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This Week @ The Homeless Coalition

WE ARE FIGHTING:
TO GET HOMES!
TO KEEP OUR HOMES!
WE DEMAND:
* Congress keeps affordable housing funding in the infrastructure bill & increases it!
* City Council stops forcing people without homes off public land & puts at least $50 million into affordable housing every year!
* Congress, all state governments & City Council institute eviction moratoriums now!
* All governors expedite the release of rental assistance funds to households & landlords!

PRESS CONFERENCE
WED., OCT. 20, 3:30PM
CORNER OF LINN & DALTON

Speaking to be led by those of us experiencing homelessness or fighting to keep our homes.

As part of the National Coalition for the Homeless' Bring America Home NOW! campaign, we are joining the National Coalition, National Organization for Women(NOW) and grassroots organizations across the country, including in Atlanta, Cleveland, New York City & Minneapolis-St. Paul, for a national day of action.

In November, you have an opportunity to engage with us as we highlight the resilience of the Over-the-Rhine People's Movement, the work of the Homeless Coalition and our member organizations, and the power of people experiencing homelessness.
Register: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/244215
Please grab your limited tickets and put these events on your calendar TODAY so that you can be a part of the movement to eradicate homelessness. Hear the voices of people experiencing homelessness, walk historical pathways in tours, and earn your certificate by completing the Ambassador program - you can do it all in November for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month.

* Virtual Speaker's Bureau (3 events)
-- Willa Jones, 11/17 7pm
-- Samuel Jackson, 11/18 7pm
-- Melissa Mosby, 11/20 7pm

* Virtual Training (4 events)
-- Homelessness 101, 11/3 10am
-- Affordable Housing 201, 11/10 10am
-- Housing Protections 301, 11/17 10am
-- Housing Production 401, 11/24 10am

* In-Person Walking Tours (Masked, 11/6 & 11/27)
-- Over-the-Rhine People's Movement Walking Tour 10am-12 noon

* In-Person Walking Tour (Masked, 11/14)
-- The People's Movement TODAY Walking Tour 1-3pm

Tickets are available right now!
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/244215

Please share! All are welcome, but adult themes are presented throughout, so we suggest 13 years old as the minimum age, but all are welcome!

Mona and Mark provide updates - you don't want to miss out! The show starts about the 10 minute mark.

Watch: https://www.facebook.com/GCHomelessCoalition/videos/864214687816051
Check out what's going on with some of our Member Organizations.
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Welcome to the Bethany House Services team, Barbara!

Happy to have a new employee start her second week with the housing case management team today!
“Even though homeless children aren’t often seen, they bear the worst of homelessness. They are sick and hungry twice as often, change schools seven or eight times a year, are diagnosed with twice the rate of learning disabilities and likely to have a major mental health disorder by the time they are just eight years old.”

Link: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/2021/10/01/opinion-new-bethany-house-shelter-have-big-impact-homelessness-poverty/5820025001/
Agents of Change are back in the building! This week in the spirit of the fall equinox, they talked about balance and created affirmation jars resembling lanterns, from which they can draw light as the days grow darker.

We are also very proud to debut the Agents’ last creative project of the summer program--Agents: the Podcast! For their end-of-summer showcase, each Agent recorded their own episode on a topic interesting or important to them, including whether aliens exist and how to resist peer pressure!

We hope you enjoy listening to these insightful young voices here: https://soundcloud.com/agentsthepodcast.

The Agents of Change program and other opportunities for creative expression are made possible by your support--we appreciate any donation you can make to our fall programs today!
The Residential Treatment program provides services for substance use disorder and mental health treatment with trauma-informed care for pregnant and non-pregnant women, who are least 18 years old. The residential environment provides support to enable women to heal and develop specific skills to meet their recovery goals. We offer accommodations, when capacity allows, for children up to 12 years of age to live in Residential Housing with their mothers.

