A challenge & we’re 10 weeks from: 10-10-10 World Homeless Day – Portland, Oregon: COUNTDOWN – WEEK 10

We’re counting down 10 weeks to the launch of the first annual World Homeless Day on 10-10-10 (October 10, 2010).

This week’s big idea: Challenge Your Thinking

What are your assumptions about homelessness?  Like most issues, there’s far more to homelessness than the stereotype.

We just found out about World Homeless Day & we’re pumped!

We are trying to get an event going here in Savannah, GA, where there are lots of services & support for homeless people, yet there are still people living on the streets, under bridges & in “transitional” housing.

We are finding lots of resources from other places in the US & the World based on finding this Day – one day a year, “celebrated” every year on the same day.

Last year I was just beginning my personal journey of understanding what it was all about – more on that later maybe!

I didn’t know about this day, so I guess it wasn’t mentioned anywhere I was hanging out last year.

Well, on to the challenge! Through the source of my initial exposure to World Homeless Day,

Common Ground Worldwide & their blog,

Common Ground Worldwide Blog

we found this posting from Portland, Oregon.

The Myths of Homeless are presented in an effort to present this weeks challenge,

“This week’s big idea: Challenge Your Thinking”

Test your understanding of the myths – do you believe them? Is your understanding of homelessness based on these Myths?

If so, bust your thinking & try to “get it” please!

We’ll be trying to help you understand the facts in other ways as we proceed to develop the content & find other articles to test your assumptions & educate you.

Remember, our mission is to “Advocate, Educate & Collaborate  on the issues affecting homelessness, promoting the ending of homelessness in Savannah & beyond…”

via 10-10-10 World Homeless Day – Portland, Oregon: COUNTDOWN – WEEK 10.


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Advocating for Homelessness Issues in Savannah, GA, so that we can educate, share experiences & generate a Christian understanding of the issues & people who experience, support & attempt to end homelessness in Savannah, GA or anywhere else we can share stories from or about...
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