PUBLIC MEETING - NOTICE

Regarding a proposed re-zoning to allow a residential treatment program to be located at 2202 Prame Ave. 7:00 pm, Tuesday March 27 Community Care Network 3146 Scranton (enter off of Prame Ave.)

Proposed Use/Program: Miguel Prieto Treatment Services: Recovery treatment program for women
and men in a residential setting. A program of the Hispanic Urban Minority Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP).

Program Operations and Services:
1. Number of clients: maximum of nine men and six women to live on-site. Men and women clients would be segregated within the facility at all times by floors. 2. Hours of Operations: supervised 24-7. The building is locked at all times from the outside with security cameras and lighting on the exterior entrances which require clients and visitors to ring-in for entry. Per safety and building codes doors are un-locked from the inside. Clients are supervised 24/7 and only leave the facility for supervised referral services transported by Hispanic UMADAOP staff. Eligibility Client Profile: 65% Hispanic; 11% black; 24% white; 75% west portion of Cuyahoga County; 15% east (Cuyahoga County); 10% outside of Cuyahoga County; Age: typically 18 – 45. Eligibility Client Profile - continued: All clients must pass drug and alcohol testing prior to entering treatment and be clean and sober. Drug and alcohol testing continues during treatment. The program does not accept sex offenders. Clients can be referred to the treatment program through the court system’s diversion program and clients are free to select a location of a treatment facility. 3. Agreement and length of stay: Clients voluntarily agree to enter into the treatment program and in doing so agree to be under the custody and care of Hispanic UMADAOP staff. The women’s program is a minimum stay of 40 and maximum of 60 days. The men’s program is 40-days. 4. Services: Clients receive individual and group counseling, education, meals and lodging at the facility and are transported to other required appointments for medical, financial, social service, court or other needed appointments. Women and men’s services operate on separate floors. Services include cultural. linguistic and gender specific treatment. Off-site referral agencies and services include the SCALE program, Connections, Murtis Taylor, and Recovery Resources, medical/mental health/legal/ housing/employment/Access to Recovery (ATR) and Benefit Bank services. Additional services can include: case management, translation, advocacy, and family counseling, HIV education and testing, introductions to the 12-step program, developing healthy leisure activities, a sober support system, recovery management, and relapse prevention. Other treatment services include providing logistics to support groups such as AA (Women’s Helping Hands, Un Despertar, Fe y Esperanza, Latina Sobria), and Alanon (Serenidad, Valor y Sabiduria). Upon completion of treatment services, clients are referred to a 6-months (24 sessions) aftercare program. Clients in the aftercare program continue to work on relapse triggers and prevention, 12 step approach, maintaining contact with sober people and places, a recovery management plan, contact with probation/parole officers, participate in random drug screens, and keep all scheduled appointments with health and mental health professionals. The program includes a 12-month follow up survey with former consumers/clients in person or by phone in order to obtain information on how they are maintaining their abstinence. 5. Safety record (for facility operated at Blessed Sacrament Church Campus located at 3407 Trowbridge Avenue): City of Cleveland dispatch call-for-service records indicate for the period 2009 to-date, two calls-for-service received: one for an EMS call, non-police related; and, one for a suspicious vehicle located on the street in front of the property, police arrived on-scene and the vehicle in question had left..

Background: Hispanic UMADAOP, the proposed operator, is the sole nonprofit organization in Greater
Cleveland providing bilingual (English/Spanish) and culturally competent prevention and treatment services to the Hispanic community since 1989. The agency employs 22 staff and is governed by eleven volunteer board members who represent banks, corporations, community, and government entities from the Greater Cleveland area. In fiscal year 2009-2010, Hispanic UMADAOP served over 5,000 individuals. Funding for the organization is provided by ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County, Ohio Department of Alcohol & Drug Addition Services, City of Cleveland Department of Public Health, Cuyahoga County, U. S. Department of Health & Human Services, Cleveland Foundation, and Bruening Foundation. From 1993-1996 UMADAOP established an inpatient residential chemical dependency treatment center, Casa ALMA (Alternative to Liberate our Minds from Addiction) for males (40 days) and Casa MARIA (Making Abstinence, Recovery and Integrity our Aim) for females (40-60 days) which was operated in the former convent at the Blessed Sacrament Church Campus located at 3407 Trowbridge Avenue.

Agency Programs Summary: Prevention - Hispanic Alcohol & Drug Program, Project Niños Latinos,
Project Mejora, Youth Center, Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) Tutoring Program; Youth Program - Youth Center, Ohio Graduation Test, and Tutoring Program; Treatment - Casa ALMA, Casa MARIA, Aftercare, Intake Program, Access to Recovery), outpatient services provided at main office located at 3305 West 25th. Property ownership and Management: The proposed facility would be located in the former convent of what was formerly known as the St. Michael’s campus of Cleveland Central Catholic High School. The campus is owned by West Side Ministries, an organization that owns and operates properties for several non-profit organizations that include: • Community Care Network, founded in 2004, supports small to mid-range public and private organizations in building capacity and efficiency to ultimately improve the health of their organizations and ultimately the entire community. • Bridgeway, founded in 1973, is a comprehensive network of care for those struggling with mental health and/or substance addictions. • Cleveland Christian Home, founded in 1900, serves children, youth and families who are struggling with mental illness, abuse or neglect. CCH programs include residential treatment, independent living, family services, system of care and community outreach.

Proposed Re-Zoning: Board of Zoning Appeals, City of Cleveland, Calendar No. 12-27: 2202 Prame
Avenue. Westside Ministries [Community Care Network], owner [and Hispanic UMADAOP, operator] appeal to establish use as a residential drug and alcohol treatment program for 15 patients a former convent building located on a 30' x 95' lot in Multi-Family and Local Retail Business Districts; and subject to the limitations under Section 337.08(e)(5), the proposed use is not permitted and in a Multi-Family District under sub-section (5), the following uses are permitted, if located not less than 15 feet from any adjoining premises in a Residence District not used for a similar purpose; namely, hospitals, sanitariums, nursing, rest or convalescent homes, not primarily for contagious diseases nor for the care of epileptics or drug or liquor patients and the proposed use will be primarily for the care of drug/liquor patients. (Filed 2-16-12 – hearing scheduled at City Hall for 10:30 am, Monday, 4-23-12). NOTE: The meeting was scheduled in coordination with the Metro-North Block Club. For more information please contact: Hispanic UMADAOP (216-459-1222), Community Care Network, Councilman, Brian Cummins, CouncilmanWard 14 (216-664-4238) or Tremont West Development Corporation (216-575-0920).

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