NAI Bergman, Associates, and Friends Helps Feed Cincinnati Homeless
Cincinnati Commercial Real Estate Firm with Friends and Associates Come Together As a Group to Help Feed the Homeless in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio – 01/04/2018– Well over a decade ago Billy Gillman and Laurence Bergman initiated a food drive for the homeless of the community that began with just the two of them, and today has expanded to close to 100 people. On December 24th, friends, associates of Billy Gillman, Laurence Bergman, and NAI Bergman met early in the morning at NAI Bergman’s Corporate office in Blue Ash. Together, the group caravanned in trucks, vans, and cars to a local food distributor to purchase food and other needs that the several local homeless shelters, including Shelterhouse’s Barron Center/ Esther Marie Hatton Center for Woman and Bloc Ministries have requested. This effort means a great deal to each of these shelters as it provides up to 3 months of many of the staple food items that each organization needs. What many of the people that continue to join in this charitable effort year-to-year find is a way that they can bring their families and friends to a worthy cause where everyone can see firsthand the benefit of charitable giving.
Shelterhouse is a community of residents, staff, and volunteers working together to provide basic human services for men and women experiencing homelessness, with a primary commitment to shelter. The Shelterhouse operates an Emergency Shelter Program, treating over 70% of all single homeless adults in the Cincinnati region with a total of 210 beds. Their emergency shelter offers basic survival services such as three daily meals, a bed to sleep in, toiletries, and emergency clothing items. They are consistently operating at an over-capacity level and their nightly bed count for the last 12 months averaged 258 people, well over their 210 capacity.
Shelterhouse, formerly the Drop Inn Center, is a community of residents, staff, and volunteers working together to provide basic human services for men and women experiencing homelessness, with a primary commitment to shelter.
Shelterhouse began in the early 1970’s when our founder began taking people off the streets into his own apartment to prevent them from freezing to death in the winter. In 1973 the shelter formalized as an evening shelter run entirely by volunteers and eventually incorporated as an organization in 1976 as Shelterhouse Volunteer Group, Inc., dba: The Drop Inn Center. Over the years many expansions and programs were added making us the Largest Homeless Shelter System in the Greater Cincinnati region serving over 3,000 homeless individuals each year. We operate one of the largest and most comprehensive shelter systems of its kind, not only in the state of Ohio, but also in the country. On June 5, 2015 our name changed to Shelterhouse which more accurately describes our mission of serving the whole person on their journey from shelter to housing. We now operate as the Esther Marie Hatton Center for Women and the David and Rebecca Barron Center for Men.
Last year Shelterhouse served 3,143 total people experiencing homelessness utilizing a variety of programs to expeditiously move the homeless into housing.
We operate an Emergency Shelter Program, treating over 70% of all single homeless adults in the region with a total of 210 beds. Our emergency shelter offers basic survival services such as three daily meals, a bed to sleep in, toiletries, and emergency clothing items. We are consistently operating at an over-capacity level and our nightly bed count for the last 12 months averages 258 people, well over our 210 capacity.
We also provide extensive Case Management Services to all residents by qualified case managers/social workers to move the homeless out of a shelter environment and into stable housing as quickly as possible.
Our Rapid Re-Housing Program is designed to help homeless people transition rapidly out of a shelter system. The primary goal is to stabilize a person in permanent housing as quickly as possible. We do this by identifying barriers and providing assistance to overcome those barriers. This program assists our community by reducing homelessness.
We move more people experiencing homelessness into housing than any other agency in the region. In 2016, 75% of our residents who exited the shelter, moved into a positive housing destination and 80% of these people maintained or increased their overall total income! These are extraordinarily high outcomes for this most destitute population.
We also operate an Out-Patient Recovery Program for individuals suffering from various substance abuse issues. Our Deaconess Health Check Clinics operate in both the men’s and women’s shelters and offer medical services to all homeless people in the region at no charge. Finally, we also run the city’s Winter Shelter which operates December – February of each year and typically treats another 600-700 homeless people during these 90 days. The Winter Shelter is located on the lower level of the Barron Center for Men with its own separate entrance and occupies 10,000 square feet.
Shelterhouse provides a vital quality of life service to the community by keeping the vast majority of homeless people off the streets, thereby contributing to a more vibrant Cincinnati. We continue to serve over 70% of all single homeless adults in the region through a wide variety of programs and services with the direct goal of moving the homeless out of our shelter and into housing. In 2016 we provided 92,707 total shelter nights to homeless men and women, which represented a 17% increase from 2015. We also served a total of 125,992 meals which was a 49% increase from 2015!
The Bergman Group’s food contributions to Shelterhouse over the many years have been vital to our very survival. Because we continue to operate at an over-capacity level, your contributions come at a crucial time of the year when our population is overflowing due to the extreme cold weather. A true blessing at a time when we need it the most.
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