|Purpose||Serves the needs of Broadway/Slavic Village residents|
|Headquarters||4800 Broadway Ave.|
|Tracey N. Mason|
University Settlement is a non-profit social service agency serving the Broadway/Slavic Village neighbourhood in Cleveland, Ohio. It is located at 4800 Broadway Ave. The agency's mission is to foster strong and independent individuals and families by providing innovative, valued, and collaborative services that meet the evolving needs of the Broadway/Slavic Village Community.
The agency was established by Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University) in 1926 as a way to help recently arriving Eastern European immigrants adjust to life in Cleveland. In the 1970s, the agency redirected its programming towards basic needs provision and services for youth and senior citizens.
Over the decades, the community’s needs changed as more Cleveland residents moved to the suburbs. Today, the majority of neighborhood residents are the working poor and the elderly. In response, University Settlement provides several programs targeting youth, senior citizens, and families.
University Settlement offers programs in the following areas:
- Community computer lab
- Computer classes (GED, technology instruction)
- Family services
- Support for adoptive, foster, and kinship caregivers
- Support for fathers
- Support for families that include a child with behavior or emotional disturbances
- Housing services
- Hunger relief (food pantry, weekly evening meal, free fresh produce)
- Adult wellness programming (seniors 60+ and adults with disabilities 18-59)
- Youth out-of-school time care/programming
- Youth drug prevention
- Summer camp
- State licensed child care center
- Settlement movement
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