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Perhaps it will not surprise you that 58% of the 7,499 people counted as homeless in San Francisco’s 2017 Homeless Point-in-Time Count are living on the streets, but it’s true. The city has partnered with Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco (ECS) and other agencies to pilot new models to assist this highly vulnerable unsheltered population, many of whom have resisted entering the traditional shelter system for fear of losing their relationships, their pets, or their possessions. https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/10/26/innovating-solutions-to-homelessness.html
The San Francisco Environmental Department shot a short video to highlight their Zero Waste Program at the Global Climate Summit in September. The Zero Waste Program awards grant funding to non-profit organizations whose work helps San Francisco towards zero waste. ECS is an indirect recipient of their efforts through the SF Produce Market, check out their video featuring ECS’s own, Chef Al Leddy.
Community Technology Network is an Episcopal Community Services of SF partner on the AB1299 Adoption Grant work, which is bringing digital literacy training and a free laptop to every unit of ECS owned housing at Canon Barcus, Canon Kip, and Bishop Swing. This Adoption Grant work was the second of a two part State of CA funding opportunity to help bridge the digital divide at ECS. The first was an Infrastructure Grant that allowed all three properties to be wired for free Wi-Fi for all residents. In addition, ECS has been working to bring free Wi-Fi and 24/7 community computers...
San Francisco, CA, May 14th, 2018 — Episcopal Community Services (ECS) of San Francisco, a leader in San Francisco’s plan to create more supportive housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, is proud to announce its 14th annual CHEFS Gala fundraiser on June 7, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Bespoke, located at 845 Market Street atop Westfield Centre. Guests at the event will enjoy tastings and cocktails from 22 of the City’s best restaurants while participating in live and silent auctions. The fundraiser aims to raise awareness about San Franciscans experiencing homelessness and provide funds for housing,...
San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell will propose raising city spending on homelessness by more than 11 percent next year, with a big chunk of the new money going toward measures intended to keep people from returning to the streets after the city manages to house them. Read Full Article
Press Release. Up to 265 units at 1064-1068 Mission will designate 100 homes for homeless seniors View Press Release
In my early twenties, I had lived in New York for two years when a friend of mine invited me to go to San Francisco. We would just be there for a couple of weeks, but when we got there, I was so broke that I didn’t have enough money to go back with him. Read Full Article
A slobbery tongue wagged out of the mouth of a German shepherd pitbull mix as she reached up to give her owner face kisses for a post-breakfast dessert. Clink, clank. Coins sporadically hit the jar at Tink’s feet, as passersby smiled down at her dog. Read Full Article
I’m 50 years old. Everything that has happened in my life until now is because I chose to do it. I can’t blame nobody but myself for the way my life is now. Read Full Article
Anita Robertson says she’s long wanted to move in off the street, but she had no idea how to get there. On Wednesday, as she sat under the blue tarp she was using as a shelter just off Third Street south of AT&T Park, she felt a glimmer of hope. Read Full Article