Homelessness http://wvxu.org en Pilot program aims to reduce LGBTQ youth homelessness http://wvxu.org/post/pilot-program-aims-reduce-lgbtq-youth-homelessness <p></p><p>Cincinnati-area groups are working together to test a federal pilot program aimed at reducing the number of homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) youth.</p><p>Meredith Hicks with Lighthouse Youth Services explains why the region is one of just two in the country chosen to try out new strategies targeting this vulnerable population.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:15:19 +0000 Tana Weingartner 29517 at http://wvxu.org Pilot program aims to reduce LGBTQ youth homelessness Authorities offering help not hassles to homeless young people http://wvxu.org/post/authorities-offering-help-not-hassles-homeless-young-people <p>Homeless children, teens and young adults are a rising concern for police and social workers in Hamilton County.</p><p>Lighthouse Youth Services CEO Bob Mecum says homeless kids used to mainly be unhappy runaways.</p><p>"Today we're seeing kids who are, for the most part, long-term victims of poverty, long-term victims of neglect, and physical and sexual abuse," says Mecum.</p><p>Addiction is another major problem. Mecum says heroin use today is unprecedented and often passed down to children by their parents.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:05:15 +0000 Tana Weingartner 28116 at http://wvxu.org Two Queensgate businesses concerned with new Drop Inn Center plan http://wvxu.org/post/two-queensgate-businesses-concerned-new-drop-inn-center-plan <p>Two companies that would be neighbors of the relocated Drop Inn Center in Queensgate are expressing concerns about the plan. &nbsp;<br /><br />A city council committee <a href="http://wvxu.org/post/construction-could-begin-soon-new-drop-inn-center" target="_blank">heard from proponents of the plan two weeks ago</a>, and Tuesday it heard from representatives of two companies that say they need more information. &nbsp;<br /> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:43:44 +0000 Jay Hanselman 24958 at http://wvxu.org Two Queensgate businesses concerned with new Drop Inn Center plan Construction could begin soon on new Drop Inn Center http://wvxu.org/post/construction-could-begin-soon-new-drop-inn-center <p>Construction on the new Drop Inn Center could begin later this summer and the facility could be open in August 2015.&nbsp; It will be moving from its current location in Over-the-Rhine to Queensgate.<br /><br />A Cincinnati Council committee received an update on the project Tuesday from Executive Director Arlene Nolan.&nbsp; She said several sites were considered before one was selected.<br /> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:47:27 +0000 Jay Hanselman 24378 at http://wvxu.org Construction could begin soon on new Drop Inn Center Children in Homelessness http://wvxu.org/post/children-homelessness <p></p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 11:30:05 +0000 Jay Hanselman 21311 at http://wvxu.org Children in Homelessness