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CLICK HERE FOR FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WINTER OUTREACH AND THEIR EFFORTS TO BRING HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS IN FROM THE COLD
The new METRO ST. LOUIS COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS is working on creative solutions to this complex issue. Join us in our efforts to improve the lives of individuals and families who are living on the brink, instead of in their own homes.
NEXT COALITION MEETING
Saturday, DECEMBER 28, 2013 1:00 - 3pm
1315 Chestnut 63103 Second Floor
(From either entrance, take the elevator up to the 2nd floor)
CLICK HERE for a listing of warming centers. You may also call 2-1-1 or go to the United Way 2-1-1 website.
A DOWNTOWN HALL MEETING: Homeless in St. Louis
Christ Church Cathedral 1210 Locust St 63103
OVER ONE HUNDRED FIFTY PEOPLE ATTENDED AND PARTICIPATED IN THIS EVENT ON SEPTEMBER 17TH, AND GENERATED MANY GOOD IDEAS FOR ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS IN OUR AREA. NOW IT'S TIME FOR IMPLEMENTATION!
Here's a link to a Riverfront Times article about the meeting. It includes information about the hearings. (See below.)
THE FINAL SESSION BOARD OF PUBLIC SERVICE SESSION WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH STARTING AT 1:45pm
CITY HALL, ROOM 208
Neighbors of New Life Evangelistic Center make their case for closing the Center’s 24-hour Shelter. Come out to support NLEC and learn what’s going on. NLEC would like as many supporters at the hearing as possible. Here's a link to the Post-Dispatch summary of the proceedings that took place on September 24th.
To learn more about volunteer efforts to assist homeless individuals when the temperature drops to below 20 degrees, go to ST. LOUIS HOMELESS WINTER OUTREACH from any Facebook Page.
And here's a link to the ROOM AT THE INN Facebook Page where you'll find out more about this agency's efforts to assist families and individuals who are experiencing homelessness.
PROJECTS AND AGENDA OF THE COALITION:
*Advocate for shelter, housing, a living wage, and the
protection of civil rights.
*Work on ways to stop harassment and promote engagement in public places, including libraries and parks.
*Start working on providing a Walk-In shelter
in St. Louis county
*Form a Speakers' Bureau.
*Increase Active Regional Membership.
*Provide resources for safety on the streets and in shelters.
*Explore practical assistance opportunities, such as cell phones, lockers, use of computers, etc.
*Create a public awareness campaign.
*Research examples of successful projects in other areas. *Meet with Winter Outreach co-ordinators and churches to expand the network of existing efforts.
What do YOU Think? JOIN US!
HOMELESS DEFINED: A person who ‘lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence and has a primary residency that is 1) a supervised or privately operated shelter, 2) an institution that provides a temporary residence or 3) a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular accommodation for human beings. The homeless do not fit one general description. People experiencing homelessness do have shared basic needs, including affordable housing, adequate incomes, and health care. Others need additional services such as mental health and drug treatment in order to remain securely housed. All these need to be met to prevent and end homelessness.
View a Homeless Statistics Brochure HERE.
The State of Rhode Island recently passes a Homeless Bill of Rights. Click HERE for more information.
HOMELESSNESS RESOURCE EXCHANGE
Click on the donate button above or go to our CONTACT PAGE to support the work of the Coalition.
A petition to close New Life Evangelistic Center 24-hour walk-in shelter has been presented to the City of St. Louis, Board of Public Safety.
The last of a series of hearings will be held on Tuesday December 10th, beginning at 1:45.
Click HERE to read a letter of support for NLEC by WINTER OUTREACH.
On November 18, 2013 St. Louis Public Radio published an article about the hearings and included a statement by the Downtown Partnership, that supports the closing of NLEC. Click HERE to read the statement.
And HERE is a response by the Metro Coalition that will be sent to the Downtown Partnership, as well as to members of the Board of Public Service and to William Siedhoff, Director of Human Services for the City of St. Louis.
Click HERE to learn about an innovative idea: how to build a portable shelter.