El Rancho Rankin Refugee Speaks Out

Commentary by Tom Malroy Originally published in the Cincinnati Homeless Grapevine, a precursor to Streetvibes I was the last person to give up my apartment at El Rancho Rankin. I kept my belongings… Continue reading

Back to School Time for Homeless Children

by Donald Whitehead Originally published in Cincinnati Homeless Grapevine, a precursor to Streetvibes. Going back to school is always a little uncertain for children. Many tough questions come to wind: Will I like… Continue reading

Stand Down 1995

A news brief posted in Cincinnati Homeless Grapevine, a precursor to Streetvibes Despite rain and cold weather during the weekend of October 20-22, Stand Down 1995 helped 745 people–381 veterans, 343 non-veterans, and… Continue reading

Foodstamps Computer Fails

by Gretchen Graves Published in the Cincinnati Homeless Grapevine, the precursor to Streetvibes In the month of September, 37,929 clients were serviced at the four foodstamp centers scattered throughout Cincinnati. Of the 37,929… Continue reading

Temp Agencies Provide Low Wages

by Nani Acasio and Pat Clifford Published in the Cincinnati Homeless Grapevine, the precursor to Streetvibes Many of the homeless are working but are stuck in temporary jobs which fail to get them… Continue reading

You Could Be Me

A poem by Donald Whitehead Originally published in the Cincinnati Homeless Grapevine, a precursor to Streetvibes

Women’s Support Group Finds Talking Leads to Change

by Jayne Martin Published in Cincinnati Homeless Grapevine, a precursor to Streetvibes Inn the 1970’s it was called “consciousness-raising,” the gathering of groups of women with the purpose of raising each others awareness… Continue reading

Cincinnati Coalition Produced Video to Spotlight Effect of McKinney Cuts

by Pat Clifford Published in Cincinnati Homeless Grapevine, a precursor to Streetvibes The Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless has gone high-tech to curtail the loss of federal homeless funding. Representatives from seven… Continue reading

Don’t Believe the Stereotypes

by Donald Whitehead Originally published in Cincinnati Homeless Grapevine, a precursor to Streetvibes Like so many others in the land of the free and the brave, sometimes referred to as America, I looked… Continue reading

House Bill 167 — “Welfare Reform”

by Pat Clifford Published in Cincinnati Homeless Grapevine, a precursor to Streetvibes During the past month, many welfare recipients and homeless people from Cincinnati went to Columbus to speak before the House Finance… Continue reading