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This Week @ The Homeless Coalition

Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition
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Court View Tenants To Hold Press Conference Amidst Increasing Bullying Threats from Vision and Beyond
Tomorrow, Thursday, July 15, the The Court View Tenants Group "Save our home!!" will hold a press conference at 6PM in front of their homes at 7 W. Court St.
 
To date, V&B - Vision & Beyond, the company trying to force people from their homes, have refused to meet with the Tenants’ Group. Instead, on Monday, representatives from the company, including co-founder Stas Grinberg, went through the halls of 7 W. Court St, and according to 19-year resident Tim Reed, were “banging on people’s doors, sounding like they were the police.” Mr. Reed and Tenant, Jeff Stout reported that those who were at home at the time and opened their doors were greeted by verbal demands that they leave. According to Skip Williams, who lives and works in the building, in response to questioning what these company representatives were doing, Tenants were told, incorrectly, that renters in Ohio have no rights.
 
On Tuesday, Vision and Beyond representatives returned to tape notices on everyone’s doors telling Tenants they must leave in three days or face eviction proceedings. Vision and Beyond staff also removed all clothes washers and dryers from the laundry room. These actions over two days by Vision and Beyond seem intended to send the bullying message that instead of sitting down to talk, Vision and Beyond will threaten and work to make the lives of Tenants as difficult and stressful as they can.
 
At Thursday’s press conference, Tenants’ will talk about their experiences dealing with Vision and Beyond and their struggle to not lose their homes, their neighbors, and their sense of family and security they have at 7 W. Court St. The Court View Tenants’ Group will continue to call on City Council to declare they will not do business with Vision and Beyond, but will also take it further and call on all Cincinnatians and all Cincinnati companies to refuse to do business with Vision and Beyond. As Stas Grinberg and Peter Gizunterman attempt to further establish V&B - Vision & Beyond in Cincinnati through their ownership of more than 100 properties, they will try to hire construction contractors, hire office staff, advertise, sell properties/condos, rent apartments, etc. and Tenants will call on all individuals and businesses to refuse to work with Vision and Beyond because of how they are deciding to treat people.
Check out what's going on with some of our Member Organizations.
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"A new study by the Urban Institute shows that Denver scored big with a "housing first" program that ran from 2016 through 2020.

"The Social Impact Bond was a remarkable success," says Sarah Gillespie, associate vice president of metropolitan housing and communities policy at the Urban Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that focuses on economic and social policy research. "What we think this shows is that if you’re offering supportive housing from a housing-first approach, the vast majority of people are going to take it up and stay."

Under the Denver Social Impact Bond program, private organizations handed over $8.6 million to service providers to fund a supportive housing initiative, with the promise that the City of Denver would repay (and then some) the organizations if positive results were generated. The program focused on getting housing and providing wraparound services for people experiencing chronic homelessness, individuals who "have been experiencing homelessness for at least one year and have a disability — a physical or mental disability, a substance use disorder, or some combination of those," according to the study."

Read the full article here: https://www.westword.com/news/denver-homeless-housing-first-social-impact-bond-12026991

A positive neighborhood change:

"Avondale, one of Cincinnati's most populous neighborhoods, has been without a dedicated grocery store since 2008. That's earned it a designation as a "food desert" and sparked calls for help from those in the community.

But the neighborhood's long spell without a full-scale food market looks to end soon as a new store ramps up in the recently constructed Avondale Town Center. That's big news for a community that has long struggled with disinvestment, advocates for the neighborhood say."


Read more and listen here: https://www.wvxu.org/post/after-decade-without-grocery-store-what-will-avondales-new-market-look
Let’s hear it for the UpSpring Summer 360 summer staff!! We could not run our program without these dedicated teachers. Thank you all for creating a wonderful and educational summer for local children experiencing homelessness 💛


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

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

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

It Starts With One Step - Families come to Bethany House from many different paths. No matter the twists and turns life has thrown at them, they come to Bethany House seeking the same thing, a place to find rest and restoration. That’s what we provide: care and comfort, community and support, encouragement and inspiration, each leading them one step closer to home.
 
