Category Archives: wet shelters

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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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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Should we be creating an Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness in Savannah?


We have been thinking about how to engage the faith community in Savannah on the moral & social issue of homelessness. In our research we came across a few models we are looking into. Here is one we are sharing … 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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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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Homelessness Revealed – our collection of thought provoking images launched on Pinterest


We saw this image today & posted about it, shared it & got inspired to share more of these images when we find them or you share them with us! If you’d like to comment on them please do so … Continue reading

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Did it make a difference in somebody’s addiction recovery process? How stats can show possible outcomes on a blog!


Amazing discovery this morning! Looking at our blog stats find out there was a search (“how we make the heroin“) that linked to a story we did on the Secret Santa addiction recovery story titled “How do we get addiction … Continue reading

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