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...
With the help of $10M in state funding, we'll expand compassionate & common sense programs to #endhomelessness in #SF twitter.com/mayoredlee/status/...
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..
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...
"The ordinance will also require a funding plan that will activate emergency reserve funds, and streamline and cut current spending in our $9 billion budget to build these Navigation Centers without additional cost to our residents," Campos, who's up for re-election this year, said in his statement. "If we can afford $5 million for the Super Bowl, we can afford to address homelessness."
Campos said he'll also introduce legislation that would require the city to build six new Navigation Centers in the next year.
Cheers! Join us for a happy hour next Thursday with our partners STAND and OneHope.
Thursday, February 25
5:30 to 7:30 PM
WeWork Mid Market @ 995 Market
Our PHC community will gather to get the inside scoop on new projects in 2016, and enjoy wine and light appetizers (included with ticket). If you're planning to volunteer at PHC 62, this is a great chance to meet like-minded community members and find out what we have in store for the event.
RSVP by texting PHCSF to (708) 782-6344 - tickets are $10. All proceeds help fund life-changing services, like medical care, groceries, and prescription glasses, for San Franciscans experiencing homelessness.
Each February, leaders in poverty alleviation from across the nation gather to share solutions to one of the biggest challenges facing our communities: family and youth homelessness. This year the National Alliance to End Homelessness' conference is taking place in Oakland and we invite you to join us for a conversation with experts dedicated to eradicating homelessness.
We'll discuss the current landscape, challenges, local versus national strategy, and where technology, and the community (you!) fit in.
See you there!
Meghan Murphy, HandUp.org
Today I announced a goal for my second term helping at least 8,000 people out of homelessness forever through strategies that stabilize people’s lives through the City’s nationally recognized housing and services and building a system that ends a person’s homelessness before it becomes chronic. I am creating a new Department to help homeless residents permanently exit the streets and move into housing and services and has committed to maintaining and enhancing funding for homeless prevention and solutions of at least $250 million per year.
Learn more here - www.sfmayor.org/index.aspx?rec...