shelter

5:56pm

Wed April 9, 2014
Transportation

Finding a home on Hotel 22

Elizabeth Garber talks to the bus driver at the Palo Alto Transit Center
Isabel Angell

I’m on the Valley Transportation Authority’s Line 22 bus somewhere between East San Jose and Palo Alto. It’s 2:30 AM, and it’s raining. I start a conversation with a man sitting down, and ask him if he’s heard the nickname for the bus.

“Yeah, well there's the Motel 22 or Hotel 22. That's the big one I've heard.”

I ask him what he calls the bus.

“I call it home.”

That’s Michael Garber. He’s spending the night on the bus with his wife, Elizabeth.  

Read more

12:13pm

Tue September 17, 2013
Dogs in San Francisco

Give me shelter, San Francisco

Photo by Alyssa Kapnik, www.alyssakapnik.com

A lot of things make San Francisco a unique city -- and one is the sheer number of dogs.  There are more dogs than there are children.  Something like 120,000 canines inhabit this metropolis, and thousands of those dogs are dropped off at local shelters each year.  Lost, abandoned, orphaned or mistreated by former owners.

Read more

4:51pm

Wed February 20, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

The life of an older woman without a home in San Francisco

Imagine having nowhere to sleep, now, imagine that reality if you’re older, and maybe you suffer from illness or decreased mobility.

Read more