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Dads Matter 2 Works to Change Attitudes Around Fathers

08/12/19, 01:17 PM
The Healthy Fathering Collaborative of Greater Cleveland, a group of representatives of area agencies that offer programs and services specifically focused on fathers, held their bi-monthly meeting August 1, at the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS,) an active partner organization.

The 2020 Census: Dispelling Myths

08/08/19, 10:40 AM
You might have seen information in the news lately about the 2020 Census. While April 1, 2020 is still quite a few months away, preparations for each decennial census take years. That’s because it’s so important for everyone to be counted. But there are some common myths that can make it hard to get everyone counted.

Local Chapter of Camp HOPE America Lets Kids Be Kids

08/06/19, 03:38 PM
Some of our fondest memories come from time spent at summer camp. The warm weather brought kayaking, swimming in the lake and s’mores over a campfire with new friends and happy company.

Innovation Academy Strives to Improve County Programs and Services

07/17/19, 01:16 PM
On July 1, 2019, Cuyahoga County kicked off Innovation Academy Training with the first Yellow Belt Course. The Cuyahoga County Innovation Academy (CCIA) uses Lean Six Sigma and Project Management methodologies to equip and enhance employees with the skills to improve programs and find efficiencies across the County.

Scam Alert: Kidnapping Scams

06/27/19, 11:07 AM
Kidnapping scams have been around for years, but they’re relatively infrequent. What’s become increasingly common, though are reports of scammers using technology to generate sounds in an attempt to make calls seem more believable.

Awatef Assad Presented with Justice for All Volunteer of the Year Award

06/19/19, 02:45 PM
Cuyahoga County is proud to announce that Awatef Assad, Assistant Law Director for the Cuyahoga County Law Department, was recently presented the Justice for All 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) Annual Meeting.

Residents Can Join Cuyahoga County in Helping to Prevent Elder Abuse

06/06/19, 12:36 PM
This month, Cuyahoga County is partnering with communities across the globe to raise awareness about elder abuse. June 15 will mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), a day that serves as a call to action for individuals to learn about abuse against older adults and how to prevent and report it.

Cuyahoga County Celebrates National Economic Development Week

05/10/19, 01:30 PM
Cuyahoga County is marking National Economic Development Week from May 6-11, 2019 to celebrate the contributions of positive economic development and explain the role of the Cuyahoga County Department of Development in our local community.

2019 National Work Zone Awareness Week

04/08/19, 01:35 PM
It may seem like road construction is taking place everywhere you look. Orange cones and yellow reflective vests are a common sight, especially as it starts to get warmer in Northeast Ohio.

Alzheimer’s Disease and the Minority Experience

04/05/19, 03:18 PM
April 2019 is National Minority Health Month. During this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Minority Health seeks to raise awareness regarding the health disparities experienced by ethnic and racial minorities living in America.

Recognizing Our Service Workers in Social Work Month

03/15/19, 10:02 AM
There’s no dancing around it; working in the social services is tough. From the unpredictable hours, the even more unpredictable customers, to the emotionally intense work, it takes a special person to even consider this field.

SkillUp Supports Global Business with a Local Presence

02/28/19, 11:38 AM
When Jim and Maria Kantzios immigrated to the United States from their native Macedonia in 1951, they settled in Cleveland and opened Athens Imported Food and Deli. Selling Greek foods to the area’s growing Greek population, their business expanded when Jim—who also worked the assembly line at Ford Motor Company—developed a machine that made a perfectly thin phyllo dough. The technology he developed more than 60 years ago makes Athens Foods, headquartered in Cleveland, the largest manufacturer of phyllo dough and phyllo products in the world.

This Valentine’s Day, Consider Making Room in Your Heart for a Child in Need

02/14/19, 10:40 AM
Cuyahoga County currently has more than 2,500 children in our care—more than we’ve had in years. Most will be in our custody temporarily while their parents or guardians work to resolve issues; some need a forever family. Whether temporary or permanent, each of these 2,500 children need a safe, stable, and loving place to call home. Finding those homes requires normal, everyday people deciding to make room in their hearts for a child who needs help.

Open Table Transforms into Community of Hope: Year 3 in Cleveland

01/28/19, 04:06 PM
In 2018, the Open Table initiative in Cleveland exploded after being featured over 10 times throughout the year in and the Plain Dealer. Open Table launched in 2017 as a Cuyahoga County initiative for youth who are aging out of the foster care system.

Senior Hunger Advocacy Update

01/23/19, 11:59 AM
Seniors remain vulnerable to hunger when they cannot easily access food or have a limited income that results in eating food of poor nutritional value simply because it’s the most affordable. Sometimes referred to as “food insecurity,” an increasing number of seniors face a daily reality of impending malnutrition.