A Mother’s Journey Through Homelessness in San Francisco

There are 578,424 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the US - 37% are families. Julianne and her husband moved to San Francisco in 2013 to start what they thought was going to be a new successful chapter. Suddenly, her husband lost his job and they were left homeless with their first child on the way. Julianne and Seth had to navigate the often complicated system of care. Working with local organizations like Compass Family Services, Homeless Prenatal, St. Joseph's Family Center, and HandUp, Julianne and her family succeeded in establishing a new home.

Learn about this resilient family's story and how they overcame homelessness through the support of local organizations, your donor support, and their own perseverance.

Follow along with Julianne as she studies for her accounting degree and continues to create a bright future for her family.

 

Family and Youth Homelessness: Abode Services, Bay Area Community Services, US Interagency Council at #NAEH16

Family and Youth Homelessness: Abode Services, Bay Area Community Services, US Interagency Council at #NAEH16

Each February, leaders from across the nation gather to share solutions to one of the biggest challenges facing our communities: family and youth homelessness hosted by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. For February's Conscious SF, we invited local and national professionals who have dedicated their work to alleviating poverty for a panel discussion on family and youth homelessness. 

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Why Compassion is Key to Ending Homelessness

Why Compassion is Key to Ending Homelessness

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I hope you will join me in making a difference by sharing your love with another human being who needs a message of kindness. For someone experiencing poverty or homelessness, knowing that other people care can be the one thing that carries them to the next day. Visit www.handup.org/wordsofhope to learn how we’re making it easy to spread the love this week.

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GLIDE, SF Cares, and HandUp.org Team Up for Direct Support to Our Homeless Neighbors

GLIDE, SF Cares, and HandUp.org Team Up for Direct Support to Our Homeless Neighbors

We launched HandUp Gift Cards this past August as a way to give on the street to a homeless neighbor that also connects a person to local resources. Today we’re excited to share our two new drop-in center partners in addition to Project Homeless Connect - GLIDE and SF Cares - giving our homeless neighbors more places to redeem their cards and access the services they need in San Francisco.

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