Mission Statement

A Pause 4 The Cause mission is to provide the underserved populations and at-risk youth and young adults with opportunities through art expressions and develop skills for personal and professional growth that will enhance and contribute to their well-being.

Purpose

A Pause 4 The Cause purpose is to make attainable education, art, and skills that will guide and present alternative directions toward self-sufficiency and productivity for individuals, families, and communities.

Vision

A Pause 4 The Cause vision is to address  social issues that impact many causes of self destructive and  defeating behaviors which are infiltrating our communities.  It is our vision that implementing programmatic time allotted "pauses" of negative thinking and identifying individual's goals and dreams though artful expressions, and life skills that today's at risk population will create a new "cause" for living a healthier and productive life.


Upcoming Events

Sat 9/17

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Black Tie Chariable  

Cleveland, OH


Sat 12/18

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Kid's Christmas Party 

16828 HARVARD RD

Cleveland, OH


A Pause 4 The Cause, Inc., is a 501(c) (3) organization structured and created exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes.


A Pause 4 The Cause, Inc.’s theme for this year’s 1st Black Tie Charitable Event brought awareness to the community by embarking on… ”Do You Hear What I Hear?”

Let's stop the cries in the community….

Meet Our Board of Directors 


Samuel Ford

Vice Chair

Samuel Ford works at Stella Maris, "Cleveland's Oldest and Best Hope for Addiction Recovery" as a Senior I.O.P. Counselor. Sam is married to his bestfriend, which is his life's biggest accomplishment. When he is not saving lives, he likes to volunteer and discount shopping for clothes. He also loves to spending time with his grandson. Sam is currently working to obtain his Clinical  Supervisory Certification. Sam resides in North Olmstead with his wife of one year, and his two adorable dogs, Sophie, and Daisy.  

Sam worships at New Canaan Ministries and serves on the Deacon Trustees Board.

Secretary

Robin Barrett is employed at Amtrust Financial Group as an Underwriter for the Financial Institutions division. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Kent State University. In her spare time she volunteers with Lifebanc by helping to spread the word on the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. She is married to the love of her life and enjoys entertaining her family and friends, shopping, boating and interior decorating.

 Treasurer

Charlotte McKenney is a graduate of Capital University and holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Science and an Associates Degree in Applied Science from Cuyahoga Community College. Ms. McKenney is a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor (CDCA) with over 16 years of experience working with individuals who  suffers with Substance Abuse Disorders.

Committee

Dawn holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, a Teaching Degree and license in 7-12 Integrated Social Studies and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. Dawn is also a Licensed School Counselor and A Licensed Professional Counselor. Dawn holds certifications in Chemical Dependency Counseling, LGBTQ Issues and Intervention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Therapy. She currently teaches Social Studies, Psychology, and Sociology to High School students and is a part-time Adjunct Professor for Lorain County Community College where she teaches Psychology.  Dawn is also a Motivational Speaker, inspiring individuals to use mindfulness techniques and knowledge to create their best self and build positive personal and professional relationships.  Dawn also runs her own Private Practice where she treats people with Mental Health and Bereavement issues.

Dr. Deborah Stover

Committee

Dr. Deborah A. Stover is a Cleveland Native with a passion for the arts and a rich life story of working with people of all ages as an educator, administrator, and program development specialist. She has the Degree of Doctor of Education from the University  of Southern Mississippi, a Master's Degree of Education from Kent State University, and a Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree from Wayne State University. When asked why she accepted a position on the board, she reflectively replied," I believe in this organization and am grateful for the opportunity to use my skills to help further its vision and mission."  

Celeste Ward

Committee

Dr. Deborah A. Stover is a Cleveland Native with a passion for the arts and a rich life story of working with people of all ages as an educator, administrator, and program development specialist. She has the Degree of Doctor of Education from the University  of Southern Mississippi, a Master's Degree of Education from Kent State University, and a Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree from Wayne State University. When asked why she accepted a position on the board, she reflectively replied," I believe in this organization and am grateful for the opportunity to use my skills to help further its vision and mission."  

Committee

Ms. Debbie Lewis LPN,CHT is a Native of Youngstown, Ohio​ who currently resides in Euclid, Oh and is current & active member of Imani United Church. Ms Lewis is the mother of two. ​Ms Lewis has a wealth of experience in Public Relations, Marketing, and Networking while actively involved in many community and social events

Keith Bell

Committee

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"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart." ~Elizabeth Andrew

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