Blast From the Past

Friday, 29 February 2008 by

Quick reminder: Tomorrow’s 1Matters Saturday Morning Meeting is at the UNITED WAY Building at 8.10 am, instead of CSM.      In the Year 2000…  On the way to something else I found the final MIS Subcommittee Recommendations presented to us on the “Toledo Collaborative Governing Body on Homelessness” in 2000. This was the formative document intended to create

Couple Quick Things

Wednesday, 27 February 2008 by

Community System  Sorry for the lack of posting lately.  The bad thing about coming up with new ideas is they then need to be built and structured.   This week has been about defining the 1Works program and the Refer7 concept.  After talking to Bill Kitson about tech stuff, all three UW databases are ASP’s, hosted


Monday, 18 February 2008 by

Incredible!  There is a group of people committed exclusively to the needs of the homeless who meet voluntarily on their own time every other Saturday morning, 8am  at what we are now calling the 1Matters Saturday meetings.  Some of these people are the homeless or formerly homeless, some are Food for Thought volunteers who are helping the homeless, as

For the People!

Wednesday, 13 February 2008 by

Why? I got asked over the weekend why this campaign got started. Truth is it wasn’t planned, it just happened as the result of my significant frustration at the lack of inertia toward anything productive that actually helps the homeless. A large group of likeminded people from across the spectrum joined us in representing those that

Updates for Everyone

Friday, 08 February 2008 by

First Quick preface, sorry for the delay in posting.  First that bug knocked me down for the count, which then meant trying to catch back up.  Onward! Housing First!  Everything is pointing to the Housing First (HF) model as the most successful in helping t he homeless nationwide.  Housing First is an alternative to the current system of emergency