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The Matthew 25:40 Project
Garland's Hand Up to Help End Homelessness
"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sister of mine, you did for me.'" Matthew 25:40
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A Hand Up; Not a Hand Out!
Home5 Year Plan

OUR 5 YEAR PLAN
(Note:  As we make progress and recognize roadblocks, this plan will change to help us truly meet our goals and make a difference in eliminating homelessness.)

MATTHEW 2540 5 YEAR PLAN

 

~If we give the homeless a hand up rather than a hand out,

they may eventually not need us anymore~

 

6 MONTH GOALS - ACCOMPLISHED!


Get more recognition

 

Redo website to draw people to us (look at Google Docs/Club Express)

           Explain who we are

                  Explain what we plan to accomplish

                  Explain how we plan to get there

                  Tell what we need from our viewers

            Add funding page, including recurring payments

            Add sponsor page

            Add volunteer page

            Add event page

            Add advertising page for realtor, job recruiter

            Add “I Need Help” with resources for our homeless


Blogs

E-Newsletter

Events

Identify housing available throughout Garland and surrounding areas


What is required to get in

What is required to stay in

Get volunteers to research what’s available and report back

 

Explore tiny house community in Garland


What are others doing?What works?What doesn’t?

Possible locations?

Zoning?

Pricing?

9 MONTH GOALS - WE ARE HERE NOW!

    
Set up relationship with local apartment complexes similar to other programs in DFW  area to help with housing


Work on voucher program with government for housing

 

      Establishing funding methods for housing

Apply for grants

      Recruit monthly sponsors

      Recruit corporate sponsors

      Recruit church sponsors

      Recruit individual sponsors (recurring – Check out Simple Giving)

                  Identify what $5/month buys; $10/month, etc. to encourage recurring donors)

Set up incentives (name on sponsor page, special advertising page for $$)

Use new website and other sources to begin drawing donations.

Create a volunteer questionnaire to determine spiritual gifts; where volunteers best fit in; interests

Set up intake schedule at office/church

Have set schedule where volunteers show up to do intake of those wanting help

Create intake forms

Determine needs

      Other volunteers review intake forms to determine resources available and make recommendations         

            *NOTE: Need volunteer/mentor training

Find local barber available to help with hair prior to interviews

Talk to local politicians about land possibilities; zoning, funding for tiny houses.

 

1 YEAR GOALS

 

Find/build a resource center where our friends have one place to go to get help locating housing/jobs,
get job skill training, attend classes, meet with mentors, and get general assistance.

 

Staff the resource center.

Find and fund a “corporate” apartment for emergency situations

Set up criteria for who stays there and how long

How do we evict, if necessary


      JOBS

Work with local job recruiter to place people in more permanent jobs

Classes on how to interview; how to keep jobs

Get volunteers to drive people to and from jobs; babysit; help with completing resumes


OPEN DAY LABOR SHOP

Buy a large passenger van/driver/insurance to get folks to a job

Advertise to have people call us for help they need

Establish a data base for skills available

Make sure everyone has ability to be contacted

Find affordable daycare

18 MONTH GOAL

 

Purchase land for tiny house community; begin construction

Form committee to determine criteria for those living in tiny house community

Begin taking donations for furnishing tiny houses (need storage facility)

Salaried CEO – At this point, we hope to be able to “hire” and offer our CEO a regular salary for the
ongoing work performed. Establish mentoring program with continued training to follow through
with our homeless; guide them 

 

Complete tiny house community construction; set date for grand opening. 


5-YEAR GOALS

Buy apartment complex in Garland

Rent/buy bigger facility with training rooms/classrooms for preparing homeless for life skills

Have onsite staff clinic available

Have onsite staff barber/beautician available

Have onsite daycare

Mentoring