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Cleveland City Council declares racism a public health crisis

CITY COUNCIL POLICIES CONTRIBUTE TO CLEVELAND’S HIGH CHILDHOOD POVERTY RATE Cleveland City Council declares racism a public health crisis CITY COUNCIL POLICIES CONTRIBUTE TO CLEVELAND’S HIGH CHILDHOOD POVERTY RATE by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2020)    At its June 3rd meeting, Cleveland City Council declared racism is a public health crisis. The legislation was unanimously passed by … Continue reading

Ohio job seekers face uphill battle on uneven playing field

Ohio job seekers face uphill battle on uneven playing field COVID-19 exacerbates trends; Women and young workers hit particularly hard by Kevin Williams Graphics by Cid Standifer This public service journalism article provided by nonprofit nonpartisan Eye on Ohio, the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism. (Plain Press, June 2020)   Carmine Ballard (prefers use of … Continue reading

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Organizations work to address the digital divide

Organizations work to address the digital divide (Plain Press, June 2020)   The arrival of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County brought to the forefront the necessity to address the digital divide. A number of community leaders and advocates for social change have come forward, urging action to address this serious issue. Schools and health care … Continue reading

May Dugan Center shifts to teletherapy to continue its Trauma Recovery Service program during the COVID-19 pandemic

May Dugan Center shifts to teletherapy to continue its Trauma Recovery Service program during the COVID-19 pandemic by Chuck Hoven The May Dugan Center which offers programs and services for over 6,000 clients a year is shifting to offering some of its services remotely and calling clients at home to make sure they are ok. … Continue reading

NEOCH launches Mutual Aid Fund to support rapid responses to COVID-19 crisis

NEOCH launches Mutual Aid Fund to support rapid responses to COVID-19 crisis The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) launched a Mutual Aid Fund to provide support for grassroots, community-based responses to the COVID-19 crisis. NEOCH was inspired by Cleveland Pandemic Response (CPR), a group of local organizers and volunteers who launched a  community hub, … Continue reading

MetroHealth to open new Ohio City Health Center on June 1st

MetroHealth to open new Ohio City Health Center on June 1st Plain Press, May 2020      MetroHealth announced on April 24th that its new MetroHealth Ohio City Health Center is scheduled to open on Monday, June 1, 2020. The new facility, located at 4757 Lorain Avenue on the campus of Urban Community School, will be replacing MetroHealth’s Thomas … Continue reading

The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services can do more to stabilize Ohio families

The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services can do more to stabilize Ohio families  Plain Press, May 2020      Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) have taken steps to get resources to families dealing with financial hardship and insecurity due to the economic slowdown. A new brief from Policy Matters … Continue reading

Cuyahoga County Job and Family Services receives guidance to extend food and cash assistance recertifications and postpone Medicaid renewals

Cuyahoga County Job and Family Services receives guidance to extend food and cash assistance recertifications and postpone Medicaid renewals (Plain Press, April 2020)     New guidance from the State of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and the Ohio Department of Medicaid, issued because of the Coronavirus pandemic, will allow Cuyahoga County to extend … Continue reading

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless launches COVID-19 Emergency Homeless Response campaign

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless launches COVID-19 Emergency Homeless Response campaign (Plain Press, April 2020)    The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) has launched a COVID-19 Emergency Homeless Response campaign to swiftly act on the threat coronavirus poses to Cleveland’s homeless population. People experiencing homelessness are one of the most at-risk populations during the pandemic. … Continue reading

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