We are excited to release We are Winning. We are Winningis a documentary about one community in America and the people in it who are solving family homelessness. Recent reports state that 1 in 50 children living in the United States will experience homelessness in 2009. Is family homelessness in America a condition that can be solved? Over the next several weeks you will meet people from the community of North San Diego County California who believe that solving family homelessness for kids and communities is achievable and who are doing something about it.
Introduction to the Documentary by Chris Megison
Social entrepreneur and visionary Chris Megison introduces the first part of an ongoing documentary series around what one community in America and the people in it are doing to solve family homelessness. In this initial first phase of the documentary, Megison introduces 15 people who explain why they are winning the battle against family homelessness in their community. This first series of short vignettes explores the benefits of engaging all community sectors: civic, church, education, government and business around a model and a plan designed to solve (not contain) homelessness.
Sandra Shuda, - from the business sector
Sandra Shuda, Vice President Human Resources at Watkins Manufacturing - Makers of HotSprings Spa's shares why she is involved in a community initiative that is solving family homelessness in her community. “I have seen their programs with my own eyes, talked to their people and know that Solutions for Change is solving homelessness for children in my community”.
Randy Reznicek, - from the civic sector
Avid golfer and entrepreneur Randy Reznicek talks about his motivation for being involved in a different kind of “homeless” community organization. Says Randy, "Once I understood that these were children, even babies, right here in my own community who lost their homes, that is what got my attention. Then once I investigated further and saw that Solutions for Change was actually solving this problem, I became a believer. We are actually winning this battle and defeating a very tough social problem".
Linda Gibney, - from the educational sector
Linda Gibney talks about how her volunteerism with an organization called Solutions for Change is making a difference in her life and in the lives of the children she helps. "It hit me one day when one of the kids said something that really stuck. She told me that she really looked forward to seeing me and that I was a bright spot in her day. That's a really good feeling to know that I am having an impact".
Follow along with us On Point in one of the toughest social battles facing America today: family homelessness. For 25 years we have been in the social trenches battling the impacts of homelessness on people and communities. In the community of North San Diego California, population one million, an imperative to solve family homelessness is gaining huge momentum and spreading. Thousands of people have joined together around a vision, a social enterprise model and a plan that gets to the root and solves the problem, permanently. Join us here through these blogs to learn and feel what one community in America is doing to defeat the impacts of homelessness on kids and communities. It's the next best thing to being here yourself!
Web Documentary - We Are Winning. One Community in America Solving Family Homelessness
Learn About Solutions for Change
Finding Our Way Home Initiative To Solve Family Homelessness