FrontLine Service and Geiger’s Team Up to make sure families who were homeless have toys for the holidays.

CONTACT:

Corrie Taylor, Director of Development

b: 216-274-3492 or c: 216-385-8083

Corrie.taylor@frontlineservice.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FRONTLINE SERVICE TEAMS WITH GEIGER’S TO PROVIDE TOYS AND COATS FOR THE HOMELESS

 

(November 6, 2017, Cleveland) FrontLine Service, Cuyahoga County’s largest provider of services to help the homeless, has joined forces with Geiger’s in a program to make sure families in poverty receive toys and basic need items this holiday season. The organizations are also cooperating on a parallel program to provide coats to help the homeless over a cold Cleveland winter.

FrontLine Service has recruited over 18 companies plus individuals who will participate in this year’s “Twinkle Shop” by encouraging their employees to donate new unopened toys and basic need items for over 200 children.

Geiger’s stores in Lakewood, Chagrin Falls and Downtown Cleveland will serve as collection points where donors can bring in these toys for distribution at the “Twinkle Shop” event on December 13, 2017. Seventy families with over 200 children who were homeless and receive support through FrontLine’s young adult, family and veterans’ housing program will be attending the event.  Over 100 volunteers will be there..

The toy drive begins on November 1; final drop off will be December 10. Toys can be delivered to Geiger’s at 14710 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, Geiger’s in the Chagrin Shopping Plaza in Chagrin Falls, and Geiger’s Downtown at 1020 Euclid Avenue, next to Heinen’s. Lakewood and Chagrin Falls are open – Mon.-Thurs. 10am-8pm, Fri.-Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. Noon-5pm. The Downtown store is open – Mon.-Thurs. 11am-7pm, Fri. 11am-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm., Sun. 11am-5pm. More information at shopgeigers.com.

Concurrent with the toy drive, FrontLine Service and Geiger’s are asking Clevelanders to donate “gently used” coats to the homeless. Coats can be dropped off at Geiger’s stores from November 27 through December 10. Everyone donating a coat will receive a $25 Geiger’s Gift Card, good on the purchase of a new coat.

Last year Geiger’s and FrontLine Service provided hundreds of warm winter coats to Cleveland’s homeless community.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of Geiger’s. Winter is always such a difficult time for those who are homeless. The toys and coats that will be donated will make a difference for many children and adults in our community this winter,” FrontLine Service Executive Director Susan Neth said.

“We are most impressed with the remarkable programs FrontLine provides to the homeless and others throughout the county,” Geiger’s President Chas Geiger said. “We are proud to team up with them and invite our customers to make a very meaningful donation to a homeless person.”

FrontLine Service is a private non-profit community organization that provides mental health, substance use, and supportive services to more than 30,000 adults and children annually.  The agency serves the most vulnerable members of Cuyahoga County: those who are homeless, individuals with severe mental illness and substance use disorders, and adults and children who have experienced crisis and trauma. FrontLine has been serving people who are homeless in Cuyahoga County for more than 30 years.  Today, the agency has a comprehensive homeless housing continuum which includes assertive homeless outreach services, a centralized coordinated intake for homeless people seeking shelter and housing, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, employment services, case management, and psychiatric services, along with supportive services for the county’s Housing First Initiative, which provides permanent supportive housing to chronically homeless, disabled individuals.

Geiger’s, which began in Lakewood 85 years ago, offers a complete range of the best brands in ski and snowboard gear, clothing, shoes and accessories. The company is managed by brothers Chas and Gordon Geiger and their wives, Patti and Susan, representing the third generation of Geigers to provide a personalized shopping experience. They are assisted by Geiger’s fourth generation – Christy and John.

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Susan Neth (left) Executive Director, FrontLine Service and Christy Geiger (right) in front of a collection box at Geiger’s Downtown.

 

 

2017 FRONTLINE SERVICE TWINKLE SHOP PARTICIPANTS

 

American Greetings

American Mutual Life Association

Baldwin Wallace

Cleveland Clinic, Euclid Hospital

Cleveland Kitchen and Design

Cleveland State University Viking Expeditions

ERC

FBI Academy

First Federal of Lakewood

Geiger’s

Grants Plus

Laurel School

Little Gym

Oatey Supply Chain Services Inc.

Parker Hannifin

Sister2Sister

St. Peter Church

University Hospitals, Dept. of Psychiatry

Weltman, Weinberg & Reis

 

SPONSORS
Plymouth Church

Charles F. Mullen

Heinen’s

Warwick Products, Inc.

Harrison, Jennifer

Jenn-Harrison-for-website

 

Jennifer Harrison, MSSA, LISW-S

 

Director of Housing and Employment

 

Ms. Harrison has more than 20 years of progressive leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, primarily in the field of community behavioral healthcare.  She holds a Master’s degree in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University, and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker.   Ms. Harrison is also a national surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

 

Ms. Harrison joined FrontLine in 2017, as the Director of Housing and Employment.   In this capacity, she oversees the delivery of social services in FrontLine’s growing portfolio of permanent supportive housing programs, which are positioned to serve more than 1,000 chronically homeless, disabled individuals by 2020.  She also provides leadership to FrontLine’s two Safe Haven group homes, the Supported Employment team, and FrontLine’s residential treatment program for individuals with co-occurring disorders.  In addition to programmatic oversight, Ms. Harrison also plays a key role in several critical agency initiatives, including implementation of Medicaid’s behavioral health redesign, organizational policy development, the development of data management systems, and staff on-boarding/training.

