Yarn balms not bombs!Read more
craft + political activism = craftivism*Read more
There are many ways you can use your love of knitting to make a difference and contribute to the social justice issues you care about!Read more
Research shows that on average, black people are assigned higher bail amounts than other defendants arrested for the same offenses. Simply put, it is wrong to be forced by poverty to face an extensive stay in jail while awaiting a court date -- separated from children, family and home, and running the risk of losing employment.Read more
Everyday tens of thousands of people languish in jail simply because they cannot afford bail. In addition to the over $9 billion wasted to incarcerate people who have been convicted of no crime, pre-trial incarceration has catastrophic impacts on families and communities. Even a few days in jail can ruin a person’s life. They may lose their job, their family may lose housing and some even lose their children.Read more
A new project called the Eviction Lab examined more than 80 million eviction records going back to 2000 and found that in 2016 alone there were nearly four evictions filed every minute. More than 6,300 Americans are evicted every day.
There were 593 evictions in San Francisco in 2016. That amounts to 1.62 households evicted every day. 0.25 in 100 renter homes are evicted each year.
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Finding a job that pays enough to make payments on these debts is difficult after incarceration, especially since public housing and other services are denied to those convicted felons.Read more
Problems with housing don’t just apply to unemployed youth.Read more
The average age of a homeless person in the US is 9 years old. Drawbridge is inspiring resiliency in homeless children through art making.Read more
What could you accomplish if your whole family lived in a single room?Read more
Organisations you can donate to or volunteer with in the East Bay.Read more
Youth homelessness is a queer issue. Here's why.Read more
Books to learn more on the political issues contributing to homelessness.Read more
Invite friends to watch films on child homelessness then discuss these issues over popcorn.Read more
Girl Scouts Troop Will Expand to 15 Homeless SheltersRead more
An easy way to contribute is to follow local organisations serving homeless kids on social media to find out what the the families they serve need. You'll be surprised at the many skills you can share to help families get back on their feet.Read more
You'll be surprised at the many skills you could share to help families get back on their feet.
Ask yourself what you love to do and see how that could be a contribution.Read more