A Peninsula mother’s family trip to South America brought her face-to-face with families struggling in poverty. What she decided to do about it has earned her this week’s Jefferson Award in the Bay Area.
For the past 24 years, women in the Bay Area who found themselves homeless and pregnant had a place to turn, thanks to a San Francisco resource center called the Homeless Prenatal Program. Over the years, their mission has expanded to move beyond prenatal care for mothers to holistic care for families.
A nonprofit that has been empowering women living in poverty around the world for the past 10 years is launching in the Bay Area.
A new study critical of a program to encourage investment that creates jobs in disadvantaged parts of California has found that regions such as San Francisco that are already prospering tend to benefit the most.
Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.
Romney spoke to reporters Monday evening in a hastily called news conference after the emergence of a video in which the GOP presidential nominee told donors that almost half of American voters “believe that they are victims.”
A leaked video of Mitt Romney at private fundraiser shows the Republican presidential nominee describing the majority of President Obama’s supporters as people who are “dependent on government” and “believe that they are victims.”
Despite reports of a stronger Silicon Valley economy and job market compared to the state and nation overall, aid organizations are reporting helping record numbers of low-income families in the area.
It looks like San Jose retirees will not be getting a bonus check this year from the city’s pension program after the city council voted to block those payments.
Some families who have suffered the ultimate loss have received some unexpected Christmas cheer. The children of murder victims were showered with gifts at a special holiday party Monday in Oakland.