A Look At Programs Designed To Help Families Avoid Homelessness

Oct 22, 2015

The number of people staying in emergency shelters locally has declined by 7 percent since 2012, as the number of people served in permanent housing programs increased by 167 percent since 2010.

We continue our discussion of the homeless situation in Greater Cincinnati by looking at homelessness prevention programs designed to help families avoid entering shelters, with Jewish Family Service Director of Vital Services Fran Gafvert; executive director of St. Vincent DePaul, Mike Dunn; and, Strategies to End Homelessness Executive Director Kevin Finn.

For emergency assistance call the Central Access Point at (513) 381-SAFE (7233). The Central Access Point (CAP) is a centralized intake system for families and individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of becoming homeless. CAP accepts calls from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Friday and 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Saturday and Sunday.