Coleman Health Services Receives $2K Grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Coleman Health Services has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. 

The funding will help the nonprofit serve clients at its 611 Belmont Ave. location who are uninsured or underinsured to receive needed mental health services. 

“My father would be proud to participate in the mission of Coleman Health Services,” Martha Thomases said. “Its mission is very much in line with his values, and he would have appreciated everything Coleman does to improve life in the Mahoning Valley.”

Coleman serves nearly 7,000 people annually in the Mahoning Valley, helping clients with not only counseling and case management but also assistance in securing Social Security cards, employment and affordable housing.

“The Thomases Family has continued to recognize the crisis level of mental health needs for our most marginalized people in our community, and we are extremely grateful for their generosity,” said Catherine Chudakoff, Coleman chief officer for Trumbull and Mahoning counties. “Most of the clients we serve at the Youngstown and Warren locations have annual incomes of less than $16,000, and 40% less than $8,000 annually. Many are homeless.”

Pictured at top: From left are Lisa Long of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation; Catherine Chudakoff, Coleman Health Services chief officer for Trumbull and Mahoning counties; and Stacia Erdos, regional development executive for Coleman Health Services.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.