The Big Street Sleeper Resource Map (Brighter Tomorrow Map)

You’ve seen the astronomical increase in people sleeping on the streets. Its despicable and needs to change. With politicians moving their policies in entirely the opposite direction; despite many studies showing that it costs the state more to deal with the issues caused than it does to support people and help them from falling into that state in the first place.

We need to do something, and so we’re creating a big map for free resources which societies most vulnerable can use find what they need to meet their basic needs, and begin to change their situation.

the van finally found its name, meet Conn(i)e!

It took a long time for a the perfect name to come. thank you to everyone who helped bounce ideas around with me until a name came up that was right for our big, fairly slow, colourful, and cheerful van. Conn(i)e is driving around the World spreading Connection, so the name is simply the essence and spirit of our van and road trip, and it seems to fit the reliable but slightly sluggish old girl like a glove ..perhaps a glove for all the happy hand prints our members decorated the side with :O)

So please welcome Conn(i)e to our community, and if you see her knock on the side and ask for the paint pens i have inside so you can add your colourful and positive art and decorations to make her look even more awesome! Conn(i)e has come a long way since the day i bought her. for a start, no rust, all the door locks work now (up from just one) and the solar panel and leisure battery mean i can cook and plugin my electronics inside.