Find out more at https://www.firststephome.org/residential-treatment
Under the leadership of Minister Larry Devereaux, Servants to the Least of These Homeless Outreach (AKA “STLT”) is a faith-based, non-profit ministry that serves to meet the holistic needs of those experiencing homelessness. STLT serves to see this community walk in destiny and purpose as intended by our Heavenly Father, in Christ Jesus.

Minister Larry Devereaux – CEO & President
Minister Sheila West– Vice President & Director of Operations
Erica West– Program Director/Media Publicist
Louise Williamston – Nutritional Director
Like Us on Facebook

We share daily scripture encouragement, nonprofit community news and updates on our outreach ministry

Follow 👉🏾 Servants to the Least of These Homeless Outreach
Caracole
The Harm Reduction model recognizes that people who use drugs deserve the same access to care and life saving materials as everyone else.

Caracole has a harm reduction vending machine that offers access to FREE safer use and safer sex supplies to reduce the health risks—like HIV—for people who use drugs.

Included in the machine: safer injection kits, safer smoking kits, safer sex kits, naloxone, fentanyl test strips, sharps containers and more! First-time participants can simply call 513.399.6969 and complete a brief sign-up survey to gain access.

Have questions about harm reduction? Reach out to our staff to learn more by calling/texting 513.399.6969 or emailing prevention@caracole.org

Watch Video: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreCaracole/videos/253718186666406
CAIN - Churches Active in Northside
CAIN is seeking a nonprofit organization to lease the space occupied by Wordplay. Lovely, light filled, second floor 1304 sq ft open concept office space with kitchenette. Located at 4234 Hamilton Ave in Northside next to our food pantry. $1400/month includes all utilities except internet. Available November 1st. Contact Melissa at director@cainministry.org for more information.

Thank you for celebrating with us at Walk Our Blocks last night! It was a lovely evening of fellowship. Our neighbors welcomed guests to their blocks, to their homes. We honored our Partners in Building Our Beloved Community Awardees – Greater Cincinnati Foundation and Crescenda Parson.
More pics next week.
While our social media manager takes some time off, so are we (from Facebook at least). See you next week!

While we're gone, please get vaccinated! Visit HCPH.org/COVID19 for information on HCPH hosted vaccine clinics, regional vaccine and testing information from The Health Collaborative and COVID-19 relief/resources from The 513 Relief Bus.
For Ohioans adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the @CincyCAA Home Relief Program will pay up to 2yrs of rent (arrears & future), as well as provide utility assistance. To apply visit cincy-caa.org/caahomerelief or call 513-569-1840, Option 4. #CommunityActionWorks

Ballot Issues that Confront City and County Voters This Election

Watch: https://www.facebook.com/135718633124442/videos/587945122323237
There are many ways to help raise critical funds that provide a safe home with supportive services for Cincinnat's most vulnerable.

Here's one...COSTUME CONTEST! YAH, that's right! At the TM Halloween Bash you can enter to win best SINGLE, DUO or GROUP COSTUME and you can VOTE!!!!! You MUST be in attendance to enter, BUT....You do not have to attend to vote. Anyone can vote. Right from the comfort of your home! Be sure to look for your chance to get in on the fun... October 28th!

Register to participate and vote. tmbash21.givesmart.com
You will be notified when the voting begins!
1,000 FURNITURE DELIVERIES! That's how many households we have served this year as of today!! It takes a lot of furniture to fully furnish this many homes in Greater Cincinnati, and our warehouse is starting to get LOW on furniture.

If you have extra furniture like sofas, dressers, chairs, dining tables, or night stands, please call us at 513-313-0530 to schedule a pick up. When you donate furniture, it goes directly into the homes of people overcoming homelessness, domestic abuse, extreme poverty, or other devastating circumstances. #Cincyfurniturebank
Since we missed National Squirrel Day this year, we wanted to share a pic of Freddy with you.
Freddy lives in the backyard at Plesant House. When he's not hiding nuts in Donald's flower pots, he's helping other residents do their homework for college and watching over them as they eat lunch. Freddy is not a fan of Ethics but is a whiz at Statistics.
Please share ❤️
League of Women Voters

"Data shows that 30% of Hamilton County households are cost-burdened..."

