Started by Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum, Mar 30, 2007, 02:58 PM
I also think it would be a great idea to establish a network of private shelters (our own homes) for men who want to get themselves and their kids away from an abusive wife or girlfriend (we will die waiting for the gov't to do this.) This would have to be done in strict accordance with all local laws. A man in need would have to call for a referral and then be given contact information for a sponsor who could pick up the fellow and his kids and bring them to his home for a few days until he could make more permanent arrangements. The homeowner would file for a immediate restraining order against the wife or girlfriend at the commencement of the arrangment and prevent harrassing contact. There is no choice but to do this through the existing public shelter infrastructure. We must present this in a way that does not cost the community a dime and assumes our own liability. It won't be a level playing field, time to cowboy up.
As we begin to make progress, we must brace ourselves for the obvious response. We will be accused of terrible crimes and our reputations will be attacked. To represent any organization, we must make our actions exemplary and above reproach at all times. Let the little battles go in order to win the larger war. Don't lose your temper; stay in control.
Where are the 'Media & Public Awareness' campaigns to precede and attract attention to the conference?