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."
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...
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.
With the help of $10M in state funding, we'll expand compassionate & common sense programs to #endhomelessness in #SF twitter.com/mayoredlee/status/...
Cool to see Lava Mae inspiring folks in Brooklyn, NY - www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/...
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...
"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."
HandUp, a startup combating homelessness, just announced the expansion of its gift card program in San Francisco. The $25 gift cards, which HandUp..
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...
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,
Director of Community Engagement
Project Homeless Connect
Here are some of the most common myths about homelessness in the city:
[...] 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...
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...