Link: https://www.wvxu.org/local-news/2021-10-12/rising-rent-home-prices-greater-cincinnati-home-challenges


To Join the Listserv (open to nonmembers) affordablehousingadvocates@groups.io

All members who provide email addresses will receive an electronic invitation to join the Affordable Housing Advocates e-mail listserv. ListServ is also available to nonmembers who sign upthere is a screening process to detect spammers.

Meeting notices and communications are sent electronically, not through US Mail.

Join today: https://affordablehousingcincinnati.org/join-the-listserv/


Do you and your family need extra food, or help finding housing or paying electric bills? Do you have questions about what you can do if you are facing eviction from your home?
Click the link below for Resources available for CPS families
https://www.cps-k12.org/community/community-resources

Check out our new VLP Annual Report!

Read how the VLP overcame the challenges of COVID thanks to our committed volunteers and supporters.

Click here: https://vlpcincinnati.org/who-we-are/publications/
Please join us this Wednesday as we release Cincinnati's first Housing Justice Voter Empowerment!
 
Watch the Housing Justice Council Candidate Forum Videos: https://www.facebook.com/CincyHousingNow/videos
Early voting starts today! You also have the option to request an Absentee Ballot. Don’t wait! #VoteForIssue1 #keepkidssafe #wontraiseyourtaxes
Our friends The SOAR Initiative have designed a new free and anonymous texting alert system for bad batches. When people come across a bad batch, they can easily share the date, drug and location.
 
Text ‘SOAR’ to 513-447-6276 to receive and report overdose surge and deadly batch alerts.
 
Don’t forget, Caracole offers FREE fentanyl test strips that are available in our harm reduction vending machine, along with Naloxone, safer smoking kits and safer injection kits. Learn more about our harm reduction vending machine at Caracole.org/supplies
 
#HIVPrevention #HarmReductionWorks
Due to the ongoing and uncertain nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone our fundraising Celebration, scheduled for November 5, 2021.
We did not make this decision lightly and apologize for any inconvenience. The health and safety of our staff, committee, and honored guests is our priority.

We can't wait to come together in-person again, and hope you will join us for Celebration in Spring 2022.

Please stay connected to MEAC to receive updates about this event. We will update the Celebration event (in our Events tab) as soon as we have a new date scheduled.
If you would like to engage with MEAC now, we are accepting donations for our Thanksgiving & Holiday boxes, to be given to our neighbors this holiday season. We need your help to pack 350 of each box for households in our community. Find out ways to give at meaccincinnati.org/holidays.
Death Penalty Abolition Week has been truly incredible thus far. IJPC has heard so many great success stories and is thrilled at the number of postcards that are getting sent out to legislators. Our voices will be heard! If you're still looking for a way to get involved this week, check out the event in this article: https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/271490944/ohio-advocates-observe-death-penalty-abolition-week
YWCA of Greater Cincinnati
"What is one thing that someone can do today to further the cause of racial justice?" Alicia Townsend, Chair, YWCA Racial Justice Committee, explains what she believes can make the biggest difference.
#RacialJusticeBreakfast #OnAMission

 
Thanks to the 100+ people who joined us at Bellarmine Chapel last night for the Cincinnati Interfaith Vigil to End the Death Penalty. The faith of those gathered and the actions taken are so necessary as we work towards abolition. #NoDeathPenaltyOH

