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Monday, March 13th, 2017 | In the News

Building a $19 million beacon for area’s homeless youth

Ryan Hall breaks into a wide smile when he recognizes the young man sitting on a retaining wall taking a long drag off a cigarette outside the Downtown library last week. “Hey man, how are you?” asks Hall, a homeless outreach manager for Lighthouse Youth Services. “You doing OK? Where you staying?” Hall knows Dondiego [...]

March 13th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 | In the News

Two local organizations get $3.8 million for ambitious goal to end youth homelessness by 2020 – WCPO Staff, WCPO Cincinnati

CINCINNATI -- The goal is ambitious: Within the next three years, any young person alone and on the streets of Cincinnati will have somewhere to stay. Two local organizations are using nearly $4 million in federal funds to help reach that goal, using advice from young people who experienced homelessness. Strategies to End Homelessness and [...]

January 18th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 | In the News

$3.8M grant to tackle Hamilton Co.’s child homelessness – Chris Graves, Cincinnati Enquirer

Ask Kevin Finn how the Strategies to End Homelessness will administer a $3.8 million HUD grant recently awarded to reduce, and even end, youth homelessness in Cincinnati and he starts ticking off a series of possibilities. All would increase funding and services to get kids off the street into housing in various ways, including helping [...]

January 17th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments
Monday, January 9th, 2017 | In the News

Millions of dollars in help is on the way for Hamilton County’s homeless families – Lucy May, WCPO Cincinnati

CINCINNATI – The awful reality is that some moms in Hamilton County are so desperate for shelter that they trade sex for a safe place for their children to stay. "They're out there in a very bad situation, and they would be much better off in shelter, but they can't get it," said Kevin Finn, [...]

January 9th, 2017|In the News|0 Comments
Thursday, December 8th, 2016 | In the News

Winter shelter for Cincinnati’s homeless population opens Thursday – WCPO Staff, WCPO Cincinnati

CINCINNATI -- With wind chills forecast to drop into the single digits Friday morning, the opening of the winter shelter by Strategies to End Homelessness comes in the nick of time. The winter shelter opens each year to ensure that homeless people can access shelter when temperatures drop. Opening Thursday....

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 | In the News

Finn: Progress, ‘a lot of work to do’ to reduce homelessness – Brett Milam, Cincinnati Enquirer

The multi-year plan to end homelessness in the Cincinnati area has produced progress ahead of Thanksgiving, leadership of Strategies to End Homelessness said. “As a team, we identified several priorities a year ago and want to report....

November 23rd, 2016|In the News|0 Comments
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 | In the News

Family homelessness is up, but Greater Cincinnati is making progress – Lucy May, WCPO Cincinnati

CINCINNATI -- Angel Harris was working full-time and supporting her seven kids on her own when her 18-year-old son Lionel was diagnosed with liver cancer. His medical needs required....

November 23rd, 2016|In the News|0 Comments
Monday, November 14th, 2016 | In the News

Cincinnati’s Winter Shelter Preparing To Open – Jay Hanselman, WVXU Cincinnati

Officials say the city-sponsored winter shelter in Cincinnati will open next month. An exact date depends on temperatures. The facility is located in the basement of Shelterhouse in Queensgate. It operated there for the first time....

November 14th, 2016|In the News|0 Comments
Monday, October 24th, 2016 | In the News

Hamilton County shelters are serving a growing number of homeless families in 2016 – Lucy May, WCPO Cincinnati

CINCINNATI -- In the last few weeks, Seairra Collier lost her source of income, got evicted when she couldn't pay the rent and faced homelessness with her children. Still, Collier feels fortunate, she said, because she found Bethany House Services. "It's feels good. It feels like home," Collier said, describing what it was like to [...]

October 24th, 2016|In the News|0 Comments
Friday, September 30th, 2016 | In the News

Bethany Yeiser shares story of mental illness, homelessness to open others’ minds – Lucy May, Emily Maxwell, WCPO Cincinnati

CINCINNATI -- Bethany Yeiser was an honors student at the University of Southern California 2,000 miles away from home. She was getting good grades, doing research and was well on her way to becoming a doctor. Then something happened. After a three-month visit to....

September 30th, 2016|In the News|0 Comments