Category: Cuyahoga County

January 18, 2022

Cuyahoga County Finalizes 2022-2023 Biennial Budget

The 2022-2023 Cuyahoga County budget, totaling $1.5 billion, represents the last proposed budget for the Armond Budish administration. Budish recently announced that he will not be running for re-election in 2022. In this county budget review, we will examine the 2022-2023 Cuyahoga County budget, as well as some of the amendments performed by Cuyahoga County...

January 18, 2022

Kate Warren appointed Director of Greater Cleveland ARP Council

In September 2021, we announced that Community Solutions was launching the Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Council (GCARPC), a local effort to track and influence federal relief funding flowing into Cleveland and Ohio and to help lead coordinated community effort to address the inequities laid bare by the pandemic.  Kate Warren will be its Director and first hire. “Kate’s deep knowledge...

January 3, 2022

Council on Older Persons perseveres on policy change during pandemic

When elected officials and civic organizations need a place to turn for feedback and ideas, when advocates look to a place to exchange events and collaboration opportunities, they turn to The Council on Older Persons (COOP). COOP has been in existence for over 70 years and continues to be a leading voice for older adults...

December 13, 2021

Exploring the Justice Gap: the barriers Northeast Ohio residents face in the legal system

During 2020 and 2021, The Center for Community Solutions collaborated with Legal Aid Society of Cleveland to examine legal and other needs in five counties in Northeast Ohio. An integral piece of this assessment was surveying nearly 500 residents across the region. Residents across Cuyahoga, Lorain, Ashtabula, Geauga, and Lake Counties provided crucial information about...

November 29, 2021

HHSA Committee Extends Guardianship Contract with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries

On November 17, 2021 Cuyahoga County Council’s Health, Human Services, and Aging committee met to hear one contract, a contract extension for Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries (LMM) for adult guardianship services. Guardianship is a part-legal/part-social relationship and guardians serve as concerned, caring advocates and surrogate decision-makers. The contract, a one-year extension from December 31, 2021, to...

November 22, 2021

5 People You Need to Know: Most Treasured Volunteers of 2020-2021

During the past two years, the one thing that hasn’t changed is…change. We’ve seen changes everywhere, from how the United Nations holds their meetings down to the addition of masks in our daily attire. Many nonprofit organizations have had to change, too—their hours, their way of delivering service, where their staff works, and so on....

November 11, 2021

Community Solutions Joins Effort to Support Non-Profit Cleveland Newsroom

Over two years ago the Center for Community Solutions grew increasingly concerned about the disappearance of local journalism, particularly as it related to the coverage of important health and human service issues. We watched news outlets across Ohio either shut down entirely or layoff reporters with years of experience, and not replace them. And with...

October 25, 2021

Cuyahoga County HHSA Committee Approves Contract to support county senior centers

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services, and Aging committee met on October 20, 2021 to discuss a funding increase for the Community Senior Services Program (CSSP). The CSSP program contract, which ends on December 31, 2021, helps to provide funding support for senior centers across the county. The contract amendment would add up to $600,000...

October 22, 2021

HHSA Committee hears medical examination contract and two homeless services contracts

The Cuyahoga County Council Health, Human Services, and Aging committee met on October 6, 2021 to discuss a number of contracts, one for medical screening for children admitted to foster care, another for transitional housing for homeless individuals, and finally a contract for homeless men to receive support for substance use disorders. MetroHealth contract increased...