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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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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