Transitional Shelters & Villages in SF

$13,008 raised of $65,000 Goal
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Help us raise $65,000 to build, pilot, and organize transitional shelters and villages

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About this Campaign

SOS! Our neighbors and neighborhoods are in crisis! We need more SAFE ORGANIZED SPACES to address our encampment, shelter, and affordable housing crisis.

We are raising money to continue our work developing secure shelter and SAFE ORGANIZED SPACES for people to transition from street to home.

Founded in November 2015, the Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge (SFHC), has been organizing with encampment residents, City services, impacted neighborhoods, and community leaders for nearly two years to develop and pilot humane and cost-effective strategies that address our multi-faceted encampment and shelter/housing shortage crisis.

Over the past two years, SFHC has used donations from over 200 individual donors to:

✪ Develop San Francisco's first Transitional Sleep and Storage pilot on private property at the Impact Hub

✪ Developed multiple blueprints for license agreements, insurance, safety features, and building standards with inclusive stakeholder input that have been shared with multiple Bay Area community organizations and government leaders/workers.

✪ Pilot sanitation services at 3 different encampments

✪ Build and pilot 12 transitional shelters

✪ Fund materials for encampment trash collection and safety improvements

✪ Support organizing efforts and events

✪ Build a growing network of supporters for transitional villages to be piloted in SF and accepted by local government.

Our biggest funding needs are as follows:

✪ $25,000 Building materials/tools/supplies

✪ $18,000: One year of Basic Income for Director/Organizer

✪ $10,000: Stipends for Current/Former encampment participants to help with rent/food/etc.

✪ $5,000: Transportation

✪ $3,000: Insurance

✪ $2,000: Communications

✪ $2,000: Food for events/meetings

Thank you for your support of strategic solutions to our encampment and shelter/housing shortage crisis that reduce harm, support transition, and increase livability and well-being for the entire community. Join our efforts to advocate for organized places for people to belong on public and private land with reasonable agreements during our shelter/housing shortage crisis. It’s the moral, cost-effective, and strategic way forward.

View our latest Profit and Loss statement up to 8/2017 from our Fiscal Sponsor, Intersection for the Arts

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Why we need transitional shelters and villages in San Francisco
September 25, 2017 at 9:47 AM

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our HandUp campaign so far!

This weekend SFHC volunteers took one of our $1,000 Transitional Sleep and Storage Mobile Shelters out in front of the Navigation Center on Mission Street. We met Kaleb, pictured, who will be exiting the Navigation Center soon. We talked about how the majority of Navigation Center participants have to exit back to the street and how we need to create safe organized exits with secure shelters.

Please spread the word about the campaign, which you can do by creating your own individual supporting fundraiser on the campaign page. And save the date for October 19th at the Impact Hub for a night with SFHC and encampment residents:

In community,

AFW Director/Founder

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