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Homeless Advocates

Kristie Fairchild is this week's Jefferson Award winner. (CBS SF)

Jefferson Award Winner Works With San Francisco’s Homeless To Build A Strong Community

This week’s Jefferson Award winner is a local artist who has always been inspired by the possibilities in creating art. But when Kristie Fairchild brought that same vision to her work with the homeless, she helped hundreds of people realize their own possibilities.

06/11/2014

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

Homeless Advocates Pushing Back Against Proposed Night Closure Of SF Parks

Dozens of homeless advocates camped out overnight in San Francisco’s Dolores Park Monday night after holding a “sleep-in” protest against one supervisor’s plan to close city parks from midnight to 5 a.m.

10/29/2013

Homeless people set up camp under a freeway overpass in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Delays Requiring Proof Of Residency For Homeless Services

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors delayed the scheduled starting date in a plan that would require proof of residency by families seeking shelter through the city’s resources.

06/21/2013

A man adjusts a banner at a vacant building occupied by homeless advocates at Divisadero and O'Farrell streets in San Francisco, April 11, 2011. (CBS)

8 Squatters Arrested At Vacant San Francisco Building

Eight protesters were arrested Tuesday morning for taking over an abandoned Kaiser Permanente building on San Francisco’s Divisadero Street in protest of what they said were inadequate resources for the city’s homeless population.

CBS San Francisco–04/12/2011

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