San Francisco is trying several new ideas to combat homelessness after a ten-year-long attempt to place homeless people in permanent housing has not succeeded, reported SF Gate. The article is part a series titled “Shame...
Putting themselves in the shoes – and sleeping quarters – of the homeless who spend their nights in San Francisco parks, a group of some 50 people camped out in Dolores Park Monday night to...
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Tagged Coalition for the Homeless, dolores park, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, homeless, Park Closure, parks, Supervisor Scott Wiener
Each Thursday at Franklin Square Park, a group of mostly homeless men and women pull red T-shirts over their clothes and line up for a sport called “street soccer.” Players are often recruited directly out...
The killing of a beloved cook in October was the latest in what the Mexican consulate general in San Francisco says are targeted attacks against the city’s Mayan community. “This is something that we are...
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The parish at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic church has provided breakfast to hungry day laborers on Cesar Chavez Street for the past 15 years. Every Monday through Saturday, these Christian folks begin the process...
"What are you doing?" a small child asks Lagunas Atwood. "We're protesting," she responds."Do your parents mind if I give you a cookie?"
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Most residents say they would rather see the drunks who hang out nearby rehabilitated. If pushed out, residents fear, they'll only return or go elsewhere. En Español
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Part 2 of Mission Local's Life in an SRO Series. En Español
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Tagged homeless, hotels, julian hotel, mission district, mission street, San Francisco, single parent, single resident occupancy, valencia street
San Francisco is a city with a serious affordable housing deficit. As more families suffer from job loss and slashed hours, many are turning to single room occupancy hotels for shelter.En Español
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A studio apartment fire on 24th Street left one resident temporarily homeless. No injuries were reported.
A Buddhist monk struggles to find financial support for her work in single room occupancy hotels and shelters. En Español
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La Posarela, a musical play, deals with homelessness, undocumented immigration through the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph. The play starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 at the Community Music Center in...
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