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This Week @ The Homeless Coalition

Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition

In case you missed it: The National Coalition for the Homeless is spearheading the launch of Bring America Home Now: A Comprehensive Grassroots Campaign to End Homelessness in the U.S. Led by people who have themselves experienced homelessness, we will focus on the passage of federal legislation aimed at addressing the interconnected solutions to the decades-long epidemic of homelessness in the United States.

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Check out what's going on with some of our Member Organizations.
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Award winning local journalist, Nick Swartsell provides insight into what's happening at Court View Apartments, and how the infusion of investment capital is impacting us in Cincinnati:

"...In a June 4 interview on YouTube, Vision and Beyond Co-founder Stas Grinberg describes why the company chose Cincinnati. He cites relatively low property values, the city's increasing growth and, as he says, it's "an eviction friendly place."

"Not that eviction is necessarily positive," Grinberg says in the interview, "but from an investor perspective, to be able to force ownership on your property is important. In those aspects, it's absolutely phenomenal."

This investment model is becoming more common nationally, in the Midwest and in the local housing market, says managing attorney at Legal Aid of Greater Cincinnati Nick DiNardo. That nonprofit often aids renters who could face eviction or other housing issues.

Investment groups like Vision and Beyond buy everything from single-family homes to large apartment complexes, DiNardo says.

"We're seeing a lot of kind of, private equity investors, some more formalized than others," DiNardo says. "It's all different areas of the rental market, but I definitely think it's a trend we're seeing."

OTRCH staff had a rare chance to pause and admire our own work today as we dedicated the back patio of our renovated service center to staff. Thank you team for your handwork and dedication every day. And thank you for your donations to make our fabulous patio possible!
“The increase in evictions in our community is unnecessarily hurting low-income renters,” stated Nick DiNardo, managing attorney at Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio. “The high demand for rental assistance funds available from American Rescue Plan has presented a challenge to Legal Aid and our community partner to get applications processed. We hope local landlords will understand that they will made whole and give tenants time to get their applications approved.”
Bethany House Services
Learn more about the KEYS program here!

"Rodney Walker was 22 and facing homelessness for the second time in his young life.

He couldn’t stay with his mom in her small apartment any longer, but he didn’t have enough money to get a place of his own. He made some calls and moved to City Gospel Mission’s homeless shelter 10 days before Christmas in 2019.

“That’s the lowest I’ve ever been,” said Walker, who is now 23. “I thought about it for a second, and I said, you know, I’m very independent. And I am independently bringing myself to a homeless shelter so I feel like I could get a lot of help.”

That is exactly what happened."

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Faith Means Taking Action for Citizenship! For Week 5 of the Summer Campaign of Citizenship for All, we are focusing on people of faith.
La fe significa actuar por la ciudadanía. Para la semana 5 de la Campaña de Verano Para la Ciudadanía Para Todos, nos estamos enfocando en las personas de fe.
THEY'RE BACK!!! Waiting one year between summer camps was always hard enough, but this time we had to wait two whole years to see our campers, and we are thrilled to be with them again! Camp is entirely outdoors and masked, but they are just as excited as ever to be writing, gardening, and expressing their unique perspectives 😍🌻❤️
Knowing that your furniture donations may help children aging out of foster care, homeless families, or veterans, can bring a sense of joy and peace when it's time to part with belongings that are no longer needed. Check out this video to see how the Wuenker family dealt with the difficult task of downsizing after 50 years in their wonderful family home, and how their decision to donate their furniture turned into a blessing for others in need. #Cincyfurniturebank

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Two things you can do to support LGBTQ youth:
Let young people know they can be authentic around you. Demonstrate kindness and inclusion. Allies play a big role in helping LGBTQ youth feel safe.
Affirming one’s identity is critical to their health and wellness. Lighthouse is a safe and welcoming place and provides inclusive and affirming care for all young people. When you need us, we’re here. Call 513-487-6705 or send an email to #pride
The Project Connect Summer Program is off to an amazing start! Our students are learning, laughing and growing healthy mentally and physically! Thank you to all who help to make this experience possible for our students in transient living situations!
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4230 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45223
Less than 50% of Hamilton County is fully vaccinated. Protect yourself, protect others who can't get the COVID vaccine, and help us stop the spread of COVID-19.
Myth: I don’t need the COVID-19 vaccine. Enough of the population already has it.
Fact: The risk of going unvaccinated impacts not only those who choose not to be vaccinated, but also those around them. Lower vaccination rates put you and others at risk. It is important that we get as many individuals as possible vaccinated against the virus.

Watch Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff explain here:
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Our OTR location has opened back up Tuesday and Thursday to serve lunch from 12-1pm. Our guests were just as excited as we were to come inside and dine.
Make sure you support Streetvibes Distributors by getting your paper today!
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Our Summer 360 campers had great and educational field trips last week! The Cincinnati campers went to Cincinnati Museum Center and our NKY campers visited Behringer-Crawford Museum. Looks like everyone had fun! 💛
What is the school-to-prison pipeline?
It is a harsh system in which (mostly Black and Brown) children are funneled out of public schools and into juvenile and criminal justice systems, often for things that would otherwise be seen as harmless.
It is our duty as allies, parents, and friends to dismantle this harsh educational reality for so many children.
To learn more about this issue and learn how to help end yet another form of systemic racism, visit our website at:
#OnAMission #EndtheSchooltoPrisonPipeline #BeyondJuneteenth
🍝Hello #Cincinnati! Here is our dinner Menu for the upcoming week so you can plan in advance.
🍽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 can also pick-up at the restaurant or dine-in.
☎For pick-up or delivery orders, 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!
The Center for Respite Care
Great article in Movers & Makers highlighting the Center's annual event, Transformation Awards. It's virtual again this year and debuts 7pm on our website September, 30. Afterwards, it can be viewed anytime.

For more information:
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.
Sally llego a los Estados Unidos en el 2004 desde la Republica Democratica del Congo y es madre de 5 hijos quien trabaja a tiempo completo y maneja un negocio pequeno.
“Todos vinimos aqui por razones de seguridad, paz, y economicas.”
Sally arrived in the United States in 2004 from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is a mother of 5 children who works full-time and runs a small business.
′′ We all came here for reasons of security, peace, and economic."
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 to see complete job descriptions and apply. #hiring #opportunities
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:\page\employment 
#hiring #HIV #humanservices
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:
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:
Thanks to Timm T. West and the Black Bear Brotherhood for helping us do some reorganizing in the pantry last weekend. These guys helped us move thousands of pounds of canned goods!
Shelterhouse is looking for a full-time Front Desk Community Receptionist. If you are interested, please send your resume directly to Genell Stephens,
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
Bethany House Services
Thanks for collecting items for our families! ♥️
Volunteering is awesome! If you would like to support our organization by being generous with your time, email Susan Flynn at or call 513-313-0530.

We are so appreciative of our wonderful volunteers that help us fulfill our mission! #Cincyfurniturebank #volunteers

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:

Interested in learning more? Reach out to our VVC Program Manager by email:
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Our Summer Literacy Camps will be held virtually this July for campers entering kindergarten through seventh grade.
Students must attend John P. Parker School or live in our service area (Zip codes 45227, 45208, 45209, and 45226) to attend camp.
To enroll your child or children in camp, please fill out the form on our website:
Enroll by June 30th to be sure to receive supplies!
#summerliteracycamp #childhoodliteracy #cincinnatinonprofit #meaccincinnati #madisonvilleohio

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