Meet the punks in Oakland who make lunch for the homeless, do needle pick-ups, & gather harm reduction data. We sat down with Alejandra, founder of Punks With Lunch, to discuss what they are up to, how to start your own Punks With Lunch, and how the City is not practicing what it preaches in its new program to address homelessness.
By Matthew Gerring If you’re a regular reader of Street Sheet by Coalition on Homelessness, you might be surprised to hear that the paper’s recent upgrades — full color front pages and a new website — were sponsored by the same people who brought you AirBnB: Silicon Valley’s preeminent startup incubator,
You may have heard the story of the senior citizen who got a ticket from SF Police for eating pizza at a bus stop this March. Kelley Cutler, a human rights organizer for the Coalition on Homelessness often helps vulnerable citizens deal with these ‘quality of life citations’. She tweeted about
The best defense against the cold is a healthy diet, proper hydration and ideally, a furnace. But let’s face it: you can’t afford any of those things. Here are some tips from someone who truly knows the value of fresh socks and a thermostat; a former NYC Street Kid. 1.
Guest post by Kelley Cutler Human Rights Organizer with the Coalition on Homelessness I woke up that morning to a call from a woman who was living in a tent on the street. Through her tears I could hear the muffled voices of San Francisco police coming through the phone, telling
There’s been a lot of uproar on the issue of homelessness recently. Matters like this always come out of the woodwork a little more during an election year, and incidents like the clearing of San Francisco’s tent city before Super Bowl weekend have a way of getting people fired up.
Of all the bullshit that Ed Lee will remembered for, his handling of San Francisco’s homelessness crisis will have a place of honor in the annals of bullshittery. Homelessness has been steadily getting worse citywide and in some neighborhoods, like SOMA and The Mission, it has reached public health crisis