Published by The Huffington Post; article by Mark Horvath.
Caution! Some content may be offensive. My hope is you’ll get mad enough to do something.
I’ve been asked to weigh in on Housing First. But in order to really start that conversation, I want you to know that I firmly believe the faith-based community is our best chance of ending homelessness.
However, we must adapt to new models and new ways of thinking, and we must embrace disruptive change to help better serve our communities — not just in the world of homeless services, but in all things we set out to do.
I once heard Guy Kawasaki, author and former chief evangelist of Apple, share the story of Ice 3.0. Before mechanical refrigeration was invented and adopted, ice was harvested during the winter months and stored in the summer–think of that method as Ice 1.0. Then along came the ice factories–Ice 2.0. I can remember as a child going to an ice factory with my parents to buy ice. Today they are all out of business. Why? The refrigerator-freezer became commonplace in every home–Ice 3.0.