And thanks so much to the many faith communities who supported the vigil and attended!
Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice, Catholic Social Action Office Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Office for Respect Life Ministries, Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship, Isaac M. Wise Temple, Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty, Southern Center for Human Rights, Bellarmine Chapel, RAC Ohio, and Mt Auburn Presbyterian Church.
Thanks to Cincinnati Health Department for coordinating a vaccine clinic at Our Daily Bread today!
At YWCA Greater Cincinnati, we are firm believers in knowledge being the first step to change, so get to know the facts:
• Every 90 seconds another American is sexually assaulted, and only half are reported to police.
• Food service and hospitality workers report the highest levels of sexual harassment in the workplace and often have the least amount of employment protections.
• 1 of every 4 women experiencing homelessness is homeless because of violence committed against her and over 92% of mothers experiencing homelessness have experienced severe physical and/or sexual abuse during their lifetime.
• 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence and, on average, more than 3 women are murdered by their current or former partners in the United States every day.
and these are just a few....
#DVAwarenessMonth #WWV21
Meatloaf just like your Mom makes it. Served over mashed potatoes with sweet green peas and a surprise treat is dinner for tonight. Call 513.864.3200 to place your order(s).
Had a great time connecting with different organizations in Fairfield this weekend!
📺 Did you catch us on WLWT this morning?
A huge thank you to Colin Mayfield WLWT for joining us to kick off our annual coat drive! We are in need of new and gently used coats to distribute to neighbors as the temperatures begin to drop. Find one of our marked blue barrels at any tri-state St. Vincent de Paul thrift store (Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky) to donate. More convenient locations are also listed at SVDPcincinnati.org/coats.

The Center for Respite Care is honored and grateful for all the support we receive from our community and donors; in particular, the gracious support of sponsors for our yearly event, the Transformation Awards.  As the Center and our community have been challenged in every way by the worldwide pandemic, we’ve been fortunate to continue to hold our event virtually for the past two years, under the guidance of long-time co-chairs and board members, Diana Klinedinst and Martha Schuler. 

Continue: https://www.centerforrespitecare.org/hearts-full-of-gratitude-transformation-awards/


Our Urban Appalachian Cultural Resource Directory features dozens of urban Appalachian artists. This week, Mike Templeton highlights the Greater Cincinnati Old Time Music Band who are included in the Directory. On Tuesday nights, the group gathers at Bean and Barley in O’Bryonville and plays traditional Appalachian folk instruments. Get a brief history lesson on the origins of old time music and hear from some of the band members in the blog post below: https://uacvoice.org/2021/10/greater-cincinnati-old-time-music-keeping-traditional-mountain-music-alive-by-mike-templeton/
 
Today we gathered together as two congregations yet one community. Pastor Sam of Philippus Church offered a message centered in love, calling us to foster a space for Jesus to be born inside our hearts. If you missed worship this week join us by clicking the link below. All are welcome!


Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSttyJFjoKc

Neighbors: Sign-up dates for Thanksgiving and Happy Holiday boxes are coming up soon!
Some stories from our Church Beyond The Walls Sunday of being the church outside of the church!

Watch: https://www.facebook.com/cliftonumc/videos/591704615210541
Community and Agency Education Programs
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Death penalty, Human trafficking, Immigration, Peace and Nonviolence.

Education Programs
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We're hiring! Legal Aid Society is accepting applications for Summer 2022 Law Clerks at our Cincinnati and Hamilton locations. Please visit our website to learn more: https://lascinti.org/employment/


We're hiring! Legal Aid Society is accepting applications for a Client Services Specialist at our Cincinnati location. Please visit our website to learn more: https://lascinti.org/employment/

Multiple Positions currently available - join a great team today!

Cincinnati Health Network is growing and want you on our team!
Front Desk—Dental Assistant
APRN—Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse
Medical Assistants
Front Desk—Patient Navigators
Patient Care Coordinator
Behavioral Health Counselors: Substance Abuse & Mental Health
Quality Assurance/Risk Management Coordinator
The Cincinnati Health Network (CHN) is a Federally Qualified Health Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. At CHN we are passionate about our mission to provide a kind and caring workforce, serving persons who are experiencing homelessness. Our team-based approach to comprehensive patient care creates a challenging and rewarding work environment where you have a direct role in helping members of our community receive the quality health care they deserve.
Search: Cincinnati Health Network on INDEED for job descriptions and to apply or for more information email jberrens@cintihealthnetwork.org

Thank you to the students at The Summit Country Day School for organizing a drive collecting detergent and baking kits to be donated to our Neyer Outreach Center. They were also kind enough to help unload the van during their volunteer day! We appreciate your hard work and donation!

