Homelessness

The Future of Black Nonprofit Power in California

Wanted: $100 million for an organization you have never heard of to be given away as unrestricted grants to Black-led California nonprofits that will be named later. That, in essence, was the founding proposition for the California Black Freedom Fund – and it was audacious in the world of philanthropy, let alone Black philanthropy. But timing is everything. George Floyd had just been killed by Minneapolis police officers, galvanizing nationwide outrage and a surge in support for racial-justice organizations. Within a few months, the fund secured $32 million in donations and commitments and quickly started putting that money to use. [...more...]

January 2022 Update Homeward Bound of Marin

We’ve laid a table at Homeward Bound with inspiring events for 2022, starting with a graduation for trainees at Fresh […more…]

Broadening Our Impact Through Resiliency and Innovation At the Crossroads

Many of the individuals that At The Crossroads works with report that accessing services can be difficult. During COVID-19 these […more…]

Community Action Marin January Update Community Action Marin

Help us to Make It a Brighter 2022 for All. What not everyone realizes is that that there are still […more…]

Building Trust by Supporting Homeless Youth and Young Adults Unconditionally At the Crossroads

No requirements. No finish line. Nobody gets kicked out. The San Francisco nonprofit At The Crossroads (ATC) practices a model […more…]

Doing the Hardest Jobs to Help California and Its Unhoused Residents Urban Alchemy

If you drive through the Tenderloin, a rough-and-tumble part of San Francisco where California’s income inequality gap is on full […more…]

Helping Formerly Homeless Vets Age with Dignity and a Strong Dose of Joy Swords to Plowshares

Getting older is an isolating experience for anyone. For disabled and formerly unhoused veterans of a largely forgotten war, it’s […more…]

Ending Homelessness for Everyone It Touches Homeward Bound of Marin

Out on the streets, Librado said his plans were “just to survive.” He worked full-time at a local electronics store […more…]

Giving Female Intimate-Abuse Survivors a Second Chance Five Keys Home Free

Rosemary “Rosie” Dyer spent 34 years behind bars for fatally shooting an abusive husband who’d dug a pit in which […more…]