1736 Superior Avenue,
Cleveland OH 44114,
The Cathedral has formed a “Church in the City” partnership with the Cosgrove Center in helping to meet the needs of downtown’s many needy people. The facility feeds the hungry, provides showers and social services to the homeless and much more. The Cathedral’s Social Action Committee is working to develop even more ways in which the Cathedral can collaborate with the Cosgrove Center to help serves our city's neediest people. Special “Congrove Center” collection envelopes at the Cathedral assist with the free meals provided at the Cosgrove Center and to help them cover extraordinary expenses that might arise. In addition, Cathedral volunteers help to serve meals at the Cosgrove on a regular basis. If you are interested in helping serve as part of the Cathedral team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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COSGROVE PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Bishop William M. Cosgrove Center (Cosgrove) is one of the largest day drop-in centers in the Greater Cleveland area, serving over 100,000 meals in 2012 to the homeless and working poor of our community. Cosgrove, which is located at 1736 Superior Avenue, serves all individuals seeking assistance. The majority of the population (85%) is men that are currently homeless; we also provide services to a growing population of women and the elderly.
At Cosgrove, guests can access such basic needs as: hot meals, shower facilities, mail distribution, basic needs assistance (obtaining a birth certificate, state identification, 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 screening, mental health screening, veteran administration benefits and assistance with obtaining housing subsidies. These services are provided through community partnerships with many resources such as: Catholic Charities, AARP, Volunteers of America, Care Alliance, Inc., Mental Health Services, Inc., and the Veteran Administration.
Individuals visiting the Cosgrove Center may also participate in the activities of the Transformational Art Center (TAC). The goal of TAC is to provide a safe space where people can use various forms of art media to experience the healing and transformational presence of God in themselves and each other. TAC is a community which reflects the movement of the Spirit in the building of relationships through artistic expression. Using wood and other items form nature, as well as recycled materials; we explore how we can transform discarded art media into works of beauty. “We often say we are not about art but about relationship-relationships which are mutual in healing and transformation with God at the center leading us.”
The Cosgrove Center also offers a wide variety of opportunities to volunteer: preparing & serving breakfast and lunch, gardening, literacy programs, stocking pantry shelves, and packing food bags. Any specialized service, such as help in resume writing, is also welcome. Call 216-781-8262 for details.
The Cosgrove has a "Wish List" of commonly needed items. Please have a look and see if you can help.