For the community at large, including families with students in the Cleveland and East Cleveland schools:
  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland: The coronavirus pandemic expanded Legal Aid's client-eligible population literally overnight. Legal Aid's 52 staff attorneys need the help of private lawyer volunteers during this time of great need. Are you an attorney and want to volunteer right away? Click here to see a list of current, available cases for you to handle. If you are interested in helping with future "virtual clinics," brief advice over the phone, or with other projects, please click here to fill out a form and show your interest. As always, Legal Aid attorneys will provide full support for volunteers - including, but not limited to, malpractice insurance, litigation support, mentoring, and training. 
  • Cleveland Pandemic Response (CPR) is a group of organizers and community members who are helping facilitate the exchange of services, donations and volunteer time in Northeast Ohio during the COVID-19 crisis. Residents can request help or sign up to donate and volunteer at
  • Donations are urgently needed (money or nonperishable foods) to the Cleveland Food Bank:
  • Providence House provides basic needs for local families - click here to donate supplies and/or funds. 
  • Schedule an appointment to give blood:
  • Learn more about the REFORM Alliance SAFER plan: Preventing the Spread of Communicable Disease in the Criminal Justice System:
  • Direct those in need with school age children to this map for student meals & emergency food during Covid-19
  • Donate to the Northeast Ohio Boys & Girls Clubs,now offering meals for kids:
  • Ways to give back for Cleveland Leadership Center alumni - click here
  • Cleveland "virtual tip jar" to help local service industry workers during the COVID-19 shutdown -
To help the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless:
  • COVID-19 Cleveland Emergency Homeless Response from the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless:
  • Advice from NEOCH to family members and friends of households who are unstably house: please consider providing TEMPORARY housing to your family member or friend. This will help to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 for everyone who is in the shelter including the staff. If you have a family member or friend currently in shelter, please reach out to them and offer them temporary housing with you.
  • Donations are urgently needed (money or nonperishable foods) to the Cleveland Food Bank:
  • Send a letter to your representatives calling for a moratorium on residential evictions: click here
To help veterans:
  • Donate to the PenFed Foundation for Military Heroes COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Program - click here
  • Share VA resources for COVID-19 information - click here 
  • Share Coronavirus FAQs: What Veterans need to know - click here 
  • VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System: click here for information to share about increased access and visitor restrictions, and conversion of eight outpatient locations to tele-triage only.
To help artists and arts groups:
  • Follow Virtual Shows Cle on Facebook and tip performers (@VirtualShowsCLE)
  • Check for event cancelations, consider donating to any organizations or artists whose events you planned to attend
  • Look up new Cleveland artists to follow on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, or check out Cleveland Artist Registry or Artists of Cleveland
  • Call on lawmakers to include displaced entertainment workers in relief package - click here
  • Contact lawmakers to urge them to support the National Independent Venue Association with federal assistance - click here
  • Donate to the NEO Music Relief Fund
  • More recommendations to support our creative economy now, from Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts partner Arts Cleveland - click here
  • Community care in the time of Coronavirus, from the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture - click here
  • Article: "Local Independent Bookstores Adapt to New Coronavirus Reality with Adjusted Buying Options" - click here 
To help nonprofits:
More information for groups helped by the pro bono and community programs of the CMBA and the community at large here.