 

Ms. Harrison is passionate about improving the quality of behavioral healthcare services, and ultimately the lives of persons served, through the application of evidence-based practices, data-driven decision making, professional development of the behavioral health workforce, and program evaluation.

 

Therapist

Summary:  We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic and advocacy driven individual to fill the role of Trauma Therapist in the Partnering for Family Success program. This is a nationally recognized program that will allow you to serve individuals and families by providing a diverse range of case management and therapeutic interventions. This role will provide a range of prevention, assessment, and trauma specific intervention services with individuals who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events. Intervention models include Critical Time Intervention, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Adapted Family Connections, Motivational Interviewing and others. Services are provided in accordance with the fidelity of the evidence-based model. This program works closely with other agency partners so the ability to work within in a team setting is a must. This position completes diagnostic assessments, treatment plans and progress notes that are sensitive and responsive to client cultural and ethnic backgrounds, functioning and needs, as well as environmental and situational factors by collecting and evaluating client information.

Qualifications: Must have a Master’s degree and a LSW or LPC license

Interested in applying?

Email your resume to Human Resources or Fill Out Application Here

Housing Case Manager

Summary:  We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate candidates for our Housing First program, a cutting edge treatment model incorporating practices of harm reduction and trauma informed care in order to offer assistance to people as they find their way on the journey from homelessness through the recovery process.  Reporting to the program manager and as a part of the Housing Department and multidisciplinary team, you will be providing  Medicaid reimbursed services as well as innovative, less restrictive and more creative grant based services in one of 9 , soon to be 10 , groundbreaking permanent supportive housing sites and in the community throughout the Cleveland area. As a case manager, you would be responsible for assisting a caseload of individuals through maintaining permanent housing and providing practical support with their management and recovery from mental illness, substance use and trauma disorders.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in human services, psychology, sociology, criminal justice or related field and at least one year direct service experience.

Interested in applying?

Email your resume to Human Resources or Fill Out Application Here

Client Advocate

Summary: Provides guidance and instruction to foster emotional, physical and mental growth of clients of Safe Haven Programs through therapeutic intervention and positive role modeling. Assist clients in day-to-day living activities adhering to established regulations, guidelines and standards.

Qualifications:  Must possess a high school diploma with a minimum of one year experience with homeless and/or mentally disabled population or in a direct care role. Valid driver’s license with less than six points, proof of insurance along with operational vehicle, required.

Interested in applying?

Email your resume to Human Resources or Fill Out Application Here

Ending Homelessness is Within Reach

Picture this:

Tonight, every man, woman, and child in Northeast Ohio has a safe home to be in, a warm bed to sleep in, and a hot meal to share.

Close your eyes and imagine: Every person in Greater Cleveland is safe and off the streets. Every child has a safe place to rest. Every family is together in a home for the holiday season.

It’s a beautiful dream, isn’t it? That we could end homelessness in Northeast Ohio. End homelessness for our veterans…for men and women struggling with severe mental illness…for families.

Now open your eyes and believe that this dream is close to coming true!

FrontLine Service has long been at the forefront of ending homelessness. Now, because of the steady financial support of people like you, we are coming closer to ending homelessness in Greater Cleveland:

  • FrontLine has joined with community partner organizations in the initiative, A Place 4 Me, with a goal to house 100 homeless youth in 100 days. The clock began ticking on September 9th and ended on December 18th.  I am proud to say that we reached our ambitious goal. We housed 103 young adults in 100 days!!!
  • At the same time, FrontLine and A Place 4 Me have implemented new initiatives to prevent youth homelessness in Cuyahoga County for young people aging out of foster care.
  • And FrontLine has just received funding from the Veterans Administration to expand beyond Cuyahoga County and end homelessness for veterans across Northeast Ohio.

Because of you, change is happening and the dream of ending homelessness is within reach.  In the next year, we will be able to announce the end to homelessness for veterans.  With the opening of two new Housing First buildings in the next two years, homelessness for those who have been chronically homeless will end in Cuyahoga County.  Your financial contributions have made sure our caring teams can provide unconditional support and lasting solutions to people who are homeless. But we must not slow down when we are so close.

I am writing now to humbly ask you to give today!

Help us to achieve our mission to end homelessness for everyone in Northeast Ohio. When you give to FrontLine you are making real and lasting change in our community.

Gratefully,

Susan Neth, Executive Director

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Employment Specialist

Summary: Under general supervision, carries out the services of the IPS-supported employment program by assisting consumers obtain and maintain employment that is consistent with their vocational goals.  Completes and maintains progress notes and documentation according to agency and regulatory service standards.   Engages consumers and establishes trusting, collaborative relationships directed towards the goal of competitive employment in community job settings with other workers who may or may not have psychiatric disabilities.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree with specialization in social, behavioral or human services or business, and a minimum of one year related experience.

