Basic Needs Impact Partners in Greater Cleveland

We are investing $2,300,000 in basic needs to ensure families and individuals have access to food, emergency shelter and housing, transportation and medication.

Priority: Emergency Shelter & Housing

A Place 4 Me $55,000
Youth Homelessness Prevention Collaborative
A Place 4 Me is a county-wide public/private collaborative established to lead a coordinated effort to end homelessness for youth exiting the foster care system, a population that experiences high rates of homelessness. The collaborative brings organizations together to provide holistic, coordinated programming for this special population.

CHN Housing Partners $47,500
Eviction Prevention for Cuyahoga County Residents
The eviction prevention program will provide wraparound services to prevent evictions for families with school-aged children and low-income adult renters Cuyahoga County. The services include outreach, financial assistance, landlord-tenant mediation, and housing and financial counseling with the goal of achieving housing stability.

Community Service Alliance $30,000
Supportive Housing for Homeless Men
CSA promotes the independence of homeless men in Greater Cleveland. The programming provides supportive housing, work experience and employment opportunities, and personal, behavioral and spiritual support to reach this goal.

Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center $99,000
Emergency Shelter
DVCAC operates the only shelter in Cuyahoga County where domestic violence victims have access to comprehensive services tailored to their specific needs. The shelter provides a full continuum that enables individuals and families to move from abusive, unsafe relationships and homelessness to safe, stable, and violence-free lives.

Emerald Development & Economic Network Inc. $101,500
Housing Stability
The program provides specific supports to help vulnerable homeless individuals and families locate and maintain housing while making connections with the services needed for long-term success. It also ensures housing in the open market is safe and healthy for residents.

Enterprise Community Partners $60,000
Housing First Initiative
Enterprise Community Partners provides partnership support to ensure the long-term stability of housing in Greater Cleveland. The program helps coordinate and secure resources for supportive programming, target especially marginalized populations, decrease the usage of emergency shelters, and continue to reduce the rates of homelessness in the community.

Family Promise of Greater Cleveland            $79,500
Housing Stability for Homeless Families
Family Promise provides integrated services to promote stability for homeless families. These services include housing, employment support, education, child enrichment, and wraparound services that address the whole family, moving it towards independence.

FrontLine Service $95,000
Central Intake System
The Central Intake and Assessment program is the “front door” to emergency shelter in Cuyahoga County. Individuals and families needing a bed that night are directed to Central Intake, where they are screened and connected directly to an emergency shelter.

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland $67,250
Housing Stability through Legal Aid
This program is a deep expansion of Legal Aid’s current housing work, as Legal Aid has added a Tenant Information Line and expanded its eviction diversion program. This has included the enhancement of legal services, community outreach and education, and advocacy to prevent individuals and families from experiencing the negative effects of eviction.

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry $72,000
2100 Lakeside Emergency Men’s Shelter
LMM oversees operation of 2100 Lakeside Emergency Men’s Shelter, the largest emergency shelter in the State of Ohio. At the shelter, homeless men have access to programs and resources including food, medical treatment, job readiness training, and housing search assistance to help the men move from shelter to a housing solution as quickly as possible.

Providence House Inc. $99,500
Emergency Shelter
The program provides emergency shelter for children who are at-risk of maltreatment or involvement with the child welfare system in a home-like, safe environment. Staff work with the children and their caregivers to address the current crisis, find stable housing, strengthen parenting skills, and connect families to additional supportive services.

Salvation Army $30,000
Emergency Shelter Programming
The Salvation Army Harbor Light Complex serves individuals who were homeless by providing shelter, supportive services like life skills classes and employment support, and case management to help individuals and families achieve life stability. The goal is to ensure homelessness is a short and infrequent as possible for the people served.

University Settlement $32,000
Transition-in-Place Housing
This program provides support to families exiting emergency shelter and entering a long-term housing solution. These services are designed to ensure housing is maintained and to prevent a return to homelessness and the shelter system.

West Side Catholic Center $62,250
Moriah House Family Shelter
Moriah House is an emergency family shelter and has been a safe haven in Greater Cleveland for 40 years. The program addresses both the urgent and immediate needs by providing shelter and food to homeless men, women, and children as well as holistic support services for long-term family success.

YWCA Greater Cleveland $56,750
Nurturing Independence and Aspirations
NIA is a supportive housing program for homeless youth, with the goal of developing a youth’s capacity to be their own advocate and drive the removal of their own barriers to independence. The program provides opportunities for workforce training, education, and mental health services among others.

Priority: Food Stability

Asian Services In Action Inc. $24,750
Emergency Food Assistance
ASIA provides emergency food assistance to low-income Asian American, Pacific Islander, and other immigrant and refugee households in Greater Cleveland. The program distributes culturally appropriate food to meet the dietary needs of the community ensuring no one goes hungry.

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging $60,500
Food Stability
This program responds to the issue of hunger among older adults by provided home-delivered meals for those who are home-bound and congregate meals at its seven senior centers in Cuyahoga County. These programs not only increase older adult’s access to nutritious food but also decrease isolation and connections to community supports.

Centers for Families and Children $79,000
Food Stability
The Centers offers food to is clients in a variety of ways to alleviate hunger in Greater Cleveland. Some of these distribution methods include a Mobile Food Pantry, screening and enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and meal provision at its childcare centers.

East End Neighborhood House $51,000
Successful Aging Collaborative/Food Stability
The Collaborative provides meals to low-income seniors on Cleveland’s East Side. Seniors are able to access food and other programs through congregate meals or home-delivered meals for those unable to travel.

Harvard Community Services Center  $51,000
Successful Aging Collaborative/Food Stability
The Collaborative provides meals to low-income seniors on Cleveland’s East Side. Seniors are able to access food and other programs through congregate meals or home-delivered meals for those unable to travel.

Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland $82,750
Hunger Relief
HNGC provides food through its 75 neighborhood-based food pantries and hot meal sites. Each of these sites serves as a hub within its neighborhood, providing nutritious food to individuals of all ages who are unable to meet their basic food needs.

Lakewood Community Services Center $33,250
Expansion of Emergency Food Assistance
The Emergency Food Assistance program provides food to the community through an on-site pantry where it distributes fresh produce and other food items to those suffering from hunger. The program is also able to link clients to additional, holistic support services through its community partnerships.

May Dugan Center $16,000
Food, Clothing and Fresh Produce Distribution
The May Dugan Center distributes nutritious food and food supplies to low-income residents of Cleveland’s Near West Neighborhoods. The food distribution program also links vulnerable individuals to wellness services like basic health screenings.

Murtis H. Taylor Multi-Service Center $51,000
Successful Aging Collaborative/Food Stability
The Collaborative provides meals to low-income seniors on Cleveland’s East Side. Seniors are able to access food and other programs through congregate meals or home-delivered meals for those unable to travel.

Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center $31,250
Youth & Families Wellness Initiative
The initiative aims to provide families on the West Side of Cleveland with opportunities to access martial arts and wellness education while addressing the need for basic food security. Food is distributed to children and families on a weekly basis.

Senior Citizen Resources Inc. $45,750
Congregate and Home Delivered Meals
SCR provides meals at its center through the congregate meal program that also allows seniors to participate in on-site health and socialization programming. For those unable to travel to the center, home-delivered meals are provided to meet the food needs of home-bound seniors.

University Settlement $49,500
Basic Needs for Seniors
The core component of this program is food and nutrition for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Using a congregate meal model, the program is also able to meet the food needs of seniors while providing socialization and health-focused services. For home-bound seniors, the program delivers groceries.

West Side Catholic Center $50,000
Meal and Pantry Programs
WSCC provides a daily meal to those in extreme poverty or facing homelessness. In addition to meeting the hunger needs of this population, the program is able to distribute clothing, provide showers, and link clients to other needed community resources. The program also operates a Mobile Food Pantry.

West Side Community House $68,250
Healthy Aging
WSCH offers congregate and home-delivered meals to seniors in the community. These meals also serve as an opportunity to engage seniors and meet their socialization needs.

Priority: Medication Assistance

Care Alliance Health Center $33,000
Patient Assistance Program
Care Alliance focuses its services on individuals experiencing homelessness, residents of public housing, and other underserved populations. This program works with patients outside the exam room to help them navigate the health care system, access the prescriptions needed, and improve client health.

Centers for Families and Children $84,000
Medication Access (Circle Health Services)
This program increases access to medicine and medical supplies for un- and underserved populations. With six professionally staffed pharmacies, The Centers offers both traditional and innovative pharmacy services to promote health and wellness in clients served.

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center $66,250
Hearing Aid Program
This program provides hearing aids and supportive services to improve the quality of life for clients who are under- or uninsured. The services are focused on those would not otherwise be able to afford hearing aids and the needed coordinating supports.

Kidney Foundation of Ohio $33,000
Medication Assistance Program
The Medication Assistance Program provides the financial assistance needed for clients to access life-saving insulin, renal medications and nutritional supplements. These resources are critical for those living with Renal Disease and Diabetes.

Neighborhood Family Practice $54,500
Patient Connect Program
NFP’s Patient Connect Program provides solutions to medication and health insurance challenges faced by individuals with little to no income. A team of patient benefit specialists ensures that patients can afford their medications and are enrolled in programs to maintain long-term access.

North Coast Health $48,500
Patient Assistance Program
NCH utilizes an inventory of donated medications and pharmacy partnerships to ensure clients have access to the resources needed to maintain a healthy life. Clients are also screened and enrolled in programs to maintain medication access.

Priority: Transportation Access

Cleveland Sight Center $45,250
Transportation Access 
CSC provides transportation services for adults and children who are blind, have visual impairments, or have multiple disabilities and participate in CSC programming. As individuals with visual impairments often cannot drive, this is a large barrier for their successful participation and quality of life.

East End Neighborhood House $51,000
Wisdom Keepers Transportation Services
Wisdom Keepers provides transportation for low-income seniors so they are able to participate in programming provided at the center and access community resources. Without such a service, many mobile seniors would become home-bound.

Epilepsy Association $25,000
Transportation for Health Care
This program serves persons with Epilepsy to enhance their ability to access critical resources within the community through the assistance of a Case Manager. The service provides safe transportation to and from medical and other appointments and includes one-on-one time to work on the client’s Case Manager.

Kidney Foundation of Ohio $20,500
Transportation Assistance Program
Kidney Disease creates a great barrier for patients accessing transportation as dialysis and other treatments cause severe impairments. This program provides expense reimbursement for individuals who must pay to access specialized transportation and are un- or underinsured.

Neighborhood Family Practice $23,750
Transportation for Health Care
NFP provides transportation assistance to low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities who have high rates of chronic conditions and therefore require more frequent visits to their doctor. Multiple transportation methods are offered, bus pass, Uber, Lyft, etc., and tailored to meet the unique needs of the client.

Senior Citizen Resources Inc. $44,000
Senior Transportation
SCR provides meals at its center through the congregate meal program that also allows seniors to participate in on-site health and socialization programming. For those unable to travel to the center, home-delivered meals are provided to meet the food needs of home-bound seniors.

Senior Transportation Connection $90,000
STC provides transportation to seniors throughout Cuyahoga County by partnering with service organizations, municipalities, and individuals to schedule rides to doctor’s appointments, community events and service centers. The program operates a fleet of handicapped accessible vans operated by certified drivers to provide safe, responsive door-to-door transportation.

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