Every so often, I’m going to start dedicating this space to someone or something that has inspired me. It makes sense that if I’ve been uplifted by the work of a friend, a book, some music, or a story, that I should share it, right? After all, lights were meant to shine, not be covered, or hidden. Here we go…
I met Kevin Adler through the amazing cohort of TED Residents. He struck me as someone with a deep love for people, and an equally passion-fueled work ethic. The organization he founded is a reflection of those qualities.
Miracle Messages reframes the entire homelessness conversation to be around the people, not provision. They venture to reconnect those experiencing homelessness with loved ones, and they walk with them through the journey of reconnection. They work to strengthen social support systems. Their tag line is, “Everyone is Someone’s Somebody,” and I’m a fan.
Their work includes reunion services for those currently experiencing homelessness, finding services for families wanting to find their missing homeless relative, and case solving services for their network of volunteer “digital detectives.” They’ve even expanded their efforts to respond to how COVID-19 has impacted their people by providing a virtual buddy system.
I don’t get excited about a lot of things, but when I do it’s happens in a big way. From the moment I heard Kevin share his framework, and the work he’s spearheading, I was captivated.
If you’re inspired, too, consider supporting their efforts. I have.