Friday, February 12, 2010

Beyond the Data

This information was just released from the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio. See "Beyond the Data:COHHIO Issues Brief."
  • 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.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Cold Weather Emergency Program - Part 4

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.