Tremont West e-news & updates
March 2, 2021
Tremont West Apartment for Rent
1196 Holmden Ave. Two family house available;
1st floor $875.00 per month- plus deposit- appliances, laundry in unit, central air, off-street parking & pet friendly with deposit.
2nd floor $775.00 per month – plus deposit- appliances, off-street parking & pet friendly with deposit.
Contact: Mr. Moore
Tremont West Membership Drive
Membership Form Due by Thursday, April 1, 2021, for voting eligibility at the May 20th Annual Membership Meeting.
Tremont West Seeking Nominations for Board of Directors
Tremont West is seeking candidates for its upcoming Board of Directors elections in May 2021! We are looking for members who are interested in working together to give back to the Tremont, Duck Island, and Irishtown Bend Community by helping the neighborhood improve and prosper. We are seeking individuals who will be active participants for a three-year term on the Board. Please reach out to Nominating Committee Co-Chairs, Brent Burke, Grace French, Brian Hannon, and Dan Cotter, at for information about what a board member does for our community and how to apply. Applicants will be asked to submit an application about why they are interested, what you would bring to TWDC, and how you would support our community, the deadline is Friday, April 9, 2021.  Elections will be held during TWDC Annual Meeting in May 2021. Contact us at to get started. We look forward to hearing from you!
Tremont Passport Challenge
 Visit Tremont Businesses during the months of March and April for a chance to win. You already support our local businesses and we want to reward you for it. Email copies of your receipts to by May 9, 2021. For each receipt, you will receive 1 point towards winning one of the top 3 prizes. The participants with the most points wins!
Top Prize
$300 in Gift Certificates
($100 each to the 3 Tremont businesses of your choice.)
2nd & 3rd Place Prizes
$100 Gift Certificate
to the Tremont Business of your choice
Download the Destination Cleveland App and click on Passport Challenge to win more prizes!
Clark Field Renovation Public Meeting
Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 5:30pm
From our friends at Valley Cruise Press, "made in collaboration with the Near West Recreation and Ohio City Incorporated, our limited edition Sports sweatshirt lets you wear your athletic abilities loud and proud while supporting youth programs in our hometown! Screen printed on the classic Champion® shirt for that vintage feel, sweatshirts are unisex and super comfy. All proceeds will go to support Near West Recreation"
Near West Recreation Small Group Sessions
All sessions are free and open to kids in grades K-8 grade. 
Sessions will take place weekday nights between 5:30 -7:30 pm at various gyms across the Near West Side, beginning February 9 through March 25. 
Grown-ups are able to select sessions for their player in the Fees section. We ask you please only select up to eight (8) session times for each child you register. Please only select dates and times you know your player can make. We will be enforcing a strict no-show policy this season. 
Please note, all players, coaches, volunteers, and anyone in the gym space must be wearing a mask. NWR will have masks on hand if you or your player does not have one.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions to
For more info and to register your player:
Fish Fry Season!
Prosperity Social Club invites you to enjoy their Fish Fry! Anyone who hasn’t made reservations to dine-in should call 216.937.1938 and pre-order their meals for timed, curbside pickup. Limited online delivery will also be available via DoorDash®.  Friday Fish Fry runs from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm.

2021 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Update
Learn more about the P-EBT.
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Did you know that CareSource
can provide transportation for members’ appointments with participating providers through transportation vendors? Members can also get rides to Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) appointments and redetermination meetings at the County Department of Medicaid.
Each member can receive up to 15 rides to and from appointments (30 one-way trips) per 12-month period.
Members may schedule a ride by calling 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711).
Learn more about becoming a member here on their website:
COVID 19 Vaccination Information
From the Cleveland Department of Public Health: Supply is limited; it will take a number of weeks to vaccinate eligible residents. Cleveland residents that are age-eligible may join the Cleveland Department of Public Health’s waitlist. Contact our call center, 216.664.2222, Monday - Friday, 9a to 5p. Those that meet the criteria will be notified and provided a link and phone number to schedule an appointment when doses become available.

