Basic Needs Impact Partners in Greater Cleveland

We are investing $1,887,753 in basic needs to ensure families and individuals have access to food, emergency shelter and housing, transportation and medication.

Priority: Emergency Shelter/Housing

2100 Lakeside Emergency Men’s Shelter: $60,834
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
The key link to partners providing permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, treatment, housing vouchers, and apartment searches. Men who are homeless receive services appropriate to their needs to assist them in finding or returning to safe, affordable housing as soon as possible.

Central Intake System: $81,423
Frontline Service
At the core of the Progressive Engagement strategy, Central Intake System works closely with 2100 Lakeside Men’s shelter and Norma Herr Women’s Center shelter to assess every person and family seeking shelter. They determine if an immediate intervention might prevent the episode of homelessness. If a shelter stay cannot be prevented, ongoing services address the current housing crisis and quickly get the family or individual in shelter and back to permanent housing.

CTI – Bridges To Housing $74,872
Frontline Service
Staff engages participants through outreach efforts on the street, under bridges, at meal sites, agencies, and emergency shelters to help transition participants into safe, permanent supportive housing. Throughout the program mental and physical health conditions are addressed to ensure the highest level of self-sufficiency.

Emergency Shelter: $72,064
Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center
A 24-hour shelter for victims of domestic violence in need of immediate safety and respite. The center also provides opportunities to increase self-determination by building independent living skills and access to resources that can provide alternatives to living with domestic violence.

Homeless Assistance Capacity Building Program: $41,180
AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland
Assists individuals with AIDS/HIV in obtaining and maintaining safe, affordable housing, and works with the community in creating new housing sources. Also provides education and training for tenants and landlords regarding rental rights, advocacy for housing rights for folks with AIDS/HIV and link individuals to housing programs.

Homeless Prevention Program – Housing Stabilization Services: $69,257
Emerald Development & Economic Network, Inc
Expanding its housing stabilization efforts by combining housing locations and retention specialist activities into a single seamless function to better help people locate, secure, and maintain housing, and connect to services and supports to prevent future problems. Using time-focused supports to achieve their goals allows clients a framework to learn the skills needed without losing support through the process.

Housing First Initiative: $53,346
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc
Through providing over 500 units of housing without requiring pre-determined clinical goals, the initiative has reduced the chronically homeless by 65%. Acting as the backbone organization in the initiative, Enterprise Community Partners will lead the plan to create more units, develop a plan to expand a program focused on chronically homeless families and young adults, and provide access to health care through a mobile health clinic.

Housing for Homeless Veterans: $20,122
Community Service Alliance
Through Fulton House, clients are provided an organized approach to address veteran’s housing, work experience, and personal and behavioral needs, and work in partnership with the Veterans Administration to connect with additional supportive services. Veterans learn how to find and sustain employment, repair and maintain credit, address legal and medical issues that have created barriers to self-sufficiency.

Housing Stability for Homeless Families: $65,513
Family Promise of Greater Cleveland
Serves families of any configuration (Mothers or Fathers with children, Couples with children, Grandparents with children) confronting homelessness. Employing progressive engagement to develop an individualized housing plan and secure permanent, sustainable housing while assisting with immediate the needs of food, childcare, identification, and benefits.

PASS Transitional Housing Programs: $23,398
Salvation Army
Focuses on helping disenfranchised Cleveland men secure stable employment and permanent housing. Designed to holistically treat the clients, breaking down the barriers preventing successful independent lifestyles. Providing experienced case managers and Life Skills Coordinator to develop and deliver on individualized action plans through real world working experience.

Permanent Supportive Housing: $37,436
Front Steps Housing and Services
Provides housing support with services to offer a path to prevent and reduce recurrent homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency. Combining Housing First standards, Harm Reduction, and Critical Time Intervention philosophies. This combines to provide people the safe housing and support needed to reach their goals.

Crisis Intervention and Family Preservation Program for Homeless Families: $93,590
Providence House Inc.
At Providence House, children find shelter, safety, and comfort in a home-like setting while we work with partner community organizations to stabilize family crisis, improve parenting skills, and preserve the family. A range of case management and supportive services are offered to families including six months of aftercare.

