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Kevin Fagan

6 July 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Homelessness can make an individual feel alienated and disconnected from society. Street Soccer USA is an annual tournament in which homeless and underprivileged people from the street are invited to participate. Som...

San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Fagan

28 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco’s poorly staffed shelters have led many homeless to choose to stay on the street. The Navigation Center, a homeless shelter with many amenities and staff, enables the homeless to keep their personal belo...

San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Fagan

6 March 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Removing encampments does not help the San Francisco homeless because there are not enough places for them to live off the streets. The city has had a history of projects that have aided the homeless in the past ten y...

San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Fagan

25 September 2015

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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In Australia, what came to be known as the Big Dry dragged on for 13 punishing years. By the time the rains finally returned in 2010, the country had utterly changed in ways that California — with a similar landscape ...

San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Fagan

11 May 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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Police in California have begun using body cameras to record their daily interactions with the public, decreasing altercations and misconduct by both officers and citizens.

San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Fagan

28 June 2014

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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San Francisco’s chronically homeless population remains staggeringly high. Salt Lake City has managed to eradicate much of their chronically homeless by geographically placing supportive housing distant from the city’...

SFGate

Kevin Fagan

14 March 2014

Napa, California, United States

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Napa State Hospital believes in providing dignity and morale to its patients through activities such as hosting live bands and holiday parties. Often, the volunteers get as much out of these events as the patients.

San Francisco Chronicle

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Brent Ward

29 October 2006

San Francisco, California, United States

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Making the transition from the street to permanent housing can be difficult - it's hard to force people to seek help. San Francisco works to help the homeless rise from the poverty cycle by pinpointing the most chroni...

San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Fagan

25 November 2005

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco's Homeward Bound program provides transients a one-way ticket home once they can identify a family member or friend who is willing to take them in, helping to reunite families and reduce long-term homele...

SFGate

Kevin Fagan

6 December 2004

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco's Care Not Cash program began in 2004 in response to the city's homelessness crisis. One facet of the program is an outreach team, whose members regularly visit homeless people on the street to connect t...

SFGate

Kevin Fagan

14 June 2004

New York, New York, United States

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In San Francisco, 23 percent of homeless people return to the street after transitional housing programs. A New York program gives the mentally ill and homeless individual apartments alongside average New Yorkers and ...

SFGate

Kevin Fagan

13 June 2004

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia reduced chronic homelessness by coordinating outreach through a centralized office and providing immediate access to housing and services such as counseling and drug rehabilitation. San Francisco is study...

San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Fagan

9 May 2004

San Francisco, California, United States

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In the U.S. most supportive housing programs have a 75 percent turnover rate, meaning people end up in the streets again. Direct Access to Housing in California manages a turnover rate of only 15 percent by providing ...

SFGate

Kevin Fagan

4 December 2003

San Francisco, California, United States

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To combat rampant homelessness, cities like New York are investing in supportive housing and comprehensive, consistent services for the homeless population. Although San Francisco has smaller-scale supportive housing ...

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