With the Johnson and Johnson vaccine getting FDA approval for EUA, our vaccine supply has increased even more. This week, Ohio received more than 448,000 doses. DeWine decided Ohio is ready to move to the next categories, Phase 1C and Phase 2 this Thursday (March 4th). This next phase covers roughly 850,000 people.
Phase 1C: applies to those with the following conditions or working in the following settings:
  • Type 1 diabetes; Pregnancy; ALS; Bone marrow transplant
  • Childcare; funeral services; law enforcement and corrections
Phase 2: those over the age of 60
Provider Locations:
  • You can look for a provider here: 
  • ICYMI: CDPH’s two large clinics will take place at East Tech HS on Friday, March 5th, and at Zelma George on Saturday, March 6th

Towpath Trilogy
Canalway Partners hosts a series of runs along the Towpath Trail. Try one or register for all 3!
Tremont in the News
Do you follow Freshwater Cleveland or The Land?
They are two local online news sources publishing local news featuring the neighborhoods of Cleveland.

Eat & Explore CLE activities continue! Pay a visit to our neighbors at Ohio City Incorporated, March 2-6. Their pop-up outdoor space is located at Church and State in Hingetown. Thank you to our partners at CNP and This is Cleveland
Merrick House
Merrick House has Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) funding available to assist anyone with rent or utility payments. Payments are limited to $125.00 per household and will be paid directly to the vendor. Interested parties should call Merrick House at 216-771-5077 for an application.

Merrick House is hiring a new Executive Director. Learn More Here
Childcare Center
Please contact Merrick House Early Childhood Director Laurie Santos at 216-771-5077 extension 132 or e-mail her at 
Tremont Youth Council at Merrick House
 Please contact Jennifer Pullom at 216.771.5077 or for details.
Donations needed of Clorox wipes and Clorox/Lysol spray. We need them for the Pandemic childcare.
Cleveland Public Library
Utilize CoUrbanize and give input regarding the renovation and redesign of the Jefferson Branch Library.

South Branch is now open. Jefferson is still open for walk-up and drive-up service until April 1st when the library closes for renovations.

Monday, March 8, 7pm via Zoom

Follow Your Branch on Facebook

Grab and Go Meals for Youth 
M-F, 3-5 pm at all CPL locations
Fall CPL Newsletters

Rental and Utility Assistance
If you are struggling to pay your rent or are behind in paying your utility bills, apply today.
Internet Options for Grade School Students
The solution by Empower CLE:
First, supporting students with access to education:
For Cleveland public school families, you can receive free high-speed internet through the partnership with Empower Cle. The district pays your installation costs as long as a student lives in the home. That’s right, free! No hidden charges and no bait and switch. Moreover, the school system will provide your child with a computer.
That service is now available in the designated area on the map above. To participate in the program, you have to opt-in by calling 216-777-3859. Do not wait till the last minute, call today while supplies last!
For all other residents in the above designated map area:
Even though you do not have a child in the Cleveland school system, you can have high-speed internet in your home for less than $10 per month through Empower Cle. That’s right, no installation cost and no monthly fees. Call 216-777-3859.

There are two other low cost options for students not located in the EmpowerCLE service area:

Concerned about your housing or an eviction?
You may qualify for free legal representation, call Legal Aid at 216-687-1900.
Information for families.
MyCom is a network of people who believe youth development is a direct path to healthy, safe communities for everyone. We build strengths in young people and their neighborhoods by connecting existing programs and resources, and funding opportunities for positive growth.
Job Opportunities
Follow Near West Job Board Facebook Page for daily job postings.

Merrick House is hiring a new Executive Director. Learn More Here
Tremont West is Hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA Member
The Tremont West VISTA 2021 Project will be a great opportunity for a young professional interested in many aspects of community development. This opportunity will give an individual exposure to working directly with the residents and businesses of Tremont. The full-year VISTA position will run from June 7, 2021, through June 6, 2022.

Applications are due by Tuesday, April 6, 2021, but will be interviewing as applications are received.
Thanks to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank for hosting the Free Drive-Thru Food Distribution on Thursday March 4th at the Municipal Parking Lot downtown. Residents only need to pre-register at  
Food Pantry Information
Tremont West staff put together this list of food access in Tremont, Duck Island and Irishtown Bend. Please email Dharma Valentin if you would like to see something changed or added.

Or dial 211
Pet food is available through the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Email or call (216) 255-5012 and leave a message.
2021 Cleveland Waste Pick-up Schedule
As a reminder, cans are not to be placed outside earlier than 12 pm the day before garbage pick-up and must be removed by 12 pm the day following garbage pick-up.