Saturday, February 11, 2006

Recent Updates

A Few Quick Notes

Thanks to the Center for Community Solutions for hiring George Zeller--the best researcher on jobs in Ohio. He has dedicated his life to documenting poverty, and was never afraid to speak truth to authority with statistics. We don't give Cuyahoga County much credit for addressing poverty, but we have to thank the County Commissioners for making this possible. So it raises two questions...Will George be able to criticize the County since they are paying his tab? If CEOGC is the anti-poverty organization in Cuyahoga County and they have no researchers anymore are they operating in the dark?

Mark May 5, 2006 on your calendars. Friday May 5 at 6 p.m. at Massimo da Milano is the fifth annual meeting/fund raiser for NEOCH. Tickets will be released in the next month, and more details will follow.

The Teach In is set for February 27 at 6 p.m. This event will focus on outreach efforts in the city, and alternatives to going downtown and feeding homeless people. We will visit 2100 Lakeside Shelter and many of the agencies that provide outreach will talk about their experiences. Please RSVP by calling NEOCH or sign up on our website.

We are now in the middle of the Homeless Stand Down. InterAct Cleveland is taking the lead in this years Stand Down--an all day service fair for homeless people. On Friday February 10 it took place at the Cosgrove Center. Today, on Saturday February 11, Pilgrim Church in Tremont hosted an event to distribute clothing. Next week, they are opening up Old Stone Church and Trinity Church as warming centers during the holiday weekend.

Posts by Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless staff and Board.

1 comment:

Clevehomeless said...

Kathy Smith wanted to add these comments:
Slight correction to locations -- the second weekend for HSD was at Trinity Cathedral and Franklin Circle Christian Church.
--Voter Registration of 62 homeless persons and ex-felons was possible at the HSD, using information developed by Brian Davis of NEOCH.
--Speakers from Street Voices told their stories at the HSD, as well as speakers from Bridging the Gap, and other community groups.
--from Kathy O. Smith
InterAct volunteer