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SOCF President: What is collective impact?

Below is a blog that originally appeared on on the essential value of collaboration and collective impact at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, particularly in the area of homelessness.  How do you tackle a complex problem? With all…
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Ending Homelessness: The Keys to Success

The key factor in ending chronic homelessness is the full commitment of collaborative partners, according to two leaders whose communities have seen the end of chronic and veteran homelessness. Representatives from Bergen County, New Jersey, and Gulfport, Mississippi, joined Funders…
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Housing First roundtable at MOCA speaks to collaboration, art connection

Grantmaking organizations and community partners sat down this week at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) to discuss the ongoing success of Housing First and reflect on the benefits of collaboration. The event, a roundtable conversation convened by Philanthropy…
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Plain Dealer “cheers” Housing First in 2017 roundup

The editorial board of the Cleveland Plain Dealer cheered Housing First in its annual roundup of top stories for 2017. Below is the recognition, as posted on CHEERS . . . to the Housing First Coalition Cheers to Housing First Coalition for building…
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WVIZ: Long-Term Homelessness Dwindles Down in Cuyahoga County

Below is a segment featured on Cleveland PBS affiliate WVIZ about the efforts of the Housing First initiative and its success in reducing chronic homelessness in Cuyahoga County by 86%. Organized in 2002, Housing First is a collaboration of many…
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