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Update the Housing Workshops and Added a Bunch of New Graphs

We have a new flyer and updated the Housing 101 workshop page.  The next date is October 23 and there are 31 spaces left.  This page has a flyer you can print out and send in with your payment. Your space is confirmed when you send us your payment. 

We have also provided a number of new graphs on our information blog thanks to Megan the intern.  We have a graph on the First Call for Help numbers over the last year. We also have a look at the shelter demographics for one night in Cleveland and the Housing First residents.  We gave two graphs from the State of Fair Housing including a look at the minority populations and the last five years complaints regarding fair housing that came in to the Housing Center.  After the struggles in Baltimore, there was a look at how geography will impact the earnings of kids in various cities.  We provide the top cities in which children have an average increase in income and the bottom of that list (Cleveland is not on either, whew).  


Added Street Chronicle And More Donations Needed

We posted the last issue of the Cleveland Street Chronicle from September 2014.  This was the volume 21.3 issue from last year.  It featured a number of commentaries from the vendors including one on the high poverty rate in Cleveland.  There was an article about the difficulty in getting bed rest at the women's shelter in Cleveland.  There was a profile of Larry Davis and one on a guy named Silk.  There was an article about the 20th anniversary of the Cosgrove Center and an article about the Homeless Street Card.

With the Socks Plus campaign continuing, we have resided our donations for the spring to include items to keep people dry.  We are still collecting socks, hygiene kits and other items.  To that end, we have revised our flyer and page on donations here. 


Added New Front Page Slideshow, Added Annual Report, and a Page on the Importance of Outreach

We replaced the video on the front of the website with a second set of images from the 2015 Homeless Stand Down. 

We added the NEOCH Annual Report for 2014 to the website.  This details the awards we gave out and a look at the last year.  We detail the finances for last year and the list of board and staff members. 

We have created a new page called the Importance of Outreach which has videos from people who work on the streets and the commercial for the Socks Plus campaign. 


Added More Bridge Support, Street Card Update and a Stand Down Page

We have placed more Bridge Support newsletters for outreach teams and volunteers.  This is our weekly newsletter for keeping people informed about program updates and service bulletins.

We have updated the Homeless Street Card to reflect the introduction of the Coordinated Intake move to 1736 Superior Ave. on February 24, 2015.  We have a pdf version and a Word version that you can print out and distribute.  This is the most popular page on our website. 

We have added a new page under our Program section on the Homeless Stand Down. This includes statistics from the last year and photos from the previous three years.   We have also put together a history of the Stand Down on its own page with photos from the past.  This was put together by William and details the quarter century of Stand Downs in Greater Cleveland. 


Added Issue #77, Bridge Support, New Stats, Legal Assistance Schedule, Homeless Congress Priorities

We have added Issue #77 to the Grapevine archive.  This might be one of the best papers in our history. It features the first Homeless Congress meeting and a long interview with the Mayor of Cleveland.  It talks about the Truth Commission in Cleveland and the loss of the Community Legal Services at LMM.  There is local and national news briefs and a Commentary by Michael Stoops.  It features some really good journalism and homeless statistics.

We have added three more copies of the Bridge Support newsletter. 

We have added a five year look at homeless shelter populations in Cleveland with stats from the Office of Homeless Services.

We added the Homeless Legal Assistance schedule for 2015 as best we could piece together.  We have lost a couple of clinics over the last year.

Finally, we have added the priority items for the Homeless Congress in Cleveland.  These are the seven issues that the Homeless Congress members want to focus attention.  This was voted on by a consensus of homeless people in Cleveland in February 2015.