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Partnerships
Mental Health Services (MHS)
Mental Health Services (MHS) strives to best serve some of Cuyahoga county’s most vulnerable individuals by combining three specific aims: resolving crisis, ending homelessness and overcoming trauma. We provide Crisis Assessment and Intervention services throughout Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and have done so without interruption since 1995. We offer a 24/7 Suicide Prevention Hotline for children and adults whose safety and health are threatened by mental health challenges or overwhelming stressors. MHS staff reach out to children and families whose lives have been shattered by violence, working closely with those who have experienced or witnessed sexual and/or physical abuse, kidnapping, suicide, homicide or rape. We provide the intensive clinical services needed to help overcome the trauma and to break the cycle of violence in homes and communities across Cuyahoga County.

MHS believes that anyone experiencing homelessness can obtain housing with the appropriate level of assistance or supportive services. Through participation in our outreach, shelter, psychiatric, and supportive services, MHS aims to promote sustained recovery, independence, and community participation in the lives of those they help. For more information, please visit http://www.mhs-inc.org/.
The May Dugan Center
The May Dugan Center’s mission is “to help people enrich and advance their lives and communities.” In aiming to achieve this, the May Dugan Center helps more than 10,000 people each year. The Center serves individuals and families who live in Cleveland’s Near West-Side neighborhoods and residents of Greater Cleveland, offering effective programs that advance people’s lives, as well as services that help people meet their basic emergency needs. Programs are provided by a dedicated staff of 14 full-time and two part-time employees. The Center offers its core services through the comprehensive Case Management program, as well as various other programs tailored to the needs of the community. For more information, please visit http://www.maydugancenter.org/.
Komen Northeast Ohio
The Northeast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, or Komen Northeast Ohio, is part of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. Komen’s mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

Komen Northeast Ohio serves 22 counties in the region by funding breast cancer education, screening and survivor support programs. Seventy-five percent of the funds received remain here in Northeast Ohio and the remaining 25 percent helps fund national research to discover the causes of breast cancer and ultimately its cures. In March 2010, Komen Northeast Ohio was honored as the “Affiliate of the Year” by their global organization in recognition of the effective stewardship of donor funds and impact in the community. For more information, please visit http://www.komenneohio.org/.
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