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October 2021 Community Board

October 2021 Community Board

ARTS

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ARTS COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER, 2937 W. 25th Street, Wednesday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. For more information visit: www.cma.org.

TRANSFORMER STATION, 1460 W. 29th Street, Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. For more information visit: www.transformerstation.org.

CLEVELAND SERVICES

CITY OF CLEVELAND OPT-IN RECYCLING PROGRAM: Cleveland residents can now opt in to the new bi-weekly curbside recycling program. Residents interested in joining the program must sign up by October 22 by calling 216-664-3030, or by visiting: https://bit.ly/2TrEXfu. For more information visit: http://www.clevelandohio.gov/waste.

SUPPORT/HELP: The City of Cleveland Neighborhood Resource and Recreation Centers have a Social Support Service Specialist that can help connect individuals, adults, and senior citizens with various community services. The specialists can help to connect and refer individuals to medical/hospital related services, long-term counseling, and public assistance. They can advocate on behalf of your family for public entitlements such as veteran’s benefits, social security, Medicare/Medicaid, food stamps, housing assistance, Head Start, and student loans. The Social Support Service Specialists also offer support and guidance to youth experiencing stigmatization, scapegoating, labeling, bullying, substance abuse and unhealthy relationships. Social Support Service Specialist Joy Hall (216)-857-7629 is assigned to both the Estabrook and Cudell Recreation Centers; Social Support Service Specialist Krisnia Hope (216)- 857-3238 is assigned to the Gunning, Clark and Michael Zone Recreation Centers.

COVID-19

COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital location, Ted and Jean Castele Learning Center, 2709 Franklin Blvd. Every Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. for individuals ages 12 and up. (those under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or provide written consent from their parent or guardian in order to receive the vaccine.) Parking on W. 28th North of the Hospital on Franklin Boulevard – enter through the Fulton Tower and follow the signs. To register call 216-448-4117. Registration line open Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Walk-in available. No appointment needed. For more info visit: www.clevelandclinic.org/vaccineappointment.

COVID 19 VACINATION: Case Western Reserve University is partnering with the City of Cleveland to provide vaccinations to eligible Cleveland residents. To schedule a vaccine, call 216-368-1964 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday – Friday or visit www.case.edu/vaccine.

COVID-19 VACCINES: To find a vaccine provider using the State of Ohio’s resources visit: gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov. You may also call the City of Cleveland for assistance with scheduling a vaccine appointment at 216-664-2222.

ENVIRONMENT

LEAD SAFE CLEVELAND: The Lead Safe Resource Center can help you to learn more about protecting your children from lead hazards. For more information visit www.LeadSafeCLE.org or call 833-601-5323.

CLIMATE CHANGE: WHAT IS CUYAHOGA COUNTY DOING ABOUT IT? For more information about Cuyahoga County’s programs visit the Cuyahoga County Sustainability Website at: https:sustainability.cuyahogacounty.us

TREE PLANTING: Learn how to plant any kind of tree: bare root, containerized, balled and burlap at: www.arborday.org/trees/planting

ELECTION

CLEVELAND MAYORAL DEBATE: VOTERS FIRST: Monday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. on radio (WCPN 90.3 FM), Television (WVIZ) and at ideastream.org. The debate will feature questions from residents and reporters.

EVENTS

OHIO CITY COMMUNITY TRUNK OR TREAT: Saturday October 29th from 4:30-7:30 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2031 W. 30th Street. We will have treats for Children in front of the church in the Cul-de-sac behind Wendy’s.  Free great fun and you get to dress up too.  (Other Ohio City business’s will also be participating.)

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM with caroling, food and presents for all the people we serve throughout the year at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2031 W. 3oth Street on Saturday December 11th from 1-3 in the Church Sanctuary.  

FIRST CALL FOR HELP

NEED HELP? CALL 2-1-1 OR VISIT 211OH.ORG TO CHAT ONLINE: Your link to community resources. United Way 2-1-1 provides help when you need it. Dial three numbers -2-1-1- and a compassionate professional will help you understand, find and access community resources 24 hours a day. Get connected. Get Help. 2-1-1 Helplink is free and confidential. 2-1-1 can provide guidance and information about: Food, housing and utility assistance; employment services; counseling services; drug and alcohol treatment; legal services; veterans’ services, tax preparation assistance, health care and many other needs you may have.

