You know we help women and children; you know our programs are successful. But you're still unsure about why to give or you're confused about what will happen with your donation? We hope this clarifies how much your contribution matters to us. Thank you!
Steve MacConnell, President and CEO of Cincinnati Union Bethel, was profiled in the August 2nd publication of The Business Courier, when they took a closer look at him as a Second Act honoree in 2011. He talks about his transition from practicing law as a trial lawyer to working in the nonprofit sector.
The Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation awarded Cincinnati Union Bethel's Off the Streets $1,500 to provide transportation assistance for the women. This is a tremendous boost in helping our women access services and keep appointments. Thank you to The Women's Fund!
At its annual meeting on June 25, 2013, Affordable Housing Advocates (AHA) recognized Cincinnati Union Bethel, its board, staff, and residents for outstanding courage and stewardship in saving housing for women at the Anna Louise Inn.
Carol Thornton-Gamble, the Outreach-Intake Coordinator for the Off the Streets program, is being honored as a Cincinnati TIP (Trafficking in Persons) Hero at the Cincinnati Underground Railroad Freedom Center on Thursday, June 20, for her work in combating trafficking. She is one of three local people to be honored.
Fifteen women graduated from the Off the Streets program on Friday, June 14th. Judge Heather Russell and Vice-Mayor Roxanne Qualls addressed the graduates, and Angela Grover created a tribute video to the graduates based on the song, "Back from the Dead." It was an inspiratonal and wonderful graduation.
Therapy dogs visit Cincinnati Union Bethel's Early Learning Academy Camp Washington every Friday and the children love it! They have learned how to pet a dog, how to calm themselves, and that bigger dogs aren't scary.
Our preschool in College Hill has earned the highest three-star rating from Step Up to Quality, the voluntary rating system for early care and education centers in Ohio. That means that all of CUB's Head Start preschools have earned three stars!
Our new digital pilot audiometer machines, funded through a grant from the Rotary Foundation of Cincinnati, are making our hearing tests for our three to five year olds much more efficient and fun.
As politicians debate about gun restrictions and how to prevent more gun violence, considering more stringent background checks, knowing that the majority of the mentally ill don't commit gun violence, MacConnell argues that the stigma around mental illness should be tackled with more urgency. MacConnell reflects on this in his latest blog.