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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

2019 Central OH Thanksgiving Dinner

The Central Ohio Thanksgiving took place in Columbus on Sunday, Nov. 24th (link to photos). 

The event was held at the eStem Academy, 8579 Summit Road, Reynoldsburg OH 43068. Sponsors included: 
Reynoldsburg City Schools, including the Leo Club, National Council of Jewish Women: Columbus Section, Congregation Beth Tikvah Sisterhood, Covenant Presbyterian, FYAC, Andi Atwood, Cloe Cooper, Cece Norwood, IHS, Jaye Turner, Kristin Gilbert, Sean Reilly, Wendy’s, Ashley Williams and Bethany Workman.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act (H.R. 4300) passed the U.S. House of Representatives by unanimous consent last night

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2019 SE Thanksgiving Dinner

The 2019 SE Ohio Thanksgiving took place in Athens on Sunday, Nov. 17th (link to photos)

The event was held at the Ohio University’s Grover Center. Sponsors included: Athens County CASA, Athens County Foster Parent Association, Ohio University, Precision Automotive, Kiser’s BBQ, Athens County Children Services and Fairfield County Children Services. 

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2019 SW Ohio Thanksgiving Dinner

The 2019 SW Ohio Thanksgiving took place in Cincinnati on Saturday, Nov. 16th (link to photos)

The event was held at Junior League of Cincinnati’s Columbia Center. Sponsors included: Junior League of Cincinnati, Peoples Church, Opportunities Knocking, and the Higher Education Mentoring Initiative. 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Senate version of Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act is introduced

The Senate version of the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act was introduced this week by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA).

Senator Grassley is the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senator Brown serves as Ranking Member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

The bill was introduced with no changes. The wording of this bill has been honed by foster youth for years, and they wanted to maintain its integrity.

1. Press Release
2. Thank you letter to Senator Brown
3. Thank you letter to Senator Grassley
4. Proponent testimony by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Sunday, November 3, 2019

2019 NE Ohio Thanksgiving Dinner

The 2019 Northeast Ohio Thanksgiving took place in Cleveland on November 2nd: (link to more photos)

This event was held at Saint Ignatius High School. Sponsors included: 
St. Ignatius High School, Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services, Junior League of Greater Cleveland, National Council of Jewish Women, Cleveland Section, Adoption Network Cleveland, Open Table, The Purple Project, Bessie’s Angels and My Very Own Blanket.