CINCINNATI, OH – Slovin & Associates continued their support over the holiday season for a vulnerable and marginalized group of at-risk youth in their community — unhoused or underhoused teenagers. The firm contributed gift cards and hoodies to the Lighthouse Youth & Family Services organization, which were given as Christmas gifts to youth receiving services at the LYFS facility.
Ending Youth Homelessness
Lighthouse offers an integrated system of care for ages 0-24 designed to guide and track their progress over time. This includes mental health services, including same-day assessments, as well as youth housing, emergency shelter, community juvenile justice services, residential treatment, and foster care and adoption.
A national leader in developing services for youth and families, Lighthouse opened the first group home for girls in Ohio and has operated the first and only sanctuary for youth ages 10-17 in the Cincinnati area since 1974. Lighthouse is also a pioneer in the effort to end youth homelessness and is the lead agency in the KEYS to a Future Without Youth Homelessness initiative in Hamilton County.
According to the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition, an estimated 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness every year, and 1.35 million American children will experience homelessness this year. Health Care Access Now reports that over 8,000 children in Cincinnati experience homelessness each year, with the average person experiencing homelessness just 9 years old. As affordable housing continues to disappear, the value of minimum wage drops, and a recession looms, the issue won’t go away anytime soon.
Supporting Vulnerable Populations
Slovin & Associates is passionate about contributing to local solutions geared toward caring for the needs of the next generation. Along with homelessness comes the need for trauma-informed physical and mental health care, as shelter is generally just one piece of the puzzle in meeting the greater needs at stake for the future of at-risk youth. The firm considers it a privilege to help meet these needs and looks forward to being a community supporter in 2023.
About Slovin & Associates, Co., LPA
Slovin & Associates, Co., LPA aims to achieve the highest rating for creditor’s rights law firms in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana by obtaining expeditious and cost-efficient results in a professional and low-maintenance environment for our clients in the fields of collections, commercial and consumer litigation, bankruptcy, leasing and landlord-tenant law, and Fair Debt consulting.