Caracole is hiring!  Caracole positively changes lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS through prevention, housing and care. Due to program growth, Caracole has multiple positions available in our operations, housing, prevention and case management departments.

PREVENTION
Prevention Coordinator: provide HIV testing and education, coordinate team schedule, inventory and supplies.

PrEP Navigator (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis): Provide PrEP outreach to at-risk individuals and medical professionals, link individuals with health insurance, medication and supportive services.

HOUSING
Housing Specialist (Permanent Supportive Housing): Help individuals experiencing homelessness or housing instability to find and maintain housing.
Housing Quality Coordinator (Scattered site and site-based housing): Inspect rental housing, provide linkage between tenants and property managers.

CASE MANAGEMENT
Medical Case Manager (LSW): Help individuals with HIV access medication and supportive services.

OPERATIONS
Human Resources Generalist: Manage recruitment, onboarding, support supervisors for coaching and performance.

All these positions require effective communication skills, basic or advanced computer skills and an excellent understanding of the needs of individuals living with HIV/AIDS, chronic illness or disability or experiencing homelessness. The Navigator, Housing Specialist, and Housing Quality Manager require a drivers’ license and the ability to travel and transport clients throughout the region.  See the job postings for more details.  These positions are full time, hybrid/in office remote, offering competitive salaries, health insurance, vision, dental, 401k, phone, internet and mileage reimbursement.

Visit our employment page to learn more. 

Reflective  of our strategic and client needs, we are proactively seeking a diverse  applicant pool including applicants who are African American, Spanish  speakers, immigrants, veterans, LGBTQ+, individuals with disabilities  and/or people with lived experience of HIV or homelessness. We are a progressive, dynamic human services organization and a great place to work!


Our friends at Project Linus Southwest Ohio Chapter donated 90 blankets today to help us support children experiencing homelessness in our region! Project Linus provides handmade blankets to support children in need! Thank you Project Linus!

Are you a member of CAT's Alumni and Friends Facebook group yet? Join now to instantly connect with members of your local recovery community in the comfort of a private, virtual space!
Join today at: www.facebook.com/groups/catalumniandfriends
#CATAlumniAndFriends #CAT #Recovery

Work with a dedicated team providing life-changing residential care to teenagers. You will make a difference every day. Join us! Apply now: lys.org/careers/

These are the LAST TWO SOFAS in our warehouse. We are running CRITICALLY LOW on furniture right now. If you have any extra furniture and would like to donate it directly to a neighbor overcoming homelessness, please call today at 513-313-0530 to schedule a furniture pick up. As always, your donations are tax-deductible. We appreciate your generosity! #Cincyfurniturebank

BRUNCH AND BINGO was provided by the Presbyterian Church of Wyoming for our Esther Marie Hatton Center clients. We would like to thank their congregation not only for a delicious meal, but the compassion and great time they showed our clients!
Thank you!🙂
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Our event’s name is inspired by Peaslee’s founding women, who struggled for years to acquire the former Peaslee School, a community asset they were determined to keep as an educational resource. They overcame every roadblock until the keys were finally theirs—yet every penny of what they raised went toward the building purchase, leaving them with no funds to develop programming. In those early days, the women of Peaslee were “making a way out of no way.” Thirty-five years later, we continue to make a way toward our vision of a just and inclusive community.

This year our event will be virtual, but as always it will celebrate education and social change work in our community. We hope you will join us!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/243436741058875/

CHEERS TO 30 YEARS!!

Watch: https://www.facebook.com/IHNGC/videos/225446226239789

Join or donate to Team IJPC for the 2021 Flying Pig!
 
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