Believing in the strength of the people of Mt. Pleasant, our mission is to affirm and sustain in a trusting environment that promotes health and well-being through education and resources.


A healthy, safe, and prosperous community for the people of Mt. Pleasant

Our history – Thea Bowman Center is located in the Mt. Pleasant community of southeast Cleveland, bordering on Shaker Heights. It began as a Hunger Center in 1966 under the auspices of Epiphany Catholic Church. The church closed in 2009, but Thea Bowman Center continues to meet pressing needs in a community in which 65% of families live near or below the poverty level.

What we do – As a community anchor, Thea Bowman Center provides a trusting environment in which we promote health and well-being through education and resources. Current programs focus on three areas:

  • Health and Wellness: food support that includes a food pantry and hot buffet lunches; senior programs that include social activities, lectures, field trips
  • Community Education: Adult Ed and GED program; computer classes
  • Youth Programs: After school and summer programs, music, Kung Fu partnership with Nathan Hale School.