New Street Newspaper is Available in Cleveland

The new street newspaper is out and available on the streets of Cleveland.  It has the fantastic poster by Thomas Dang on the front page.  There is also an interview with our Champion of Civil Rights 2016, Sandhya Gupta, a lawyer at the Chandra Law Firm. 

Intern Katy Carpenter wrote about the historic Bell vs. City of Boise brief from the Justice Department.  This was a historic filing in a civil rights case that makes the point that if a city is not providing enough shelter how can they issue tickets to homeless people.  Katy also did a commentary about the fine work of the folks over at West Side Catholic shelter around jobs.

Denise wrote a piece about her attempts to help a family get out of homelessness and all the obstacles that were in her way.  There is a good spread of photos in the middle on the campaign to end homelessness. 

All the vendors write for the paper with stories about surviving homelessness and highlighting their medical struggles.  There are hyper-local articles about neighborhoods with the vendors live, and a couple of stories about the holidays.  Two vendors did stories about the election.  One vendor tackled the increase in the bus fare locally. 

One vendor wrote about the Soloist and there was an article about the number of sex offenders filling the shelters without a housing solution.  There are a number of poems and lots of photos of various voting events.

Pick up a copy of the paper downtown or at the West Side Market and support your local street newspaper vendor.

Brian Davis

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Congrats to Our Top Sellers

The new paper came out last month and as soon as the new paper comes out we have a sales contest for the vendors.  The high sales person for the month gets a gift card worth around $100 and the second place vendor in sales gets a gift card around $50 usually for a food place/restaurant or grocery store.  Then we have a third place gift card for Subway or Pizza shop for the third place sales contest winner.  This time we had:

  • Dolores was the winner

  • Darlene came in second place and

  • Raymond in third place

You can pick up your issue at the West Side Market or downtown.  We have stories about the LGBT Center and questions that should be asked during an upcoming presidential debate of the candidates.   We have many articles from the vendors about their life and their experiences.  There are a couple of articles from women staying at the Women's Shelter in Cleveland.  We have a nice center spread of the faces of people who attended the Homeless Stand Down in Cleveland, and a story about homelessness in Canada. 

Dolores came rolling back with sales after a period of time sitting out a suspension.  She is working to restore trust and regain her customers. 

Brian Davis

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New Street Chronicle Available for Sale

The new issue of the Street Chronicle (Issue #21.2) is out on the streets right now and being sold mostly at the West Side Market and downtown.   This is a really nice paper with some really good content.  Thanks to Brent for putting it together, and thanks to the many volunteers who wrote for the paper.  Cindy Miller, one of our former photography students submitted a couple of great images that are included in the paper pictured above.  We have an in depth look at the rights of transgender individuals in using the shelter by Anne Nickoloff.  There is a spotlight of Eileen Kelly and the ID collaborative and Norman wrote two articles about outreach and an entitlement demonstration in March. 

There is a local news updates and a number of stories written by the vendors including a rememberance of a previous vendor, Randy, who died. Cindy along with submitting fantastic photos gave an account of how a small town dealt with the cold weather.  Simona gave an account of going from homelessness to finding housing this year in her article.  Check out the paper which is still only $1.25 with the profits from the paper going to the vendors.  Not only do they write for the paper, but they then sell their words on the streets of Cleveland.  Check out the poetry by Daniel Thompson in this issue.

Brian Davis

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Posted Last Issue of the Street Chronicle

We got around to posting the articles from the Street Newspaper Issue #20.3 on the streets this last summer.  This issue had a number of really good stories in this issue.   We had a number of interns this summer who did a few stories for the newspaper.   There is an article by 10 of our vendors, and a profile of the Free Clinic.  We have a number of commentaries including the difference between Atlanta and Cleveland in services to homeless people.  There is a profile of the Sub Zero Mission and their effort to keep people living who stay on the streets.  

There is a story about the rise in family homelessness and a profile of a young man in the Cleveland Public Schools and his homelessness.  There is also a story about Grapevine vendor, Linda who passed away.  Check it out.

Brian Davis

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New Street Chronicle is on the Streets

The new issue of the Street Chronicle is now on the streets.  All the vendors have picked up their paper and are on the streets selling the paper.  A number of interns provided much of the content, which is exceptional for this paper.  We have a story about the new Veterans Center on Euclid Ave. and one about the Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland. Many of the vendors added stories to this issue including one from Diana who was going blind while living in the shelters.  Delores reflected on her friend Linda, and Buzzy wrote about his new apartment.   An especially revealing article was from Jennifer who talked about the relationship between domestic violence and the child custody issues locally. 

There is a nice commentary about possible solutions to homelessness from staff of a current shelter.  There is a profile of a Cleveland Public School student who became homeless by another high school student.  One of our photography class graduates wrote a story about the food bank in her small town in Northwest Ohio, and Simona wrote a commentary about her impressions of Atlanta's treatment of homeless people.  Amazingly, she still likes Atlanta even though the City leadership mistreats those living in poverty.  

Laura, one of the summer interns at NEOCH wrote about the changes in the Social Security system which will only complicate the lives of homeless people.  We have discussed this issue on our website here.   Kathryn, our other fantastic intern, wrote about the Sub Zero Mission and their amazing coats that they gave out to homeless people this last winter.   Check it out when you see a vendor at the West Side Market or on the streets downtown with their colorful uniforms.

Brian Davis