Shelters

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?

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Brittney Nance helps her daughter Izabella, 7, with homework as Henry Nance, 5, and Lillie Nance, 2, play on the bed in their motel room at the Old Town Inn March 5, 2009 in West Sacramento, California. Brittney and her family were evicted from the house they were renting after her husband, Steve Nance, lost his job. The couple and their three children are living in a budget motel while they save enough money for deposit on a new rental home, but are finding it difficult as they pay nearly $1200 a month for the motel room. All five live in a small studio sized room with most of their belongings. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

20,000 Homeless Bay Area Schoolchildren – How Did We Get Here?

Soaring housing costs in the Bay Area and worsening domestic violence are just part of what are driving the increase in family homelessness.

12/17/2014

Two cats up for adoption play at the Contra Costa Humane Society, (Mike Sugerman/CBS)

Contra Costa Humane Society Urges Adoptions As Dogs, Cats Face Euthanasia At Crowded Shelters

Animal shelters around the Bay Area are seeing an influx of dogs and cats to the point of overcrowding, and are urging people to consider adopting or fostering an animal.

07/28/2014

homeless, begging, panhandling, poverty

Marin County Aiming To Build New Year-Round Homeless Shelter

Shelters, mostly run by churches in the county, are struggling to provide help.

12/04/2013

New Shelter For Homeless Families Could Be San Jose's Last

San Francisco To Require Proof Of Residency For Shelters

Beginning Dec. 1, San Francisco will require proof of residency for families seeking space in one of the city’s long-term shelters.

11/28/2013

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Animal Update: What Is Kitten Season?

A look at kitten season, a time when many shelters are overflowing with newborns.

07/29/2013

Pacifica Pier

Pacifica Sees Spike In Homeless Population

Known for its beaches and sweeping ocean views, Pacifica rarely attracts attention for crime or other quality of life problems. But statistics compiled over the past few years expose a growing problem: homelessness.

05/31/2013

A fire at the InnVision Villa Apartments in San Jose  (SJFD)

Two-Alarm Fire Displaces 40 At San Jose Homeless Shelter

The fire started on the third floor balcony at the InnVision Villa on 11th and E. San Antonio Streets—near San Jose State’s fraternity row at about 5:37 p.m. The flames quickly spread to the roof of the structure but all forty residents were evacuated safely.

04/24/2013

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Crews Clear Another Homeless Encampment In San Jose

City crews in San Jose started the process of clearing out a homeless encampment near Happy Hollow Zoo on Monday morning, a process that is expected to take most of the week.

04/22/2013

A squatters encampment along Coyote Creek in San Jose. (CBS)

Some South Bay Homeless Return To Illegal Encampment

This after city officials cleared the space near Coyote Creek on Tuesday.

11/28/2012

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