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Join Mona Jenkins and Dr. Mark Mussman from the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition to catch up on the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, the Equitable Development Rubric, City Hall (In)Actions, and other current news. Please Share!
Check out what's going on with some of our Member Organizations.
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A Mid-Summer Heads Up Concerning Critical Political Reform Initiatives Now Being Debated In
Ohio, Cincinnati, And Washington -July 20, 2021
( by Bill Woods for StreetVibes)
The following piece offers a mid-summer heads up concerning critical current political reform issues that people concerned about the health of democracy need to be aware of. Voting rights
and redistricting deserve public attention in Columbus, and here in Cincinnati, a task force established by City Council to address recent corruption has proposed several reforms aimed at preventing the corrupting influence of political donations. Meanwhile, a diverse coalition of advocacy groups dedicates the summer to promoting the Voting Rights Act in the U.S. Senate.

For HIV Plus Magazines new short video series, "The Talk," they connected with several people living with #HIV to ask them how to fight the stigma around having sexual health conversations and how talking to a health care provider does not have to be awkward or uncomfortable after getting an HIV diagnosis.
People who are living with HIV are often worried about their future and are unsure of what they can or should ask their medical professional about their HIV status and treatment regimen.
Feeling confident, finding a doctor you can trust and normalizing conversations when talking about your HIV status and health are actions you can take to live and thrive with HIV.
#SpeakOutHIV #HIVstigma
CAIN - Churches Active in Northside
Our pantry is open offering fresh produce, canned goods, meat, bread, toilet paper, diapers and much more. Stop by if you are in need or come pick up for a neighbor.

Monday 5:00-7:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 10am - 1pm
• 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.
Low-income Ohioans who are seniors, have a medical condition, or have received a disconnect notice may be eligible for a one-time benefit to help cool their home through the HEAP Summer Crisis Program. Learn more or apply online at
The Delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 is surging in the United States. New data show Delta is different than past versions of the virus; it is much more contagious. While rare, some vaccinated people can get Delta in a breakthrough infection and may be contagious.
Unvaccinated people: get vaccinated and wear a mask until you do.
Everyone in areas of substantial or high transmission should wear a mask, even if they are vaccinated.
League of Women Voters
Guidance for schools:

"Coming alongside renewed calls from the CDC for mask wearing, even by the vaccinated, the Ohio Department of Health laid out ways in which K-12 schools should be preventing COVID-19 in the upcoming school year.

With no requirement for masks included in the recommendations, announced on Monday, the Ohio Department of Health is counting on partnerships with local health departments, awareness of the science of COVID-19 and promotion of the vaccine as strategies to keep spread of the pandemic out of schools this fall."

Read the full article here:

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All of Hamilton County, including the City of Cincinnati have been identified as an area of “substantial spread” of COVID-19 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
With this, Hamilton County Public Health and the CDC recommends:
- Everyone, including those fully-vaccinated, wear a mask in public indoor settings.
- Fully-vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated.
- Fully-vaccinated people who have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
- Universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.
Listen to Legal Aid Managing Attorney talk to WCPO morning anchor Julie O'Neill about the continuing evictions crisis. He noted, "While plenty of rental assistance funding is available, the process is taking longer than anyone would like due to the high demand. Please have patience. We and our partners are working hard to get applications processed and funds sent to landlords."
Horacio llegó a los Estados Unidos después de que se vio obligado a cerrar su negocio en México.
“Me llena, ya sabes, ser una buena persona, hacer lo que puedo para ayudar a la gente.”
Horace arrived in the U.S. after he was forced to close his business in Mexico.
′′ It fills me, you know, being a good person, doing what I can to help people."
"Our shelter is always full....What we see is that the young people we serve need someone to walk side by side with them, connect them to resources, and set some goals. It's about giving them a pathway. We're always building youth up to walk that path." Bonita Campbell, Vice President of Homeless Youth Services. Thank you, HOME of Greater Cincinnati for a great conversation.

