What exactly does the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless do?

NEOCH does whatever you want. We are your organization. We are responsive to needs of the poor.

Organize:

We try to organize homeless people to speak for themselves and be involved in decisions that are made locally regarding poverty.

Empower:

We attempt to build hope and inspire self confidence in the homeless population. We believe that there is talent and expertise in the homeless community that is being wasted.

Educate:

NEOCH tries to educate the public about the realities of homelessness. We also are attempting to educate those are closest to the issues about decisions and policies that will have an impact on the homeless community.

Publish:

We publish a street newspaper that includes stories from homeless people and is distributed on the streets. The paper is an alternative to pan handling, but can be used to raise extra money for homeless people.

Advocacy:

We study and research an issue, and allow the public to know how the issue will impact the poor. The Coalition has staged events to call attention to the growing homeless population, and we work with homeless people to bring awareness to issues that they feel are important.

We are your organization, and if you are willing to help we will follow your lead. If there is a concern or project that you need assistance with, feel free to call.

NEOCH 241-1104

Brian Davis

Your community organization.

Copyright NEOCH and the Homeless Grapevine published 1998 Issue 24