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University Settlement, Inc.
Last updated on November 22, 2016


The mission of University Settlement is to foster strong and independent individuals and families by providing innovative, valued, and collaborative services that meet the evolving needs of the Broadway/Slavic Village community.

University Settlement serves nearly 10,000 individuals each year with its innovative and collaborative programming. Offering hunger relief, child care, adult wellness, transitional housing for the homeless, and many services for the family. University Settlement helps the community meet their needs. A leader in providing access to a full range of the highest quality services, the Settlement is committed to encouraging all people to realize their individual potential as contributing members of society. In short, we are changing lives!

The Settlement is fortunate to hold a wide variety of community partnerships. The agency is a member of United Way Services of Greater Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Association. We serve as the lead agency for the Broadway Collaborative, a group of neighborhood schools, nonprofits, businesses, health care organizations, churches, government entities and individuals that come together to best serve the needs of families in the community making sure to minimize duplication of service.

University Settlement is a nonprofit social service agency located in the North Broadway/Slavic Village neighborhood of Cleveland. The Settlement has a distinguished history. Founded in 1926 by what is now Case Western Reserve University, the Settlement assisted Eastern European immigrants coming to Cleveland to work in the factories of what is now Slavic Village. The staff and volunteers focused on helping immigrants master the English language, find a home, and acculturate to American life.

Over the decades, the community’s needs changed as more and more Cleveland residents moved to the suburbs. The Settlement’s community is comprised of residents living primarily within the Broadway Avenue/Slavic Village area. Today, the majority of neighborhood residents are the working poor and the elderly. Thirty-eight percent of residents are living at or below the poverty level – more than the City of Cleveland as a whole. Thus, the focus of the Settlement has changed dramatically during its nearly 90 years of existence.

Contact person: Katie Dager, Development Coordinator, (phone), (email)

Main office number: (216) 641-8948

 4800 Broadway Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44127
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Web Site: http://www.universitysettlement.net


 From the south: Travel I-77N and exit at Broadway. Head East (turn right off of the exit). Main office will be on the right just past Finn Ave. From the east: Travel south on E. 55th St and turn right onto. . . (more)
  Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: E. 55th Street or E. 34th Street (Red Line),
  Walk distance (in minutes): 22
  Nearest Bus Stop: Broadway Ave. & Finn Ave. (15 or 19 line), 1 minute walk
Last updated on November 22, 2016

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