- Ohio families are increasingly vulnerable, facing growing unemployment and poverty.
- Ohio families entering shelters are presenting with decreasing monthly income and more complicated situations overall, including higher rates of underemployment and unemployment.
- Yet, Ohio communities are largely not reporting increases in family homelessness.
Friday, February 12, 2010
This information was just released from the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio. See "Beyond the Data:COHHIO Issues Brief."
Monday, February 8, 2010
The threat of another winter storm reminds us of the purpose of the Cold Weather Emergency Program, namely that no one freezes to death in Mahoning county. That this is a present concern, note this from the National Coalition for the Homeless:
Seven hundred people experiencing or at risk of homelessness are killed from hypothermia annually in the United States. Forty-four percent of the nation’s homeless are unsheltered. From the urban streets of our populated cities to the remote back-country of rural America, hypothermia - or subnormal temperature in the body - remains a leading, critical and preventable cause of injury and death among those experiencing homelessness.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Congratulations to Janice, the most recent graduate of the Women’s Residence/Discipleship Program. She has completed the 1 year program at the Mission and is looking to move into her own apartment this month. Janice has made great progress and we are proud of her.