How can we permanently solve homelessness?
The current approach to adult homelessness, which follows a similar model all over the United States, has failed and continual applications of “band-aid solutions” by various competing and disparate agencies are not going to fix it. We believe that the comprehensive Villages for the Homeless approach will reduce crime, improve our cities, and ultimately prove to be less costly and more helpful to the homeless themselves. To find out how we can do this, please browse this site, get on our email list (click here) and give us your feedback so we can further refine the concept.
OUT OF THE WOODS:
Life and Death in Dirty Dave's Homeless Camp
Feature documentary by Michael E. Arth, 93 minutes. "Out of the Woods" is a real-life horror story with a realizable solution.
"Dirty Dave" Grimsley is a pint-sized blend of Randle McMurphy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and George Clooney's Ulysses Everett McGill in "O Brother Where Art Thou." Also known as "Dammit Man" and Tom Sawyer because of his profane hucksterism, Dave is a hard-drinking leprechaun with the gift of gab, a heart of gold and not a pot to piss in. He runs a homeless camp while waiting for local authorities in Volusia County, FL to donate public land for Tiger Bay Village, a community of services for adults who fall through the cracks.
"I'm a small potato but I'm hard to peel," Dave brags after being set upon my machete-wielding thugs suspected of killing transients. His girlfriend Allyson is a former beauty queen who was a nurse before substance abuse and outdoor living took its toll. With grim humor, laughter and tears, Vodka Scott, Two-Beer Billy, Dino the Dinosaur, Hopalong and their friends will take you to a place have never been, even though it already exists in the woods near you.