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28 neighbors want a place for homeless people to get showers to help people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco.

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In communities across the globe, there are thousands of homeless people living on the street. In San Francisco, where we're launching our project, there are 7,350 homeless people - half of whom make the streets their home. And yet, there are only 8 facilities, each with one or two stalls at most, where they can shower.


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Eric Pan
Natalie Hartkopf
Laura Cavaluzzo
Randall S Stowe
Tyler
Bruce Wolfe
Andy
Lava Mae
Mary Casserly
Josh M.
Donavon Brutus
Tee Parham
Bridget
Scott Jacobsen
Dan Pierson
Angel Quicksey
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Dan

Thank you to Tipping Point for stepping up!

"In the biggest donation of its kind ever made to San Francisco, the Tipping Point Community charitable organization is pledging $100 million to try to cut the chronically homeless population in half over five years — an ambitious goal for a city that has long wrestled with a street population teeming with people with seemingly intractable problems.

The money will be used to create permanent housing for street campers, improve aid for people with mental illness and other causes of homelessness, and help the city haul in more state and federal funding, according to the charity and city program directors."

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Nonprofit pledges $100 million to aid SF’s chronically homeless

In the biggest donation of its kind ever made to San Francisco, the Tipping Point Community charitable organization is pledging $100 million to try to cut the chronically homeless population in half over five years — an ambitious goal for a city that has long wrestled with a street population teeming with people with seemingly intractable...

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Posted May 7, 2017
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Muni Bus Turned Shower Stalls For The Homeless Starts Running June 28th

Lava Mae, the San Francisco startup that has converted a Muni bus into showers for the homeless, is ready to roll out their first mobile washroom in the Mission starting on June 28th.

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Posted Jun 11, 2014
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Dan
Jun 11, 2014

Congratulations to the team at Lava Mae!

Posted by Dan on Jun 11, 2014
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee

With the help of $10M in state funding, we'll expand compassionate & common sense programs to #endhomelessness in #SF twitter.com/mayoredlee/status/...

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Posted Jul 23, 2017
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Volunteer for the 2017 Point-in-Time Count!
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7:00pm - 12am
Civic Center, Sunset, Bayview, and Mission

On January 26, hundreds of volunteers will come together to count the number of people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco. Data collected from the count will shape the city's homelessness policies and resources over the next two years.

It takes over 300 volunteers to cover every area of the city. Your participation is essential. Will you join us?

Sign up to volunteer here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/SF2017p...

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Bob Burnside
Dan
Dan
Jan 27, 2017

Thank you to everyone who made the effort - www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/ar...

Posted by Dan on Jan 27, 2017
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Project Homeless Connect

"HandUp, a startup combating homelessness, just announced the expansion of its gift card program with the City of San Francisco. The $25 gift cards, which HandUp launched last August, enables homeless people to redeem them at Project Homeless Connect and Glide. Starting today, homeless people can also redeem the gift cards at the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center, MSC South Shelter in SOMA and the United Council of Neighborhood Services in the Bayview community, in exchange for food or other goods."

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HandUp just expanded its gift card program for homeless people in SF

HandUp, a startup combating homelessness, just announced the expansion of its gift card program in San Francisco. The $25 gift cards, which HandUp..

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Posted Dec 20, 2016
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Lava Mae

For as little as $10/month, you can give the gift of hygiene and dignity - one warm shower each month - to someone experiencing homelessness. donatenow.networkforgood.org/G...

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Posted Dec 6, 2016
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Project Homeless Connect

Dear PHC Family,

On March 23, a young woman on a mission visited the Vision Area at PHC 62. She saw Dustin, the volunteer who had helped fit her with a new pair of glasses at the last PHC event, and immediately gave him a big hug. "I get compliments all the time!" she exclaimed. She had been so inspired by her experience receiving services at the last event that she vowed to volunteer at the next to pay it forward.

When someone gets a new pair of prescription glasses, they see immediate benefits to their safety and their ability to work or apply for housing. But if this person gets glasses at a PHC event, they also find connection to a San Francisco community member who cares about them. This combination of tangible resources and interpersonal connection is the secret ingredient that makes our PHC community special.

In the words of Aaron, a first-time Vision Area volunteer: "The solution starts with the simple thread of mutual respect and honest human connection. Participant or volunteer, it just felt like people helping each other and working together."

Thank you for being one of the key ingredients at PHC 62! We are sharing the outcomes numbers below so that you can see the impact of what we achieved together. Because of your effort, 1,546 people can envision a better future for themselves. We are so grateful.

Many thanks from the PHC Team,

Kit Solowy
Director of Community Engagement
Project Homeless Connect

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Posted Apr 6, 2016
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Dan

Here are some of the most common myths about homelessness in the city:

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What San Franciscans know about homeless isn’t necessarily true

[...] according to nonprofit providers and city officials who work with the homeless every day and have interacted with thousands of homeless people in their careers, a lot of conventional wisdom about one of San Francisco’s most stubborn problems is pure myth. Homeless people flock here from elsewhere because of San Francisco’s generous...

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Posted Apr 4, 2016
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Lava Mae

It costs $7/shower for us to deliver hygiene and rekindle dignity for our guests. You can Help us provide 21,000 showers in 2016 by pledging $21 dollars a month. donatenow.networkforgood.org/e...

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Posted Mar 22, 2016
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