The Cleveland Street Chronicle to Publish Wrapping Paper Edition during Week of Thanksgiving

NEOCH is excited to launch its first annual “Wrap Up Homelessness” campaign using The Cleveland Street Chronicle. The purpose of the “Wrap Up Homelessness” campaign is to give people who have experienced homelessness a space for artistic expression and a creative way to earn income during the holidays.

Half of the paper will be printed as wrapping paper for people to buy and wrap their holiday gifts and the other half includes articles written by the vendors with lived experience of homelessness.

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#WrapUpHomelessness

This holiday season, we are coming out with a special edition #WrapUpHomelessness. Half of the paper will be printed as wrapping paper for people to buy and wrap their holiday gifts. The designs are created by local homeless artists. The Holiday issue will also include articles written by people with lived experience.

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The 2019 Street Card hits the streets this week

This is the 30th edition of the Street Card, published by the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, are being distributed in Cuyahoga County. It is a vital resource to inform people experiencing homelessness about the services in our community. This year, we give our appreciation to MetroHealth for being our presenting sponsor and securing the printing of the Cuyahoga Street Card.

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Key Accomplishments in 2018

We hosted  24 Outreach Collaborative meetings to coordinate outreach services to the two hundred shelter resistance people experiencing homelessness in our community

We gave 200 people boots, 105 pairs of tennis shoes, 70 tents, 15,000 pairs of socks.

We housed and/or prevented evictions for 120 people.

Our Outreach Coordination Collaborative key participants had help people over 30,160 times and supported an estimated 4,000 unique individuals.  

During the Polar Vortex, we advocated for 24 hour drop in center,  hosted four emergency  conference calls to identify and schedule multiple outreach visits to  people at risk of freezing to death.

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