Final contributions needed to support Homeless to Homes Shelter Collaborative


Strategies to End Homelessness, which leads a coordinated system of 30 nonprofit partners working toward better care for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, launched its Bring It Home campaign earlier this month in an effort to secure final fundraising dollars for the Homeless to Homes Shelter Collaborative.
 
An integral piece of the Homeless to Homes plan is improving local emergency shelters through the incorporation of five “service-enriched facilities.”
 
Four of the five new shelters are now operational, and the David and Rebecca Barron Center for men — formerly part of the Drop Inn Center — is scheduled to open its doors in September.
 
The Homeless to Homes Shelter Collaborative has raised $39 million of the $42 million goal set, but $2.7 million is still required so that the five shelters can fully assist individuals move away from and beyond their current situations.
 
One highlight of the improved shelter system offers daytime services like drug and alcohol treatment, medical and mental health care, job searching and training for residents.
 
According to Kevin Finn, president and CEO of Strategies to End Homelessness, the facilities and added resources will lead to an improved quality of life for all Cincinnatians.
 
“The collective impact of these facilities will be to complete the transformation of our shelter system from one which once kept people safe in homelessness,” he says, “to a system that rapidly helps people out of homelessness.”

Do Good: 

Contribute to the Bring It Home campaign.

Volunteer with one of Strategies to End Homelessness' 30 partner agencies.

• Connect with Strategies to End Homelessness on Facebook.
 

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Brittany York is a freelance writer, adjunct English composition instructor and server at Orchids at Palm Court. She loves travel and photography. Keep up with Brittany on Instagram @brittbrittbrittbrittany.
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