mpheery3 
Member since Aug 28, 2010

Advocate for the homeless & homelessness, since Aug 2010. Seeking new solutions for housing the homeless based on a Housing First model. Check out http://housingfirstsavannah.com for our Exec Summary & Presentation on Housing First Savannah...

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Re: “Editor's Note: CAT calls

There really aren't any solutions people will like. We have to bite the bullet, otherwise how do our poverty stricken, less than a living wage earning folks deal with getting to work for their second job?

Or maybe his salary could be tied to reducing poverty successes - the pay for success model is out there, make them be successful at reducing poverty for the low wage earners, run ads on their buses for paying a living wage so CAT can succeed!

Not to mention our homeless who depend on the CAT Shuttle to get to work or their doctors appointments...

Posted by mpheery3 on 09/27/2013 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Living under the bridge

A visit to a tent encampment gets some interesting quotes from those who do outreach to these homeless folks (with limited actual visits to the tent encampments - we need more active outreach & a vulnerability assessment approach to house the mist vulnerable - we HAVE lost homeless people living on the streets & in these camps) - interesting perspectives on lying etc... We should be finding more housing options than shelters we believe. This helps justify Housing First programs in Savannah more than anything else I've seen! We don't have enough shelter space for them even if they did "want" to go to them & we don't have anything else to offer them. They're not all drunks or druggies. More later in a blog post, coming soon!

We agree with the other quote that this is excellent journalism!

We also are advocates for the homeless & homelessness, looking toward solutions that others are not considering like Housing First! Check out our website http://housingfirstsavannah.com/ & our blog linked to from there.

We also have an advocacy website & blog at http://homelessnessinsavannah.org/

Feel free to contact us if you're interested in more info on our views on the state of homelessness in Savannah:

Marvin Heery
912.659.0696 mobile
info@homelessnessinsavannah.org

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Posted by mpheery3 on 08/14/2013 at 10:00 PM

Re: “John Mellencamp: No better than here

Watch John's PSA on World Homelessness Day on 10-10-10 (it's on YouTube) - we hope to engage John on the issues around homelessness here in Savannah too! He has previously engaged with Toledo, Ohio & spoken well of 1Matters.org & their efforts. He gave an interview to ToledoStreets.org which is Toledo's "... Paper with a Mission"

Posted by Marvin Heery on 08/28/2010 at 10:46 PM

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