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UHBikes One-Year Anniversary

08/30/17, 04:10 PM
UHBikes, Cuyahoga County’s bikeshare program, is turning one! In July 2016, 10 stations in downtown Cleveland were deployed for a pre-launch prior to the Republican National Convention.

"Back to School" Includes Preschool too!

08/22/17, 03:58 PM
While it’s “Back to School” time for a lot of kids, it’s “Off to School” for the youngest new students who will be going for the very first time.

Lunch, Community, and Finding ‘Common Ground’

07/27/17, 05:50 PM
The Cleveland Foundation, in collaboration with several community partners such as Cuyahoga County, is hosting FREE lunch discussions throughout Cuyahoga County. Before we dive into the lunch portion, let’s talk about the most important part – The conversation.

Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County

07/20/17, 05:46 PM
Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County’s Facebook Page was launched in January of 2016 Since its launch, more than 4,600 people have opted in to follow our Crime Stoppers Facebook page. These follows can lead to increased exposure, which in turn increases leads from potential tipsters.

Do you need help crossing the finish line?

06/28/17, 12:06 PM
Maybe you do, maybe you don’t. But the truth of the matter is many children in Cuyahoga County do need you to help them to cross the finish line!

ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County Leads Crisis Intervention Team Training Efforts

06/21/17, 12:56 PM
Since 2005, the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County has provided Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training to law enforcement agencies across Cuyahoga County. This forty-hour training provides law enforcement officers, and other members of the public safety community, with training on de-escalating crises.

It’s Gas Pump Season

06/13/17, 06:42 PM
You may see the county’s Weights and Measures inspectors at service stations when you gas up this summer. We’re there to make sure you get what you pay for at the pump.

Hot in the Summer at the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter

06/05/17, 06:45 PM
As the summer heat gets underway, the event calendar at the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter (CCAS) gets hot too! Whether it’s promoting dogs and cats for adoption, raising funds for the Dick Goddard Best Friends Medical Relief Fund or hanging out at local events around the county, there is something for everyone to do.

Cuyahoga County Wins Big at the ADAMHS Board Awards

05/25/17, 12:17 PM
The mood in Landerhaven was warm and bittersweet, as hundreds of people representing several community partners and organizations, gathered to bid farewell to ADAMHS Board CEO, William Denihan. On Monday, May 15th, Chief Denihan addressed the crowd with stories and inspiration at the ADAMHS Board’s Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation, his last before he retires on August 1st.

Keeping Babies Safe While Treating Moms with Addiction

05/16/17, 10:37 PM
As Cuyahoga County and much of the nation tackles the opiate epidemic and the impact on families, the Division of Children and Family Services is drawing on the lessons learned from previous drug crisis to help addicted mothers recover while keeping babies and children safe.

Establishing Parenting Time Orders for Children

04/11/17, 10:38 PM
Ever since its beginning, Child Support has worked towards what is in the best interest of the child. As we’ve moved from a welfare-recovery program to a “Family-Centered Child Support” program , our core business has stayed the same—locating parents and assets; establishing legal parenthood and support orders; collecting child support payments; and providing case management services.

DSAS social worker wins Ohio Adult Protective Services Worker of the Year

03/20/17, 12:09 PM
March is National Social Work Month and we have a lot to celebrate in Cuyahoga County. As part of our mission to help our residents thrive at every age and stage of life, the Department of Health and Human Services employees approximately 2300 people. They include licensed social workers, child protection specialists, adult protection workers, adoption coordinators, eligibility specialists, case workers, counselors and more.

Demolition Program is Planting Seeds for Hope and Growth in County Neighborhoods

03/14/17, 11:53 AM
It’s no secret that the recession caused an economic decline in communities across the country, including Cuyahoga County. Jobs were lost and the population decreased. If that wasn’t bad enough, the housing market crashed due to factors such as predatory lending. As a result, Cuyahoga County was left with an oversupply of housing that did not meet the needs of their current and future households. This lead to foreclosed, vacant, and blighted structures, posing safety concerns and depressing home values in many parts of the county.

National Consumer Protection Week – Expert Advice on Your Schedule

03/01/17, 11:46 AM
“Normal business hours” don’t work for everybody. We know some consumers have trouble finding time during the day to call consumer advice lines. So during National Consumer Protection Week (March 5-11), Cleveland-area consumer agencies are participating in evening and weekend events designed to get you expert advice -- on your schedule.

We are What We Repeatedly Do

02/28/17, 11:33 AM
In 2013, Cuyahoga County commissioned a Disparity Study and Procedure Report which examined county buying practices, policies and bonding requirements. In 2014, results of the study found that between 2009 and 2012, minorities received $9.3 million of Cuyahoga County combined subcontracting and prime contracting awards, a value equal to 1.4 percent of all awards made by the county.

New Year, New Look: Weights and Measures

02/02/17, 10:55 AM
As you’re shopping for groceries or buying gas, look for the county’s new 2017 Weights and Measures seals on deli scales and gas pumps. A current Weights and Measures seal shows you’re getting what you pay for.

Partnering for Family Success

01/20/17, 11:16 AM
The vision of a family may seem impossible for those families separated due to homelessness and/or foster care. Many social, economic, and personal factors can lead to families becoming homeless. Substance abuse, domestic violence, untreated mental health are some of the factors that lead to unsafe family situations and result in children needing to come into foster care.

Santa Paws is Coming to Town

01/03/17, 10:41 AM
Jingle jangle, woof woof, Ho Ho Ho…Santa Paws has once again visited the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter (CCAS). The annual Santa Paws event pulled into the shelter and left everyone quite merry. Each year the shelter holds the holiday bonanza with photo stations, raffle baskets and of course cookies! The event is a fundraiser to benefit the extensive medical needs for the lost and stray dogs that come to call CCAS their temporary home.