Real Stories

The dedicated individuals at our member organizations work tirelessly to improve our community. Below are a few examples of the positive results these efforts produced. These are the stories of some local people whose lives have been changed through contact with our member organizations. We rotate these stories regularly, so please visit this page again soon.

Faces without Place funds Project Connect a Cincinnati Public Schools program that keeps children experiencing homelessness connected to their education through advocacy, enrollment and transportation assistance, tutoring, enrichment and support with school supplies and uniforms. . .

Amber, a senior in high school, struggled with mental illness and family issues for many years before she was kicked out of her parent's house. She began moving from place to place, "couch surfing." Project Connect's resources and moral support provided Amber with the opportunity to stay in school. She now attends college and serves in the military reserves.

(FACES without PLACES (formerly Project Connect Children's Fund))

 
Pamela, an individual struggling with addiction issues, became a Drop Inn Center client, and, with the help of her advocate, was able to make a fresh start. Pamela began computer classes at the Cincinnati Art and Technology Center and received support in developing life skills such as housekeeping, personal hygiene, money management, and interviewing techniques. After only two months Pamela was able to move into transitional housing.

(Drop Inn Center)

 
One of ECO's primary goals is to hold polluters and the government accountable for their actions regarding environmental issues. This frequently takes staff and volunteers into the field to discuss concerns with community members. During one such excursion in Camp Washington, it was brought to ECO's attention that a nearby factory was pouring particulates onto residents' property, forcing one local family to keep their children indoors. ECO took this issue to City Hall resulting in the City of Cincinnati issuing a citation to the factory.

(ECO: Environmental Community Organization )