acts a social safety-net for the community, providing care for men that are otherwise unable to access the public health system. Remember, there is hope, people do recover.

www.thelantern.info

The Metanoia Project

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The Metanoia Project is comprised of people who form authentic relationships with men and women who are un-sheltered by responding personally and creatively to gaps in the social service structure.

www.metanoiaproject.org

The Refugee Response

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The Refugee Response aims to empower resettled families to grow roots and support them in becoming engaged, self-sufficient and contributing members of their new communities. They believe that kindness is transformative and they keep this belief at the heart of all they do.  Their work recognizes the dignity of all those they serve and they seek to create hope that this new place can be called home.  

www.refugeeresponse.org

The Salvation Army

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The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland is comprised of five Corps Community Centers located in some of the most distressed neighborhoods in Cleveland and East Cleveland. In addition, The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Complex and Adult Rehabilitation Center are both located in downtown Cleveland. They extend love and encouragement as they provide food, shelter and critical social services. Their programs and services provide hope to those in despair and transform lives.

SalvationArmyCleveland.org

The Spanish American Committee

Since 1966, The Spanish American Committee (SAC) has been dedicated to serving as the gateway to socioeconomic success for the Hispanic community of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and the state. SAC provides opportunities through 5 core programs that provide clients with family support and childcare services, financial literacy education and training, housing education and guidance, employment training and services, and adult education opportunities such as English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and the only Spanish-language GED program in Ohio.  

The Turn

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The Turn inspires hope and enhances the health and well-being of people living with physical disabilities in Northeast Ohio.  For nearly 20 years, it has been on the forefront of providing non-clinical, health-promoting fitness and recreation programs, services and facilities largely unmatched anywhere in the region.  To the adults, children and veterans with physical disabilities who know it best, The Turn is more than a place or program, it is a purpose.  

www.jointheturn.org

Trials for Hope

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Trials for Hope is a 501c3 nonprofit spear-headed by Jonathan Gray. In collaboration with OLHC, Trials for Hope serves the near West side of Cleveland, specifically the homeless, shut-ins and families in need.


True Freedom Ministries

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True Freedom Ministries is an evangelical, non-profit organization dedicated to reaching people locked in jails and prisons, the homeless, and those trapped in addiction across Ohio with the message of the true freedom found only in Jesus Christ.

www.truefreedomministries.com

Urban Community School

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Urban Community School (UCS) strives to break social and economic barriers to success for Cleveland's near west side children by providing an individualized, innovative, and challenging education. Rooted in the Ursuline Sisters’ tradition of faith, character, and educational excellence, UCS engages our faculty, families, and community partners in the successful whole child development of our students.

Ursuline Piazza

Founded in 2007, Ursuline Piazza addresses gaps for people living with HIV, targeting those who are low-income and struggling with substance abuse and/or mental illness.  Their mission is educating and supporting HIV positive people to live better, healthier lives.  

www.ursulinepiazza.org

Village Project

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The mission of Village Project is to come together as a community of all ages to provide nourishing meals and extended care and service to our neighbors experiencing cancer.

https://ourvillageproject.com/

West Side Catholic Center

Grounded in faith, hope, love and respect for those they serve, the West Side Catholic Center assists all who come in need of feed, clothing, shelter, advocacy and a path to self-sufficiency.  

www.wsccenter.org

Westlake United Methodist Church

In 2018, Simpson UMC merged with Westlake UMC, and Westlake UMC began providing additional financial and volunteer support to the program and other ministries in the Simpson area. The food pantry program embodies the commitment of Westlake UMC to “respond to the needs of others through tangible acts of mission, using their God-given time, talents and resources on behalf of others in response to God’s love for us” (Westlake UMC Mission Team vision statement).   

West Side Community House

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West Side Community House (WSCH) has worked to transform lives since 1890. Founded by Methodist Deaconesses, WSCH provides an array of model programs and services to nearly 6,000 children, families, and older adults each year as they work to strengthen families, combat loneliness, support independent living, encourage economic self-sufficiency, and renew the life spirit.  

www.wschouse.org

Youth Bee Works

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Spreading the wonder of honey bees.  Youth Bee Works seeks to educate, train and bring awareness to people of all ages, especially youth, on the importance of honey bees and how they are essential to our environment and food industry.  

www.youthbeeworks.com

Youth Challenge

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Youth Challenge brings together young people with physical disabilities and teen volunteers who inspire each other through adapted sports, recreation and social growth activities.

www.youthchallengesports.com

YWCA: Cogswell Hall/Norma Herr Women's Shelter

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YWCA Greater Cleveland is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Direct services are targeted at disenfranchised populations that include:
  • --Young families with children ages three to five who are facing homelessness or other significant trauma
  • --Homeless and at-risk youth, particularly those who are aging out of the child welfare and foster care systems
  • --Women experiencing homelessness

Zelie's Home

Zelie’s Home is a caring community that empowers pregnant and parenting women to take positive and effective action on behalf of themselves and their children by providing physical, emotional, spiritual, and professional support.
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