MetroHealth and the May Dugan Center Receive Attorney General Grant

METROHEALTH.ORG | NEWS | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016

The state of Ohio has awarded MetroHealth and the May Dugan Center a grant to create a Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) that will provide crisis intervention to trauma and violent crime victims. While receiving care at MetroHealth, these patients will be connected to support services which will provide the necessarily stabilization support to end the trauma of victimization and facilitate complete recovery. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is awarding more than $2.6 million in grants to create five TRCs in Ohio. The May Dugan Center and MetroHealth received a $545,363 grant. The TRC will have a part-time administrator based at MetroHealth, along with access to May Dugan services for support.

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May Dugan spreads joy and gifts during the holidays

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FRESH WATER CLEVELAND | KARIN CONNELLY RICE | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016

Inspired by President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty, the May Dugan Center year round ensures residents of Cleveland’s near west side get the food, clothing and services they need.  But as the holiday season quickly approaches and the weather turns frigid, May Dugan has for months now prepared to make the season a bit more cheery for its clients who need a little extra help. Whether it’s help putting a holiday meal on the table or making sure there are gifts under the tree, May Dugan is prepared to lend a hand. The season kicks off today with May Dugan’s annual turkey distribution. In addition to its monthly food and clothing distribution, today, Wednesday, Nov. 16, May Dugan will also hand out turkeys to 350 families.

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The very Irish history of Cleveland’s west side philanthropy

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FRESH WATER CLEVELAND | BRANDON BAKER | THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016

Charleen Reynolds-Cuffari can make anybody understand the kind of woman her grandmother was before uttering a word. Asked to describe the late May Dugan’s personality, the Kamm’s Corners resident narrows her eyes and raises a tightly clenched fist, forcing you to catch her drift. “I had the tough grandmother,” Reynolds-Cuffari says. “She ruled with an iron fist.” May’s parents, James and Annie, instilled that toughness in their children after emigrating from Ireland in 1883 and settling in Cleveland after stops in Quebec and Detroit. May had three brothers, and at least two other siblings who died during infancy.

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