Category Archives: Homelessness Action Week

Want to be part of the discussion on Savannah’s Social Issues? | Savannah steps back in time | savannahnow.com


Heery, who was once homeless, said the tour not only benefits a social cause, but it also portrays information and is a learning opportunity for people about the history of social issues and how they’ve been addressed. “In an advocacy … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Savannah’s Faith, Business, City & Neighborhood Communities: Are we ready to frame chronic homelessness as a public health issue?


You see, from Nashville’s recent Registry Week (see more at their How’s Nashville campaign website) we have seen how being real about the vulnerability to life surveys can show & help make us focus on the actual public health aspects … Continue reading

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The battle in Pinnelas, Clearwater & all over the US for what the solution for chronic homelessness should be: it’s Housing First guys not upscale prison units


The question at hand is, which one of the two videos below provides a place you’d like to “Occupy”? I’ll take Pinellas Hope over Safe Harbor any day of the week, BUT the solution is Housing First, as represented in the … Continue reading

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KWAV’s Blessing Bags How To


http://kwavs.blogspot.com/2011/05/blessing-bags-how-to.html Wonderful support approach – everybody who sees homeless people on the street remember how easy it would be to hand them one of these! Also there is a group in AK (fb: http://www.facebook.com/3Bagsin2Days) website (http://3bagsin2days.org/) that does some great … Continue reading

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Savannah’s Answer to World Homeless Day 10/10/11


World Homeless Day 10/10/11. We didn’t put together an event for this year, sorry for that, but it’s been an interesting year! We are now out of our own homelessness & working hard this political season to raise awareness of … Continue reading

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When faced with a homeless person, what do you do? – Chicago Muckrakers


How do you feel when you see a homeless person sitting on the sidewalk with a cup of change? If you’re like most people, it’s a combination of uneasiness, guilt and dread. Should you give money? Or does that make … Continue reading

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Sorry we haven’t been posting much late


Sorry we haven’t been posting much lately! We’ve been really busy getting our Advocacy launched & organizing some events we’ve written about earlier! Stay tuned – this post will be updated soon with those details…

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A message to John Mellencamp: John Mellencamp: No better than here


“I don’t mean to insult anybody’s town, but Savannah is absolutely the most beautiful town in America,” Mellencamp says. “There’s no question in my mind, I’ve been everywhere, and the most beautiful town in America is Savannah, Georgia.” Yes, you … Continue reading

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Our inter-faith interests too: Common Ground Worldwide – HOME


While this is not exactly our stated mission (as expressed below in the quoted area), we felt it was important to share a principle under which we will be operating. If there is any confusion about us supporting a “Christian … Continue reading

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Other cities deal with stereotypes too: Homeless make their voices heard at forum on poverty | The Salt Lake Tribune


“The biggest problem we have is public perception that everyone who is poor or homeless deals drugs or is criminal,” Hilton said. “I hope we have provided some clarification of the issues. I hope we have erased some stereotypes.” You … Continue reading

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