This case study from the NYC Rescue Mission digs deep into our social fabric to show four lives changed through social, connective technology. Albert, Danny, Derrick, Carlos. Pre-paid phones and twitter accounts were given to these men, giving them a medium to voice their thoughts and feelings. This experiment had some incredible payoffs, affirming that with tools to carry a voice beyond the street, people can find change, and change can find them.
There are some direct ways to get involved with organizations helping the homeless. Visit NYC Rescue Mission to see what you can do.