Category Archives: shelters

Are we blaming the victim(s) in Savannah? | Filling in the Outlines of a Dickens Character, This One Real – NYTimes.com


A quote from a NYTimes movie review of “The Invisible Woman” on Christmas Day to get us started: In an unsettling scene that reflects today’s increasingly harsh blame-the-victim attitudes toward the poor and homeless, Dickens pleads for compassion toward the desperate, … Continue reading

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A call to action: Are we Tolerating Homelessness? | NEXT PRACTICES Update from The American Round Table


WORDS OF THE WEEK: TOLERATING HOMELESSNESS Round Table President Philip Mangano (pictured here) opened the NEXT PRACTICES Colloquy with a call to pronoia, the idea that the universe is conspiring for good, and we are all agents of that conspiracy in benefitting … Continue reading

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Our lingering myth in Savannah, we’re a mecca for the homeless: busted | Shattering myths about homelessness Page 1 of 2 | UTSanDiego.com


Many may believe the myth that establishing services for homeless people will cause homeless people from all around to migrate to a city. A recent study, however, found that 75 percent of homeless people are still living in the city … Continue reading

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Container housing & other innovative approaches to housing for the homeless & others | Urgent Architecture: 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World: Bridgette Meinhold: 9780393733587: Amazon.com: Books


Container housing & other approaches we’re considering get coverage in this new book! Here is a book with great examples of new housing approaches! Container housing is in here too!! But what we like the most is that the lead-in … Continue reading

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Ending Homelessness in Savannah, What’s in it for YOU | Ignoring the homeless costs more in the long run


No matter what your viewpoint is on taking care of the homeless we like to meet people where they are in their walk. So, if you’re into helping the homeless because of social justice considerations, your faith tells you to … Continue reading

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Mainstream media misses the issue, advocates disappointed: Tampa passes new ordinances on homeless despite protests – National Social Issues | Examiner.com


Another one bites the dust, criminalization of homelessness happened again in another Florida community! Tampa held it’s second reading & comment period on July 18, 2013 & the local advocates & homeless were seen but bot heard by the media! … 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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Looking at a new model for Housing the Homeless in Savannah (with a focus from the faith community equal to the Moore OK response)! | Larry Rice Offers Land to St. Louis County for Homeless Shelter « CBS St. Louis


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 … Continue reading

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New options are available, however we MUST ask: Will we make the 2015 “deadline” (goal) to end veterans & chronic homelessness. women too, in Savannah? | HUD & VA TEAM UP TO PROVIDE PERMANENT HOMES TO 9,000 HOMELESS VETS | RealEstateRama


Ominous question isn’t it? Answer is – YES, we CAN, IF… (read below to see a new approach to housing – beyond container housing models… – our next step in Housing First) Yes, President Obama, through his USICH & Opening … Continue reading

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Interfaith efforts CAN work, will they here in Savannah? | How HPRP stayed alive & well in Olympia WA (under a volunteer based program) | SideWalk Homeless Advocacy And Support Serves Olympia | ThurstonTalk


A program that started out using HPRP funding (from the feds [HUD et al] which has since gone by the wayside under that terminology) is still running. It started with a deep partnership with their local Interfaith Works (they have … Continue reading

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