September 2022 Plain Press Community Board


SPACES, 2900 Detroit Avenue, presents Front International 2022’s Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows thru October 2nd, Open Wednesdays thru Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.


NEW SNAP WAIVER INCREASES ACCESS FOR OLDER ADULTS: Ohio has a new Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) demonstration project called the Elderly Simplified Application Project (ESAP) waiver. With the ESAP waiver, older adult households (age 60+) with no earned income will only have to re-certify their eligibility for SNAP benefits every 36 months, instead of every two years as was the case before the waiver. Recipients will still have to report any changes in income that would make them ineligible for SNAP during the 36-month period. For more information or to apply contact Ohio Benefits at 1-844-640-6446 or www.Benefits.Ohio.Gov. Or contact the Cuyahoga County Department of Job and Family Services at 216-443-5884.


FOLK MUSIC STRING BAND FRONT PORCH will be in concert at the pavilion in Ohio City’s Fairview Park (on W. 38th St just south of Franklin Boulevard) at 6:30 p.m.  on Thursday, September 8th. The concert is sponsored by Cleveland Westside Village. Free and open to the public. Please bring your lawn chair or blanket. Sodas and snacks will be provided. You are welcome to bring a picnic dinner. For more information about Front Porch visit their Facebook page at


VOTING RIGHTS, REDISTRICTING AND THE IMPACT OF VOTER TURNOUT: September 22, 6-7:15 p.m. Register online at: Sponsored by United Way and the YWCA.

YWOMEN VOTE 2022: YWCA campaign eliminating racism and empowering women. For more information visit the YWCA website at

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: To vote in the November 8th General Election the deadline to be properly registered to vote is October 11th. You must register or update you voter registration no later than 30 days prior to an election.

REGISTER TO VOTE ONLINE: To register to vote or to update your address online use the Ohio Secretary of State’s Online Voter Registration website,, which provides a convenient and secure way to register to vote. You will need the following information: Ohio Driver’s License Number, Name, Date of Birth, Address, and last four digits of your Social Security number.

REGISTER TO VOTE BY MAIL: To register to vote by mail you can download a voter registration card at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website at: or call 216-443-VOTE (8683) to have a voter registration card mailed to you. Fill out the card and mail it to Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Registration Department, 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2497. The envelope must be postmarked thirty days prior to the election (October 11th) in order for you to be eligible to vote on November 8th. You can also drop off the completed voter registration card at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at 2925 Euclid Avenue in the 24-hour security monitored drop box in the parking lot.

REGISTER TO VOTE IN PERSON: You can register to vote in person at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections office at 2925 Euclid Avenue. If you register before October 11th you can vote in the November 8th Primary Election. The Board of Elections is open Monday through Firday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


ARE YOU PROVIDING CARE TO AN ADULT FAMILY MEMBER? REM Ohio Shared Living offers the ability to supplement family income while caring for your relative at home. REM Ohio program staff are also available to provide support, training and emergency assistance. For more information about the Ohio Shared Living Program (OSL) and how to become a mentor in Ohio, please contact an OSL Recruiter at 855-6114OSL (4675) or email at


PRODUCE GIVEAWAY: September 8th and 22nd, 2-4 p.m. at POPCE Community Garden, 5416 Storer Avenue.


COVID-19 VACCINES: No-cost COVID-19 vaccines are available to individuals ages 6 months or older at McCafferty Health Center, 4242 Lorain Avenue on Mondays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive the vaccine. Walk-in or pre-register. To schedule an appointment, call 216-664-2222

HARM REDUCTION SAVES LIVES: Information on where to get free fentanyl tests strips and how to use them at If using substances, don’t be alone. If someone who has Naloxone is not physically near you, use the Brave App or Never Use Alone Hotline: 1-800-484-3731. Carry Naloxone, the medication that reverses an overdose. Get it mailed to you for free from Thrive for Change or Harm Reduction Ohio.  Project DAWN has various locations you can pick up Naloxone from: McCafferty Health Center, 4242 Lorain Avenue, Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays Noon – 8 p.m.; MetroHealth Mobile Unit RV & Syringe Exchange Program, 3370 W. 25th Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; and Cleveland Emergency Medical Services, 1701 Lakeside, Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


SECOND DISTRICT COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE holds its monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 pm. at The Family Ministry Center, 3389 Fulton Road.

GREATER CLEVELAND REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY (GCRTA) BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING:  Tuesday, September 20th, 9 a.m. at GCRTA headquarters, 1240 W. 6th.  Agendas posted 24 hours in advance at


NEIGHBORHOOD PETS OUTREACH AND RESOURCE CENTER, 3711 E. 55th Street, supports people with financial needs by helping them keep their pets in their homes. Services: pet food pantry, low-cost preventative wellness care i.e. vaccines, flea prevention etc., Free ID tags & low-cost microchips, Free-spay/neuter with transportation, full-service vet care financial assistance, low-cost pet supplies, and resource referrals. Phone: 216-505-5853, Email:, Website:


CANALWAY PARTNERS: Free Friday night events: Biking Canal Basin. Free bike rentals and frozen treats. September 9th, 5-8 p.m. Begin at Canal Basin Park, 989 West Street.  Take a Hike. Family game night. Yard games and more at Sokolowski’s Overlook on Abbey Road. September 16th 5-8 p.m.  Music, Magic and More. Music, dancing and a magic show starting at Sokolowski’s Overlook. September 23, 5-8 p.m.  Storytime Strolls. Expert storytellers on the Towpath Trail starting at Sokolowski’s Overlook September 30th, 5-8 p.m. To register visit


CANINE COMPANIONS’ goal is to enhance independence for children, adults, and veterans with disabilities so more people can feel empowered to live their lives to the fullest. Service dogs are expertly trained in up to 45 commands. Once the application process is completed and the client is approved, a service dog is provided at no cost to the client. For more information visit:


WARD 14 DUMPSTER DAY: Northeast corner W. 50th and Storer Avenue on September 9th. Discard trash from your yard, garage and the street.


JOURNEY CENTER FOR SAFETY AND HEALING 24-HOUR HELPLINE provides services that foster safety and healing to those affected by domestic violence and child abuse and prevents abuse through education, advocacy and systemic change. Call or text: 216-391-4357 (HELP).

CONNECTING WITH SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT: The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County provides a 24-Hour Suicide Prevention, Mental Health/Addiction Crisis, Information and Diversion Center Referral Hotline: 216-623-6888. Individuals can call this number to connect with substance use disorder (SUD) treatment today. To learn more about SUD treatment, visit

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE is now available through phone or text to a new three-digit number: Call or text 988.

THE TREVOR PROJECT is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people. For more information on how to reach a Trevor Project counselor visit:


LOW INCOME WATER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM is available thru September 30th to Ohioans with income at or below 175% of the federal poverty level ($46,375 for a family of four). In Cuyahoga County the program is administered by CHN Housing Partners. To make an application appointment call 216-350-8008 or schedule online at


CLEVELAND LEAD ADVOCATES FOR SAFE HOUSING (CLASH) is seeking volunteers to help keep lead on our community’s agenda. CLASH is all volunteer, mostly self-funded, and working for the safety of the next generation! Cleveland Lead Safe Network is the Outreach and Engagement arm of CLASH. Voice or text message: 216-359-1060. Visit CLASH at

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