Homelessness is a worldwide problem, a national disaster, and a drain on local communities.
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. There are many origins of this famous quote – Chinese, Native American, Italian, Indian, or Biblical, Lao-Tzu, Maimonides, or Mao Zedong. Where ever it originated may be unclear… but what is clear, is the power behind those words.
Homelessness continues to be a topic of great interest across the nation. There are many excellent groups, organizations and people trying to combat the growing epidemic. The more you feed the problem however, the more it remains the status-quo.
You are about to meet an organization out of Forth Worth, Texas, that has discovered the art of teaching people to fish. Chief Executive Officer, Toby Owen, explains how Project Clean Slate has become the starting place for the journey home for many homeless people. This could very well be a case study for the nation as countless communities struggle with homelessness.
The Presbyterian Night Shelter and Project Clean Slate welcomes anyone without a home. And then they help them find one. They do much more than provide free access to safe shelter and a warm meal however, they provide hope and a future through case management, employment help, counseling, housing assistance and other programs.
The story continues on the Brink of Greatness Podcast…
The Next Leap Forward
The Presbyterian Night Shelter was started by a group of Presbyterian ministers as an overnight shelter for the county’s homeless population, providing spiritual guidance for those who seek it through a full-time chaplain and the Hope Chapel for Bible study and worship. And while their emergency shelter services are still available to anyone who needs them, they’re equally focused on helping guests find their own permanent housing.
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