We have posted a slide show by Pleasure Simmons on the Frontpage of the website. Pleasure was a student in our last class of homeless people taught the art of photography. We gave each a camera and taught them how to use it. We had an artist come in to show the group how to capture the best images. This is the first gallery featuring the work of Pleasure Simmons. We will have a second gallery including the work that won him an award in the next month.
We also posted a new Bridge Support newsletter for the outreach folks to use in their work.
Finally, we have a new Grapevine archived on our website. We posted issue #75 from 2006 when we had staff dedicated to working on the paper. It was a good issue with stories about those who fled from Katrina to Cleveland and a commentary about the War on Cities by the Bush Administration. There were commentaries about the shelters, and a plea for not putting down the poor. There was a story about Ohio being one of the most dangerous cities in the US for homeless people, and an unannounced tour of the shelters by the new Mayor of Cleveland.