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Coleman Professional Services, Family and Community Services receive grants to help homeless

Published: January 22, 2014 4:00 AM

County agencies get state grants to help homeless

Coleman Professional Services Inc. and Family and Community Services were among 80 organizations statewide to receive grants from Ohio Development Services "to keep emergency shelters open and give the homeless a place to stay," according to a Dec. 31 news release from the Ohio Development Services Agency.

"We are providing our local communities the resources needed to assist the homeless and help these Ohioans get back on their feet," said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency.

Coleman Professional Services will receive $860,000 from the agency's Homeless Crisis Response Program, and Family and Community Services will receive $153,400 from the same program.

The Homeless Crisis Response Program helps local agencies "operate emergency shelters and rapidly move individuals from emergency shelters to permanent housing," according to the news release.

Family and Community Services also will receive $248,600 from the Supportive Housing Program. That program, also administered by the Ohio Development Services, helps agencies "transition homeless Ohioans to permanent housing or provide permanent supportive housing to homeless people with disabilities," states the news release.

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