Find the episode here:
#GoodNewsFriday 🎉 Thank you to Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) for creating this awesome video about our community Bridgeport Manor!
📄 Bridgeport Manor in Bridgeport, Ohio provides a high quality and affordable community for seniors. Visit our website for more information about this community here:
📽️ Watch the video here:
#Community #Ohio #OHFA #Partners #Bridgeport #Seniors #AffordableHousing
ICYMI: We are continuing to stay safe with masks, temperature checks, and social distancing. 😷 Our staff and volunteers are grateful for these safety measures to ensure we are still able to be here to #NourishYourNeighbors
#cincy #cincinnati #community #cincygiving #volunteer #giveback
Domestic Violence is something that no child should ever have to endure. Child victims of any age may develop symptoms of what is called 'Post-traumatic Stress Disorder'. They may get nightmares, flashbacks, become very jumpy, and have headaches and physical pains. Children dealing with domestic violence and abuse may also often do badly in school, resulting in life-long trouble.
It has to end here and now.
#MenOnAMission #OnAMission #EndDomesticViolence #SupportSurvivors
🍝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.
🍝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
Make sure you support Streetvibes Distributors by getting your paper today!
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Another Blessed Saturday 🙏🏾
We Expressed Our Need & Specifically Prayed For God To Send Us Men With Servants Hearts’ To Guard The Front Gate…
and He Has Done Just That. 🙌🏾
The STLT Team Is Growing! We Are Now Accepting New Membership - Contact Us To Learn More About Our Volunteer Opportunities via DM or (513) 348-9752.
Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services licensed professionals have only been with us a little more than a month and already, they are forming relationships and making referrals for individualized care. Thanks to this new partnership, all the staff partners in St. Anthony Center are better able to meet the needs for mental health and substance use disorder services for the homeless in our community. We all appreciate the skilled and compassionate counselors from Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services.
Thank you to everyone who made Active Discipleship Day on this Feast of St. Ignatius such a success! Be sure to tag yourself if you were there! And a special thanks to our partners at Resurrection Cinci and St Xavier Church!!
Thank you Representatives Brigid Kelly and Catherine Ingram and Senator Cecil Thomas for visiting the SVDP Charitable Pharmacy yesterday! These legislators learned about the need for free pharmaceutical care in our region and how the Charitable Pharmacy is helping its patients become healthier.
Changemakers: Celebrating Black History
Community and Agency Education Programs
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Death penalty, Human trafficking, Immigration, Peace and Nonviolence.

Education Programs
Help Needed
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BIG THANKS to Madhu Nawani and Avisha Gulrajani for providing a donation of 3 dozen school uniforms for our kids. WE are so grateful for your support!
Now’s the time to join the Lighthouse team! Go to to see all the opportunities and apply. #nowhiring #makeanimpact
Celebrating Nita as she moves on to the next stages of her work! We've been so grateful for her drive and her passion for the community while working with the Queen City Kitchen family 🎉
#NourishYourNeighbors #cincinnati #community #goodeats #cincy #celebration #nothingbundtcakes
Thank you Cindy Faye for the generous donation of men’s underwear that we desperately needed!
New shoes! Something as basic as a pair of shoes can boost a child’s confidence, increase their physical health, and get them excited for the school year. We strive to ensure all children experiencing homelessness in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have access to these basic needs. To help, go to 💛
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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.
On August 5th, YWCA Greater Cincinnati is co-sponsoring the Woman's City Club of Greater Cincinnati's forum on fair districting in Ohio.
We hope you can join us for this important conversation about ensuring fair representation for all of our communities!
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:
#WellnessWednesday Learn how to cook healthy and affordable meals! Our wildly popular Cooking for the Family in-person classes will return Aug 28th at the St. Anthony Center. There will be two class options – Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. See the flyer below and register now!
Caraconference 2021
Building Health Equity: Addressing Disparities, Advocating for Change
September 13–17, 2021
12:00–1:30 PM daily
Free to attend!
Join Caracole for our fourth annual CaraConference, a free virtual educational event focused on the intersection of public health and HIV/AIDS. This year's conference will focus on the systems, policies and practices that limit or expand access to the resources needed for optimal health in our communities. CMEs and social work CEUs are available for select sessions.

For more information visit or to register, visit

Join or donate to Team IJPC for the 2021 Flying Pig!
Join YWCA Greater Cincinnati on October 13th for a discussion of how federal housing policies mandated segregation and undermined the ability of Black families to own homes and build wealth.

Our keynote speaker, Richard Rothstein, is the author of The Color of Law: The Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

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