Advocates for the basic civil rights of adoptees to know their past. Helps youth waiting to be adopted in Cuyahoga County identify and recruit families, greatly enhancing their chances to avoid homelessness or incarceration and succeed in life. adoptionnetwork.org
Strives to further the wellbeing of the Bellaire Puritas neighborhood. Programs include connecting youth to job and skills training, organizing neighborhood watches, senior handyman service, and homeowner assistance finding reputable contractors. www.bpdc.org
Clevelands only advocacy group for cyclists; holds bike fix-a-thons, educates motorists and cyclists on safety procedures, and advocates for bike lanes and bike-friendly policy. www.bikecleveland.org
A neighborhood-based organization located on Clevelands east side that initiates and cultivates improvements in housing, retail, employment, and recreation. bbcdevelopment.org
Provides quality health care services, free of charge, to uninsured individuals and works to make health care available to all. thefreeclinic.org
Builds communities through the arts by performing free professional orchestra concerts and providing free after-school youth orchestra programs. citymusiccleveland.org
Fosters compassion and ends animal suffering through adoptions, humane investigations, spay/neuter, and education. Serves more than 16,000 animals each year through a variety of programs. clevelandapl.org
Engages in issue-based campaigns that protect workers rights to organize and promote a higher standard of living for all working people. clevelandjwj.org
Promotes education and awareness in the Greater Cleveland African-American population about organ and tissue donation and issues related to prevention and wellness. clevelandmottep.org
Inspires, nurtures, challenges, educates and empowers artists and audiences in order to make the Cleveland pub lic a more conscious and compassionate community. cptonline.org
Permanent affordable housing and supportive services for low income adults challenged by mental illness, developmental and physical disabilities, substance abuse, unemployment, and homelesness. cogswellhall.org
Works to eliminate bias, bigotry, and racism, to create communities where everyone is connected, respected, and valued.
Committed to ending domestic violence through shelter, education and services that foster peaceful relationships. dvcac.org
Provides information, assistance and advocacy on house hold and community environmental health concerns and conducts special projects on childhood asthma, lead poi soning and chemical accident prevention. ehw.org
Uses community organizing methods to address banking, education, predatory lending and safety issues in Ohio. esop-cleveland.org
Provides life-saving medical & enrichment care for the animals at Cleveland animal control, while also providing a pet retention program for low income Cleveland pet owners.
Promotes a more vibrant and sustainable future for Cleveland and University Heights through innovative ideas and increased civic engagement; publishes the volunteer-led paper, The Heights Observer. futureheights.org
Creates partnerships among low-income families, congregations, corporations, foundations and individuals to eliminate substandard housing and strengthen neighborhoods by building and rehabilitating homes and operates the ReStore for resale of construction materials. clevelandhabitat.org
Engages Northeast Ohio individuals and organizations in citizen-managed volunteer opportunities that meet community needs, strengthen community involvement, and build capacity of local community organizations. handsonneo.org
Serves as a monitor and advocate for diverse communi ties. Involves community residents in identifying and solving issues of mutual concern. . heightscongress.org
Works to eliminate housing discrimination in Northeast Ohio by providing those at risk with intervention and advocacy, educating housing providers and conducting and disseminating research. thehousingcenter.org
Works to change U.S. policies, corporate actions and con sumer behaviors that undermine justice, both here and abroad. irtfcleveland.org
Works to give youth a voice through writing, holding after-school literacy programs, creative expression workshops, and summer creative writing camps. www.lakeerieink.org
Works toward a society free of homophobia and gender oppression by advancing the respect, dignity and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community. lgbtcleveland.org
Advances equal opportunity for all persons, regardless of disability - to gain, maintain, or regain their independence through employment services, community access, and independent living services. leapinfo.org
Works to support people in need through education, counseling, wellness programs and basic needs for families and individuals in a welcoming and empowering environment.
Develops partnerships to eliminate barriers to safe, sanitary, and affordable housing in order to create a more desirable neighborhood in which to live and work. mtpleasantnow.org
Empowers persons affected by mental illness and their family members to achieve a better quality of life by pro viding them with mutual support, practical infor mation, referral, advocacy and educational resources. namigreatercleveland.org
Works to ensure that all women have access to and information about reproductive health care services in Ohio. naralohio.org
Offers professionally directed theatre arts activities for children, teens and adults, regardless of skill level or experience, with affordable performances for the community. nearwesttheatre.org
Helps achieve and sustain the American dream of homeownership by effectively preserving and preparing residents for ownership through education, home repair, lending, foreclosure prevention, and other services. nhscleveland.org
Empowers and organizes homeless people to break the cycle of poverty through advocacy campaigns, public edu cation and the creation of nurturing environments. neoch.org
Works to make healthy, locally-grown food available at fair and affordable prices to everyone in Northeast Ohio, while also supporting a just and sustainable food system in the region. gotthenac.org
Works to advance, encourage and build a system of sup port for community organizing as a strategy for progressive change in Ohio. organizeohio.org
Encourages women and men to take control of their health through advocacy, education and health care services. plannedparenthood.org/greater-ohio/
Statewide policy research institute dedicated to issues facing working people. Conducts research, advocacy and popular education promoting a more fair and prosperous Ohio economy. policymattersohio.org
Promotes a world that values women and cherishes children by providing safe, respectful and accessible abortion care. preterm.org
Provides a temporary nurturing home for infants, toddlers and children whose caregivers are in crisis, protects at risk children and preserves fragile families. provhouse.org
Works with residents and stakeholders in the Broadway/Slavic Village neighborhood to create a sense of ownership and belonging in a community where all people can live well. slavicvillage.org
Builds sustainable communities through community involvement and leadership development; real estate and business development; and housing services such as lead safety, code enforcement and service referrals. stclairsuperior.org
Serves Tremont by organizing and inclusive community, building a unified neighborhood and promoting a national destination.
Promotes health care justice-universal coverage, accessible and affordable health care for all Ohioans, quality care and public accountability-through education, policy work and grassroots organizing. uhcanohio.org
Maintains a strong community by rehabilitating vacant homes for low and moderate income families, weatherizing homes, promoting commercial development and organizing for a safer community. unionmiles.org
Enriches the neighborhood culturally and economically by creating a stimulating arts environment. Supports artists, exhibits, performances, special events, and educational programming for all ages. waterlooarts.org
Certified chemical dependency treatment facility provid ing comprehensive services for medically indigent women and their families. Provides opportunities for women to take control over their lives-physically, emotionally and economi cally. womensctr.org
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