By Tim Houchen
May 10, 2020 —
News, Information, Encouragement, Entertainment and more….
About Homeless Perspective Weekly Update
When we first established our nonprofit, Hope 4 Restoration, we understood that it was important to our cause of ending homelessness, that accurate information should be gathered and shared with other homeless activists/advocates. We had an appreciation for the power of technology and social media, so we created a website for H4R and we built-in tools for advocates. Our Homeless Documents Library has been deemed a tremendous resource for those who use it to find information about homelessness.
In the News is a feature at the H4R website that is a chronological record of homelessness dating back to 2010. The timeline is established in news articles and bloggers just love it because you can relate to issues that took place in the past and compare them with today’s stories. It’s remarkable because bloggers can link the URL to the article to verify their sources of information.
Two years ago, we decided that we didn’t always like the way that stories were covered by the local press. So, we created our own online news magazine and we called it Homeless Perspective because the stories told there were through the eyes of someone who had experienced homelessness in the past. Me.
In order to get the greatest amount of benefit from providing news and information, the news and information has got to be content rich. That’s why you will see more photos along with the written stories than other news outlets. Where possible we are including video presentation as well.
The most important thing to the success of our venture is you. We need to know always that we are informing you and that we are educating you. Sometimes we enjoy even entertaining you because all work and no play does what? You guessed it.
We created the Homeless Perspective Weekly Update so that we can bring all of the necessary elements together to further our cause of ending homelessness. It’s a work in progress and until Weekly Update becomes a huge success, we will keep experimenting until we come up with the magic formula. But, we need people. We need you and other activists/advocates to lift your voices. We can create the stage, but we can’t send a message without your voices.
Please share your comments and suggestions with us. We want to get as many people in front of our cameras as possible and we want to hear the voices of people that are just too stubborn to quit advocating for homeless solutions.
Please contact us to make a suggestion or ask a question. We’re happy to report on an event or a special announcement.