Saturday, June 30, 2012

Punishing Ohio Voters??

Ohio Secretary of State Wants to Disenfranchise Voters

Anyway, we had a hearing on the Ohio Secretary of State's attempt to eliminate the agreement we signed with the state in 2010.  Both the Plain Dealer and Dayton Daily News covered the story (Our name was mentioned in Dayton--thanks).  As we have described in previous posts, the last Secretary of State signed an agreement with us to correct a problem in which voters who had given bad information had their ballots thrown out.
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Friday, June 29, 2012

Fair Housing Workshop

How Fair Housing Rights Can Help Your Clients/Consumers!
        Wednesday July 18, 2012
        1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
        Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Center
        3450 Lee Road Shaker Hts. 44120
CEUs for Social Workers 
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Panhandling Madness

People get so angry about panhandling.  It is a dividing point in our society.  There are passionate people on both sides of the issue.  There are those who love bypassing all the bureaucracy and administration of nearly every non-profit to give directly to a person in need.  Then there are those who hate seeing people have to beg for money, and know that most of the donation is going to feed a chemical addiction.  There are those that want to have a connection with a stranger who is struggling as directed by most spiritual texts.

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Homeless People Benefit from Expanded Health Care

A big victory for the uninsured in America today, and a big victory for homeless people.  Our own healthcare for the homeless in Cleveland, Care Alliance, serves nearly 10,000 people per year.  88% of their clients do not have any insurance, 9% have regular medicaid, and 2% have Medicare with only 1% having private health insurance.  Today the United States Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate, which will allow thousands of homeless people in Cleveland to find a health care home in America. There will be thousands currently living in subsidized housing who will now have access to affordable health care.  This is great news.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What Can I do to Help?

Donations Needed this Summer

Dorothy wanted to pass along a summer donation opportunity especially for religious organizations.  How about a summer youth project collecting hygiene kits for homeless people?   The perfect hygiene kit is a "Glad Ziploc" bag filled with trial size bathroom items.  We are looking for toothpaste, a toothbrush, trial size soap, conditioner, and maybe some lotion.  A wash cloth is always great along with a razor.  A small size deodorant and maybe a comb or a trial size package of Q-tips.  Anything else is a bonus such a fingernail clippers or lip balm or some band aids.  All of these items are welcomed by the homeless community.

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Friday, June 01, 2012

My Time Volunteering at NEOCH

by Duncan Peters
When I first learned about NEOCH I was uninterested in coming here. I did not want to do my Project Real here at all. The reason for this was because I have a tendency to be a bit lazy and I do not like doing work. Especially writing papers or typing articles. When I arrived here, I tried to have a positive outlook on the situation. I knew I would be stuck in this for about a week so I had to make the most of my days here.
The first day was a little rough for me. I wasn’t expecting the work load that I was given.

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