oin us for a panel discussion from local civil rights lawyers and advocates to learn about the current trends in Cleveland, key local ordinances, and explore solutions to this growing trend. We will have local experts to discuss the constitutional issue and best practices for lawyers to work with their client. The speakers will offer helpful advice for defending clients as well as long-term policy and legal solutions.Read More
“As we have seen time and time again, homeless voters and other marginalized voters have to fight to make their voices heard in the electoral process,” said Chris Knestrick, Executive Director at NEOCH. “Today’s settlement not only provides a backstop to help ensure that those purged still have a way to exercise their fundamental right to vote, but it also requires that the Secretary continue to look for information beyond what is maintained by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to verify a voter’s continued eligibility. This is essential to prevent already marginalized voters from being disproportionately removed from the registration rolls.”Read More
We invite you to partner with us and work towards creating a community where homelessness is brief, rare and non-reoccurring. We need your support to help us keep this vital service alive in our community. By sponsoring the street card, you are helping us work to end homelessness and helping thousands of people.Read More
The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless is seeking an individual who supports our mission to end homelessness, has excellent technical writing skills, is highly detail-oriented, and can work effectively both individually and with a team. The individual should be trauma informed, respect self-determination, liberation praxis, and have the ability to work with targeted and disenfranchised populations.Read More
The choice between a shelter and a lead poisoned house is a heinous decision that too many housing-insecure and people experiencing homelessness have to make in our community. Today’s passage of the lead safe law will represents significant step to ending a public health crisis in Cleveland. If implemented correctly, families will no longer have a to make this choice and will make a difference for city children.Read More
This workshop is directed at staff of agencies (social workers, case workers and advocates) working with youth. It is also for, accepting and inclusive families, faith communities, educators, caregivers and youth-serving professionals, that are key to the success and well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) young people.Lighthouse Youth & Family Services’ cultural competency training focuses on promoting safe, competent and supportive care and welcoming environments for LGBTQ young people. LGBTQ youth are often subject to harassment at school, erasure in faith communities, rejection from their families and hostility in youth-serving systems.Read More
The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless is excited to announce new and engaging training opportunities for 2019. Thanks to the Callahan Foundation, we have been able to expand our training portfolio this year. We are using this support to address broader needs in our community that have been identified by our members. We hope that you can take advantage of these opportunities. Let us educate ourselves and do our best to engage people living in crisis with the deepest dignity and respect.Read More
The Spanish Street Card is now available. We are committed to print both Spanish and English version of this resource. . This is a publication of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless to inform people experiencing homelessness of the services in our community. This year, we give our appreciation to the Cleveland Clinic for printing the Street Card.Read More
Participants will gain an understanding of the youth homelessness system in Cuyahoga County, including the housing and other needed resources available to young adults. Participants will learn how a racial and ethnic equity and inclusion lens is used in the youth homeless system, as well as strategies being applied to reduce disparities and work towards equity. Participants will increase knowledge of adolescent brain development and its impact on young people experiencing homelessness. Participants will gain skills to increase their ability to authentically engage young people and partner with them in systems change.Read More
Have you ever been a part of, or witnessed a de-escalation that was ineffective, or went wrong? If you answered yes to one or both of these, then you’ll want to attend this workshop. In this workshop you’ll learn how to recognize and assess escalating behavior. You’ll learn how to appropriately de-escalate a situation based on that assessment. As well as, actual techniques to assist you in your de-escalation.Read More
We are living a society that has made an unconscionable decision to allow homelessness to exist. Human beings crowd into single room apartments, shelters and under bridges to survive. We estimate 23,000 people in our community struggle with homelessness in Northeast Ohio. Together, we can change this history.Read More
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.Read More
On March 21st, 2019, NEOCH hosted our 2019 annual meeting entitled, Reclaim and Recommit, Protect Fair Housing and End Homelessness - Housing is a Human Right!
One hundred people came to support our work, celebrate our successes, and dream a world of justice and without homelessness. We centered the voices of those experiencing homelessness in our work. If we are going to end homelessness, people with lived experience or are currently living it are going to have to lead the way.Read More
The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless is seeking a dynamic individual who supports our mission to end homelessness, has excellent technical writing skills, very detail-oriented, and can work effectively with a team and individually. This position is in collaboration with Think-Tank Inc.Read More
Register now for our Understanding Racism and Managing Unconscious Bias workshop. The class is Friday, May 3, 2019, from 10am to 3pm. The training cost is $20 for participants and $30 for those who want CEU credits for social workers (to be confirmed). The workshop is held at NEOCH's office (3631 Perkins Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44113) Call us for more information (216) 432-0540. Make sure you sign up below.Read More
This workshop is directed at staff of agencies (social workers, case workers and advocates) working with very low income and homeless populations. The workshop training focuses on all aspects of obtaining and maintaining housing and shelter for their clients. The training includes landlord/tenant and fair housing laws which can help clients maintain housing and take appropriate steps should there be a fair housing complaint or discrimination or inappropriate landlord behavior.Read More
The workshop will have a focus on subsidized housing but will also discuss fair housing issues that touch on private rental housing and criminal background screening as well.
Cleveland Lead Advocates for Safe Housing (CLASH) released today their proposed ballot initiative to require that all city rental properties be tested for lead hazards and be certified as “lead safe.” If Cleveland City Council declines to pass the proposed ordinance, its passage will be sought this November through the process outlined in Chapter 7 of the City of Cleveland Charter requiring 5,000 signatures and a public vote.Read More
On Thursday, January 24, as elected officials and developers break ground to celebrate the construction of the $60 million Church+State development on Detroit Avenue, community members and local activists will gather in opposition to yet another high-end development on the Near West Side of Cleveland.Read More
NEOCH is coordinating outreach efforts to find people on the street and offer transportation to shelter. We have been in contact with outreach workers, who are warning people of the cold weather and will be outside on the coldest nights to check on people and work with them to get into shelter. Read here for more info.Read More