Category Archives: Street Medicine

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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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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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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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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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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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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Seeking support for attending the NAEH 2013 Conference, July 22-24, Washington, DC


We’re trying to put together an entire trip to the conference of the 2013 National Alliance to End Homelessness! Travel & accommodations can take several forms – train, plane, bus or car! Depending on which approach donors can support with funds, donations … Continue reading

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When we reject giving housing first to our homeless are we rejecting Jesus? | Is there a call for social justice to the churches & God’s people here? | Sculpture of Jesus the Homeless rejected by two prominent churches | Toronto Star


“Homeless Jesus had no home,” says the artist, Timothy Schmalz, who specializes in religious sculpture. “How ironic.” Watch the sculptor share his reaction to finding it so hard to find a home for his Jesus the Homeless piece! You see … Continue reading

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