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This Week @ The Homeless Coalition

Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition
In April, Vision and Beyond, quietly purchased 7 West Court St. In May, the company, founded and run by Stas Grinberg and Peter Gizunterman, slipped notices under Residents' doors saying everyone had to leave their homes in the building commonly known as Court View. Since then, the Court View Tenants’ Group has called on Vision and Beyond to stop trying to put them out of their homes and asked that the company meet with the Tenants’ Group. Tenants have presented multiple times to City Council calling on them to say they won’t do future business or give City development incentives to this company who has purchased more than 100 properties in the City.
 
Stas Grinberg and Peter Gizunterman have refused to even meet with the Court View Tenants’ Group and have instead told everyone they must leave their homes by July 11.
 
Photos from 7/9/2021 Rally outside of Court View. Thanks for the great turn out everyone!
Check out what's going on with some of our Member Organizations.
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“While the owners of Check ’n Go were living their lavish lifestyle, their customers were trapped in a cycle of debt from 500% APR loans, leading to evictions, hunger and bankruptcy,” stated Nick DiNardo, Managing Attorney at Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio LLC. “This is why it was important that Ohio passed a new law in 2019 to regulate these predatory lenders.”
 
Read more of Nick’s comments and learn about this issue: https://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/.../inside-the-highly.../
Last week, our campers toured the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - followed by some fun at Smale Riverfront Park. These field trips help keep children experiencing homelessness connected to our community and engaged in our programs 💛
Peaslee Neighborhood Center
Peaslee Kids were looking sharp in their new t-shirts today! 😎


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Thank you, End Slavery Cincinnati, for the opportunity to share information and help raise awareness about the unique challenges LGBTQ+ youth face and why asking for help isn't as simple as it may seem. #endhumantrafficking
 
Season 2, Episode 6 of our End Slavery Cincinnati Coalition Podcast has been published!
In this episode, we talk with Bonita Campbell of Lighthouse Youth & Family Services on the topic of #humantrafficking among the #LGBTQ+ youth population. We explore the reasons why these youth are particularly vulnerable to traffickers and how we can do a better job as a community of supporting this population to help prevent trafficking. ❤🧡💛💚💙💜
 
 
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
We are deeply saddened by the loss of , Father Thomas Bokenkotter on Sunday, July 12th, 2021. He founded Over the Kitchen in 1976 and dedicated himself to building communities one meal at a time. 
Queen City Kitchen and the Cincinnati communities sends continued prayers and condolences to the family.
 
Please take a moment to read the history of Queen City Kitchen formally known as Over the Rhine Kitchen. 
 
Our History
Over-the-Rhine Kitchen in 1976 by Father Thomas Bokenkotter and his colleagues. Fr. Bokenkotter had visited Dorothy Day’s House of Hospitality in New York City and realized Cincinnati needed a kitchen to provide a meal without obligatory religious service for the 80 percent of the 10,000 residents in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood living in poverty.
Fr. Bokenkotter recruited volunteers, and with just $700 he began serving meals in a building on Main Street. The Over-the-Rhine kitchen moved several times before settling, in 2003, into its current location at 1620 Vine Street. The Walnut Hills Kitchen is housed in the Geiger House, a property named for Tom Geiger, who helped open the original Over-the-Rhine Kitchen.
 
Fr. Bokenkotter taught that people experience poverty for many reasons. While we seek larger answers, we can act to alleviate hunger. This reflection continues to inspire the work of Queen City Kitchen today.
 
Our Future
Queen City Kitchen was founded as the Over-the-Rhine Kitchen in 1976. A second location opened in Walnut Hills in 1984. In 2018, the organization changed its name to Queen City Kitchen to better reflect a mission to serve all Cincinnati neighbors. 
Ours is one of the largest community kitchens and food pantries in the Cincinnati area. We rely on a wide network of compassionate volunteers to nourish new perceptions of food insecurity, strip away stigmas and feed a force for good - one meal at a time.
As of October 2020, we served 70,000 meals and logged 17,000 volunteer hours serving over 5,000 families. By providing these services, we’re helping across all areas of the community.
Domestic Violence does not just affect women- it affects everyone. It is an issue often perceived as a women's issue, but statistics read that it's an issue that everyone is involved in. The time to end the stigma is now.
#MenOnAMission #OnAMission #EndDomesticViolence #SupportSurvivors
The COVID-19 vaccine is your seatbelt! Protect yourself by getting your vaccine as soon as you can!

