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SOCF President: What is collective impact?

Below is a blog that originally appeared on ProjectHeard.com 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 Cleveland.com. 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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Housing First featured on WCPN Sound of Ideas

Recently, Housing First, a collaboration of community organizations in Cuyahoga County, announced that it is on pace to end long-term homelessness in the county by 2020.   Click the link below to listen to a conversation on WCPN’s The Sound…
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Crain’s Cleveland highlights work of Housing First

Below is an article from Crain’s Cleveland Business about the Housing First initiative, which recently announced it is on pace to end long-term homelessness in Cuyahoga County by 2020. The initiative was convened in 2002 by the Sisters of Charity…
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Housing First efforts spotlighted on Cleveland.com

The below article, published on Cleveland.com, outlines the efforts to address long-term homelessness in Cleveland through the Housing First initiative, which the Sisters of Charity Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners and the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services convened in 2002….
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Housing First on pace to end long-term homelessness in Cuyahoga County by 2020

CLEVELAND – Housing First, a collaboration of community organizations in Cuyahoga County, announced today that it is on pace to end long-term homelessness in the county by 2020. When construction of its $12.9-million apartment building in Brooklyn Centre is completed…
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First AWHA Community Dashboards Post

The national initiative to build the movement to prevent and end homelessness among young people – known as A Way Home America – today unveiled the first data set from its nation-wide youth homelessness Community Dashboard effort. The AWHA Community…
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