Mission: Cmc promotes just and peaceful community in northeast ohio by honoring all people, building their capacity to act and facilitating opportunities for them to engage in conflict constructively.
Programs: Access to justice community mediation: cmc offers community members access to mediation services that will help resolve conflicts within their families and communities. Situations that can be mediated include neighbor to neighbor conflicts, family disputes, child custody or visitation issues, etc. In 2016, cmc provided conflict coaching and/or mediation services to 180 people. Shelter diversion: diversion advocates meet persons as they enter the homeless shelter system (coordinated intake) and help parties determine if there are safe and appropriate alternatives to shelter. Advocates empower per sons to explore options and engage in conflict resolution with friends and family if appropriate, (continued on schedule o)and in some cases offer financial assistance to prevent homelessness or shelter stays. In 2016, cmc was able to divert 100 families to homes in order to avoid a shelter stay. Homeless prevention for veterans (ssvf program): cmc staff work with veterans facing eviction and offer rental assistance when applicable to prevent clients from becoming homeless. Our staff also works with clients to help them develop a plan to pay rent on time and avoid eviction in the future. In 2016, cmc served 242 veteran households. Shelter mediation and facilitation-mediators work with family shelters in the cleveland area to help repair communication between residents and staff to prevent shelter discharges and to help rebuild a plan for clients to obtain housing. In 2016, cmc mediated 60 cases between shelter staff and residents. School attendance mediation program-in september, cmc started working with a local prek-8 school to improve student attendance using conflict resolution strategies. Cmc staff talk to families about strategies that may help improve attendance. When appropriate, cmc organizes a mediation between the students' family and the school staff to address concerns and help families access resources that may be helpful.
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I had reached out to this organization last week for assistance with neighbors that are harassing and bullying my family and wanted to set-up a mediation with my landlord's husband to talk and discuss the problem neighbors and asked if the Cleveland Mediation Center would assist me by contacting him to see if he would be agreeable to a mediation. The staff member who I had spoke with on the telephone stated to me that she was going to talk to her direct supervisor to see if the Cleveland Mediation Center would be able to contact the landlord and I would be receiving a telephone call back with a response; however, I did not get a call back from Cleveland Mediation Center. I would not utilize services from this organization; in addition, I would not give them money to stay open. They are useless Do not waste your time reaching out to them for assistance. They are rude and unprofessional and do not care.
Cleveland Mediation Center has strong connection to the community it serves. CMC stays true to it's mission statement. Volunteering broadened my horizons and provided me the opportunity to serve the Cleveland Community during a harsh recession by providing rental assistance for those in need. CMC has great potential to provide service the Cleveland Area, not just by rental assistance but by other means as well.