May Dugan Center

The May Dugan Center (MDC) was founded in 1969 and opened the current facility in 1975. MDC provides comprehensive health and human service programs to a diverse community that comes from 64 different zip codes throughout greater Cleveland, but primarily from the near west side neighborhoods of Ohio City, Stockyards, Tremont, Clark Fulton, Detroit Shoreway and Cudell. MDC works with a strong network of 30+ referral agencies to provide wrap around services includingbasic needs, behavioral health counseling, community education services, preventative health care and more. MDC serves 6,000 low-income people a year through its six core programs: food distribution, mental health counseling and case management, trauma recovery center, adult education, health and wellness, and MomsFirst.

Project Details

Completed Expected October 2023
Location 4115 Bridge Avenue, Ohio City
Project Type Community Facility; Rehab and Expansion`
Program 28,000 SF Community Facility
Sponsor May Dugan Center
CDA Investment $2.7 million capital campaign bridge loan; $5 million NMTC allocation
Total Project Costs $7 Million
Community Demographics Poverty Rate: 27%
Median Income: 54.64%
Unemployment Rate: >1.5x National Average


  • Community Goods and Services

    Investment will help grow individuals helped annually by 1,500 to 7,500 individuals annually.

  • Food Pantry

    The Food Pantry will triple in size with a walk-in cooler and better loading/unloading capabilities; 126,000 meals provided annually growing to 141,000+ meals annually.

  • Energy Efficient Upgrades

    Increase cost savings through updated and efficient building systems meeting green building standards.

  • Executed Community Benefits Agreement

    The project sponsor has committed to quantifiable community impacts by executing a Community Benefits Agreement.