Homelessness

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

Students walk through Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Student Says Stranger Groped Her As She Ate Lunch Outside Free Speech Cafe

A 20-year-old University of California at Berkeley student reported being sexually battered on campus Thursday afternoon.

10/26/2014

Photo Courtesy of Michael Newcombe

Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe’s Struggle Post Military Life

When Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.

10/23/2014

(CBS)

Vacaville Police Arrest 3 For Stabbing, Robbery Of Homeless Man

Police on Saturday arrested 3 people in connection with the stabbing and robbery of a homeless man and an attempted robbery of another man in Vacaville.

10/19/2014

Photo Credit Thinkstock

Homelessness Among California School Children Doubled In Recent Years

Nearly 270,000 California public school students were homeless at some point during the last school year, according to a new report that finds the number of homeless students is growing at twice the national rate.

09/11/2014

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