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.
May Dugan Center
|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.
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.