Patrick Armstrong was often homeless and sometimes hungry, as he grew up in San Jose, living in the barbershop where his parents worked. Now, he’s graduated law school and working to help the poor, thanks to Students Rising Above.
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.
More than a million homeless students attend public schools in the U.S., but the highest percentage is right here in California.
The books and papers sit in stacks on the floor in the library at Fremont High in East Oakland, while many of the shelves are empty. It’s been shut down for more than six years.
KCBS In Depth speaks with Dr. Brian Greenberg, Vice President of Programs and Services for InnVision Shelter Network in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, about the current growing wealth gap in Silicon Valley that’s lead in an increase of homeless in one of the most affluent areas of the country.
OUR HOMELESS SCHOOLKIDS: 20,000 Bay Area Children Have No Home To Go To After Class, A Doug Sovern KCBS Cover Story Series
The only shelter they can call their own is their desk. They live in their family’s car, or in shelters, or camped out in cold, wet tents, as they try to study, write reports, and pull themselves up. This is their multi-part story, in a Doug Sovern KCBS Cover Story series.
San Jose city police and crews moved in to clean up and shut down the homeless camp known as the “Jungle” Thursday, but now it looks like they have another problem on their hands.
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.
While the homeless residents that lived in “the Jungle” and their advocates are unhappy with their eviction from the makeshift encampment, many nearby residents and businesses are expressing relief that the city of San Jose is finally shutting down what they say is a constant source of blight and pollution.
Dismantling began Thursday morning at “The Jungle,” a large homeless encampment along San Jose’s Coyote Creek.