As temperatures drop, the winter shelter at Shelterhouse may be the path to survival for many people who are homeless.
Kevin Finn of Strategies to End Homelessness and Aftab Pureval, the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, talk about funding for the emergency winter shelter.
Strategies to End Homelessness's Shelter Diversion was able to divert over 300 additional families from literal homelessness, saving over $900,000...
Shelter can house up to 200 people during the city's coldest months when it has adequate funding, but that money has proven hard to come by this year.
If Sunday night's hard freeze was a shock to your system consider this: Cincinnati's winter shelter has less than half the money it needs this year. The shelter is usually open mid-December to February. Strategies to End Homelessness hoped to open it early as temperatures drop. But, the organization isn't sure it even has enough [...]
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CINCINNATI — New parking meters are popping up on curbs around Cincinnati, but they’re not for paying to park. The city and several organizations are teaming up to help give back. “What we're trying to do is raise money that will go directly to provide outreach services for people on the streets,” said Senior Communications Manager [...]
CINCINNATI -- They may look like parking meters, but some new bright yellow meters around downtown Cincinnati aren't for parking. They're called "donation stations." There are five of the stations around the Banks, Downtown and Over-the-Rhine. It's a way to confidently give to local homeless people.
An annual report on homelessness in Hamilton County is turning up some surprises. The Strategies to End Homelessness survey finds the number of people living in shelters or on the streets only climbed by 1.3 percent last year. Executive Director Kevin Finn says that's a lot less than other cities.
Five parking meters in downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine have been reincarnated to serve an entirely new purpose: functioning as one-stop "Donation Stations" collecting funds for local social service agencies. The City of Cincinnati, Downtown Cincinnati Inc. and the City Center Development Corp. (3CDC) have partnered to repurpose the meters to serve as vessels for charitable contributions [...]