Mission: University Settlement exists to enhance the quality of life for all people in the neighborhoods it serves.
Programs: Housing focuses on providing housing to families who are residing in one of cuyahoga county's shelters. The goal of the program is to address the barriers that have led the family to homelessness and guide them down the path to self-sufficiency.
family to family program strengthens the capacity of families with children under 18 and relatives to maintain children within the family structure by resolving issues that brought them into the public welfare system. Family to family services are provided through a partnership with cuyahoga county's division of children and family services.
tapestry system of care serves families with a child/ren with behavioral concerns or other mental health issues. The program is a partnership between university settlement, applewood centers and cuyahoga county's division of children and family services.
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As an educational consultant who works with non-profits around the Cleveland area, I have been consistently impressed with Unviersity Settlement for several reasons: 1) They truly embody a community-based organization that meets felt needs of the neighborhood with well defined programs that deliver what they promise, like their afterschool tutoring program. 2) They understand the importance and commitment of collaborating with other types of organizations to make sure their clients needs are fully met, like their partnership with Applewood Centers. 3) They have strong management and organizational structure to administer a variety of programs with complex funding streams.