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Homeless people need libraries, and libraries need them, too

Jeffery Bailey spends nearly every day at his public library. It's not just that he loves books. For the 43-year-old who sleeps in a tent outside a local church, the library is pretty much the only place he can go that won't charge him to provide safety, warmth, useful services and entertainment.

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Fundraiser held for homeless man who found baby in trash dumpster

Local vendors joined together at an Imperial Beach park to help Harold Sherman, the man who found 3-week Eliza de la Cruz dead in a dumpster last month.

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Op-Ed California is rife with laws used to harass homeless people

Old vagrancy laws are back, this time targeting the homeless . . .

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Right to Rest Campaign

With a recent report released by UC Berkeley, reflecting the increase in enforcement and enactment of laws which criminalize homelessness, Think Dignity is getting involved with the Homeless Bill of Rights and is asking supporters of the Right to Rest Act to reach out to Speaker of the Assembly Toni Atkins.  Read about the need for the Right to Rest Act here.  http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/guess-which-liberal-state-has-50...

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Resource Fair for Homeless Women

Since 1990, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program has been addressing the needs of homeless and low-income women and children in San Diego by organizing and overseeing an annual one-day event that provides free essential social, medical and legal services.

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Traditional public restroom design fails to serve the needs of diverse users

Mid-20th century restrooms with their separate women’s and men’s sections were designed to serve middle class nuclear families with cars. Today’s urban toilet users include fathers with young daughters, mothers with sons, elderly and disabled people with opposite sex caregivers, and members of the GLBTQ community.  We need family-friendly, gender-neutral facilities serve everyone.  Basic restroom safety requires Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) in location, layout, lighting, surface, materials, fixtures and hardware. Users, especially children, need protection from... Read More

Project Homeless Connect

Think Dignity Participating in the 9th Project Homeless Connect Event.  Read more information regarding the event here: http://timesofsandiego.com/life/2015/01/27/ninth-project-homeless-connec...

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Annual Homeless Count

This past Friday the Regional Task Force on Homelessness held their annual count of the homeless population in San Diego.  The count also includes interviewing those living on the streets, read more about it here: http://www.10news.com/news/volunteers-to-count-homeless-in-san-diego

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Homeless Bill of Rights

WRAP is an organization focused on creating a Homeless Bill of Rights for those on the streets to prevent Criminalization of those who are Homeless. 

Our Homeless Bill of Rights (HBR) campaign in Oregon and California will create bills that protect the following rights and prohibit the enforcement of any local laws that violate these rights:

Right to move freely, rest, sleep, & pray and be protected in public spaces without discrimination.

Right to occupy a legally parked vehicle.

Right to serve food and eat in public.

Right to legal counsel... Read More

Need for Showers for Homeless in San Diego

Think Dignity has been hearing for years now from our homeless community that there is a need for access to basic amenities, such as showers and bathrooms.  A recent article addresses the shower scene for those on the streets.  Read it here: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2014/dec/13/ticker-modly-showers/

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