Staff at the Community Women's Shelter asked for an application to vote by mail application on the website. So we have added a pdf under the homeless voting section of the website. Here is a direct link to the vote by mail application. We also added a blog entry about our efforts to register homeless people in the voting section.
We have added Issue 16 to the Grapevine archive. There were many important articles in this issue, which was sold in both Cincinnati and Cleveland. This issue featured an investigative story and a commentary by future Councilman Joe Cimperman.
We have also added a survey for our members or former members to complete. This will allow us to plan for 2013 and improve the organization. We welcome your input on the agency.
We have added the 2011 Tax Returns for the agency. The 990 Tax Return gives an overview of the organization is supposed to be available to the public for any charitable organization that must file. We post this on our site for anyone to see. We have three years worth of returns on the site.
NEOCH has added a new volunteer opportunity on the site. We are looking for volunteers to help with getting homeless people to vote. We need help with transportation. Here are more details on the NEOCH volunteer opportunities. If you are interested, you can call or fill out the registration form here.
We have also added information on our blog about the hate crimes in Los Angeles.
We have sent out a new press release about the inadequate funding passed for homeless funding in Congress. We recommend that funding for housing be removed from the homeless assistance grants and be funded by some other program. This would free up funding to provide outreach, shelter beds and construction of new projects. We know that this is tough in the days of austerity, but it only makes sence.
We also added Issue 15 to the Grapevine archive. This was a special issue which featured profiles of programs and individuals from the first 14 issues of the paper. This was sold on the streets of Cleveland in 1996.
We have a new blog entry in our voting section about the appeal of our lawsuit and our efforts to get every homeless person in Cuyahoga County registered.
Thanks to Ohio Votes and the League of Women Voters, we have added a page on voting checklist. This will help people remember the rules for identification, and the dates to remember. This page provides references to resources in the community. We have also posted information on our blog about the rally to support extending the hours for early voting in Cuyahoga County.