There is a new building nearing completion in the Central neighborhood next to Cedar High Rise and right down the street from Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus. With the dramatic changes in the health care, Care Alliance is positioning itself to be the health care provider to low income people in Cleveland and those living in public housing or those without housing. The new clinic hosted a preview party this week to show donors the brand new digs.
I am biased with regard to Care Alliance since I received an award from them in 2014 and we partner on outreach efforts on a daily basis. I appreciate that they have prioritized dental coverage as critical to the care of low income people. All of their clinics feature dental services, because most experts believe your oral health is representative of your overall health. The new clinic sits in the rubble of the Cedar Estates which was demolished in 2014 and will begin reconstruction in the spring. These new or returning tenants will need a good neighborhood medical clinic.
It is a beautiful clean facility with the official ribbon cutting in March. The staff and board welcomed their neighbors, council members and social service providers into this new two story facility. There were staff from many of the other health care facilities in the community on hand to welcome Care Alliance to the neighborhood. It is amazing how much the program has grown since it was started in a basement by volunteers at the Federation for Community Planning. They are expected to have nearly 150 employees and have an outreach team that helps those living outside. At one time, NEOCH led a protest regarding the bad decisions being made by the organization including the poor management of the women's shelter. Now, we view Care Alliance as one of our closest partners.
Welcome to the Central neighborhood...Care Alliance. You have built a fine facility that the lower income residents of the neighborhood will cherish. They have set a goal of providing a respectful place to receive care for those without the ability to pay. The elderly folks next door will be proud to call this new facility their doctor's office.
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