FOOD

GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK can help you apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – Food Stamps) over the phone at 216-738-2067. Family monthly gross income qualifications are: single person, $1,354; two people, $1,832; three people, 2,311; four people, $2,790. (For each additional member add $479.) The help center (15500 South Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110) is open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

GRANTS

STATE OF OHIO SECURITY GRANTS are now available for religious institutions, nonprofits, preschools and non-public schools. Ohio’s Safety and Security Grant Program was developed by the DeWine Administration as part its focus on helping communities with proactive violence prevention measures. he grants will be administered by the Ohio Emergency Management Agency with support from Ohio Homeland Security, both divisions of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Deadline to apply for funding is Nov. 12. Additional information on grants is available on the State of Ohio Security Grant webpage at: www.ema.ohio.gov.

HOUSING

FREE EVICTION HELP: Legal Aid offers free eviction help. An attorney by your side in eviction court can help preserve housing, get rental assistance, and negotiate with a landlord. If you know someone in need, encourage them to visit lasclev.org/contact to apply online for help 24/7, or call 888-817-8777 to get help. Visit www.lasclev.org to learn more.

MEETINGS

IRISHTOWN BEND PARK PLANNING MEETING: outdoor public meeting, 6 p.m. on October 13 at Merwin’s Wharf at Rivergate Park. Project updates available by texting Ireshtown Bend to 216-242-4416.

PROPERTY TAX APPRAISAL MEETINGS: Property owners are receiving new appraisals for their properties from the Cuyahoga County Auditor. The following Community Meetings are scheduled where representatives of Cuyahoga County will be available to answer questions and provide additional information: Urban Community School, October 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. and Gunning Recreation Center, October 28 from 7-8:30 p.m.

PUBLIC POLICY

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS: Read the latest research from this Northeast Ohio nonpartisan think tank at: www.communitysolutions.com

CUYAHOGA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION DATA BOOK SERIES: Visit online at: www.countyplanning.us/resources/databooks

LAKE EFFECTS: PROGRESSIVE THINKING FOR THE CLEVELAND WE WANT: A website created by David Beach is now online at: www.lake-effects.org. The goal of the site is to create a resource for citizens and candidates for Mayor and City Council that will provide a useful collection of issues and ideas while stimulating a discussion about what a progressive city can be like. David Beach is the founder and former director of the GreenCityBlueLake Institute and served as the editor of the Plain Press in the early 1980s.

POLICY MATTERS OHIO: Read the latest research reports from this nonprofit policy research institute at: www.policymattersohio.org.

READ ROLDO ONLINE: Read columns by Cleveland’s premier investigative journalist Roldo Bartimole online at: https://havecoffeewillwrite.com

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN POLICY COMMITTEE (AAPC) encourages all those who will, to come to the table to seek out solutions, rooted in public policy, that will help solve these myriad crises facing African American communities in Northeast Ohio. The AAPC meets the first Monday of every month from 2-3 p.m. For more information visit: www.noeblackhealthcoalition.org , call 216-295-0283 or email: neobhc@gmail.com.

SERVICES

THE COMMUNITY WARMING CENTER at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2031 W. 30th Street, will be open October through April whenever the temperature drops below 35 degrees. The community center hours are from 9-4 Monday-Friday to anyone needing a place to keep warm and safe.  Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will work with the West-side Catholic center to provide this service. 

TRINITY LUTHERAN FREE FOOD PANTRY AND CLOTHING ROOM, 2031 W. 30th Street, will be open the following dates:  Saturdays:  October 23rd, November 13th, and December 4th from 9:00-1:00 for free distribution of food and clothing. Community Meals and clothing room are also available from 4:30-5:30 those same Saturdays except in December they will have community meal on December 18th and clothing room will also be available during that time. (Please bring proper ID)

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