Who We Are and What We Do
LCCH provides a wide variety of housing services to homeless and low-income members of our Licking County community. LCCH now operates over 40 units of Transitional Housing for homeless families and individuals - serving nearly 80 households (including more than 100 homeless children) every year.
What People are Saying about LCCH
“Exceptional service performed with a very cheerful, efficient, warm, kind attitude!! My preparer was efficient, intelligent and pleasant!!”
- 2013 VITA client
Facts & Myths About Homelessness
Homeless people are just lazy. “Why don’t they just get a job?”
Many homeless people are among the working poor, a term used to describe people who have worked 27 hours or more and are at or below the official poverty level. In 2017, 5.6% of people in the workforce were still living in poverty. In Ohio alone, 14.6% of the population is living in poverty, including 20.1% of Ohio children - meaning one out of every five Ohio children live in poverty. Most of the working poor make too much to qualify for government assistance and live paycheck to paycheck, leaving no savings for an emergency fund. Homeless people typically work harder for the little they receive. Most homeless folks have at least part time work, and are looking for steady, full time work, but find that it is difficult for one who does not have an address or a daily shower.