Community Service Alliance - Cleveland
Community Service Alliance, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2004 to introduce a new approach to individualized training and support, low rent housing, and transitional jobs for homeless persons. The mission of the organization is to be a catalyst for lasting relationships between people emerging out of homelessness and people willing to participate in their transformation. We accomplish that mission by providing affordable, short-term housing, identifying and securing local work experience and employment opportunities, and offering training that fosters personal, behavioral and spiritual support and development, all to promote the eventual independence and self-sufficiency of the men we serve.
CSA’s vision is to be nationally recognized and replicated for its ability to be a catalyst for change in the lives of homeless individuals. We envision a future where eight key communities – people of faith, service providers, local government, neighborhood residents, businesses, foundations, landlords, and the homeless – come together in partnership to serve Cleveland neighbor-hoods and each other in ways that have never before been possible.
We are the only program of our kind in the region, and since our inception almost 10 years ago, our unique approach has helped more than 950 people with housing, employment, and personal and behavioral support. What we are most proud of are the positive outcomes we can show – more than 75% of men we serve successfully move on to permanent, independent housing with a full or part time job and grounded in the behaviors, skills, values and faith needed to be productive, contributing members of society.