THE MISSION OF PROJECT HOMEFUL
‘Project Homeful’ is implementing a unique, robust solution to eliminate homelessness worldwide. Using unique forms of social innovation, social capital, knowledge networking, and collaborative participation, we are building an online web portal that will be used to bring providers together to support those in need of places to live.
A BIG HAIRY AND AUDACIOUS VISION
Together we will eliminate homelessness in the U.S., by enabling local efforts within each of the nation’s 3100 counties by the year 2020. All 3100 counties across the U.S. wll be enabled to perform their own character into ProjectHomeful’s implementation, held together by an online and mobile interface that brings together those needing a home with the micro teams that can provide one.
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“It’s not that we dream too big and will never reach our visions of the future. Rather, it’s that we dream too small … and we do.”
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VIC’s STORY – FROM INSIGHT TO APPLICATION
ProjectHomeful’s roots are based on the insights that came from its founder, while caught in the grasp of homelessness himself. A realization that our view of homelessness is a complete misperception. Moreover, the way we are approaching homelessness is actually helping it to stay alive, rather than be eliminated..
Vic’s insight moved to an idea. Seeing the homeless paradigm as a world cultural crisis that has been in place for thousands of years, and getting worse instead of better, he challenged himself to create a socially innovative solution that eliminates homelessness all together.
A SOCIAL DESIGN SOLUTION
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“SOCIAL DESIGN today requires a conceptual shift:
From building agency – To enabling citizenry.”
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Providing homes is only the beginning to ProjectHomeful, which acts as a catalyst that frees people from their homeless state. In doing so. By giving someone a home, we free up the initiative of individuals and nations to establish the necessary conditions for the success of profit-making enterprise, done not through traditional agency-based strategic planning, but instead through self-adaptive personal activation of each person’s creativity and desire to serve their greater community.
A part of the project’s potential comes from gaining commitment by individuals who can/may become micro-team members. Thus Crowdsource Funding will be used, with its goal to match foundation money during the second phase of the project. I presently seek funding for the first phase, which will establish the prototype for application. See presentations below.
Help us launch this powerful project by co-investing at our crowdsource site. CLICK HERE for more information. Keep tabs on our progress by signing up for our ‘updates’ mailing list. Learn how ‘Project Homeful’ is far more than just another way to shelter the homeless.
- Video: What is ProjectHomeful?
- Video: Agency vs Citizenry
- Kickstarter Overview Slides
- Tech Meetup Funding Request
- Join Facebook Group
Learn how ‘ProjectHomeful’ is FAR MORE
than just another way to shelter the homeless.
For more on founder Vic Desotelle, go to VicDesotelle.com
- Our ProjectHomeful.com website is under development -