Council President Kevin Kelley will be our honored speaker at the 2014 Homeless Memorial Day in Cleveland. The 28th Annual Homeless Memorial Day will take place on Sunday December 21, 2014 at St. Malachi Social Hall 2459 West 25th St. at 7:00 p.m. at the Hunger Center (Enter off of Main Street or from the parking lot behind the church). Kevin Kelley was elected to Council in 2005 and took over the Presidency in 2014. He has focused on bridging the digital divide and making Council more welcoming to constituents.
NEOCH Press Releases
The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless is hosting an event on Tuesday September 23 at 7 p.m. at 2100 Lakeside Shelter to rally homeless voters to register and then to vote this fall. Those living in a shelter or on the streets still have a right to participate in electing the people who will provide leadership out of this housing crisis. September 23 is National Voter Registration Day and to celebrate we are bringing politicians and community leaders together to motivate homeless people to participate.
The newest edition of the Cleveland Street Chronicle is now available for purchase! In this edition, you will find many interesting articles about gender equality within shelters, a volunteers perspective on serving the homeless when the temperatures where below 1 degree this winter, and the rally in April to protest Food Stamps, Unemployment, and Government cuts.
NEOCH claims that 20% of all homeless are veterans. Veterans risked their lives for our country to protect and defend the constitution. It is essential for our community that we help these homeless veterans and make sure that they do not become homeless. NEOCH has built a Street Card program to work to shorten or to eliminate homelessness for veteran’s altogether
It seems like just yesterday we were all talking about -20 degree wind chills and told not to be outside for more than five minutes. Still many people lived outside during these conditions this winter. In the newest edition of The Cleveland Street Chronicle you will see an article by Norman Wolfe called Serving Those Living Outside with Temperatures at 1 degree. This article shows a volunteers perspective on serving those that lived outside during the infamous “Cleveland Polar Vortex” of this winter.