Community West Foundation announces Far West Center as award recipient

Marty Uhle, president and CEO of Community West Foundation with Kelly Dylag, president and CEO of Far West Center.

Community West Foundation announced Far West Center as the 2021 recipient of the David and Martha Hessler Illuminating Hope Award.

Far West Center is a community mental health center in Westlake serving residents of western Cuyahoga County and Lorain County. They offer assessment, counseling, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and case management for persons struggling with severe mental health problems. Services are available for low-income individuals who need care but cannot find it, pay for it, or wait for it.

The award itself is a replica of the "Homeless Jesus" statue by Canadian artist, Timothy Schmalz, creator of the "Matthew 25 Collection" coming to Cleveland later this year. In addition, the winner receives a $10,000 grant from the Foundation.

The award is named after long-time Community West supporters and philanthropists, David and Martha Hessler, and was created to recognize a local nonprofit with a deep history and commitment to our community that is truly Illuminating Hope.

Maria Estes

Community West Foundation, Marketing & Communications Director

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Volume 13, Issue 15, Posted 9:56 AM, 08.03.2021