Meet Kim Leland. Kim is the Director of Children’s Ministries at City Church Spokane. Although she has no personal experience of ever being homeless, Kim reflects on her experience with a homeless warming center hosted at City Church Spokane, and operated by Jewels Helping Hands, from December 1, 2020, until March 8, 2021. Her observations are very insightful.
This is the broadcast version of a documentary short we first issued as a “rough cut” in preparation for a meeting of the Spokane Homeless Coalition to discuss how the City of Spokane deals with homeless camps (you can view the “rough cut” version in the right-hand sidebar on this page). The broadcast version has been slightly tweaked including some opening music and a few minor edits. We prepared this finalized cut for broadcast on Community-Minded Television (Comcast 14) in Spokane.
The Dignity of A Shower
Do you shower every day? What would life be like if you couldn’t. 52% of the known and counted homeless in Spokane, Washington have no access to a shelter, a bed, or a shower (or many other things you and I take for granted). This is their story.
The Spokane Homeless Connect
We filmed our first full-length documentary in January of 2019 and held a public premiere in May at the Spokane Public Library (See below). The Spokane Homeless Connect looks at an annual homeless services event that highlights how a community can come together to offer practical, meaningful help to those struggling with homelessness, or trying hard to avoid it. At My Road Leads Home, we don’t want to run around documenting “homeless train wrecks.” We want to document people and agencies who know how to build railroads, who know how to make a difference, and who can teach us how to make a difference, too.
Reactions To My Road Leads Home
I have to say, you knocked it out of the park! – Michelle C.
It shares firsthand stories in a dignified way, it shows the great work and diversity of services in the community and it highlights the realities of the struggle of homelessness that I don’t believe lay-people often consider. . . Well done! – Angela S.
An Amazing Success! The Premiere of My Road Leads Home: Episode 1 – The Spokane Homeless Connect took place on Thursday evening, May 30, in the 3rd-floor event venue of the Spokane Public Library in downtown Spokane. Following the Premiere, the full-length documentary also aired multiple times on Community-Minded Television (Comcast Channel 14). More than 100 people filled the event venue to view the full-length documentary, to hear from the Executive Produce, to meet the documentary team and the planning committee for the 2019 Spokane Homeless Connect and to hear about plans for future documentaries. Now, you can enjoy the festivities and discover what Britain’s Got Talent, Susan Boyle and homelessness have in common. Thanks for joining us for the evening!