Category: Cuyahoga County

March 24, 2020

Cuyahoga County Board of Health: Testing reserved for the most sick, 99 cases in the county

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.   Cuyahoga County executive Armond Budish, Health Commissioner Terry Allan and medical director Dr. Heidi Gullett, MPH all presented to the media from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health on Monday, March 23, 2020. Health...

March 2, 2020

17 Counties Have Health and Social Services Levies on the Primary Ballot 

In the 2020 primary election, voters in 17 counties will have the opportunity to support health and social services by voting on multiple property tax levies. Most of the levies on the ballot this spring are renewals, but several communities are seeking increases or additional levies. Two communities where additional levies to support developmental disabilities...

February 24, 2020

Cuyahoga County HHSA committee approves foster children, homeless services contracts

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services and Aging (HHSA) committee met February 19 to discuss two new contracts, one for the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and another for the Office of Homeless Services. Additionally, the committee heard a presentation from the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. Children and Family Services Christine Alexander, from...

February 19, 2020

Committee approves public funding for temporary staffing agency serving people recently released from prison

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services and Aging (HHSA) committee met on February 5, with a three-year contract between Cuyahoga County and Towards Employment (TE) on the agenda. The contract, worth $750,000, runs from February 2020 to February 2023. The contract, worth $750,000, runs from February 2020 to February 2023. TE is a nonprofit, headquartered...

February 10, 2020

The Center for Community Solutions Board of Directors endorses March 17 Cuyahoga County health and human services levy

For more than 107 years, The Center for Community Solutions has led and supported efforts to reform and/or improve the delivery of health and human services at the local, state and national levels. In 1932 at the height of the Great Depression we advocated for a countywide welfare levy in response to unprecedented suffering and...

February 4, 2020

Cuyahoga County HHSA committee approves contracts for foster care and senior services

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services and Aging (HHSA) committee met January 22 to discuss two contract-approval requests for the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) and one contract-extension request for the Department of Senior and Adult Services (DSAS). Cuyahoga County is currently dealing with a significant increase in the number of children in...

January 27, 2020

Homeless services, multi-system youth contracts approved by health and human services committee

At the first 2020 meeting of the Cuyahoga County Council Health, Human Services and Aging Committee, the committee members heard updates on three homeless services contracts. The committee also heard one contract for at-risk youth. The first contract up for discussion was a one-year extension with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries (LMM) worth $2,231,635. LMM operates the...

January 21, 2020

GCRTA CEO discusses future of public transportation with Human Services Advocacy Network

Approximately 40 guests attended the winter meeting of the Human Services Advocacy Network (HSAN) on December 10. The event featured special guest India Birdsong, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA). Birdsong, who came to Cleveland only a few months ago from Nashville, reflected on her time in...

December 23, 2019

Cuyahoga County budget passes

Introduction The 2020-2021 Cuyahoga County budget passed at the December 10 meeting of Cuyahoga County Council. At the same meeting, the new health and human service (HHS) levy was also placed on the March 2020 ballot. Going into the new biennium budget, Cuyahoga County faced a number of questions about the state of the health...