Category Archives: Open Letter

URGENT NOTICE: Possible “flashmob” event today | Homeless Persons’ Memorial WALK being organized in Savannah for today.


URGENT NOTICE: Possible “flashmob” event today! Homeless Persons’ Memorial WALK being organized in Savannah for today! . No Service put together by responsible parties so this is our response. Considering Forsyth Park Bandshell as starting point. Time maybe at 5pm or … Continue reading

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How can an art campaign cover up the design of a flawed & inhumane approach to dealing with homelessness? | Tampa art students to design Safe Harbor fundraising campaign | Tampa Bay Times


They’ve been given a HUGE challenge: A class of undergraduates at the Art Institute of Tampa has been handed challenge: Make Pinellas residents care about the homeless. They have showed so far how they (the government & community leaders, including … 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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What Our Community Should Demand to Know about the Homeless Authority (CSAH) [being in disarray] & Homelessness in Savannah


Our Community Should Demand to Know: What we’re doing to house our chronic homeless Why Housing First isn’t a model any of our existing CoC (CSAH) members are supporting What type of Housing First project we would support as a … Continue reading

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Had to share this story from a Vet! WOW- read & support any organization who makes a difference for Vets experiencing homelessness!


Here’s a Facebook post from one of our friends, Holly Minor. It was written by a new Facebook friends, Justa Vet! We feel compelled to add this comment here before you read this expose. We saw it in a newsletter … Continue reading

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Is this a valid pilot project for the Housing Fund in Savannah? We think YES & want to engage now on this!


Background information & coverage is voluminous in the media in San Jose & reported here & on our other Facebook posts regarding this breakthrough approach to proving the value of Housing First models to end chronic homelessness! We believe this … Continue reading

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More collaboration needed Mrs Mayor: Seized shirts, sheets will help Savannah’s needy | savannahnow.com


Thanks Mayor Edna Jackson for recognizing the opportunity for collaboration in the community to address homelessness & bringing dignity to the homeless or recently housed! We have a huge example of an opportunity for even more significant collaboration that seems … Continue reading

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Connect with the issues here: Sophie Johnson: Homeless Kids


Sophie Johnson: Homeless Kids. Some more reality for homeless kids, in print but if you read this I guarantee you will be closer to getting it if you’re having trouble understanding what homeless kids go through! Follow the comment threads … Continue reading

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Follow-ups in Savannah on: ‘60 Minutes’ story on homeless children in Florida spurs $1 million in donations | Poynter.


‘60 Minutes’ story on homeless children in Florida spurs $1 million in donations | Poynter.. Check this out! CBSNews on @60Minutes will re-air & update the story based on activities since the Nov 27, 2011 airing of that update from … Continue reading

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Follow-up & More on Supporting “Housing First” Models to End Chronic Homelessness in Savannah, GA: Question for All Political Campaigns in Savannah, GA, 2011 Elections


We offer this follow-up specifically at Thanksgiving time because we all must take time to think about what we are thankful for! Our homes, families, the feast we are going to have tomorrow are all very valid things to be … Continue reading

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