For the first time in Ohio, people struggling with homelessness – and those trying to assist them – can now quickly and easily look up the right number to call to find help anywhere in the state.

COHHIO is pleased to present the new Resource Guide, an online map that lists Coordinated Entry access points for homeless services throughout Ohio. As part of HUD’s Coordinated Entry policy, each regional continuum of care is required to establish centralized contacts to facilitate access to local homeless services, while allowing providers to prioritize assistance based on an individual’s vulnerability and severity of need.

The online Resource Guide includes telephone numbers, addresses and hours of operation to access homeless services in all eight of Ohio’s urban county continua of care, and the Ohio Balance of State Continuum of Care, which includes the 80 non-urban counties.

Source: Perry County Think Tank on Poverty

Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 8/15/2019