December 2021 Community Board

December 2021 Community Board


JUDGEMENT-FREE ADDICTION SUPPORT: Addiction Counseling/Medication Assisted Treatment from Circle Health Services now affiliated with The Centers.  Start your journey toward recovery today. Call 216-325-9153 or visit


ART HOUSE COMMUNITY CAFES: Join us for an opportunity to re-envision Art House campus! We planning to create an artistically engaging and inspirational environment. We want to hear from you! What can you imagine happening in our greenspace?  Information about our free café time, date, and location will be available soon. Please check our website and our Facebook for more information, or call (216)-398-8556. We hope to see you there!

SPACES OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS: SPACES is accepting applications from artists for inclusion in public programming. For more information visit their website at:

QUIRE CLEVELAND performs Carols for Quire XI: Mary’s Song: Saturday, December 4th, 8 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 10205 Lorain Avenue at West Boulevard. Free Admission. Masks required for all audience members. (A freewill offering will be taken).

FREE MOVIES (Coming to America and Christmas Story) Noon on Saturday, December 11 at Capital Theatre, 1390 W. 65th, while seats last. This event is part of Snow Day in Detroit Shoreway.

TRANSFORMER STATION, 1460 W. 29th Street. Open Wednesdays through Sunday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. A partnership between the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation, Transformer Station showcases contemporary art through exhibitions, programs, installations and site-specific projects by leading contemporary artists. The Transformer Station is always FREE. For more information visit:

METROHEALTH’S ARTS IN HEALTH PROGRAM’s mission is to embed visual, performing and therapeutic arts throughout The MetroHealth System to promote healing, wellness and increased engagement among patients, families, caregivers and the greater community. To learn more contact:, or call 216-778-7685.

CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE’S PLAYS: Tickets to all plays are now “Choose What You Pay”. Tickets are offered online, over the phone and at the Box Office.  Show Inforation: 10 Minutes to Midnight: 9 Quirky Plays for the Holidays (December 2-18) Performances are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3:00pm in CPT’s historic Gordon Square Theatre, located at 6415 Detroit Avenue. Purchase tickets at or call the CPT Box Office at 216 -631-2726 ext. 501. Every Friday is Free Beverage Friday at CPT. Mingle with artists after the show and discuss the performance in a lively, social atmosphere – your drinks are on CPT.


CLEVELAND COMMUNITY POLICE COMMISSION was established in 2015 as part of the terms of the Consent Decree between the City of Cleveland the U.S Department of Justice. Achieving long-term, citizen driven reform of policing in Cleveland depends on the support of the entire Cleveland Community. To learn how you can get involved visit or call 216-505-5920 or email You can also follow the Cleveland Community Police Commission on  social media:;;; and


CLEVELAND POLICE ANNUAL SECONT DISTRICT HOLIDAY SOCK AND UNDERWARE DRIVE to support the homeless community. Please donate new socks and underwear for adult men and women. Want to help? Contact Lt. Tim Maffo-Judd,, or call 216-623-5209 to schedule a pick-up or drop off at your block club. Or drop off donations at the Second District Station at 3481 Fulton Avenue thru December 31, 2021.


OHIO’S SECOND CHANCE GRANTS: Applications are currently being accepted by Ohio’s colleges and universities for Ohio’s new Second Chance Grants, aimed at helping more adults return to school to complete their degrees. For more information on Second Chance Grants, visit .


SNOW DAY in Detroit Shoreway, Saturday, December 11, 2-6 p.m. A FREE day of arts-infused festivities for all ages. Come celebrate with your loved ones in the Gordon Square Arts District.

REYES MAGOS (THREE KINGS DAY): Monday, January 3, 2022 from 5-8 p.m. at Buhrer Elemetary School parking lot, 1600 Buhrer Avenue. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic this will be a drive-thru event. Children ages 14 and under will receive a gift. Supplies are limited and will be served on a first com, first served basis. For questions or concerns please contact the Community Relations Board Hispanic Liaison – Christopher Martinez at 216-664-2705.


