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How your Cleveland car donation can help juvenile offenders on the road to employment

It starts with the Face Forward 2 Program

Sometimes people make mistakes. And some mistakes early in life can make it more difficult to be successful as an adult. That's where our Face Forward 2 program comes in.

When a young person ends up involved in the juvenile justice system, there can be unintended consequences that extend beyond the initial punishment. Namely, it can be more difficult to find employment. And a job doesn't just help a young person become a more productive member of society; it also helps reduce the chance that a young offender becomes an adult offender.


Helping young offenders become productive, employed citizens.

Through helping young offenders on the road to steady employment, we aren't just helping them. We're helping the Cleveland community at large.

The Face Forward 2 program in Cuyahoga County takes a systematic and personal approach to ensure successful outcomes. Its primary goal is to prevent troubled youth from becoming adult offenders through prevention, assessment, intervention and referral services.

Each year we help more than 100 juveniles find a path to being self-sufficient and productive members of our community through the following:

  • Individual case management with weekly one-on-one meetings
  • A personalized career-development plan and strategy to apply it
  • Training and employment experience for clients age 18 years and older
  • Helping to seal or expunge the client's juvenile record
  • Learning and mentorships in community businesses
  • Development of interpersonal skills and workplace behavior
  • Employment incentives and follow-up services for nine months after successful completion of the program
  • Evidence-based job readiness training

We carefully select the candidates who will benefit most from the program. They must be between 16 and 21 years of age and currently involved in the juvenile justice system (but with no convictions as an adult). They must also be a candidate for diversion under guidelines for the Ohio Juvenile Diversion Program. Once admitted, each client receives orientation within the first week.

All of this is carefully crafted to make the biggest impact on the young lives that are ready to accept the responsibility and the benefits of the program.

Your Cleveland car donation keeps our programs, like Face Forward 2, operating. When you donate your unused or unwanted car, we can use those funds to help support these programs that change lives in Cleveland.

How to donate a car in Cleveland, Ohio

If you have a car, truck, boat, RV — pretty much anything with a motor — you can donate it to Volunteers of America quickly and easily. It's certainly less hassle than you'd go through trying to sell it, and you may even make more from the tax deduction of your donation than you would trying to sell it.

Even if the car is no longer in proper operating order, you can still donate it. We can even arrange free same-day towing.

Starting the process of car donation is quick and easy. Here are three ways to donate a car in Cleveland:

  • Online: Just fill out our online form, and we'll contact you to schedule a convenient pickup time.
  • By phone: Call us at 800-862-6030 to start the donation process.
  • In person: If you're in the Columbus area, you can just drop your car with a clean title at 5640 W. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43228.

Get started on your car donation, and help make Cleveland a better place today.