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Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 | Blog

Annual Point-In-Time Count Gets a Boost from Kroger

Our Kroger cart full of items for outreach workers to offer people experiencing homelessness during the PIT Count Each year, Continuums of Care (STEH is the Cincinnati/Hamilton County Continuum of Care) throughout the country conduct the HUD-mandated “Point in Time” (PIT) Count. The PIT Count is used to quantify the number of people [...]

April 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 | Blog

Coordinated Entry: A Vision for Efficiency, Realized

"I’m Homeless….Where do I go? Who do I call? What do I do?" Whether it is a person’s first time becoming homeless or their tenth time, homelessness is a chaotic, confusing and stressful experience. “Coordinated Entry” is an answer to these questions, providing a quick pathway out of homelessness. Coordinated Entry is the process by [...]

April 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 | Blog

Safegaurding the CoC

By: Jennifer McEvilley, Compliance Director The complex, often clinical nature of monitoring and compliance ensures two things: 1. that all our agencies are on track to fulfill their missions to end homelessness; and 2. that government funds and resources continue to be available, based on our ability to be as effective as possible. Think of [...]

April 11th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
Friday, January 27th, 2017 | Blog

Want to Improve Your Homeless Services? Ask the Real Experts.

By: Kevin Finn An important part of improving our homeless services system is getting input directly from people who have experienced homelessness. At events that we periodically hold, which we refer to as “Homeless Think Tanks,” we benefit from hearing directly from homeless people about how our homeless system works well, and how it can [...]

January 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 | Blog

Every Person Counts

Every person counts… Such a simple statement and yet something that Strategies to End Homelessness and our partner homeless service providers remember every single day. The homeless service system in Cincinnati and Hamilton County has been designated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a national standard. Through our coordinated system, we [...]

January 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
Thursday, December 1st, 2016 | Blog

If People Understood: Connecting the Public to Homelessness

Lucy May at WCPO does such a great job reporting on the topic of homelessness. Her recent article was no exception. Read: Family Homelessness is up, but Greater Cincinnati is Making Progress During my interview, Lucy and I found ourselves discussing an unusual challenge that we frequently face in the fight to end homelessness: helping [...]

December 1st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments
Monday, October 24th, 2016 | Blog

7 Ways to Fight Homelessness

By Kevin Finn In a world of quick fixes and instant gratification, issues such as homelessness can seem insurmountable. As an issue that directly affects thousands of people in Greater Cincinnati, Strategies to End Homelessness works on a daily basis to coordinate homeless services through data-driven methods and outcomes-based strategies. Concerned citizens, on the other [...]

October 24th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments