Award Winners at the Campaign to End Homelessness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEOCH kicked off the Campaign to End Homelessness with a dinner on October 19 and as part of the evening, we gave out awards.  At the top is the award for Champion of Ending Homelessness for Paul Sherlock who is pictured with Roy Love the NEOCH Board President.  Sherlock is the Board President of Metanoia and is a long time volunteer on outreach.  Below is the 2015 Ione Biggs Award winner, Dr. Marcia Zashin who is pictured speaking as she accepted the award.  Zashin was given the award for her lifetime of work protecting the rights of homeless children to a quality education.  The bottom picture is the Biggs Family with Mayor Frank Jackson who won the award in 2006.  Ione Biggs daughter, who looks exactly like her Mom, flew in from Baltimore for the dinner.  They picked the winner this year for the award this year. You can check out the history of the Ione Biggs Award here.  

The other image is Sandhya Gupta as the Civil Rights Champion for 2016 for all her work on the voting lawsuit this year.  Gupta is an associate at the Chandra Law Firm and has represented us in our lawsuit against the State of Ohio to protect legitimate voters to have their ballots counted.  We will update the entire awards section of our website in the next week.

Brian Davis

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Campaign to End Homelessness Cleveland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless had a kickoff of the Campaign to End Homelessness in an effort to meet the huge demand for shelter by families and women.  Pictured are the organizing committee enjoying the meal, Ramona setting up for the event, and Mayor Jackson meeting with the Tiffany Mitchell and family.  The group was welcomed by Mayor Frank Jackson who talked about how he sees other cities doing a horrible job of serving homeless people compared to Cleveland.  Jackson said that we have a good infrastructure, but we need to take the next step.  We heard from a family currently living in Laura's Home and from staff of the City Mission about the huge demand for help that they are seeing in the community.  We heard about the efforts to meet the demands by Natoya Walker Minor of the City of Cleveland and the City Councilman Kerry McCormack of Ohio City.  We gave out awards and thanked Thomas Dang for the poster he completed to urge people to vote.  We will have more on the campaign in the near future including the award winners.

Brian Davis

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Awards A Part of the Campaign to End Homelessness

We will have music and a family who has struggled with homelessness will be a part of this event on October 19.  We will have a really nice dinner for those who attend, and we will give out awards to three outstanding advocates working to end homelessness locally.  We will give out the Ione Biggs Social Justice Award to Dr. Marcia Zashin and then an award to Paul Sherlock from the Metanoia Project and Sandhya Gupta of the Chandra Law Firm.  We ask that you RSVP to secure your seat.  St. Ignatius Breen Center at 2008 West 30th St. on Lorain Ave. 

Brian Davis

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