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New Avenues Presser Cottage devastated by polar vortex

It’s been a tough winter for everyone, and New Avenues is no exception. Earlier this year, the sprinkler system in our Presser Cottage burst, causing substantial damage to the building and forcing us to temporarily relocate the sixteen individuals who reside there during repairs. More recently, during the process of testing the new sprinkler system, the water service line to Presser Cottage sprung a leak and had to be dug up and replaced.

While the expenses related to the sprinkler system are covered by our insurance, the expenses related to the water service line are not. Our most recent estimate put the repair costs at $70,000. That’s $70,000 that is not in our budget for the year.

And that’s where you come in. We need your help! Your donation will help us continue to provide a safe, warm, caring home for the 16 men and women who reside in Presser Cottage. For more information, or to make a donation, please contact Linda Malicki at or 216-481-1907 ext. 223 or visit