Homelessness is a growing problem that will not be resolved by people blaming the afflicted for their suffering.
SY-STEM Links is a web and kiosk based information system intended to help those suffering through both episodic and chronic homelessness. The original concept came from Tom Chapman of the CMHA and Patching the Past who has worked with homeless persons for many years. He needed a system that could reach everybody suffering through both episodic and chronic homelessness, and our skills in video production and responsive website design were what was needed to accomplish that goal.
Many homeless people sustain a cell phone for personal communications and job searching, so our system will be completely mobile accessible.
In addition to recruiting our producer at Five Points Media, Tom also called on the expertise of professionals from various organizations associated with homelessness, including The Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter, Georgian College, Beneath the Blanket, and Mental Health Services at the Ontario Provincial Police. Together we will be implementing access points via both the Internet and kiosks in public buildings.
This is the second video produced by our crew for SY-STEM Links.