Homeless

A homeless man sleeps in the doorway of a closed store in San Francisco, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

What To Do If You’re Concerned About A Homeless Person Sleeping In Your Doorway

While the city attempts to create long-term homelessness solutions with job, housing and mental health resources, residents concerned about a homeless person or quality of life in their community can take several immediate and compassionate steps.

03/18/2015

A homeless man uses an umbrella to hold off the water. (CBS SF)

UPDATE: SF Archdiocese Apologizes For Water System To Repel Homeless At Saint Mary’s Cathedral

Saint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco will dismantle a system that pours water on entrance areas of the church frequented by homeless after receiving a formal notice of violation from the city.

03/18/2015

A homeless man uses an umbrella to hold off the water. (CBS SF)

San Francisco Saint Mary’s Cathedral Drenches Homeless With Water To Keep Them Away

KCBS has learned that Saint Mary’s Cathedral, the principal church of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, has installed a watering system to keep the homeless from sleeping in the cathedral’s doorways.

03/18/2015

A homeless encampment in San Francisco (CBS)

San Francisco Spending $3 Million A Year To Clean Up Homeless Encampments, Not Removing Them

They are becoming as much a part of the San Francisco cityscape as the trolley cars: Homeless camps, right out front for all to see.

03/11/2015

Music Program Area (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

California Non-Profit Empowers Homeless Youth Through The Arts

A local non-profit called Create Now brings thousands of children in need to cultural events like free concerts and plays.

03/11/2015

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Homeless Man Files Claim Alleging Sheriff’s Deputies Beat Him In Unprovoked Attack At San Francisco General Hospital

A homeless man filed a claim against the City of San Francisco Tuesday and wants three more sheriff’s deputies arrested for beating him up at SF General Hospital. The city is already charging one deputy in the alleged attack.

03/10/2015

Nathan Porras

Once Homeless Peninsula Student Comes Full Circle, Helping Others Find Housing

When we first met Nathan six years ago, he was basically homeless. He has come full circle and a perfect employee for the job because he understands what his clients going through.

03/10/2015

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

A 3-alarm fire damaged a vacant school district building on Valle Vista Avenue in Vallejo on March 3, 2015. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

Vacant Vallejo Building Catches Fire For 2nd Time In 3 Days

Vallejo fire officials are investigating a two-alarm fire Thursday evening at a former school district building that was also involved in a three-alarm fire just two nights ago.

03/05/2015

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Struggling Single Mom Of 2 Rents San Mateo Garage For $1,000 A Month

One mother in San Mateo says rent’s so expensive in her city all she can afford is a garage.

03/05/2015

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