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The Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center is 1 of 7 settlement houses in Columbus, Ohio

56:00 minutes (51.27 MB)

Sowing reusable bags from donated cloth. The goal is to reach 1,000 bags. They were at about 100 during our visit on Aug 16, 11.

Sheila Billingsley Moser said the needs in the community have increased during the past few years. She said many of the people who once donated to CRC are now getting help there.

Beth Stewart-Magee, Basic Needs Supervisor: "We have a choice-pantry which is pretty radical. People come in and pick out their own food like in a grocery store."

Bill Owens, Executive Director: "This kind of social service agency just focuses on a geographic area which can be as large as a city or as small as a neighborhood."

Owens combines that local focus of providing services with policy advocacy on the municipal, state, and federal level.


Jean Byrd runs the resource center's community garden programs.