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May Dugan Center Is Seeking An Addiction Counselor

MAY DUGAN CENTER | JOB POSTING | WEDNESDAY, August 16, 2017

The May Dugan Center is a CARF (Commission  on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited agency and certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. WE ARE SEEKING A FULL-TIME ADDICTION COUNSELOR to be part of the Counseling and Community Services Department at MDC. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Social Work with one to two years experience in addiction counseling. Responsibilities include diagnosing, assessment, and the provision of addiction counseling within the scope of their licensure.

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Sue Marasco, Ph.D. Receives Mental Health Provider Award

MAY DUGAN CENTER | NEWS | FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017

We couldn’t be prouder of our Director of Education, Sue Marasco, Ph.D. who was honored with the NAMI Greater Cleveland MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER AWARD FOR 2016! Members of the MDC team along with Board President Bob Rotatori (pictured left) and Executive Director Rick Kemm (pictured right) joined Sue to honor her achievements in trauma-informed care at their Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony on May 5th. Sue’s work is highly regarded not only at the May Dugan Center but in organizations across Northeast Ohio where she is able to share her knowledge and experience so that others may also benefit.

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Save the Date! May Dugan Center 8th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony November 30, 2017

You are cordially invited to celebrate with the May Dugan Center as we light up our corner of Ohio City for the holidays from 5 – 7 PM! This Event is FREE and OPEN TO EVERYONE so please share with your family and friends.

EVENT FESTIVITIES INCLUDE
* Holiday Songs Performed by Local Choirs
* Children’s Holiday Craft-Making Station
* Pastries and Light Refreshments
* Sponsor-An-Ornament & Adopt-A-Family Giving Opportunities
* Annual Lighting of Our 37-Foot Tree

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ON NOVEMBER 30TH!

Don’t forget to join us afterwards at JukeBox from 7 – 9 PM AND 20 PERCENT OF YOUR FOOD AND DRINK PURCHASE WILL GO DIRECTLY TO MDC!! Together we can make the holiday season brighter for local families. We hope YULE join us!

Check out the photos from our 7th Annual Treelighting event on May Dugan Center’s Facebook Page

This year, we want YOU to be a part of this wonderful Ohio City Tradition with plenty of sponsorship and volunteer opportunities still available! Please contact Patty Kaplan, Development Associate, at 216-631-5800 ext. 125 for more information.

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 IRISH ROOTS FEST – A CELEBRATION OF THE MAY DUGAN CENTER

The May Dugan Center proudly hosted our fourth annual Irish Roots Fest – A Celebration of the May Dugan Center to honor the legacy and tradition of the namesake of our agency, the real May Dugan on June 23rd at Music Box Supper Club! The evening was filled with food, fun, and live music all for a great cause thanks to an AWESOME performance from THE 80’S ALTERNATIVE, one of Cleveland’s favorite 80’s cover bands.  Don’t forget to check out May Dugan Center’s Facebook Page for photos from the event and LIVE VIDEO from the band.

We would like to recognize and thank our Board of Directors, Planning Committee Members, Staff and Volunteers who dedicated their time and effort to make this year’s event such a great success, including all of our wonderful raffle prize, silent auction and wine pull donors.

Last but not least, we would like to give a special thanks to all our Friends and Neighbors that helped us celebrate this year as well as our Sponsors for their support of our Center and Mission, without them this event could not have happened!

 

 

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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Cleveland insider: meet three stalwart volunteers

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FRESH WATER CLEVELAND | BRANDON BAKER | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016

There’s no single reason why some people repeatedly volunteer their time and talents to agencies and programs. Some were simply raised that way, while others cite faith and a higher power demanding that they give back. It takes a special kind of empathy, patience and desire for change in order to volunteer just once, let alone for multiple years. Fresh Water contributor Brandon Baker has sat down with three locals who have done just that, lending wisdom, insight, manpower and more to Cleveland agencies that aim to impact lives. These are the people who make good happen – again and again and again.

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Basic Health program offers multiple services to Cleveland’s underserved

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FRESH WATER CLEVELAND | DOUGLAS J. GUTH | MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016

The nonprofit May Dugan Center has been addressing the basic needs of low income West Side residents for 70 years. New times create new necessities, to which the center has continued to answer the call, proponents say. May Dugan’s Basic Health program is a multi-faceted effort offering screenings and medical guidance for Cleveland’s underserved and uninsured. These benefits are intertwined with ongoing food and clothing distribution and support services the nonprofit is already providing.

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Q & A: Rick Kemm

Executive Director Rick Kemm of The May Dugan Center in Ohio City - Photo © Bob Perkoski, www.Perkoski.com

FRESH WATER CLEVELAND | BRANDON BAKER | THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016

Rick Kemm is the kind of guy you might spend an hour chatting and laughing with before you realize where the time went. But amid anecdotes and smiles, the executive director of the May Dugan Center is sure to convey the community’s needs and why he’s the one capable of catalyzing change. Decades ago when he became a manager at the American Red Cross in Cleveland, an area resident confronted Kemm, angry that he had been chosen for the job as opposed to a Puerto Rican. Kemm didn’t back down.

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The basics: May Dugan serves families in need with food, clothing and medical help

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FRESH WATER CLEVELAND | KARIN CONNELLY RICE | MONDAY, AUGUST 08, 2016

Sue Nerlinger likes to keep active. “Sitting around drives me cuckoo,” she says. “I can’t stand sitting around.” So, when a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis in 2000 threatened to slow her down, she kept working as an optician for W.A. Jones Optical with University Hospitals until the company closed in 2010.  Nerlinger’s twins were just 10 years old at the time, and with the job behind her, she needed to get food on the table and was having a hard time making ends meet. She turned to the May Dugan Center’s Basic Needs Program, which provides food, fresh produce and clothing to Cleveland’s west side residents in need.

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Turning back from the edge

- Photo © Bob Perkoski, www.Perkoski.com

FRESH WATER CLEVELAND | BRANDON BAKER | THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016

In Peter Katsilis’ profession, true success is marked by client relationships coming to an end.  The licensed bilingual social worker at the May Dugan Center sees about six clients per day, including many who are experiencing homelessness in the greater Cleveland area. Others might be looking for a job or escaping a tragic situation. Katsilis has helped many achieve their goal for a better life since he started working for the Ohio City non-profit three years ago, but like many area health and human service workers, he can’t settle on any one choice as the best success story.

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