Staff were able to visit with other large cities in Ohio to discuss joint activities. We can learn a lot from the experience of the other Coalitions in Ohio about how to better address the problem of homelessness. For example, the Cincinnati Coalition has a fantastic curriculuum on homelessness that they market to teachers and school districts. The Columbus Coalition has this wonderful yearly conference to educate social service providers. The focus this year was on racism and its impact on homeless people. Dayton has constructed a impressive overflow system to make sure that no one has to sleep on the steets. All the local Coalitions have formed an organization called the Ohio Coalition for Homeless Advocates to try and build a movement to forward Civil Rights and joint projects to sustain advocacy at the local and state level. We will have more information about the activities of OCHA in the near future.
Posts by Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless staff and Board.