Life After Addiction

"Hi, I'm Anna* and I'm an addict." This simple statement has been my introduction for the past two years.

I have been through five treatment centers and many stays in jail. I have walked the streets for drugs and money. I have lost custody of my daughter. I have been to jail and treatments because I kept relapsing. I have felt hopeless and alone. I have used narcotic pain medicine as an emotional escape only to find myself addicted to heroin.

House to Home

Transition into permanent housing in 30 days or less with increased income: that’s Shelterhouse’s goal for all its residents.

Shelterhouse, formerly known as the Drop Inn Center, has two locations: the women’s shelter on Reading Rd. and the men’s shelter on Gest St.

Street Vibes

Published twice a month by The Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, Street Vibes is a local newspaper that advocates for justice and reports on homelessness, civil rights, and poverty. It is distributed by individuals experiencing homelessness, providing them with a way to earn money.