The Board of Directors of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless presented the Advocate of the Year award to Eileen Kelly at the Annual Meeting on March 19. We also gave the David Westcott Volunteer of the Year award to Kimberly Fischer for her outstanding work last year. Eileen Kelly invited a number of St. Colman friends with her to the annual meeting to help celebrate her social justice award. Kelly helped start the Identification Collaborative in Cleveland nearly 10 years ago, and they have served thousands. Last year, Kelly did a great deal of work trying to get the Social Security Administration and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in protecting access to identification for homeless people. This year the hard work begins of trying to raise enough funds to keep the project going.
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