Education: Key to Breaking Cycle of Poverty

Huff Post Article This article goes over the issues of poverty and a lack of education in inner cities. We are shown many studies and statistics that prove that higher drop out rates, and school districts with less funding have a very high correlation to the poverty rates in an area. This makes sense on…

Homelessness after dark drawing project’s interest in Modesto

Homelessness after dark drawing project’s interest in Modesto “They are visible by day throughout Modesto. The homeless bide their time in parks or at the library. They can be seen pushing all of their worldly goods in shopping carts around town, sometimes rummaging through trash bins for recyclables. Those fortunate enough to find beds at…

CA Assembly Passes Bill to Help SF Tackle Homeless Shelter Crisis

The California State Assembly passed legislation authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to give San Francisco flexibility to build shelters and transitional housing for unsheltered homeless residents. Assembly Bill (AB) 932 passed with a 67-0 vote and moves to the State Senate for further review. Blog by Jessica E. CA Assembly Passes Bill to…

Bride-to-be calls off wedding, invites homeless to her reception

Sarah Cummins and Logan Araujo were supposed to get married this weekend. The two young people had been planning a dream wedding for two years — a $30,000 extravaganza. A week ago, she called it off (she prefers not to say why), and both were left with broken hearts and a nonrefundable contract for a venue and a…

Top Causes of Homelessness in America

As many as 3.5 million Americans are homeless each year. Of these, more than 1 million are children and on any given night, more than 300,000 children are homeless.  ….The vast majority of these have been thrust into homelessness by a life altering event or series of events that were unexpected and unplanned for. Contrary…

100 Disposable Cameras Were Given To Homeless People.

In July, Café Art, a U.K.-based arts initiative, gave 100 Fujifilm disposable cameras to homeless people in London with just one instruction: take photographs that capture “My London.” homeless photograph their world Blogged by: Sandra Ainslie

Volunteer opportunities abound in Turlock

Americans across the country will join forces in the coming days for National Volunteer Week, which kicks off on April 23, and in Turlock, there are plenty of local opportunities for residents to support a cause, serve their community and make a difference. Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, is making an impact…

Modesto Apartment Complex Condemned, Tenants Fear Homelessness

MODESTO — Modesto residents at one apartment complex are worried they may end up living in the streets after being kicked out of their homes. “The street… o.k? I have no place to go. all of these people have no place to go,” James Garrison, a tenant said. condemned apartments in modesto Blogged by: Sandra…

Is a crackdown on aggressive panhandling coming to Sacramento?

  Hostile panhandling will be prohibited within 35 feet of ATMs, at gas stations, along roadway medians and within 50 feet of public transit stops, according to a revamped city code under consideration Tuesday by the City Council’s Law and Legislation Committee. The new code would also make it illegal for panhandlers to solicit from…

Broke: Why more California families are becoming homeless

California is failing to keep parents with young children from slipping into extreme poverty and, ultimately homelessness. Despite federal and state money earmarked specifically to support children’s wellbeing, government programs are inadequate to meet the region’s rising housing costs and falling incomes, leaving the poorest families on the street. California’s version of cash welfare, CalWORKs,…

The last time this Officer visited this park, he was living in it

ELK GROVE, CALIF. Edwin Lopez, a rookie California Highway Patrol officer, this week returned to an Elk Grove park where, all too recently, he used to live and sleep when he was homeless. “This is the first (time) I’ve been back since then,” said Lopez, 26, recalling his personal odyssey from extreme poverty back to…