Learn more about the families we serve here - https://youtu.be/Ch4A0FCoIes
 
PANTRY HOURS
Monday 5:00-7:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 10am - 1pm
FREE HAIRCUTS!
• The 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month
• 10am-noon
• Masks required
• All equipment sanitized after each cut.
• No appointment required but the number of haircuts will be limited.
• Clients are not to come for services if they have a temperature, are symptomatic, have been exposed to Covid-19, or have tested positive.

Stop by if you are in need or come pick up for a neighbor.
4230 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45223
Bringing in some goodness for the community 🍞🍇🍅🧅🧀
 
#NourishYourNeighbors #cincinnati #community #goodeats #cincy #cincyeats #volunteer

Pantry Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am-1pm
Women's City Club of Greater Cincinnati
CINCINNATI MIGHT ACTUALLY BECOME A BIKE-FRIENDLY REGION AFTER ALL

"It’s been an exciting year of progress on bike trails across the region, which is serendipitous given the surge in interest in bicycling and walking generated by the pandemic."

Read the full piece here: https://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/article/cincinnati-might-actually-become-a-bike-friendly-region-after-all
It's sometimes unheard of how transgender folks, particularly transgender women, are impacted by domestic violence. Together, we can continue awareness efforts for this high-risk population.
 
#MenOnAMission #OnAMission #EndDomesticViolence #SupportSurvivors #TransDVAwareness
HCPH's Ali Kathman (Maternal and Child Health Coordinator) is helping the county break barriers and improve infant health!

"But for longtime advocates of paid parental leave, it’s about saving lives.

Giving new parents time to spend with their baby— without penalizing them by docking pay or threatening their employment status — is critical to their health and the health of babies, said Ali Kathman, who focuses on maternal and child health at Hamilton County Public Health."

Kathamn on paid parental leave: “Studies show that when parental leave is paid, infant deaths are reduced, low birth weights are reduced and breast feeding rates go up, which is so important.”

Read and watch the full piece here:
https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/why-hamilton-county-governments-new-paid-parental-leave-policy-is-a-big-deal
July is #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth! For historically marginalized communities, traditional systems of care may overlook cultural and historical factors that impede BIPOC mental health. Learn more at mhanational.org/july.
Make sure you support Streetvibes Distributors by getting your paper today!
More info: https://www.cincistreetvibes.com/
#mondaymotivation to finally order from us this week if you haven't already! Place your order by phone, by 2:00PM @513-864-3200
 
Meal Arrival: 6:00 PM
Cost: $13.00
$12.00 per meal if a household orders more than two entrees per-week
 
#cincinnati #goodfood4agoodcause
Today in HIV news:
 
“The new findings should prompt doctors to provide people with HIV swift access to monoclonal antibodies or antiviral drugs to treat Covid-19....The data also underscores the need to understand how HIV infection affects a person’s response to a Covid vaccine, and whether some people with HIV need boosters as many immunocompromised people do.”
 
#HIV #science #covid
Sandra emigró a los Estados Unidos desde México para mejor atención médica. Ella es ahora profesional de salud, recipiente de DACA, y alumna del programa de la sociedad de Educación Juvenil de IJPC.
“Todos los que trabajamos en el sistema de salud que no tenemos estatus nos beneficiariámos a permitirnos ayudar a nuestras comunidades a través de nuestras experiencias como inmigrantes y como hispanohablantes.”
Sandra migrated to the U.S. from Mexico for better health care. She is now healthcare professional, DACA vessel, and student of IJPC Youth Education Society program.
′′ All of us who work in the health system that we don't have status would benefit from allowing us to help our communities through our experiences as immigrants and as Hispanic Speakers."
MEAC will be distributing boxes of food outside of Eastminster Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, July 20th from 2-6pm.
 
Please use the drive-through, entering off of Erie onto Thoburne, if possible. Walk-up pickup is also available.
Our next distribution will take place on Tuesday, August 3rd from 10am-2pm.
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#madisonvilleohio #cincinnatinonprofit #meaccincinnati #foodsecurity #foodpantry
Please call our main number for any needs. 513-271-5501
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Join the Lighthouse team! The dress is casual, your efforts are recognized, and your coworkers are supportive. #hiring #helpyouththrive

Go to lys.org/careers to see complete role descriptions and apply.
⭐ We're Hiring for a Benefits Administrator ⭐
#JoinOurTeam #Ohio #Mission #Benefits #Growth
Caracole, which positively changes lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS, is hiring for multiple positions for housing advocates. We are a progressive, dynamic human services organization and a great place to work!  See job description and apply here: www.caracole.org\page\employment 
#hiring #HIV #humanservices
MEAC is looking for candidates for the Literacy Program Coordinator position.
 
