Tag Archives: homelessness

With over 800 people on the streets every night, Richmond’s homeless task force brainstorms ways to tackle a persistent problem

The Richmond Police Department reports up to 800 live on the streets of Richmond every night, but there is currently no dedicated fund for the homeless in the city. Local advocate Kathy Robinson is the...
Bay Area Rescue Mission

Bay Area Rescue Mission helps local people get back on their feet

The Bay Area Rescue Mission team reflects on the achievements of its recent graduates and provides a readers with a look at the services it has to offer.

A Richmond legacy of giving continues

Every day nearly two hundred of Richmond’s hungry are served free meals by the Greater Richmond Interfaith Project volunteers. This Thanksgiving, GRIP seeks to feed hundreds more. “We just want to help somebody,” volunteer Barbara...

Richmond homeless vigil a beacon of light for those on the street

On Saturday night a handful of Richmond and Bay Area residents gathered near the steps of the Civic Center Plaza for an overnight vigil to show concern about homelessness, what many in the group call...

Contra Costa homeless shelters unsure about effects of realignment

As the state starts to release prisoners into the supervision of the counties, Contra Costa County’s homeless shelters – where former prisoners often end up because they don’t have family or their identity reestablished upon...
Encampment

Volunteers fan out across Contra Costa to tally County’s homeless

Dozens of community volunteers fanned out across Contra Costa County early Wednesday morning to help with the county's 2011 homeless count. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires all cities and counties...