One observer calls it draconian (Neil Donovan).
Another observer calls it 'rats in lab experiment'. (Tina Moore)
A third observer at huffingtonpost.com wrote "New York Study Leaves 200 Struggling Families To Fend For Themselves As Experiment"
I've been able to read tweets from at least 4 of my cohorts who believe in, use and advocate the use of WeAreVisible.com. Reprehensible was the mildest word amongst us.
If the perpetrators want factual data on a homebase model I can recommend they speak to people already using such models -- people such as Joel John Roberts and all the people at PATH, amongst others.
The last conversation I had on Twitter with folks I've met through WeAreVisible.com, was me asking "Is there something we can do?"
We weren't sure.
Now, I pro-offer this and take action upon it myself. It's true, I haven't yet successfully found a home for myself, and I've done all I can at this moment in time. So for this moment in time, for follow up in future moments I'm planning this, as well -- after all, I'm not the only one in the homeless milieu:
1) Each one of us who has a blog, please put your opinion and request for action from your readers and followers into a current blog post, prior to the upcoming WorldWide Homeless Day Events on 10/10/10.
1a) Please share the link to your blog post with all your social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, digg, -- in short the entire social media milieu)
2) Please share the link to each of the three observational stories I mentioned at the start of this post, at least once today in your Twitterverse with a request to others to do the same, and use the #wearevisible tag in your tweet to join those of us taking action on this in one voice.
3) On 10/10/10 World Homeless Day especially, but any day this month, please post on all your social media your wish and intent to achieve change and make a difference in Homeless Issues. If you have a Facebook Account, please like and post on the World Homeless Day FB page (and visit their webpage: www.worldhomelessday.org)
4) Put your creativity caps on and come up with more ways we can act on this!
I have more to say on this issue and will be doing so in another post or three this weekend, and I will have researched more action steps you can take.
You are important. What you do is important.
You can choose to take an action.
Will you do it now?