Homelessness

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

Adriana Anabela Monterroso-Santos

Homeless Woman Charged With Trespassing On Runway At SFO

A woman has pleaded not guilty to trespassing charges after she got onto a runway at San Francisco International Airport with plans to stow away on a jet bound for Central America.

03/13/2015

(CNN)

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

SABRINA VILLANUEVA AVALOS

With Her Homelessness Kept Secret, Peninsula Student Now First In Her Family To Attend College

The odds were stacked against her: family health problems, homelessness. But Bay Area teen Sabrina Avalos is finding a way to overcome — and thrive.

01/26/2015

Galileo High School has 140 homeless kids that the district knows about (galileoweb.org)

How Bay Area School Districts Are Coping With The Growing Number Of Homeless Students

More than 20,000 Bay Area schoolchildren are learning tough life lessons beyond the classroom because they are homeless. So just how are local school districts coping with this record number of homeless students?

12/18/2014

(CBS)

10-Year-Old Homeless San Francisco Schoolgirl Struggles To Keep Her Secret

Being a kid at school is hard enough without having to worry about where you and your family will sleep that night. So imagine juggling homework and peer pressure while living in a shelter, on the street, or in someone’s spare room—but that’s the reality for many children across the state.

12/16/2014

Tully Road homeless encampment in San Jose (photo credit: Matt Bigler)

San Jose’s Homeless Brace For Another Round Of Outdoor Encampment Evictions

A splinter group of about 50 former residents of San Jose’s homeless encampment—“The Jungle”, are bracing for yet another eviction by the city.

12/09/2014

(Google Maps)

San Jose’s ‘Jungle’ Homeless Camp Marked On Google Maps, Days Before It’s Demolished

As city police and crews are working to wipe Silicon Valley’s largest homeless camp off the map, one anonymous person intends to keep it on another.

12/05/2014

Children wait in line to attend the Los Angeles Mission and Anne Douglas Center's Thanksgiving meal for the homeless, in Downtown Los Angeles, California on November 24, 2010. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Number Of Homeless Children In U.S. At All-Time High; California Among Worst States

The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report that blames the nation’s high poverty rate, the lack of affordable housing and the impacts of pervasive domestic violence.

11/17/2014

BART passengers board a train. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Homeless Advocates Stage Protest At SF Powell Street BART Station

About 30 people carrying placards and pillows participated in Saturday’s symbolic, sleep-in protest at the Powell Street station.

11/09/2014

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