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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

Pop-up clothing store designed to give homeless San Franciscans choice, respect

October 26, 2016

A clothing store will pop up in San Francisco on Friday, giving homeless people the opportunity to freely shop for those things they need, whether it’s a warm coat for winter or a new pair of shoes. Read Full Article

Yes, You Can Vote If You Are Homeless

October 17, 2016

Billy Cunningham has been eligible to cast a ballot almost as long as he’s lived in San Francisco…The thing is, though: He hasn’t voted. Not even the chance to vote for America’s first black president could move him. Read Full Article

Restaurants finding workers among the disadvantaged

July 2, 2016

It takes just a few minutes with him to understand why Keith Corbin was appointed corporate kitchen manager at Locol, helping the company open its new Oakland restaurant a month ago. Read Full Article

How The Homeless Vote Could Impact This November’s Elections

June 29, 2016

“Last year was the first time that I voted in my life,” said Billy, a middle-age man who has spent the majority of his life in jail. “I have a current address, in an SRO, but I don’t really consider this permanent housing.” Read Full Article

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