Veterans Matter Flint Edition

Thursday, 08 March 2012 by

We were thrilled that 1Matters was invited by Shawn Dowling, the coordinator for the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans program with the Ann Arbor VA Health System, to help with a 1 day “Flint Blitz” outreach program. Our goal was simple: To help find and identify every single unhoused veteran, wherever they were, 1 at a

What the Black Hoodie Means to Me:  Leadership Actions speak louder than words Committment Logging in long hours Showing up when no one else will Giving of yourself beyond what you thought you were capable of Finding out who you are by building relationships with those who matter most Not walking away Standing firm in

Veterans Matter: We Take Care of Our Own

Monday, 27 February 2012 by

    How does a program go from an idea to full funding and approve a veteran family for housing in just 11 days? Because we view the homeless veterans who fought for our freedom as “pilots down behind the enemy lines of the streets.”  Last fall I received a call from Shawn Dowling coordinator

Leverage Compassion!

Sunday, 01 January 2012 by

Happy New Year All! Hundreds of thousands of people lost their housing during the worst financial upheaval since the great depression. Most economists point to “excessive leverage” as the primary reason for the collapse. In layman’s terms, leverage is taking a dollar to acquire more than a dollar’s worth of assets, equity, risk, or reward.

Toledo Help Portrait

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 by

One of the projects 1Matters is proud to sponsor and support is the Toledo Help Portrait. Started in Toledo by Robin Charney, this project is part of the international Help Portrait movement, which provides individual and family portraits to many on the streets and in the shelters. Thank you to Cool Media Productions for beautifully