The project is called Oma Village after a grassroots effort started last year by the Rev. Betty Pagett of San Rafael known as “Oma” to her grandsons to support homeless families. For more details, please see the Homeward Bound blog on Novato Patch.
We found this project with our good friend Google!
Here’s a robust example of a serious commitment (to the tune of $3M) to take forward what was once a grassroots project by a Pastor!
This is not much un-like our efforts here in Savannah, GA & as we write this we are stymied with the process & concerned that the priority of those involved is not necessarily to create the solution together.
Therefore, we are reaching out to others with developed hearts for this effort who may be able to put us all on a path that more readily gets the project off the ground.
Our efforts to create a “Savannah Area Interfaith Taskforce on Ending Homelessness” most recently with our Exploratory Meeting held on January, 17, 2013 at The Savannah Baptist Center brought out a great crowd anxious to hear how the faith community could possibly come together for this effort.
The vision was shared & in fact there are two pieces of adjacent property on Wheaton St in Savannah ready for us to evaluate for now two separate housing first based projects.
The vision is for one to take on the chronic homeless issue & the other for a similar project for families or women & children!
We are ready to develop a business plan & a supportable business model for these projects! We seek YOUR involvement, whether as part of the broader faith community or individually as you are called!
Notice the FAQ in this linked blog post above that establishes some common questions that we would likely hear from our community as well as we seek to develop this effort.
This FAQ is embedded here for your reading through Scribd: