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Mayor Farrell Announces Approximately $30 Million in Homeless Prevention, Shelter, and Housing Support Initiatives

May 10, 2018

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: Episcopal Community Services & Mercy Housing to Develop City’s Largest Permanent Supportive Housing Project for Formerly Homeless People

April 25, 2018

Press Release. Up to 265 units at 1064-1068 Mission will designate 100 homes for homeless seniors View Press Release

“All I need is a piano, a house, and a toaster oven.” Denny

August 29, 2017

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

For those living on the streets in SF, pets often take priority

August 27, 2017

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

“It’s been 25 years of running away. Now I want to finish this.”

June 2, 2017

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

SF’s newest Navigation Center opens in Dogpatch neighborhood

May 24, 2017

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

No easy path to ending tent cities

December 7, 2016

The foggy dampness had soaked through her tent. Again. The night chill had bit into her thin sleeping bag. Again. Outside her tent, a couple of neighbors had fought it out over a heroin baggie. Again. Read Full Article

Supportive housing contrast: old Crosby, new Bishop Swing

December 5, 2016

The kinds of health and safety problems that can arise in the century-old SROs used as supportive housing for San Francisco are all but nonexistent in the city’s new large-scale complexes built from the ground up. Download PDF

Churches open doors to SF homeless in winter shelter program

November 20, 2016

Dozens of additional homeless residents of San Francisco will be able to get out of the rain and cold after the city’s faith community came together Sunday, opened church doors and began cooking meals for the needy. The winter shelter program, for which volunteers from 40 local congregations cook and serve two meals a day, got under way just in time…Read Full Article

Finding Home

November 9, 2016

“The kitchen saved my life and I’ve seen it save other people.” -Chef Phoebe Sanders. From 2005 to 2007, I ran the Community Kitchen Program at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. We produced 2,500 meals a day for kids in after-school programs. The kitchen also functioned as a twelve-week culinary training program for…Read Full Article

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