StandUP! For Change is a family-centric agency endeavoring to bring awareness to the inequities taking place in underserved and underrepresented communities; primarily in the areas of housing, health, and education. We aspire to help heal generational, societal and familial trauma by concentrating our efforts throughout the City of Cleveland where nearly 46% of children and 31% of all residents live in poverty.
StandUP! For Change seeks to awaken society to the promise, and importance, of family; specifically those who are chronically impoverished, homeless, and recently reestablished in community.
We are encouraged to meet the needs of all citizens regardless of race, gender, economic, or health status.
Roots to Trees is our multi-generational approach to mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. We employ evidence-based integrative wellness modalities to promote resiliency and self-regulation within families impacted by traumatic experiences.
Often times it becomes hard to articulate the heaviness of life and families become fragmented by broken communication. As a result of our family mediation services, relatives are able to align on the best way forward.
Cleveland has many communities. Our families just need one. It's no secret affordable housing is fleeting and while the number of families in need consistently grows. We work diligently with landlords to help our families find their way home.
Stabilization requires more than a roof and four walls. Households, with children, need provisions outside of what is typically available to remain functional on a daily basis. The items we consider consequential are monumental to a family without.
On average it takes a family 12-18 months to overcome a homeless experience. Therefore, we maintain interaction, as they reintegrate into community, through education, employment, and personal edification opportunities.
80% of participants have adverse mental health diagnosis
97% of families receiving Balanced Boxes report continued wellness practices at least 2 times per week after programming ended
Home Essentials includes health and safety items needed in a home with children, but not available through other means
An investment of time helping families heal as a whole unit
Our crisis intervention alleviates the need for court interaction
An additional 27 Families sought services during the programming year