Friday, October 20th, 2017 | Blog

Central Access Point: Help for Homeless

Central Access Point (CAP) providing help for families and individuals experiencing homelessness, or who are at risk of becoming homeless In an emergency, communities like ours are fortunate to have a network of resources to help people in need. Most people can find help with utilities, food, daycare, or employment. But what happens when someone has [...]

October 20th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
Friday, October 6th, 2017 | Blog

Faces of Homelessness Mural

Creating Awareness, Empathy, and Community Engagement Through Art Strategies to End Homelessness had the district pleasure to work with ArtWorks Cincinnati on their signature mural for 2017. Along with Over-The-Rhine Community Housing, Downtown Cincinnati, Inc., and other partners, ArtWorks Cincinnati commissioned international artists ICY + SOT. The result: "Faces of Homelessness" a 60-foot visual of homelessness [...]

October 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
Thursday, September 28th, 2017 | Blog

September Newsletter on Ending Homelessness in Greater Cincinnati

Dear Friends, This month I’d like to take a moment to talk about one of our newest community partners, New Life Furniture Bank. New Life Furniture Bank is the only nationally registered furniture bank serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Their mission is to collect donations of gently used beds, dressers, dining tables and chairs, [...]

September 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
Friday, July 14th, 2017 | Blog

Building a System with Community Voice

The Cincinnati/ Hamilton County Continuum of Care (CoC) was built on a framework of collaboration, community process, and shared decision-making. Strategies to End Homelessness, as the CoC lead, is responsible for upholding the shared vision of the community and facilitating a system where no one entity determines our path. Expertise lives at every level of [...]

July 14th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 | Blog

Guest Blog: Caracole Celebrates Pride Month

By: Suzanne Moore of Caracole Happy Pride month!  Caracole is a proud supporter of the local LGBT community, in addition to providing a continuum of housing services and programs for people living with HIV in SW Ohio. We also provide ongoing medical case management service and a prevention team who works to reduce HIV stigma [...]

June 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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

The Economics of Homelessness (AKA “How Much Does Homelessness Cost?”)

When speaking to groups about what we do, and how the Continuum of Care for the Homeless operates, we explain how $48 million a year supports local homeless services. That part is easy enough to explain. But if we are going to solve homelessness in Greater Cincinnati, we also have to dive into how much [...]

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

Safeguarding 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