homelessness

5:38pm

Wed September 3, 2014
Arts & Culture

Hear Here: Meet Visalia Stanley

    

KALW's Hear Here community storytelling team met one Oakland resident who lost her job, but found a new way to feed herself.

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2:20pm

Wed September 3, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Coming Right Up -- Showers To Go

Shower locations from a September 2012 study by the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium. Numbers of homeless from the city's biannual count in June 2013.
Credit Trish Richman

There are roughly 6,400 homeless people in San Francisco. According to Laura Guzman, Director of the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center, one of the biggest challenges they face is finding public restrooms.

“I remember when we opened, the conversation was all about poop on the street,” says Guzman.  “We used to talk about ‘poop and needles,’ we call it. But it’s critical that the community understands – if there is no bathroom access, people are going to poop on the streets.”

Nowadays the conversation isn’t about just keeping the sidewalks clean, but how to provide more showers for those without homes. Now one of the cleanest forms of transportation is about to hit the streets.

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3:57pm

Thu August 8, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

San Francisco soup kitchens strive for healthy lunches

Tiffany Camhi

Soup kitchens in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District feed thousands of homeless and low-income people every day. These free meal sites serve as a vital source of food -- for some, it’s their only meal of the day.

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12:00am

Tue February 12, 2013

1:14pm

Wed November 7, 2012
Politics

No on S decision may make Berkeley a national leader against sit/lie laws

The No on S campaign waged a mostly volunteer-based grassroots campaign throughout Berkeley.
Kyung-Jin Lee

Of the city measures on the ballot yesterday, Berkeley’s Measure S was a nail biter. With only a handful of precincts reporting in, homeless advocates waited anxiously as the initiative held a small but persistent lead.

After midnight, things shifted quickly. The No on S votes gained ground, and by 12:30am, they had a 400 vote lead. Several minutes later, the small crowd exploded in celebration.

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