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Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless launches COVID-19 Emergency Homeless Response campaign

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless launches COVID-19 Emergency Homeless Response campaign (Plain Press, April 2020)    The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) has launched a COVID-19 Emergency Homeless Response campaign to swiftly act on the threat coronavirus poses to Cleveland’s homeless population. People experiencing homelessness are one of the most at-risk populations during the pandemic. … Continue reading

Talk of the Town Community Conversation at Franklin Circle Christian Church

Talk of the Town Community Conversation at Franklin Circle Christian Church by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, April 2020)    Providing affordable housing is a critical need as real estate development expansion continues in neighborhoods once considered low to moderate income like Ohio City and Tremont. To address the issue, Ohio City Incorporated (OCI) hosted the first … Continue reading

Reader weighs in with objections to coverage of Metanoia Project Shelter at Denison Avenue United Church of Christ

Reader weighs in with objections to coverage of Metanoia Project Shelter at Denison Avenue United Church of Christ To the Editor: (Plain Press, April 2020) Re: February 2020 Plain Press article by Bruce Checefsky titled “Neighbors and homeless advocates defend Denison Avenue United Church of Christ’s offering of hospitality to the homeless” To all, I … Continue reading

Neighbors and homeless advocates defend Denison Avenue United Church of Christ’s offering of hospitality to the homeless

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, January 18, 2020; Women’s March Cleveland 2020 Rally, Cleveland City Hall, E. 6th and Lakeside: Rosie Palfy and her boxer Blue protest Ward 11 Cleveland City Council Representative Dona Brady’s opposition to the use of Denison United Church of Christ as a Metanoia Project night time refuge from the cold … Continue reading

Residents express concern over impact of development on their neighborhoods and the city

Residents express concern over impact of development on their neighborhoods and the city by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2019)        At two recent community meetings, discussion addressed the lack of affordable housing and the prospects of current residents being able to afford to remain in their neighborhoods as property values and rents continue to … Continue reading

Cogswell Hall Executive Director Diana Cyganovich to retire

Cogswell Hall Executive Director Diana Cyganovich to retire (Plain Press, June 2019)   Cogswell Hall Executive Director Diana Cyganovich will retire on June 30thafter nearly four decades of advocating with and for low-income adults, domestic-violence victims, young people and families.    As executive director of Cogswell Hall at 7200 Franklin Boulevard since 2002, Cyganovich led years of expansion … Continue reading

St. Herman’s House of Hospitality Annual St. Nicholas Spaghetti Dinner

Joseph’s Home provides medical respite care and a support system for homeless men

by Chuck Hoven Joseph’s Home, a unique facility in downtown Cleveland, offers homeless men a place to receive ongoing care for acute medical conditions. Joseph’s Home, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity’s Health System, says it is “the only homeless service provider in Northeast Ohio exclusively focused on medical respite care.” A brochure provided … Continue reading

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