Bevan Dufty

Larkin Street Youth Services helps bring in teens off the streets. (LarkinStreetYouth.org)

5-Year, $2M Fundraising Effort Boosts Tenderloin Center For SF’s Homeless Youth

San Francisco’s non-profit Larkin Street Youth services, dedicated to helping homeless youth, has opened a new, consolidated service hub in the Tenderloin.

04/22/2015

A homeless encampment in San Francisco (CBS)

Approaching San Francisco’s Homeless Problem With Neighborhood-Based Solutions

Bevan Dufty, San Francisco’s Director of Housing Opportunity Partnerships and Engagement, is emphasizing how the community needs to pull together to combat the city’s homelessness problem.

04/13/2015

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pilot Program In SF Mission Fast Tracks Homeless To Rehab, Housing Opportunities

A first-of-its kind center in San Francisco’s Mission District has the goal of connecting homeless to drug treatment, rehab or unique housing opportunities in just 10 days as part of an 18-month pilot program.

03/06/2015

People lined up to receive an array of services provided by Project Homeless Connect at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Project Homeless Connect Sets Up ‘One-Stop Shop’; Offers Medical Care At Bill Graham Civic

San Francisco’s Project Homeless Connect, now in its 10th year – offered “one-stop-shop” services for the homeless at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

08/20/2014

Homeless Vietnam veteran with cardboard sign begs on the street in San Francisco (AP)

San Francisco Lawmakers Begin Series Of Hearings On Homelessness

San Francisco lawmakers have begun a series of hearings on homelessness in the city, which focuses on cost-effective strategies to house the homeless.

04/30/2014

People seeking shelter are asked not to use religious texts as pillows at St. Boniface Church in San Francisco. (KCBS)

Homeless Invited To Shelter In SF Church, Asked Not To Sleep On Hymnals

Non-profit charities in San Francisco are being asked to make extra room for the homeless to sleep while cold temperatures soon to be accompanied by rain prevail.

12/06/2013

A large homeless encampment under the King Street connector to Interstate 280 in San Francisco is being cleared out, although many of the displaced said they plan to return.

Bay Area Homeless Shelters Ready For Cold Snap

As a cold snap that reached the Bay Area this week was bringing freezing temperatures, homeless cold-weather shelters were making beds and meals available to those living on the streets.

12/03/2013

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Efforts To House Homeless Veterans Making Headway

According to San Francisco’s director of housing opportunity, 110 chronically homeless veterans have been found a place to stay through the program in the past 100 days.

10/09/2013

homeless, begging, panhandling, poverty

Homeless Families Visit SF City Hall To Voice Concerns

San Francisco City Hall was the scene of a protest Thursday by homeless families who want Mayor Ed Lee to do more to help get people off the streets and into housing.

05/10/2013

O'Farrell Street in the Tenderloin section of downtown San Francisco (Wikipedia)

Plan Would Roll Out Soul Food In San Francisco’s Tenderloin

Soul food could be rolling, literally and figuratively, through the streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood within a matter of weeks, if the man charged with tackling the city’s homeless problem has his way.

09/03/2012

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