TwT Talking with Tom
In 2019, utilizing the experience and friendships acquired from time spent with several non-profits and his prior Lone Eagle Corporation work, Tom launched Talking with Tom (TwT). TwT started as a simple concept: offer a cup of coffee and egg biscuit to any current or recently homeless individuals who wanted to sit and discuss problems they faced and Tom would suggest various remedies. Covid put a damper on that initial concept but TwT has still blossomed. It now focuses on weekly Saturday lunch and mask delivery to recently housed individuals who have 3H needs that need to be addressed.
3H Health, Housing, and Hunger
Once COVID is defeated our government and citizens hopefully will focus on attacking the three Hs- Health, Housing, and Hunger as intently as it focused on the 3W's to beat Covid. WMM realizes Government programs alone will not solve these problems. The solution, like with Covid, requires citizens to make a daily effort to cure the 3H crisis. That begins by communicating respectfully and openly with neighbors and strangers to better understand the needs of fellow residents. That is why WMM plans to focus on this crisis in two ways.
First by expanding its Talking with Tom initiative to further address 3H within areas of the community that cannot easily access public services. This will entail working more closely with local community leaders and non profits on ways to improve the connection between citizens in need and government resources.
Secondly, WMM will continue to work within the community to build up the mental health and affordable housing resources available.