Posts tagged Homelessness
Column: What if I were homeless? An immersion course in empathy in San Francisco’s Tenderloin [LA Times]

A small group, made up mostly of prosecutors and police officers, was challenged to expand their empathy through an extraordinary immersion course in the Tenderloin. The writer was invited to witness them going through this process and joined them in experiencing life on the streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin. Read more via the LA Times.

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PBS NewsHour Spotlights Hospitality House's Joe Wilson

On the PBS NewsHour segment “Brief But Spectacular” Hospitality House Executive Director Joe Wilson recounts his journey from homelessness to leading the organization that once sheltered him from the streets. Read the full article and watch the video here.

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Just days in office, SF Mayor London Breed leads Tenderloin tour, speaks at GLIDE

As reported by SF Chronicle and various media outlets, San Francisco Mayor London Breed made time within her second day in office to tour the Tenderloin. The visit, according the Chronicle, was unscheduled without no prep from cleaning crews or law enforcement, thus providing an unfiltered look at what many experience in the Tenderloin on a daily basis.

In addition to the impromptu Tenderloin tour, Mayor Breed spoke at GLIDE church as part of their Sunday service to announce the demonstration of an educational opportunity for those interested in learning more about safe injection sites. The demonstration site will be held at GLIDE during the end of August. To learn more or schedule a tour, visit the Safer Inside website here.

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Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Bay Area: Where are they now? [SF Chronicle}

SF Chronicle's Jenna Lyons profiles Diane Evans, who found herself in the Bay Area following Hurricane Katrina's devastation of her home in New Orleans. Evans now lives at Curry Senior Center. In this article, written in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Evans' spirit shines as she reflects on the harrowing journey. Read the full story on SF Chronicle.

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TLCBD's Official Letter Against 440 Turk Proposal

Included here are the contents of a letter addressed to Mayor Edwin Lee, the Board of Supervisors, and the San Francisco Department of Homelessness & Supportive Housing (HSH) regarding the Tenderloin Community Benefit District's position opposing a proposed use of 440 Turk Street as a homeless resource center:

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Welcome Downtown Streets Team to the Tenderloin with a Picnic in the Park

Grab a bag lunch and join us on Monday, July 17th from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Boeddeker Park to meet some of the Downtown Streets Team members as we share our appreciation for the work they do and welcome them to the Tenderloin. 

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TNDC Publishes Free E-book, Provides a History of the Neighborhood and Its People

TNDC at 35, which features interactive components including video interviews and historic photographs, not only chronicles the work of TNDC but is full of interesting Tenderloin history.

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