Category Archives: Panhandling

A new day for the homeless authority, maybe, but much more to address before they’re on track again! | Savannah’s homeless authority balances budget, cites new day | Savannahnow.com Mobile


Today’s article in the Savannah Morning News comes after the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless (known as the CSAH & Homeless Authority) Board Meeting held yesterday, Tuesday, 2/19/2013. We were in attendance & are pleased to see this meeting reported … Continue reading

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Asking a few questions, building solutions: City, police remove trash pile near homeless camp – WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports


Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say homeless people who are living under the Truman Parkway have been piling up trash for at least five years — and it started to become a health hazard. While there is no question that this was … 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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Will Savannah end up here too or will the faith community step up & be a part of the solution?: Economic Justice Petition: Stop criminalizing our homeless | Change.org


Hopefully we’ll never get to this point! And if we do then yes, petitions on change.org & other remedies must be sought. That should only be a final step after the faith community has a chance to weigh-in though. Don’t … Continue reading

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What does or should Savannah’s version of Home for Good LA look like?


via United Way of Greater Los Angeles Facebook share of the above image: We can end chronic and veteran homelessness by quickly moving people into housing and give them the necessary services to stay there. This is a shot of … Continue reading

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Savannah needs to consider: Alternatives to Criminalization | Issue | United States Interagency Council on Homelessness USICH


Thanks United States Interagency Council on Homelessness for promoting this research & challenging us to get our communities to look for alternatives! Criminalizing homelessness is NOT the compassionate or reasonable thing to do in our communities. Solutions ARE available! Promote them in … Continue reading

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An issue for Savannah to discuss too?: Boulder: Heaven for the homeless, or a town that’s short on services? – Boulder Daily Camera


Some of the recent issues surrounding the homeless have brought up a broader question of whether Boulder is a city that is friendly to the nearly 1,000 people every night who have no place to go. Opinions on the matter … Continue reading

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Here’s some great info on Housing First in New Orleans (from a conference & article): Housing First model of addressing homelessness is discussed | NOLA.com


There’s a homelessness conference going on in New Orleans on homelessness while this post is being written & one of the topics is “Housing First“! A local newspaper reporter wrote an article about how it works in New Orleans! Here’s … Continue reading

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Is this a street model for engaging the street homeless & helping to end their struggles?: Fighting homelessness in Atlantic City a constant battle for cop, social worker – pressofAtlanticCity.com: Atlantic County News


Fighting homelessness in Atlantic City a constant battle for cop, social worker – pressofAtlanticCity.com: Atlantic County News. Here are some quotes from the article that should set the tone for our outreach to the Police to find better ways to … Continue reading

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Announcement: A series on homeless living in a shelter, please follow: Faces of Homelessness: A Night at the Shelter – Burke, VA Patch


This series (from Fairfax, VA) seems worth following! We need to understand the shelter system & match our (Savannah’s) approaches to those of others & do a gap analysis! More is coming with models we’ve found that take the shelter … Continue reading

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