The May Dugan Center MDC Awarded $1,000,000 VOCA Grant!

MDC will receive continued funding in 2018 as part of “Ohio Attorney General’s Expanding Services and Empowering Victims Initiative.” 

(CLEVELAND, Ohio) October 16, 2017 — May Dugan Center is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of a $1 million Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant awarded by Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine to continue the Trauma Recovery Center that was initiated earlier this year.

Working with hospitals and other community agencies, May Dugan Center delivers mental-health support and advocacy to patients who have fallen prey to violent crime.  May Dugan’s Trauma Recovery Center is one of only five centers in Ohio that provides crisis intervention to hospitalized traumatic violent crime victims.  Part of the award will also be used for Trauma Therapy that is offered at May Dugan Center.

Since its inception in February, 2017, May Dugan Center’s Trauma Recovery Center has seen 10% of all victims of crime in the City of Cleveland.  “May Dugan Center provides an opportunity for more complete physical and emotional recovery because it intervenes at a critical point in a victim’s treatment—making a victim’s complete reintegration into community more likely,” said Dr. Sue Marasco, May Dugan Center’s Director of the Trauma Recovery Center.

By providing such services as finding safe housing for domestic violence victims, for instance, the Trauma Recover Center sets up a supportive environment for the victims so that they  can focus on getting well.  Marasco continued “a traumatized brain is always reacting and not processing.  The capacity to think rationally and make decisions is diminished.  Our counselors and case managers are there to help work through the critical stages of trauma as well as arrange for basic needs.”

The Attorney General’s Crime Victims Services section is responsible for the administration of the State Victims Assistance Act (SVAA) and the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant programs. The funds are provided to eligible crime victims’ assistance programs operating in public and non-profit agencies throughout the state of Ohio.


Our Goal is to Continue to Make a Positive Impact in our Community!

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Rick A. Kemm, MNO
216-631-5800 ext 102
rkemm@maydugancenter.org