Transition-in-Place-Housing: $70,193
University Settlement, Inc
Serving homeless families in Cleveland by addressing the barriers that caused the families to become homeless. Using the Critical Time Intervention approach and working with local landlords and families with children to assess and create an individualized plan. Specialist meet weekly with the family to ensure new barriers are addressed and the family reaches their goals.

West Side Catholic Center Women and Children’s Shelter: $46,795
West Side Catholic Center
Working with single women and women with children, the shelter’s goal is for clients to obtain self-sufficiency and move into permanent housing. By adhering to rapid re-housing objectives, stays are kept to less than two months while case management helps with linkages to employment and other needed services.

Independence Place Competencies: $24,333
YWCA of Greater Cleveland
Provides permanent supportive housing for transition age, formerly homeless youth, many of whom have aged out of the foster care system, and youth who are parenting. Voluntary services are offered through the Nurturing Independence and Aspirations (NIA) program that are vital in guiding vulnerable young adults in addressing their unique challenges.

Priority: Medication and Transportation

Adult Guardianship Services Transportation: $20,922
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
Adult Guardianship Services provides comprehensive guardianship services, including chronic disease care management and access to healthcare, to adults with dementia and adults with severe mental illness in Cuyahoga County. Guardian assistants coordinate transportation and accompany each individual to their medical appointment or treatment.

Audiology Patient Assistance Program: $55,022
Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
The goal of CHSC’s Audiology Patient Assistance program is to provide hearing aids, assistive listening devices, & hearing aid repairs to low-income residents of Greater Cleveland. Expected outcomes: having hearing aids will help people continue working and living independently; ability to effectively participate in meaningful activities, decreasing isolation, and depression.

Medication Access and Assistance Services: $45,048
Circle Health
Circle Health’s medication assistance program will provide uninsured/ underinsured patients with free medications, assist them in applying for charitable medication programs, and provide medication counseling to support their treatment. New patients are provided with the first 90 days of medication and then they are immediately enrolled in the Patient Assistance Program.

Patient Assistance Program: $38,053
NorthCoast Health
In this program, a pharmacy technician assists uninsured clients with applications to free or low-cost medication assistance programs offered through pharmaceutical companies.

Patient Assistance Program: $26,219
Care Alliance Health Center
The Patient Assistance Program assists those not yet linked to health insurance to obtain vital medications while they wait for insurance to be activated. A PAP Care Coordinator helps clients apply for free or low-cost medications through charitable programs run by pharmaceutical companies.

Patient Connect Program: $52,185
Neighborhood Family Practice
The NFP’s Patient Connect Program supports uninsured and underinsured patients in achieving economic self-sufficiency as it relates to their ability to meet their health care needs. Patients work with Specialists that assist them to accessing needed medical services at an affordable price and prescriptions at no cost.

Senior Transportation: $39,200
Senior Citizen Resources, Inc.
Senior Citizen Resources Transportation Program operates four vans (three equipped with wheelchair accessibility) to provide Old Brooklyn residents with transportation from their homes to doctor appointments, prescription pick-up, shopping, and the Cleveland Food Bank’s Brookside Hunger Center or to SCR for meals, programs, and activities.

Therapy Transportation: $29,548
Achievement Centers for Children
The Therapy Transportation program provides roundtrip transportation service to children with disabilities from their home to ACC’s facilities in order to receive services. The program is designed to serve families of low income who do not have reliable transportation and are therefore unable to transport themselves to and from therapy

Transportation to Health Care Appointments and Necessary Health Services: $88,200
Senior Transportation Connection
Senior Transportation Connection improves older adult’s access to health related appointments and necessary services by scheduling and delivering transportation in safe, accessible vehicles, and with well-trained, courteous drivers. The expected results are improved health status of older adults and a positive impact their ability to remain independent in the community.

Transportation for Health Care: $15,680
Epilepsy Association
EA’s Transportation program is the only program of its kind in Cuyahoga County which serves persons with epilepsy to enhance their ability to navigate the healthcare system. Case managers provide clients with safe transportation to and from medical appointments allowing for one on one time with the case manager.

Transportation for Health Care: $22,540
Neighborhood Family Practice
NFP’s Transportation Voucher program minimizes access barriers for patients seeking medical care by assisting patients who lack the resources to own a car, or utilize a cab or van service on their own. This program provides critical access for patients to attend medical appointments for preventive and diagnostic care.

