Category Archives: Recent Press

  1. The pandemic’s impact on youth homelessness – KCBS Radio

    Thanks to KCBS Radio for highlighting how the pandemic has affected youth experiencing homelessness as well as the gap in services when addressing their needs. “While the pandemic has spurred on a massive rehousing effort that’s gotten thousands of homeless Californians into shelter, advocates warn that many unhoused young people are getting left behind. KCBS…

  2. Airbnb co-founder donates $25 million to S.F., Bay Area homelessness programs – SF Chronicle

    Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia says he plans to donate $12.5 million to Rising Up to combat youth homelessness in San Francisco and the Bay Area, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Wednesday. This generous donation will help the coalition house 145 young people and provide homelessness prevention services to another 105. The coalition aims to…

  3. Supervisors move to halt shutdown of shelter-in-place hotel program – SF Examiner

    Supervisors Matt Haney, Shamann Walton, Hillary Ronen, and Dean Preston announced legislation on Thursday intended to counter the city’s plan to move 500 homeless people out of shelter-in-place hotel rooms by the end of December. Here is a an excerpt: “[The plan] is reckless, poorly thought out, and unfairly played with people’s lives at a…

  4. Vote yes on Prop. F to sustain the heart and strength of our community – SF Examiner

    Our executive director, Sherilyn Adams, along with Brett Andrews and Steve Fields shared their opinion on Proposition F and how it would benefit non-profit and community services in San Francisco. In this op-ed piece published by San Francisco Examiner, the leaders of San Francisco’s Human Services Network also addressed the increases in poverty and homelessness…

  5. Opinion: The high cost of underspending on homelessness – San Francisco Chronicle

    Director of External Affairs at Compass Family Services, Mary Kate Bacalao, highlights how underspending on homelessness impacts both staff and people experiencing homelessness in her op-ed published by the San Francisco Chronicle. Here is an excerpt: Government contracts don’t pay full costs, which means among other things that contracts systematically underpay frontline workers. Across our…

  6. Opinion: Our city’s budget needs to support the needs of vulnerable youth – SF Examiner

    Our very own Sherilyn Adams along with leaders from 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic, Five Keys Schools and Programs, At The Crossroads, Community Housing Partnership, Homeless Youth Alliance, Huckleberry Youth Programs, LYRIC, San Francisco LGBT Center, Young Community Developers, shared their expertise on the importance of investing in young people. Please read this op-ed…

  7. Black Housing Community Mural Paint-In

    On August 10, we came together with our community partners Supervisor Matt Haney, Code Tenderloin, St. Anthony’s, Tipping Point, Megablack SF with award-winning artist Malik Senefru to create a mural in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. “Let’s recognize the large number of unhoused Black people navigating and residing in the Tenderloin, and let’s hurry up and…

  8. Young Homeless People Are Struggling to Stay Safe During the Pandemic – Teen Vogue

    Huge thanks to Teen Vogue for highlighting the unique struggles that young people experiencing homelessness are facing during the pandemic. While Shelter-in-Place orders have changed the way we all live, for young people experiencing homelessness its brought new obstacles. Here’s an excerpt: For homeless youth in housing, being confined indoors may prove challenging in other…

  9. A Place to Shelter: San Francisco’s First Sanctioned Tent Encampments – KCBS Radio

    Huge thanks to KCBS Radio for featuring the new city-sanctioned Safer Sleeping Site in their “A Place to Shelter” series. We have partnered with the City of San Francisco and Homeless Youth Alliance to open a new city-sanctioned Safer Sleeping Site in the Haight Street neighborhood. With room for up to 40 tents, the site…

  10. Bay Area rapper G-Eazy donates meals to at-risk youth in San Francisco – KTVU

    We are so grateful for G-Eazy’s support during this global pandemic. For the entire month of April, the Bay Area rapper is providing meals to our housing programs through a partnership with Mi Morena. Huge thanks to KTVU’s coverage of this critical support during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here’s a quote from G-Eazy on why he…

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