Time to Think About Stand Down 2016

It is a beautiful day in Cleveland, but the bad days of winter are just around the corner.  Remember the unofficial motto of Cleveland is "at least its not snowing."   Plans for the 2016 Homeless Stand Down are underway. 

The Homeless Stand Down is set for January 23, 2016 at Cleveland Public Auditorium.  Typically 1,200 to 1,800 homeless and very low income people attend the Homeless Stand Down.  We have placed the flyer on our Stand Down page. There are pictures from past Stand Downs and a separate history of the Stand Down on our website.

In addition to marking the date, you can volunteer to help out by contacting HandsOn NEO who oversees the Stand Down.  You can get your religious congregation involved in making bagged lunches or preparing hygiene kits.  Groups can sign up to assist with collecting clothing and winter items to distribute. 

NEOCH is in charge of helping with transportation to the event.  Ken is looking for help from church groups, non-profits or others who can pick up and transport homeless people from the shelters to Public Hall.  There are 19 shelters and only a few have their own transportation available.  There is actually one fewer shelter that has their own van with the changes that took place at Family Promise.  Contact Ken by calling NEOCH 432-0540 ext. 106 or printing out the form and returning it to NEOCH. 

Thanks in advance for all your help.

Brian Davis

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