The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH)

Name of Non-Profit Organization *
The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH)
Today’s Date: * Monday, March 4, 2024
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? *
Address *

3631 Perkins Ave, Suite 3A-3
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
United States
County *
Point of Contact for Magnified Giving Youth * Kathryn Boor
Point of Contact’s Title *
Communications Coordinator
Point of Contact’s Email Address *
Point of Contact’s Phone Number (216) 432-0540
Executive Director’s Name *
Chris Knestrick
What is the mission of your organization?
NEOCH exists to eliminate the root causes of homelessness while loving our diverse community through organizing, advocacy, education, and street outreach.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • [7] Equality & Social Justice * Equity and Inclusion*
  • [11] Poverty
  • [13] Veterans & Military Service
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
Our organization focuses on the Cleveland Ohio area. The work of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless is collective, and our coalition is a community formed by unhoused people, concerned community members, social justice groups, and homeless service providers, all of whom have been critical to the development of our mission and long-term vision. We envision a society where everyone has a safe and stable place to call home where they can also embrace their own power and dignity. We also recognize that this cannot be achieved without first acknowledging and confronting the root causes of homelessness: namely, structural racism and the lack of affordable housing. Thus, we find it imperative that our work be centered on anti-racism, radical love, education, and collective grassroots organizing on issues of safe and affordable housing, along with tenants’ rights advocacy.

This vision can only be fully realized in the context of radical inclusivity, not for its own sake, but because we know that it is required of us to repair ourselves, our systems, and our community. Our vision calls us to do more and to risk more – it believes that there is enough for everyone and that housing is a human right.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? *
No, sorry.
Student Connection Preference (click all that apply): *
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