For more information, please visit https://www.meaccincinnati.org/employment
Save a life, impact a whole community!
Preparing food to help feed your neighbors in need is a great opportunity to have a special day with your friends or family! 😃 We're happy to take donations of sandwiches, home baked goods, fruit, and more. ❤ Click here to sign up: https://ourdailybread.us/donate-food/
Happy Monday! Once a month we share a #Spotlight, highlighting the hard work that individuals in each of our departments put in to make recovery within reach. Today, we are excited to be placing the focus on our Peer Support department.
This team gives their all everyday as a support system and guiding light for our patients. We encourage you to join us in giving them a well-deserved THANK YOU for everything they do!!

Watch the full spotlight here:
https://fb.watch/6Rpm1JRFrK/
 
We're hiring! Legal Aid Society is accepting applications for a Spanish-Speaking Client Services Specialist at our Cincinnati location.

Please visit our website to learn more: https://www.lascinti.org/employment/
YWCA of Greater Cincinnati
Looking for a good way to help YWCA Greater Cincinnati?
Donate goods to us that will help women and their families in our shelters!
 
For information regarding how to complete a donation, visit www.ywcacincinnati.org/wishlist.
Employment can play an important role in recovery. People with histories of homelessness, including those with disabilities, often want to work and the support to do so. Maintaining a job not only provides income but offers a structured activity with a sense of purpose and accomplishment. Having a job, fosters participation in the community and social inclusion. With the support and encouragement from staff and residents at Tender Mercies, Allen proudly celebrates his first 30 days of new employment.
Volunteering is awesome! If you would like to support our organization by being generous with your time, email Susan Flynn at susan.flynn@nlfurniture.org or call 513-313-0530.

We are so appreciative of our wonderful volunteers that help us fulfill our mission! #Cincyfurniturebank #volunteers https://nlfurniture.org/volunteer/

Do you know a young person searching for the next step in their career? Our Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati (VVC) program continues to accept applications for the '21-'22 program year! VVC is a unique program offering professional, interpersonal, and spiritual development opportunities.
 
Read more about the benefits of participation here: https://www.svdpcincinnati.org/vincentian-volunteers-of.../

Interested in learning more? Reach out to our VVC Program Manager by email: cqiu@SVDPcincinnati.org.
Project Connect has loved seeing our students learn to swim this summer. We are so appreciative to our community partners for providing our students with this important life skill. It has been amazing to watch their progress and confidence grow. Thank you to Shalon Rogers photography for capturing so many beautiful moments.
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Stop by Thursday afternoon (July 22) for some free fruits and veggies!
If you or someone you know has been thinking about a career in early childhood education, then join us Wednesday, July 21 from 9AM - 4PM at Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency for our job fair! Come learn about opportunities where you can make a difference in your community with Cincinnati-Hamilton County Head Start! Apply now at cincy-caa.org/careers

Event link:
https://fb.me/e/N0PLO470

#HeadStartHelps #HeadStartWorks
Come learn how you can get involved with the Immigrant Dignity Coalition's Summer Campaign of Citizenship for All!
 
¡Venga a aprender cómo puede participar en la Campaña de Verano de Ciudadanía para Todos de la Coalición por la Dignidad de los Inmigrantes!
 
RSVP: samantha@IJPCcincinnati.org

Event link:
https://fb.me/e/1DqgwswwO
Do you have legal questions about the new child tax credit, stimulus payments, kinship custody, or other legal issues? Get answers from Legal Aid advocates at the Ohio Justice Bus Highland County Clinics. The first is Friday, July 23rd in Hillsboro, and the second is on Friday, August 6th in Greenfield. Both Clinics will be open from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Drive through or walk up to MEAC to pick up supplies for your school-aged scholars!
•Parent/Legal guardian must be in VESTA with children listed in the household to receive supplies.
•Parent/Legal guardian must be present to receive supplies.
If you have any questions about eligibility, please call (513) 271-5501.

Event link here: https://fb.me/e/1pv0fKnFt

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