CLEVELAND RAPE CRISIS CENTER CRISIS & SUPPORT HOTLINE: Call or text 216-619-6192 or 440-423-2020 or Chat at:

HUMAN TRAFFICKING HELP is available from the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center’s 24-hour hotline for survivors and professionals at 855-431-7827 or visiting the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Human Trafficking Drop-In Center at 10450 Superior Avenue for classes and programming to support survivors.


STRUGGLEING WITH DEBT? Free legal help is available from the Consumer Debt Defense Program. Contact the Court Resource Center at 216-443-8204 or A partnership of Cuyahoga county Please Court and Legal Aid.


AIR QUALITY: The Cleveland Department of Public Health Division of Air Quality offers information on Cleveland’s air quality at To report air quality complaints or for general information call the 24-Hour Central Hotline at 216-664-7442.

LEAD SAFE CLEVELAND COALITION: Attention Landlords! Your rental property is now dew for Lead Safe Certification. The property owners could be fined for not acting now. If you a tenant, please pass this information on to your landlord. Learn more by contacting the Lead Safe Resource Center: 833-601-LEAD (5323) or

ARE YOU A LANDLORD THAT MIGHT QUALIFY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE? On behalf of the Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition, CHN Housing Partners is offering loans, grants and incentives to eligible property owners to lessen the cost of making your property lead safe. If you own a Cleveland property on the rental registry that was built before 1978, visit LeadSAfe to learn more.

CLEVELAND LEAD ADVOCATES FOR SAFE HOUSING (CLASH) is providing home lead test kits FREE OF CHARGE to renters living in Cleveland rental properties built before 1978. To obtain an application for a kit contact CLASH at 216-359-1060 or email

CLEVELAND LEAD ADVOCATES FOR SAFE HOUSING (CLASH) offers advice on how to fight lead poisoning with nutrition: Calcium makes it harder for lead to enter your child’s body. Sources of calcium include: dairy products, leafy green vegetables and whole grains. Iron blocks lead from being taken into your child’s body. Sources of iron include: lean red meats; fish, eggs, beans, peanut butter, and dried fruit such as raisins apricots and prunes. Vitamin C helps your child’s body to put calcium and iron to work. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits; some vegetables such as tomatoes, cabbage, potatoes and peppers; and fruit juice.

REPORT SUSPECTED LEAD HAZARDS AROUND YOUR RENTAL HOME TO BUILDIN CAND HOUSING: If you live in the City of Cleveland, file a complaint with the City of Cleveland Department of Building and Housing by calling 216-664-2207, or sending an email to For more information visit: If Building and Housing fails to respond to your complaint contact CLASH at 216-359-1060 or by email at:


WELCOME WALK for residents with FREE winter gear and warm drinks at Miriam Ortiz-Rush Park (W. 75th and Madison Ave.) This event is part of Snow Day in Detroit Shoreway.

NEAR WEST RECREATION BASKETBALL REGISTRATION IS OPEN: Divisions for kids ages 7-14.  Season starts in January and runs through the end of March.  All games and practices take place on the Near West Side.  Deadline to register is December 15. We are looking for volunteer basketball coaches. You can learn more about the league, register your child, or sign up to coach at


NEUVA LUZ URBAN RESOURCE CENTER, 6600 Detroit Avenue, presents The Spirit of Recovery Life Discovery Support Group every Tuesday at 12 P.M. Contact Frank Lewis, Recovery Coach, 216-338-1699. When you are ready, a new beginning awaits.


SUICIDE PREVENTION COALITION is composed of organizations, community members and survivors dedicated to instilling hope, raising awareness, providing education and promoting resources in an effort to reduce the incidence of suicidal behavior. The Coalition is chaired by Chardé Hollins, LSW, Behavioral Health Prevention Specialist. If you would like to join the Coalition, please contact Chardé by email at For more information visit the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County at or call 216-241-3400. Follow the ADAMHS Board on social media @ADAMHSCCBoard

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