Interested in applying?

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Crisis Intervention Specialist-Children Who Witness Violence Program

Summary:  Under general supervision and working as part of the Children Who Witness Violence Team (CWWV), provides assessment and crisis and acute trauma intervention services to children and their families who have witnessed violence.  Assists families in planning for safety and in understanding the potential impact of the incident on children.  Assess for needs as it relates to the traumatic event and links families to appropriate resources.  Completes and maintains service documentation according to agency and regulatory standards.

Qualifications:  Must have a LSW or LPC licensed and working towards a Master’s degree.

Interested in applying?

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Behavioral Health Therapist-Housing Program

Summary:  Under the general supervision of the Program Manager in their assigned department, the Behavioral Health Therapist will work as a practitioner, providing a range of prevention, assessment, and intervention services. The Behavioral Health Therapist will also provide individualized and group psychotherapy services to address a wide array of issues, including mental health, substance use, and trauma.Conducts diagnostic evaluations that are sensitive and responsive to client cultural and ethnic backgrounds, functioning and needs, as well as environmental and situational factors by collecting and evaluating client information. Must be able to complete and maintain service documentation according to agency and regulatory standards.

Qualifications:  Must have a LSW or LPC license.

Interested in applying?

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Child Crisis Intervention Specialist – Child Response Team

Summary:  Working as part of the Mobile Crisis Team (MCT), performs crisis screening, hotline, referral/information and enrollment services to children who present in need of mental health services. Provides mobile crisis assessment and crisis intervention services to children and families who present in a mental health crisis. Makes treatment recommendations, and develops, completes and monitors individualized service plans (ISPs). Coordinates the utilization of other County funded crisis and emergency services. Completes and maintains service documentation according to agency and regulatory standards.

Qualifications:  LSW or LPC Bachelor’s degree in social work or counseling and one year applicable work or internship experience.

Interested in applying?

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LPN – Part-time Weekends

Summary: Under direction of the Nurse Manager, the Crisis Stabilization Unit Nurse is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the pharmacological management services to clients in the Crisis Stabilization Unit. He/she will collect information that will be used to identify health issues and needs of the clients. They will provides ongoing medication and diagnosis education and monitoring. They will work with the program psychiatrist to initiate and stabilize clients on medications.

Qualifications:  Must have an LPN or RN.

Shifts currently available are Saturday & Sunday 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts.

Interested in applying?

Email your resume to Elizabeth Shepard or Fill Out Application Here

TF-CBT Independent Counselor

Summary: Under general supervision of the Defending Childhood Program Manager, but working independently, the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-BCT) Counselor will provide a range of prevention, assessment, and intervention services with individuals who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events. Must be able to complete and maintain service documentation according to agency and regulatory standards.

Qualifications: LISW or LPCC required. Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, sociology or related field and one year applicable work or internship experience, or a minimum of four years professionally supervised work in the delivery of mental health, chemical dependency and/or social services.

Interested in applying?

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Custodian

Summary: The custodian is responsible for maintaining a clean and safe working environment for staff, clients and visitors. This includes but is not limited to: cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms, removing trash from the facility, polishing floors and preparing suites for clients. This position is at the North Point housing facility.

Qualifications:Qualified candidates must possess a high school diploma plus one year of custodial/housekeeping experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Interested in applying?

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FrontLine Service awarded $2.2 million Veterans Affairs grant

FrontLine Service awarded $2.2 million federal Veterans Affairs grant to service veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

CLEVELAND, OHIO – FrontLine Service was awarded a $2.2 million grant to serve military veterans in Cuyahoga, Lake and Lorain County, who are at risk of becoming homeless or who are currently homeless.  The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant provides permanent housing for military Veterans and their families.  In addition to rapid placement into housing, the program provides eviction prevention, short-term rental subsidy, utility connection, furniture assistance, transportation assistance, and connection with Veteran services and community resources. 

Susan Neth, Chief Executive Officer at FrontLine Service remarked, “FrontLine Service is deeply committed to ending veteran homelessness in Cuyahoga County Working closely with our community partners, we have been in the forefront of efforts to serve those who have fought for our country and are now struggling without the safety and security of a home.  We are grateful for this opportunity to expand these critical services outside of Cuyahoga County.”

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Independent Substance Abuse/Behavioral Health Counselor

Summary:  Under the general supervision of the Director of Integrated Care and working as part of the Counseling Department, the Substance Use Disorder/Behavioral Health Counselor working as an independent practitioner, provide a range of prevention, assessment, and intervention services. The SUD/BH Counselor will also provide individualized and group services to address a wide array of issues, including mental health, chemical dependency, and trauma. Must be able to complete and maintain service documentation according to agency and regulatory standards.

Qualifications: Masters Degree with specialization in social, behavioral or human services and three (3) years relevant Chemical Dependency counseling work experience is required. Must possess an independent license (LISW, LPCC). Must have strong intervention ability and be able to work independently.  Must have knowledge and experience working with dually diagnosed clients.

Interested in applying?

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