The Federation administered The AIDS Commission of Greater Cleveland, and created a database containing information about the number of new and potential AIDS cases, services, and unmet needs. Throughout the decade, the Federation took a leading role in programs targeting HIV AIDS prevention and treatment.
The Federation addressed the unmet health care needs of the homeless, and established health clinics at two homeless shelters where, in addition to acute health services, patients were connected with social service resources. After several years under the Federation’s umbrella, this project evolved into an independent organization, Care Alliance, which continues to provide for the multiple needs of homeless people today.
The Federation helped, through the Council on Older Persons, to expand the PASSPORT program to Cuyahoga County, which provided low-income, older people an alternative to nursing home care by funding a range of services at home.