CityLink, Cincinnati’s one-stop location for a myriad of social and governmental services to assist residents in need, is one of the beneficiaries of this year’s The Rat Race, a 5k and 10k run and walk in around the Loveland Bike Trail. Barbara Gray welcomes in Megan Busch and Dani Watkins from CityLink to not only talk about the run, but about the work of CityLink and how the integration of services is helping some our poorest neighbors.
After years of planning, legal challenges and construction, the new CityLink Center officially opens Tuesday in the West End. It will have a different mission than when it was first proposed nearly a decade ago.
The initial plans for CityLink called for a facility to help the homeless with health services, overnight shelter, food, temporary housing and child care.
CityLink Executive Director Johnmark Oudersluys said that changed in the spring of 2010, when leaders decided instead to focus on the working poor.