Founder and C.E.O.
When Dean started the homeless hookup in 2014, he never imagined it would turn into what it has. His passion and empathy for those on the streets comes from a very personal experience in homelessness.
My name is Beth Minadeo I’m a retired school bus driver. Currently, I’m a personal trainer. Last but not least a board member of the Homeless Hookup. My involvement started way before Homeless Hookup was conceived. Dean use to ride my bus. He was a little rough around the edges but I could tell he had heart, a good heart. So when Dean turned his life around I know that heart was going to be used in the service of others. I have walked on the streets with Dean, been in the Mobile Hygiene Unit with Dean to see first hand where that heart has led him.
Lisa is first and foremost, the mother of five children. By profession she has been a school psychologist for over 25 years in the Cleveland area. As a Cleveland native, her passion is giving back to the city, through her support of Homeless Hookup and their mission. “I am inspired by Dean’s dedication, energy, and determination to make a difference every single day. He keeps giving, regardless of the challenges that present themselves. Every lunch he hands out, or kind words he bestows, move his journey forward towards restoring dignity to fellow humankind. “
Copyright © 2021 Homeless Hookup CLE - All Rights Reserved.