Yes, you are very important.
Stakeholds need to be leaders, funders, faith based leaders, homeless service providers.
Harness the mission of religions leaders, it's part of their faith and teachings.
Police and sheriff need to be involved. You bring hope to them by giving them a place to take the homeless.
You can't expect policce to solve homeless problem. They don't have capacity.
don't give them that responsibility that isn't theirs,
Pendleton: His group meets with police chief every week to help identify the next five people who need help.
Pendleton: Questions to consider.
Create a vision. Need an agreed upon statement all can rally around.
He's holding up study Schreder commissioned.
He says the worst that can happen is this is ignored,
Hundreds of communities have put together these studies, but only two have actually implemented them.
Please implement it. Don't wait a year,
He asked her when she will have 5 people housed. March 15, is answer.
Someone asked what year? Laughter.
When creating vision, focus on what you want. "We want housing for residents."
Put a positive spin on it because you create a positive energy. Does that make sense? Audience says "yes."
Pendleton: there was a study done that you need 1 tenth of 1 percent of population to bring about change.
Focus on a common vision and you can shift a community.
There's that kind of power when you come together to create a common vision and act on it.
Other question to conciser: Why will it be done?
Pendleton shares a book called Start With Why, Encourages our leaders to read it.
If you know why, you can create and keep the energy going.
Pendleton: Martin Luther King didn't say he had a plan. He said he had a dream.
Have vision for your dream.
Go back and listen to King's speech. It rallies us all.
What do you need in a vision statement?
A vision a function of the heart.
Pendleton: We continue to reach out to homeless, even those who say they don't want help.
They don't trust you when you go out at first.