Clark Millard, director of facility for homeless Clark Eugene Millard Jr.
knew little about social-service programs when he
became house director about 10 years ago of Charlie's ¾ House
, a transitional housing center for homeless men in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. He
did know about alcoholics, though: He
was one himself who at that point had been sober for 10 years.He
also knew about organizing from his
days as a United Auto Workers Union representative at the General Motors
plant in Norwood, Ohio. Mr. Millard
, who died Sunday at age 62 at his home in Butler, used that skill and experience to build Charlie's ¾ House
from a floundering agency with two buildings and five clients to what it is today: a five-building facility that serves 52 clients.
"He saved so many lives, he touched so many lives," Roller said of Mr. Millard
...Mr. Millard was a police officer in Dayton before he went to work for General Motors.
At the time of his
was a volunteer for two fire departments: Wilder and North Pendleton.He was treasurer of the former and helped to get the latter started. He also served a term on the Wilder City Council in the 1990s.He
was an Army veteran. He was a member of the Bob White Club, Claryville, and Mentor Baptist Church, Mentor.He
was a 20-year member of Alcoholics Anonymous