Advocacy, Social & Support Services

1260 South Center Street
Ashland OH 44805

What Do They Do?  Everything. GED instruction, Hispanic/Latino community programs, English classes, immigration services, legal services… all of these.

Organization Statement: 

Under the leadership of the Bishop of Cleveland and inspired by the Gospel message, the Secretariat for Catholic Charities Health and Human Services continues the mission of Jesus by providing vision and leadership for those who respond to the health and human needs and the social concerns of the people of the Diocese of Cleveland. We extend the reign of God in this time and place as we work with others to build a just and compassionate society that respects the dignity of every person. Catholic Charities’ Migration and Refugee Services department is BIA (Board of Immigration Appeals) accredited. Migration and Refugee Services 7800 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44102 216.281.7005

We have been carrying out our mission of “welcoming the stranger,” and celebrating unity in diversity since 1948. we have welcomed refugees and immigrants arriving from all corners of the globe. We respect the dignity of each person and provide a supportive environment where each individual and culture is celebrated. Building upon the courage and strength of these newcomers, we seek to empower them to achieve self-sufficiency and independence.


3355 Richmond Road
​Suite 225A
​Beachwood, Ohio

CBHC is a leading mental healthcare provider in Northeast Ohio which focuses on adults, primarily elderly and immigrant communities. We serve our community with highly-experienced and culturally sensitive staff including psychiatrists, physician assistants, registered nurses, licensed social workers and case managers.

CBHC is particularly proud of its culturally sensitive and multilingual staff who are fluent in:
– Russian           – Arabic                – Spanish
  – Ukranian        – Nepalese          – French

815 Superior Ave E #100  Cleveland, OH 44114

The International Services Center of Cleveland (ISC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian social services agency, which exists to be a welcoming support system for newly arrived refugees and immigrants. As the oldest refugee resettlement organization in Northeast Ohio we have helped over 13,000 refugees and immigrants transition to life in America and thousands more become citizens.
(216) 781-4560

P.O. Box 5190 1100 Summit Street Kent, Ohio 44242

Kent State’s Ohio Literary Resource Center is replacing the Northeast Able Resource Center, which closed on July 31st, 2013. The Ohio Resource Center Network has been absorbed into the ABLE System to Enhance Student Achievement. Goal I: To provide quality professional development in the form of training, resource, and technical assistance. Goal II: To support research and development efforts related to ABLE’s current and future needs. Goal III: To provide leadership through cooperation, collaboration, advocacy, and communication.

2728 Euclid Avenue, Suite #400
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Project Learn is Greater Cleveland’s premier adult education center, and it has acquired a national reputation for its leadership in advancing literacy. Our mission is “Literacy for Every Adult,” and our purpose is to provide basic skills, GED preparation and job support services to adults so that they may attain self-sufficiency and independence.  We believe that Learning Lasts Forever.

Education is freedom: when students acquire basic skills, a GED, and a job they become self-sufficient, they can solve the problems of daily living, they take full advantage of their citizenship and participate fully in the affairs of their community.

At the inception of Project Learn in 1974, few people realized the extent of adult illiteracy. But in its formative years – because of the inspirational leadership of founding director Nancy Oakley, the tremendous dedication of so many volunteers and the persistent courage of adults who were learning to read – Project Learn gained momentum and word of its work spread throughout the community.  What began as a small reading project soon evolved into a multi-dimensional adult education program. Over time, Project Learn added English for Speakers of Other Languages tutoring; pre-GED classes; workplace skills training for manufacturing employees; classes for corrections inmates; comprehensive library services designed especially for new readers; computer-assisted learning instruction; and small group teaching.  All of these new programs came about with one fundamental aim – to provide basic level students with whatever they needed to realize their goals.  Adherence to this principle has paid off: in thirty-seven years, over 20,000 adults have improved their skills at Project Learn.
(216) 621-9483

9302 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Salaam Cleveland hopes to promote diversity and spread the message of peace, unity and equality. Based on common ethical principles, our projects are chosen to benefit all communities in Northeast Ohio. We believe that mutual respect, understanding, and compassion are essential for unity and peace. As an organization we aspire to provide care that touches all aspects of life and seek to connect with brothers and sisters in the spirit of service, love and light.

4500 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44103

We believe lasting, positive change begins with access to opportunities.  We bridge the opportunity gap by connecting as many people as possible to effective health care, education and essential human services.

With core services in early learning, health & wellness, workforce development, youth and family services and emergency food distribution, we strive to connect our clients to the right opportunities, relationships, resources and networks that can help them build a better future.

Note: El Barrio is now a program run by the Centers for Families and Children, and the West Side Ecuminical Ministry also merged with them.

We are grateful to these supporters who have helped Global Cleveland become a reality