New Street Card Hits Streets

By Milo Valek

NEOCH’s Street Card, a valuable resource for homeless people containing extensive up-to-date information on resources, has been updated for the sixteenth year in a row. They have already distributed 5,000 of them to individuals, shelters, and other agencies. With the Street Card, people can get access to shelters, meal sites, job training agencies, health clinics, chemical dependency services and other assistance programs, and nearly all the services listed can be accessed by just walking in without setting up an appointment. Bus routes are listed on the back for easy access to these services regardless of where in Cleveland you may stay. Sarah Valek, AmeriCorps*VISTA with NEOCH, describes the card as “a map of accessible city and county services that every homeless person needs to know about.”

“Of course, we couldn’t do it alone,” said Valek, “The Coalition wants to thank University Hospitals for printing the Street Card this year.”

The newest edition of the Street Card can be downloaded for free at http://www. Neoch.org under About Us/programs. Alternatively, those who want a few copies can call NEOCH at (216)432-0540. People all over are encouraged to make as many copies of the Street Card as necessary.

Copyright Homeless Grapevine Issue #85 in July-August 2008 Cleveland Ohio