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Key Achievements for 2010
- 378 people received services from St. Paul’s Drop-in Center in 2010
- Outreach workers distributed:
- 1099 bags of food
- 1250 bags of clothes
- 600 bus passes
- 72 people got tested for HIV at St. Paul’s drop-in center.
- 16 men successfully graduated from our weekly men’s group.
- St. Paul’s street outreach workers distributed 2813 safer-sex kits to 1733 individuals throughout the neighborhood.
- Street outreach workers accompanied 36 individuals to the AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland and McCafferty Health Center to get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
- Outreach workers helped 8 women, 12 men, and 4 transgendered individuals get off the streets and get into drug treatment facilities.
- Outreach workers helped 7 individuals move from living on the streets into apartments.
- Outreach workers helped 10 individuals find stable employment.
- Disbursed over $3,000 in emergency assistance funds for prescriptions, rent deposits, utility bills, birth certificates and ID’s.
- The parish nurse provided over 450 foot exams and pairs of socks.
- The parish nurse distributed 80 pairs of boots.
- The parish nurse provided over 1000 hygiene kits.
- The parish nurse recorded 2,000 office visits with clients during
outreach hours and 500 visits at community meals.
To encourage and assist individuals and families in need, without pressure or prejudgment.
To provide energy, direction and resources to ensure that all of the people of this community can realize their full potential
St. Paul’s Community Outreach, Inc. was founded in 2005 by St. Paul’s Community Church, UCC as a 501c3 nonprofit organization to continue and expand upon the church’s 50-year history of ministry in the neighborhood.
St. Paul’s Community Outreach helps people in need by providing immediate assistance consisting of food, clothing, transportation (i.e. bus passes) and HIV and STD prevention supplies as well as offering pastoral counseling and various referrals to get into treatment centers and help finding safe housing and stable employment. St. Paul’s also provides referrals to HIV prevention and care services, mental health and other medical services, addiction treatment programs, social services, legal aid, housing and job search support and life skills training.
St. Paul’s provides assistance for the homeless, those trade sex for money or drugs, those are mentally ill, living in poverty, or are educationally and socially challenged and many others.
Strategic Plan (2011 - 2014)
Goal #1: Capital improvements of facility
Goal #2: Improve fundraising streams
Goal #3: More fully develop board of directors
Goal #4: Better ultitize communication tools
Goal #5: Continue program development