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Info Line Inc. Offers Hotline for the Homeless (Part 2)

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Info Line Inc. Offers Hotline for the Homeless (Part 2)

Story by Katie Cassaro

 

Imagine this. You are struggling financially and then lose your job. You have children to feed and bills to pay, but no income. You are now facing the possibility of homelessness.

You are one of the nearly 900 homeless individuals living in Summit County.

So where do you go? And what do you do?

The Continuum of Care (CoC), a branch of Info Line, Inc. works around the clock to help people in this critical situation.

And they continue to grow, improve and add services to better serve the homeless. Their most recent launch being the Homeless Hotline.   Continue reading

Info Line Inc. Offers Hotline for the Homeless (Part 1)

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for the Homeless  (Part 1)

 

Story by: Katie Cassaro

 

Can you imagine being homeless? Would you even know what to do or where to turn?

Many probably wouldn’t know where to start, or how to find food, shelter, etc.

Thankfully Info Line Inc., located in the heart of Akron, has this covered.

Info Line Inc., incorporated as a private nonprofit corporation by the State of Ohio in 1975, has come to the rescue with their phenomenally categorized system and database to help sort things out for the homeless. Their one-of-a-kind system creates stability for those focusing on just surviving.
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By: Katie Sobiech July 30th was a beautiful day where more than 200 people gathered for the grand opening of The Commons at Madeline Park. This new Permanent Supportive Housing facility holds apartments for 60 individuals who were once homeless, … Continue reading

Strong Reentry Network Growing in Summit County (Part Two)

By: Katie Sobiech

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As discussed in Part One of this series, the Summit County Reentry Network (SCRN), Oriana House and others involved in the area of reentry are forming a very strong union to beat recidivism.

Instead of seeing so many of the approximately 20,000 people who are released from prison each year go right back, they are discovering how to help them become contributing members of society.
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Continuum of Care Continues Work to End Homelessness in Summit County (Part Two)

Homeless on the streets

 

 
With some pretty big changes coming to the Continuum of Care (COC), new questions and hope begin to arise:
Will Transitional Housing in Summit County become a thing of the past?

Is Permanent Supportive Housing better?

Should those who are homeless have to address mental issues, addictions and any other issues they have in order to stay in government funded housing?

All of these things have been addressed by those who serves our area’s homeless population day in and day out.
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