From Cincinnati CityBeat:
Connie Benton has lived at Findlater Gardens for the last 18 years. She likes the sense of community among most of the residents in the 600 townhomes owned and run by the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority in Winton Hills, about eight miles north of downtown Cincinnati.
But her family has also experienced violence here, and some of her relatives struggle with the trauma that comes with those experiences.
Today, CMHA unveiled a concept it hopes will help Benton's family and others in Findlater and neighboring Winton Terrace — two hubs for various social service agencies nestled in the middle of those communities.
Called Resource Opportunity Centers (ROCs) the office spaces inside the neighborhoods' community centers will host staff from Hamilton County Job and Family Services, Beech Acres Parenting Center, the Community Action Agency, Women Helping Women, Dress for Success, Easter Seals, New Horizons Computer Learning Center, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and other organizations.
Read Cincinnati CityBeat's article "Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority Launches Social Service Hubs in Winton Terrace, Findlater Gardens."