On Thursday morning, scores of Oakland police officers in tandem with the Department of Public Works, showed up to clear a unique homeless encampment called “The Village” at 36th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, near the MacArthur BART Station. The camp had been a grassroots partnership between homeless residents, local neighbors, and activist groups like Feed the People and Asians for Black Lives.
This San Francisco Recovery Theatre performance recalls Tenderloin's jazz history as actors, recovering addicts themselves, play roles that reflect their own life experiences.
A shortage of shelter beds together with an unwieldy and glitch-prone computer system leave many of San Francisco's homeless out of shelter and out of luck.
Growing Home community garden, started by Project Homeless Connect, brings San Francisco's Hayes Valley residents out to grow food alongside their homeless neighbors.
The Tenderloin is an unlikely place for a park, let alone a forest. But the Tenderloin National Forest - an urban alleyway turned peaceful art garden - makes space for redwood trees, fish ponds, hummingbirds, and grateful neighbors.
A group of formerly homeless gather to support each other over a weekly hot lunch.
Ghazwan al-Sharif talks about memories of his Iraqi hometown, Tikrit, his work as a translator for the U.S. Army, the bombing of his house, his journey as a refugee through Jordan and finally to the United States.