A TASTE OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY: FOOD FOR THOUGHT TO VOTE ON SEPTEMBER 07, 2010

Submitted by ANGELnWard14 on Tue, 07/20/2010 - 00:50.

Dear Citizens of Cuyahoga County,

Your voice needs to be heard when you elect your future representatives in Cuyahoga County. I am calling for each and every registered voter to stand up and uphold democracy that is for the people and by the people of our Great Nation.... YOU! 

All of our families are touched by these statistics in some way or shape, either directly or indirectly. I believe that our families deserve transparent accountable leadership that inspires, motivates, and believes in the citizens of our community. I believe that our faithfully dedicated citizens understand quite a bit about the government around them, but so many have become complacent under historical practices that left them feeling undermined and outraged by selfish greed and politicians who continuously used them as quotas to ascertain federal funding from grants and philanthropists to conduct community and social service programs while diminishing our bases of economic development.

These statistics speak loudly about Cuyahoga County. The people deserve to have a voice and leadership that understands these dynamics. The people deserve to have ethical, integral, and value based leadership protecting them and empowering them.

All of my research, all of my experience, and all of my analytical thinking is absolutely motivated to make our world a better place on behalf of our families in Cuyahoga County. Upon recognizing the absolutely profound statistical data for our community, it's inspiring to know that the citizens of Cuyahoga County spoke loudly with their voices to change our government system.

I ask that you mark your calendars, make time and go to the election polls on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 to elect a leader who believes in being a selfless public servant and who is taking on this position for the best interests of the people, not their own political agenda. I ask you to vote September 07, 2010.... to elect a County Council and County Executive that will lead by example, provide transparent accountability, and that will empower YOU, the people with a promising future full of hope! 

Until then, I ask you to really think about some of these amazing statistics...and they are just a few about our region.... But, they are truly reflective of the issues that need addressed. Most importantly, our families deserve to be put at the top of the agenda when it comes to decision making in Cuyahoga County.

Are you prepared to choose candidates who will honor your truest beliefs? 

Please care enough about your community to spread the word and Help America Vote!!!!  

JUST A TASTE OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY FACTS ARE BELOW: 

AMAZING FACTS ABOUT CUYAHOGA COUNTY: 

 

1)      Cuyahoga County has an estimated population of 1.3 Million (1,300,000) people.
2)       Cuyahoga County Board of Elections (VOTER) Statistics :
SUMMARY REPORT        CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH              Official Canvass
RUN DATE:05/24/10     PRIMARY ELECTION
RUN TIME:12:35 PM     MAY 4, 2010
                      STATISTICS
 
                                                       VOTES PERCENT
 
           PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 1068) . . . .     1,068 100.00
           REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL . . . . .   985,476
           BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL. . . . . . .   234,591
           BALLOTS CAST - DEMOCRATIC . . . . .   141,308   60.24
           BALLOTS CAST - REPUBLICAN . . . . .    62,011   26.43
           BALLOTS CAST - CONSTITUTION . . . .       839     .36
           BALLOTS CAST - GREEN. . . . . . .       309     .13
           BALLOTS CAST - LIBERTARIAN. . . . .       794     .34
           BALLOTS CAST - SOCIALIST . . . . .        83     .04
           BALLOTS CAST - NONPARTISAN. . . . .    29,247   12.47
           BALLOTS CAST - DEMOCRATIC PAGE 2. . .   141,297   60.23
           BALLOTS CAST - REPUBLICAN PAGE 2. . .    58,803   25.07
           VOTER TURNOUT - TOTAL . . . . . .             23.80
 
3)      Approximately 50,000 Calls a Year go to 696-KIDS (Children’s Services) in Cuyahoga County.
 
4)      Over 320,000 Cuyahoga County Residents have a mental illness. (Estimate based on 2008 Census population for Ohio and Cuyahoga County and National Institutes of Mental Health prevalence estimates.)
 
5)      Cuyahoga County has the highest number and percentage (24%) of citizens returning home annually from correctional facilities.
 
6)      Each year, more than 10,000 formerly incarcerated people return to Cuyahoga County.
 
7)      Approximately 7,000 of these formerly incarcerated people return to the City of Cleveland.
 
8)      Annually, over 1,700 juvenile offenders will be released from correctional facilities in Ohio.
 
9)      18 COMPLETE SUICIDE EACH DAY IN THE United States. (The U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. http.va.gov)
 
 

Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000
254,830
Housing units, 2008
620,477
Median household income, 2008
$44,324
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008
15.9%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000)
19,827,491
 
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000)
23,055,380
 
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000)
15,483,267
 
Retail sales per capita, 2002
$11,279
 
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000)
2,132,004
 
Building permits, 2008
742
 
Federal spending, 2008
12,398,292

211: First Call for Help received 197,158 calls in 2009.