Find a site near you: hcph.org/covid19

Watch here: https://vimeo.com/563383858
July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Month!
Please join us in raising awareness for minority mental health and breaking stigmas.
 
#BebeMooreCampbellNationalMinorityMentalHealthMonth #CAT

Watch the video here: https://fb.watch/v/29wsotIMB/
This is one of the first residents of Tender Mercies. In the mid, to late '80s our founders were asked how Tender Mercies was started. Their answer was, "The need for security." There was a rape and murder of two women in a building in Over-the-Rhine. These women had mental illness. Our founders took over that building to provide more security to the women who lived there. Today we provide safe housing for 200 men and women in OTR and the West End.
Make sure you support Streetvibes Distributors by getting your paper today!
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Please allow the staff in our kitchens to prepare a complete evening meal for you which will be delivered piping hot to your address Monday – Friday.
 
You’ll find Nun Better than our delicious, homestyle meals!
 
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
Erin Kelly from Spectrum News 1 Kentucky visited Caracole to learn more about our harm reduction vending machine, which has live-saving Narcan accessible 24/7.

Watch here: https://spectrumnews1.com/.../-harm-reduction--vending...
La Semana 6 de La Campaña de Verano Para la Ciudadanía Para Todos, nos estamos enfocando en inmigrantes Latines o Latinx. De los 11 millones de inmigrantes sin documentos viviendo en los Estados Unidos, el 78.5% o 8.6 millones son de regiones latinas que abarca el Norte, Centro y Suramérica al igual que el Caribe.
 
Week 6 of the Summer Campaign for Citizenship for All, we're focusing on Latinx or Latinx immigrants. Of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, 78.5 % or 8.6 million are from Latino regions spanning the North, Central and South America just like the Caribbean.
MEAC’s additional hotline was activated when our services were remote or in flux due to COVID-19 mandates and precautions. We now have staff members in the building during our regular hours, and the hotline will no longer be active.
 
Please call our main number for any needs. 513-271-5501
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Join the Lighthouse team! The dress is casual, your coworkers are supportive, and your voice is heard. Go to lys.org/careers to see complete job descriptions and apply. #hiring #opportunities
Bethany House Services
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! We are still searching for volunteers to help make dinner for our families at the hotel for the month of July and August! Cook (or cater) food from the comfort of your home, drop it off to BHS, and help feed Cincinnati's most invisible faces.
 
We need meals for as early as NEXT WEEK and throughout the month of August! To schedule a time and get more details, please email our Volunteer Coordinator at info@bhsinc.org. THANK YOU!
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
Huge thank you to the campers attending The Welcome Project’s Crafts and Cuisine From Around the World summer camp. They made a delicious lunch for our Mobile Food Pantry volunteers!

#madeincamp #CommunityActionWorks #mobilefoodpantry #producepopup #volunteersmakeadifference
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/
“The only solution is love and that love comes with community.” – Dorothy Day
 
IHNGC is very thankful for all love given by the IHNGC community of supporters - our organizations, donors, and volunteers that touch the lives of so many IHNGC families.
 
Temple Sholom Cincinnati
Tikkun Farm
La Soupe
Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati
First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati
St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church
Southern Baptist Church Cincy
Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church
 
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/
Shelterhouse is looking for a full-time Front Desk Community Receptionist. If you are interested, please send your resume directly to Genell Stephens, gstephens@shelterhousecincy.org.
Thank you!
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.
Bethany House Services
Thank you to Tom Brinkman for the incredibly generous donation of diapers! Tom’s parents grew up in the area and he asked what he could do to help our families. The diaper drive Tom organized at Our Lord Christ the King Church will help our families in a BIG way…we are grateful!
The EarthConnection garden is flourishing! Nearly 78 pounds of produce has been harvested so far this year, including lettuce, squashes, cabbage and garlic. S. Winnie Brubach and her team of garden ladies are looking forward to more as the season continues.
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.
Local Artist, Michael Coppage and his intern Trinity visited Project Connect and worked with our summer students on creating Decoupage images of noteworthy legends.
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Join the #NoDeathPenaltyOH coalition on July 18th by lighting a candle in your home to show your support for abolishing the death penalty in Ohio. It has been three years since Ohio's last execution, let's make sure there is never an execution again.

Event link:
https://fb.me/e/1m1tjTmwt
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

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