Because of its central location and proximity to Cleveland's central business district, the Campus District is home to a variety of religious, healthcare, and social services. The district has everything from campus worship services to homeless resources, and even a large medical center. Check out who is offering services and assistance in the Campus District.
Historic Saint Peter Church, which hosts the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry of Cleveland State University, has stood at the corner of East 17th and Superior for more than a century and a half. The parishioners are excited to welcome the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry to Saint Peter. Campus Minister Carol Wallington has her office at the parish rectory, and students will be hosting various activities at the parish throughout the academic year.
St. Peter Parish was founded more than 150 years ago to serve German immigrants in Cleveland. Many current parishioners can count ancestors among those early members of the parish. The parish underwent a significant revitalization throughout the 1990s, continuing up until the parish was closed in April 2010. Following a successful appeal to the Vatican, the parish officially reopened on September 9, 2012. Although much remains to be done to heal the hurts experienced in recent years, a small band of committed parishioners is working together with the new pastor, Fr. Robert Kropac, to revitalize the parish, and to grow its membership and ability to minister in the downtown neighborhood.
Address: 1533 E 17th St, Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 344-2999
An Episcopal church for all comers, a center for arts and music, a gathering place for those devoted to Cleveland and its future, Trinity Cathedral is a thriving urban community of faith. Our diverse congregation is committed to inspiring worship, thought-provoking education, dedicated service and determined advocacy. We invite newcomers to learn that when we say everyone is welcome, we really mean it.
Address: 2230 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 771-3630
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cleveland is the second oldest Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Ohio. The congregation of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded on April 14, 1843. The population of the city of Cleveland was about 7500 at that time. The present Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church building located on Prospect Avenue & East 30th street was dedicated on May 3, 1903. The current sanctuary has a seating capacity of about 1200. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church was designated an historic landmark in 1974.
- AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland
- Bishop Cosgrove Center
- Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center
- Economic & Community Development Institute
- Kidney Foundation of Ohio
- Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
- Urban League of Greater Cleveland
The AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland provides a compassionate and collaborative response to the needs of people infected, affected and at risk of HIV/AIDS in the greater Cleveland area. The AIDS Taskforce offers health services, including testing, counseling and general healthcare, and food, housing, and transportation services. The organization also does advocacy and outreach and offers legal services, financial assistance, and social services.
The Bishop William M. Cosgrove Center is one of the largest day drop-in centers in the Greater Cleveland area. Under the leadership of Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland, the purpose of Cosgrove is to serve as a safe haven to the community, responding to the needs of those in the midst of trying times; inspiring hope in a just and compassionate manner that respects the dignity of every person, while encouraging self-sufficiency.
At Cosgrove, guests can access such fundamental services as hot meals, shower facilities, mail distribution, basic needs assistance helping to obtain a birth certificate, state identification card, eyeglass assistance, rental and utility and the opportunity to socialize by engaging in recreational activities. In addition, the center offers referrals to employment and training programs, health and mental mental screenings, Veteran Administration benefits and aid with obtaining housing subsidies.
The mission of Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center is to empower individuals, educate the community and advocate for justice to end domestic violence and child abuse. DVAC offers assistance with child abuse, domestic violence, and teen dating violence, along with professional training on a variety of topics.
ECDI, a statewide SBA lender, supports loans for new and established businesses. ECDI has been instrumental in creating over 4,500 sustainable jobs and 2,500 businesses. As businesses become established and expand, even more jobs are created. ECDI provides a catalyst for job creation in a non-conventional format. Their loan services bridge the gap for businesses and individuals that might be unable to receive traditional loans. ECDI’s loans range from $500 to $350,000 and shows a large variety in their clients and the uses for the loans. In short, ECDI provides the tools, technical assistance, and support for businesses to succeed.
FrontLine Service reaches out to adults and children in Northeast Ohio to end homelessness, prevent suicide, resolve behavioral health crises, and overcome trauma. FrontLine Service now operates the largest and most comprehensive continuum of care for homeless persons in Ohio. Programs include street outreach, emergency shelter, behavioral health care, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing.
The Kidney Foundation of Ohio provides a broad program of direct assistance to persons with kidney disease and promotes and provides education programs for the general public, renal professionals and patients and their families. The Kidney Foundation offers a variety of programs to kidney patients and their family members, the general public, and renal professionals. The foundation is one of the very few agencies in Northeast Ohio that continues to provide direct financial assistance to clients. Their professional education is among the finest in the country, offering affordable Continuing Education Units for a variety of disciplines.
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry serves with people who are oppressed, forgotten and hurting including individuals who are homeless, unemployed and involved in the criminal justice system and individuals with behavioral health, guardianship and life-skill needs. LMM helps empower people to overcome barriers, obtain job skills, gain employment, locate stable housing, access counseling and support services, stay out of prison, secure second chances and become self-sufficient, productive members of our community.
The Urban League of Greater Cleveland (ULGC), a community based nonprofit organization, was established in 1917 in response to the needs of families migrating from the South to urban cities in the North. The ULGC helped to mitigate the issues of housing discrimination, limited access to employment, and poor landlord-tenant relations. In its 96-year history, the ULGC has delivered upon its mission to enable African Americans and other minority members to develop and exercise their potential on par with all other Americans through education, research, advocacy and provision of services. Today, the core mission of the Urban League is focused in the following areas: Education & Youth, Economic Empowerment, Health & Quality of Life, Civic Engagement, and Civil Rights and Racial Justice. The Urban League of Greater Cleveland will continue to be a catalyst for change and advancement in urban communities as it moves forward.
Care Alliance's mission is to provide high-quality, comprehensive medical and dental care, patient advocacy and related services to people who need them most, regardless of their ability to pay. Care Alliance offers medical services, dental services, and supportive services on a sliding fee scale based on income. Services are never refused due to an inability to pay.
Address: 1530 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 781-6724
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is Cleveland’s faith-based, high-quality healthcare provider. As a teaching hospital, it is home to the renowned Spine and Orthopedic Institute, the Center for Bariatric Surgery, as well as complete services in cardiovascular, emergency medicine, primary care, behavioral health, occupational health and addiction medicine in a setting that is as caring and comfortable as home. Everyone at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is devoted to the mission to treat every patient with clinical excellence and compassionate care. Because we are all caregivers.