The Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless (GCCH) was founded in 1984 with the goal of eradicating homelessness in Cincinnati by shaping a collective voice for homeless individuals and those serving them. From the beginning GCCH focused on service coordination. GCCH’s “general body” membership consists of over 45 social service agencies that work in housing, economic justice, health, case management, and more. GCCH was founded under the realization that homelessness could not be ended through direct service alone. GCCH formed education and advocacy programs that continue today with the belief that homelessness can be ended through an increased understanding of the complexities of the issue combined with positive, sustainable legislation and policies.