Transportation for Health Care: $35,280
Rose Centers for Aging Well
Rose Centers for Aging Well’s (formerly Golden Age Centers) transportation program provides elbow-to elbow, door through door transportation services to seniors through subcontracting with Senior Transportation Connection. This service allows seniors to access food programs, Chronic Disease and Fall Prevention Self Management classes, physical and cognitive activities, health screenings, nutrition education and help navigating the health system.

Priority: Food Security

Adult Wellness Program: $58,800
University Settlement, Inc
The Adult Wellness program will reduce food insecurity by providing congregate meals, monthly produce, and enrollment into the on-site Hunger Center grocery program. The program will also provide field trips to the Farmer’s Markets in the summer and Intergenerational nutritional and cooking sessions.

Congregate and Home Delivered Meals: $34,300
Senior Citizen Resources, Inc
Home delivered meals are provided to people who are recuperating from surgery or who have a chronic, debilitating disease. SCR works to ensure that clients are receiving adequate nutrition to help eliminate feelings of isolation and loneliness that are prevalent among homebound individuals.

Expansion of Emergency Food Assistance: $39,200
Lakewood Community Services Center
The Lakewood Community Center provides emergency food assistance to residents of the west side of Greater Cleveland. The center also engages youth in a summer wellness and physical activity programs. In addition the Lakewood Community Center delivers hot meals to home bound seniors.

Feeding Hungry Minds and Bodies in Cleveland: $24,500
Children’s Hunger Alliance
Provides healthy meals, nutrition education, and fitness programming to children at afterschool programs. Sites will include City of Cleveland recreation centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, and other faith- and community-based organizations. The nutrition component introduces children to new healthy foods and helps them develop the skills to select and prepare healthy snacks.

Food Security & Wellness: $88,200
Rose Centers for Aging Well
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging reduces food insecurity among seniors by providing food, fresh fruits and vegetables. The program also provides access to basic benefits, and increase physical/cognitive activity and wellbeing. In addition, the program performs daily check in, nutrition and physical activity, education, and link to additional services to homebound seniors.

Healthy Food Access Initiative: $34,300
Burten Bell Carr Development, Inc
The Healthy Food Access initiative is intended to improve access to healthy affordable foods to residents of the Eastside of Cleveland through a Mobile Market food truck. This mobile market specifically addresses the lack of transportation in the area by providing access to fresh produce. Health and wellness classes are also provided.

Nueva Luz Youth and Families Wellness Initiative: $58,800
Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center
The program is a collaboration between NLURC, Cleveland Shao Lin Kung Fu Academy and the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center. The program promotes physical fitness, food security and youth and family wellness for residents living at or below the poverty level in the city of Cleveland.

Senior Meals Program: $42,630
West Side Community House
This program provides congregate meals to seniors living on the West Side. This hot meal is partnered with social activities, health and wellness, and additional services to support seniors living in the community.

Successful Aging Collaborative: $58,800
East End Neighborhood House
The Successful Aging Collaborative is composed of three community centers East End Neighborhood House, Harvard Community Services Center & Murtis H. Taylor Human Services System. Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, and Health and Wellness activities support the objectives of independent living, socialization, and nutritional health.

Successful Aging Collaborative: $53,900
Harvard Community Services Center
The Successful Aging Collaborative is composed of three community centers East End Neighborhood House, Harvard Community Services Center & Murtis H. Taylor Human Services System. Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, and Health and Wellness activities support the objectives of independent living, socialization, and nutritional health.

Successful Aging Collaborative: $53,900
Murtis Taylor  Human Services Center
The Successful Aging Collaborative is composed of three community centers East End Neighborhood House, Harvard Community Services Center & Murtis H. Taylor Human Services System. Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, and Health and Wellness activities support the objectives of independent living, socialization, and nutritional health.

WSEM Food Centers – Food Updated: $17,300
Centers for Families and Children
WSEM provides food, healthy living education, and holistic referral and outreach services. The largest populations served are youth under 18 and seniors. The goals of this program are: (1) Providing short term food, fruits and vegetables; (2) provide access to benefits; (3) provide wellness education; and, (4) provide increased physical activity to children.

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