(January 2019, Plain Press) The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) is pleased to announce the organization’s purchase of 3764 W. 25th Street for a new Brookside Family Center. The two-story, 13,000 square-foot facility (which previously housed a medical clinic) will provide additional space for the Society to expand its social services for individuals and families in the area.
This new space houses the relocated Brookside Hunger Center (formerly located at 3802 Pearl Road, Cleveland), with hours of operation being Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The building will also feature a resale thrift shop, offering gently used clothing, toys and household items. The purchase of the building was made possible thanks to The Schultz Fund, an endowed fund held by SVDP and created by the late Dwight Schultz, a resident of Clark/Fulton neighborhood of Cleveland.
John Patton, executive director of Cleveland Council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, explains, “The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is deeply grateful to Mr. Schultz for his transformative gift…We are honored that Mr. Schultz recognized the vital role that St. Vincent de Paul plays in the community and chose our organization as the vehicle for his legacy gift.”
“Having served this community for a number of years,” Patton continues, “our organization feels that we truly have our finger on the pulse of the neighborhood, and we are positioned to be responsive to its emergent needs while creating long-term solutions.”
Currently, renovations are underway to welcome new tenants to the second floor of the building. These tenants’ health and human-service oriented missions align closely with the mission of SVDP, which is to serve those in need with compassion, dignity and generosity. SVDP looks forward to sharing more information regarding these new partnerships in January 2019.