New Beginnings is what I am calling a social experiment that is aimed at keeping a homeless family together rather than encouraging the mother to reject the father and seek help from a broken welfare state that is only interested in keeping the program going through participation.
Research has shown that a child without both parents in his or her life is more likely to have a criminal record, use drugs, and be unable to keep a job.
On the other hand, a child who has both parents in his or her life showing through example who to work and provide for his or her family tend to had a better education and be much more stable in their home life.
This model is intended to help break the chain of generational Welfare use and offer a stable home environment for the children while their parents are motivated to kick the drug and alcohol habits that got them in trouble in the first place.
But to make this program a reality, we are going to need a house to work out of and qualified councilors to help the participants along the way.
The Rules Of The House
The rules of the project are simple. No Drugs or Alcohol use for any reason. The family must show an effort to save money to get out on their own. They are required to pay rent once they have an income. As I said simple and straightforward.
Stage One “The Start Up Stage”
We are currently in the start up stage of this project. We are looking for benefactors who believe in the project enough to donate funds to buy the house. We are looking for volunteers to help the project run smoothly. We are also looking for people to sit on the Board of Directors. This is the stage where most good ideas burn out. But by God’s grace this of will not.
Stage Two “Logistics / Making Things Happen”
Once the Board of Directors is assembled and the first house is secure, it is time for people to learn about the program. It is at this point that we contact Share Vancouver and the local churches and food banks to network and try and fill the beds. We would also pay for air time one the Fish Radio station. After all if you don’t have people donating or using the program what good is it?
If you wish to get involved please contact Anthony Antolic @ 503-489-3274 or email email@example.com
You can also visit our kick-start page