 
 
 
 
 

Mental Health Facts




income or residence.

Mental illness does not discriminate based on race, gender, age,



have a mental illness.

Cuyahoga County and National Institutes of Mental Health prevalence estimates.)

Over 2.8 million Ohioans and 320,000 Cuyahoga County residents(Estimate based on 2008 Census population for Ohio and



Two-thirds of adults and half of children do not receive treatment.

(

Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health

Services,1999.

Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General. U.S. Department of Health and Humanhttp://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth/home.html)



Half of all lifetime cases of mental illness develop by the age of 14.

(National Institutes of Mental Health.

heavy-toll-beginning-in-youth.shtml

http://nimh.nih.gov/science-news/2005/mental-illnessexacts-)



are not a part of the normal aging process.

Surgeon General.

Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services,1999.

Almost 20 percent of older adults experience mental disorders that(Mental Health: A Report of theU.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth/home.html

)



health system die twenty-five years prematurely as a result of cooccurring

conditions, including: diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and

asthma.

Americans with severe mental illness served in the public mental(J. Parks et al., Morbidity and Mortality in People with Serious Mental Illness

(Alexandria, Va.: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, 2006).)




States.

Two suicides are completed for every one homicide in the United(American Association of Suicidology. http://www.suicidology.org)



overall healthcare costs.

For every dollar spent on mental health services, $5 will be saved in(American Psychological Association. http://www.apa.org/)



have significantly reduced symptoms and improved quality of life with

treatment and supports.

Between 70 and 90 percent of people with a severe mental illness(National Alliance on Mental Illness. http://www.nami.org)



other medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, and heart

disease.

An average of 18 veterans complete suicide each day in the United

States.

Treatment improvement rates of many mental illnesses exceed many(The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. http://www.bazelon.org)(The U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. http://www.va.gov

 
 
DEPARTMENT OF JOB & FAMILY SERVICES OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OHIO-Statistics

Weekly Flash Report
July 19, 2010

Total Number of Children in Custody 1,773
Agreement for Temporary Custody (ATC)-Initial 0
ATC 1st 30 day Extension 0
ATC 2nd 30 day Extension 0
Court Custody (Juvenile Court Cases not Children & Family Services) 0
Emergency Custody to Agency 302
Ex-parte 32
Officer Acceptance 0
Permanent Custody 659
Permanent Surrender 0
Planned Perm. Living Arrangement (PPLA) 218
Temporary Court Order 18
Temporary Custody 445
Temp. Commitment 1st Extension 73
Temp. Commitment 2nd Extension 26
   
Total Number of Children in Placement 1,871
Adoptive Placement - AP 85
Certified Approved Non Relative 16
Certified Children's Residential Center - CRC 170
Certified Emergency Shelter Care Facility - ESC 7
Certified Group Home - GH 52
Certified/Approved Relative - CAR 236
DCFS Foster Home 371
Detention Facility - DET 12
Independent Living - IL 761
Licensed Medical/Educational Facility - MEF 1
Network Foster Home 845

Weekly Flash Report
July 19, 2010

Total Number of Children in Custody 1,773
Agreement for Temporary Custody (ATC)-Initial 0
ATC 1st 30 day Extension 0
ATC 2nd 30 day Extension 0
Court Custody (Juvenile Court Cases not Children & Family Services) 0
Emergency Custody to Agency 302
Ex-parte 32
Officer Acceptance 0
Permanent Custody 659
Permanent Surrender 0
Planned Perm. Living Arrangement (PPLA) 218
Temporary Court Order 18
Temporary Custody 445
Temp. Commitment 1st Extension 73
Temp. Commitment 2nd Extension 26
   
Total Number of Children in Placement 1,871
Adoptive Placement - AP 85
Certified Approved Non Relative 16
Certified Children's Residential Center - CRC 170
Certified Emergency Shelter Care Facility - ESC 7
Certified Group Home - GH 52
Certified/Approved Relative - CAR 236
DCFS Foster Home 371
Detention Facility - DET 12
Independent Living - IL 761
Licensed Medical/Educational Facility - MEF 1
Network Foster Home 845

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As of July 19, 2010, there are over 1871 children in placement through Cuyahoga County Department of Job & Family Services.

1. The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland is the largest emergency hunger relief program dispensing 75% of all the emergency food in Cuyahoga County

2. This network has over 100 pantries and hot meal programs, feeding nutritious meals to 60,000 people per month!

3. Lack of food puts children at risk for health and development problems; 25,000 or almost 41% of those we serve each month are children!

4. 94 cents of every dollar raised by the Hunger Network goes directly to purchase food and support our programs!

 


Compiled by the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless


 

 


 

NORTHEAST OHIO 

COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS 

Executive Summary

State of Homelessness 2009

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