Challenges Faced by Tenderloin District Residents: A Story of Resilience and Unheard Pleas for Help
The recent article from CBS News sheds light on the ongoing challenges faced by residents of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District due to homeless encampment fires. Among those affected is Ashanti, a determined individual who, with the support of Larkin Street Youth Services, has successfully turned her life around and now works full-time. However, she and her neighbors feel that their pleas for assistance have largely gone unheard by local officials and emergency services.
“With the help of Larkin Street Youth Services, she turned her life around and now works full-time. Ashanti said her rent-controlled building is home to many hardworking professionals, including city workers. Like many of her longtime neighbors, they feel that their calls for help to Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Dean Preston and emergency services have largely been ignored.”