Forming a Homeless Coalition
Hope House is working in coordination with ECKAN, United Way, Ottawa Ministerial Alliance, and Franklin County Economic Development to form a Homeless Coalition to provide emergency housing/ cold weather stays at 3 local hotels.
All requests and referrals will be run through Michelle Graf, Co Cordinator of Hope House. Michelle will also use her list of clients who may need housing. The criteria is the temperature must be below 20 degrees wind chill.
Hope House has received donations from multiple sources to provide this temporary shelter and has matched $5,000 in funds from our General Fund and the Hope House Nick Gehring fund.
To date this emergency housing fund has housed 31 adults and 8 children for a total of 161 nights. The agencies are working to find long term housing solutions for those who have needed multiple night stays.