Can we help Block-by-Block, Geoffrey Canada-style?
"Canada founded the Harlem Children's Zone in the nineties, leading a bold social experiment using education to break the cycle of poverty for poor children in the United States. He literally turned around Central Harlem, block by block, creating safe zones through schools and community centers for kids to learn and play."
I am inspired by this idea of safe-havens or hubs that has been brought up! This idea reminded me of the book "Whatever It Takes" about the Promise Academy and Harlem Children's Zone.
In developing the Harlem Children's Zone, Geoffrey Canada built trust and cultivated safety for children and families in Harlem by creating community centers (maybe analogs to safe-hubs?) around the neighborhood. But he started with one. When that one became known and trusted, he moved to the next block and started another!
This method of developing a network of hubs might make the emerging safety map more apparent by word of mouth and experience.
In the case of Canada's project, these centers also provided services ranging from education, to family services, to financial support. Perhaps the safe-hubs could function as something similar?