Homeless to Homes is the comprehensive plan targeted towards assisting single individuals in order to end homelessness in Cincinnati/ Hamilton County by providing comprehensive services and universal access while tracking and facilitating movement from homelessness to permanent housing.
Key stakeholders from local government, the business community, human service agencies, philanthropists, and the faith community created a blueprint for a new homeless services system. The Homeless to Homes Plan, containing 56 recommendations, was adopted by the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners in 2009.
The Plan recommends a reconfiguration of shelter beds to allow for state-of-the-art facilities which will offer more intensive case management, better connection to medical and clinical services, comprehensive daytime services, and improved quality of life through more private sleeping arrangements, healthier food services, and more hygienic restroom facilities.
Strategies to End Homelessness, along with 3CDC, teamed up with local service providers to form the Homeless to Homes Shelter Collaborative, developing five new emergency shelters to support the needs of specific populations.
Homeless to Homes Shelter Collaborative
- Lighthouse Youth Services Sheakley Center for Youth – Young Adult Shelter
- Talbert House – Substance Abuse Treatment Facility
- City Gospel Mission – Men’s Faith-Based Shelter
- Shelterhouse: Esther Marie Hatton Center for Women – Women-Only Shelter
- Shelterhouse: David and Rebecca Barron Center for Men – Safe & Step-Up Shelter for Men