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The Most Innovative Homeless Service You'Ve Never Heard Of

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Good News! An innovative program from San Francisco is changing the game with a simple idea: bring all the service providers under one roof for an all-day fair.

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Debbie G (306)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 7:17 am
Great idea. Thanks Cal for the article.

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 7:22 am
Good idea thanks

pam w (139)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:18 am
Makes perfect sense!

Christeen A (552)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:28 am
Very good idea. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:34 am
Very Good!! Thank you, Cal for this~~~

i´ve also been homeless, so i think!! i understand what it is....

Anette S (24)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 3:32 pm
noted - thank you Cal

Winn A (202)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 5:42 pm

Sheri J (16)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 6:57 pm
whatever helps the community.

SusanAWAY A (219)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 7:27 pm
What an absolutely wonderful program. It's a shame more cities don't adopt it as their own.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 2:16 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 5:12 am
Innovative, it's 10 years old.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 7:29 am
This is great. Here in Melbourne, The Mercy Sisters provide services along these lines. I'm very impressed with what they do.

Donna G (42)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 12:41 pm
This is such a good idea and seems similar to the caregiver workshops that our city puts on every year.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 12:48 pm
This is a great idea and should be implemented everywhere. It may not end homelessness, but it sure does give these people some dignity and a sense that someone cares about them.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 12:56 pm
Wonderful news. This should be done in each city. Our homeless people need our help and compassion as well as respect.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 2:52 pm
This is indeed a great idea and should be widely imitated.

Julie W (32)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 3:46 pm
This sounds almost too good to be true. Congrats San Fransisco, on a kind and compassionate idea.

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 6:14 pm
Wonderful news Cal, thank you!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 9:00 pm
Splendid idea, wonderful.

Stephen Brian (23)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 11:08 pm
Excellent! :)

Karen Kersten-Chestney (112)
Monday October 21, 2013, 1:41 am
Thank-you for this informative article. What a GREAT Idea !!! Of course it would have started in Calif. ! I wish a lot more cities would adopt this model. Especially the hardest hit cities and "The Red States" where it's really needed.

Daniel P (179)
Monday October 21, 2013, 5:49 am
This helps!

Stephen Brian (23)
Monday October 21, 2013, 12:16 pm
I wish there were more programs like this, addressing non-flashy challenges that people who are not facing hardship would not imagine.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Monday October 21, 2013, 12:57 pm
Wonderful news. TY Cal

Valerie H (133)
Monday October 21, 2013, 4:55 pm
Wow....excellent....thank you for sharing!

Connie O (51)
Monday October 21, 2013, 7:22 pm
What a great program. TY for the article.

Connie O (51)
Monday October 21, 2013, 7:24 pm
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june t (66)
Monday October 21, 2013, 11:35 pm
thanks for the article, perhaps other cities will take note.

. (0)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 1:25 am
Great news, thank you.

Ben B (20)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 1:50 am
Great idea! There should be more days like that. In fact the service should be provided on an ongoing basis.
It's heartening to read a "good news" story.

David B (28)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 2:45 am
Thanks for posting Cal... Brilliant!... I didn't think people cared about homeless people any more.

Dmitry Nikiforov (222)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 12:54 am
Thanks Cal
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