Senator Sherrod Brown will be our honored speaker at the 2016 Homeless Memorial Day in Cleveland and the event will feature famed guitarist Brian Henke. The 30th Annual Homeless Memorial Day will take place on Wednesday December 21, 2016 at West Side Catholic Center at 3135 Lorain Ave. at 1 p.m. US Senator Sherrod Brown is a friend to homeless people most recently helping City Mission with an issue regarding homeless families access to tax payer services. Brown is the ranking Democrat on the Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in the Senate which is critical to the national housing and homeless policy in the United States.
NEOCH Press Releases
The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless Board of Trustees is announcing the resignation of our long serving director, Brian Davis effective June 1, 2017. After 22 years, Davis is stepping away from leading the Coalition to pursue housing or homeless opportunities in another state or to work on the broader struggle for social justice. The Coalition is releasing a strategic plan at our Annual Meeting on March 23, 2017 that will re-focus the agency on convincing the private sector to shelter, house and provide supportive services to those who lose their housing. Under new leadership, NEOCH is going to take on an even more valuable role to figure out strategies to meet the increasing demand for help.
The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless thanks MetroHealth for printing 10,000 copies of the Homeless Street Card this year. These cards are a one sheet (front and back) list of important phone numbers and contact information for every social service provider who can help homeless people directly off the streets. It features among other listings the local meal programs, health care facilities and all the help lines for drug and alcohol addiction.
The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless is hosting an event on Tuesday September 27 at three Homeless Facilities in Cleveland to encourage people to register ahead of the deadline. This year we have a number of elected officials attending to say a few words about the importance of voting. 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 and NEOCH does all we can to assist. September 27 is National Voter Registration Day and to celebrate we are bringing artists and community leaders together to motivate homeless people to participate.
Columbus, OH) - Yesterday, a voting rights coalition asked the federal court to stop Ohio’s practice of removing properly registered voters from its voter registration list simply because they have not voted in recent elections. The plaintiffs, who initiated the lawsuit in early April, are composed of civic groups and a longtime Ohioan who was disenfranchised by this process.