San Jose's tiny home shelter designs - sf.curbed.com/2017/12/8/167526...
Designs range from sloped-roof units to rows of rhomboid shelter.
Project Homeless Connect (PHC) and Simply the Basics (SB) are working together to improve the physical health of people experiencing homelessness, reduce infection rates, reduce emergency room visits due to poor health. With your support, we can improve overall wellness and dignity!
Tooth decay and gum disease can significantly alter multiple aspects of people’s life, including nutritional health and self-esteem. Daily activities such as chewing, speaking, and smiling become difficult. These issues can discourage a person from taking proactive steps in their life, from employment opportunities to withdrawing from their community. That's why we are focusing on expanding our Dental Program!
When individuals begin the process of obtaining dentures, they often tell us that one of the main goals they have is to smile again. Along with that smile comes renewed self-esteem and confidence. Once an individual gets their confidence back and they feel better about themselves, they’re more likely to start tackling other goals. Nothing beats seeing an individual’s face light up after they receive dentures and saying joyfully: “I look amazing and feel amazing!”
Help us make a difference by supporting and sharing our campaign - the first $15,000 will be matched by Google.org!
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Help Dental Care & Dignity meet their goal of $30,000 before December 31, 2017 by donating on HandUp.
"In order to support the most effective policy solutions to homelessness, we must begin by trying to understand the state of the problem in the Bay Area today and developing a common understanding of its root causes. While it has made some policy mistakes in the past, the Bay Area has some of the country’s most forward-thinking organizations working on homelessness. With stronger political leadership, greater accountability, better coordination, sufficient funding and broader community support, we can come a lot closer to ending it."
The Bay Area has one of the largest and least sheltered homeless populations in the country. Over the past year, the SPUR Board of Directors convened a study group to learn more about homelessness — both its causes and its possible solutions.
Safeorganizedspaces.org or saint francis homeless challenge. Org
"San Francisco officials are going forward with a plan to use off-site modular construction to build supportive housing for the homeless, a move that could save time and money, but has long been regarded as politically untenable because of opposition from the building trade unions.
The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, known as MOHCD, is set to issue a request for proposals for a developer capable of building a 250-unit housing complex using modular construction on a parking lot owned by the federal government at Seventh and Mission streets. Building the modules in an off-site factory will cut costs by 20 percent and speed up production by 30 to 40 percent, the city estimates.
The project marks the first time San Francisco’s powerful building trades, which have long had an iron grip on multifamily development in the city, have agreed not to oppose modular construction for projects aimed at housing formerly homeless people."
San Francisco officials are going forward with a plan to use off-site modular construction to build supportive housing for the homeless, a move that could save time and money, but has long been regarded as politically untenable because of opposition from the building trade unions.
The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community...
For many San Franciscans, PHC events have become a regular part of volunteering and community service experiences. If you have never been to a Community Day of Service but are interested in learning more about future volunteer opportunities and better understand how PHC provides care with dignity, we have a wonderful opportunity to get to know us better!
Our Acting CEO, Meghan Freebeck, would love to show you the impact of the event and tell you more about ways to get involved in the future.
Email Meghan.Freebeck@sfdph.org by Friday, October 6th (space is limited), to set up a scheduled time to meet Meghan and see why Project Homeless Connect's "one-stop-shop" model was named a Best Practice by HUD and has since been replicated in over 200 communities world wide!
Join us on Wednesday, October 11 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Volunteer registration is open and shift options are all-day, morning, or afternoon (unless otherwise noted). We need support in the following areas:
Check-in (only all-day shifts, 8:30am - 3:30pm)
Housing and Shelter Information
Nurses (MA Nursing and RN/LV)
Breakdown (3:00pm - 6:00pm)
Please register on our volunteer portal by October 4th to ensure we have the space and to accommodate placements. Sign up and secure your spot!
Join us on Tuesday, October 10 for "Give Me Shelter: How the Bay Area is Tackling Its Housing Crisis," a conversation about the ways in which the region is advocating, innovating and building in order to keep Bay Area residents in their homes.
In the past five years, Bay Area home prices have surged by an astounding average of 72 percent. Now, more than 1.5 million local households pay over half of their income in rent, and even six-figures is considered low income in certain parts of the Bay Area. For the first time, the public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors are working together on creative solutions to produce and preserve affordable homes for all residents.
Hear from a panel of influential local leaders who are working to ensure that people of all backgrounds can continue to call the Bay Area home.
RSVP here: www.commonwealthclub.org/event...