We encourage our readers to take a look at this blog post we wrote over on one of our other blogs the other day!
We are on our way to the NAEH Annual Conference on Ending Homelessness where we will be meeting with Congressional delegations & individual representatives in Congress to advance the advocacy & the needs of our folks for Congress to not balance the budget or deal with the deficit on the backs of the homeless!
We seek to bring a spiritual awareness to this issue of homelessness & the work that is being done elsewhere to help our people break the chains of addiction & mental health issues that cause them to remain homeless.
While this isn’t the only reason people are homeless it is one that we deal with on a regular basis as a part of our volunteer efforts with several street ministries to the homeless in Savannah.
We also see lots of needs for job creation specifically targeted to the homeless & are fully supportive of the housing first model! There are other ideas we will be putting forth over time for “housing with a job” model that we are working on with various stakeholders in Savannah!
We will also be bringing the message that ending homelessness is not just the job of the government, social service agencies or non-profits, it is the job of everyone who seeks to Love their Neighbor as the Lord calls us to do! So a focus in enabling faith-based groups & collectives, collaborators, to work together to not just serve the spiritual needs of the homeless that they do so well but also to get further engaged in the solutions to end homelessness that a few have done so well independently.
More later & look forward to updating everyone here , on Facebook & Twitter as the week evolves!
Updates from the Conference will be regular!
We’re on the journey there right now as we write this post stopping over in Richmond to see family!
- The United States of America Was Founded Upon the Christian Faith, and Regardless What “Other Voices” Declare, America Was and Is Still a Christian Nation (stevendmaples.wordpress.com)
- The Mayflower Compact (jackwoodard.wordpress.com)
- Mark Horvath: WATCH: Homeless Mom Calls for Help (huffingtonpost.com)
- Road Home to receive national honor ()