The Rising Above Initiative

The Rising Above Initiative works with non-custodial parents to help them become economically empowered and self-sufficient


The program targets non-custodial parents living in Cuyahoga County, who are unemployed or underemployed and connected to CSEA, OWF, TANF or PRC services.  Rising Above provides a four-week series of workshops focusing on:  Personal Development, Workforce Development, and Fatherhood Education.  The program also provides individual case management, via one-to-one consultation/advocacy and a 24-hour hotline.  Following completion of the workshop series, the program provides employment placement and retention services.  Rising Above coordinates its resources with a host of business, county, community based, faith based, and social service agencies. 


Rising Above offers:

  • Personalized Career Path Counseling
  • Career Readiness Assessment
  • Parenting Values Workshps
  • Job (Career) Readiness Workshops
  • Building A Career Through a Job
  • Success Driven Case Management Partnership
  • Life Skills and Personal Development
  • Business Development
  • Family and Relationship Development


Program Contact and Referrals:

Maurice Stevens
Executive Director

Brian Johnson
Job Developer

Kristen Bullock
Case Manager

Phone:  (216) 881-5866
Fax:      (216) 881-5899
Location:  3631 Perkins Ave Suite 3C East (3rd Floor)
               Cleveland, Ohio 44114        



Contact Us

Healthy Fathering Collaborative
P.O. Box 606194
Cleveland, OH  44106



*Email is the preferred form of contact.

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