Helping the Homeless Dream Again
We meet with a homeless individual for a private luncheon, usually at a local What-a-burger, McDonald’s; where ever the individual feels most comfortable. During this time, we will do a preliminary interview to determine if the individual meets our requirements.
Our requirements are few, but we found we needed to establish some guidelines for them. One of our key requirements is that the individual assumes responsibility for themselves. We are not a shelter, we do not give out money directly, and we are not here to act as another “program” for them to pass through. We are here to work closely with individuals to spark a passion in their desire to do better for themselves.
No one ever dreams of growing up to be that homeless guy standing on the street corner. We dream of being rock stars, Hollywood’s favorite actor, or even president someday; but never the homeless guy. And in knowing this, during the interview, we work towards finding out where the road shifted on the path to their dreams? What caused their life to derail?
We hope to get the individual back to a place where they can see their future and dream again; then help them cultivate those dreams.
We are… Giving hope to the hopeless, standing with them, and helping them find avenues to reaching their potential.