We’re pretty sure this isn’t the first example of the faith community engaging with a government to fulfill its desires to move ahead on some stalled plans (for building new shelters) for housing the homeless, but it serves as a great starting point for our discussions in Savannah!
Note: We are NOT advocating for more emergency shelters in Savannah, from the City or any other provider of homeless services!
We ARE advocating for Housing First model solutions, just now treating them as an emergency relief situation & an elevated crisis of the highest proportion, equal to a disaster recovery model for providing housing, now for the homeless who have been without attention & focus for way too long!
We have a new approach we’re researching for the housing itself (beyond container housing & on to something that’s meant to address emergency relief)!
We are particularly interested in this post as it brings us to a questions of focus within our faith community as well:
Can we apply the same level of focus for relief efforts that we applied to the Moore OK crisis to our languishing homeless issues in this community & the nation!
Read on about the St Louis project & its birth! Then join us below as we expand the idea for Savannah!
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) – Homeless advocate Rev. Larry Rice says he is willing to donate two vacant lots of property in north St. Louis County if the administration of County Executive Charlie Dooley will turn them into a homeless shelter.
So here’s some more info on the proposal: