Category: Blog

July 1, 2019

Citizenship question is out of the census for now…but was the damage already done? Not if we can help it!

For now, the citizenship question is off 2020 census forms. That’s good news for those of us, like The Center for Community Solutions, who want to see a complete and accurate count every 10 years.  However, where we go from here is complicated. The Supreme Court sent the issue of whether a citizenship question will...

June 24, 2019

Winners of the 2019 Ohio Health and Human Services Reporting Grant

It was truly inspiring to see the number and quality of applications from journalists all across Northeast Ohio who responded to our inaugural Ohio Health and Human Services Grant! Applicants from across the region, reporters based everywhere from Youngstown to Cleveland, applied with original, unique and compelling reporting projects. Due to the quality of the applications,...

June 17, 2019

Ohio Commemorates World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Ensuring health and safety has been a concern of The Center for Community Solutions since its inception in 1913 when it was called The Federation for Charity and Philanthropy. Over the decades, our organization played key roles in creating and monitoring the implementation of state and local laws and protocols to protect Ohio residents. Today,...

June 14, 2019

Cuyahoga County HHSA Committee Awards Workforce Development Contracts

The Cuyahoga County Council Health, Human Services and Aging (HHSA) Committee heard a workforce development Request for Proposal (RFP) award for contracts with two agencies: the first to Maximus, a national workforce development entity with a local presence in Cleveland, for an award of $2,606,193.96, the other to The Centers for Families and Children for...

June 13, 2019

Securing Stability: Legal Aid’s Lasting Impact

The Center for Community Solutions was engaged by The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and Community Legal Aid to examine whether civil legal assistance has a lasting impact. Using a mixed-methods approach, Community Solutions collected data from former clients from both Legal Aid nonprofit organizations that serve 13 counties in Northeast Ohio. More than 1,250...

June 12, 2019

The Senate budget is out, what does it mean for health and human services?

By: Loren C. Anthes, MBA, Public Policy Fellow, Medicaid Policy Center Melissa Federman, Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Tara Britton, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy | Edward D. and Dorothy E. Lynde Fellow On Tuesday, the Ohio Senate released its version of the state budget, Substitute House Bill 166. We’ll be sharing more about...

June 10, 2019

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Greater Cleveland Foodbank present to county committee

The May 22 meeting of the Cuyahoga County Council Health, Human Services and Aging (HHSA) Committee heard a workforce development Request For Proposal (RFP) award for contracts with two agencies and two presentations from community organizations: The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and The Greater Cleveland Foodbank. The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center The first presentation was...

June 10, 2019

Feds float idea of re-evaluating poverty measures: Why you should pay attention

Last month, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), issued a notice that it’s looking at various inflation measures and how those measures influence the Official Poverty Measure (OPM) and other Census Bureau income measures. What does this mean? Currently, the OPM is tied to the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI is an inflation measure...