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Homeless college student shows true grit in her pursuit of a home, degree

Homeless college student shows true grit in her pursuit of a home, degree

By Tony Briscoe, 2/29/16

 

On a frigid winter morning, Latia Crockett-Holder, 23, emerges from her tent beneath a crumbling Uptown overpass in her stocking feet.

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In Georgetown, the homeless can be hidden amid the million-dollar homes

In Georgetown, the homeless can be hidden amid the million-dollar homes

By Theresa Vargas, 3/6/16

In a Georgetown elevator alcove, a heavyset woman in all black sits on two plastic crates, insisting to Gunther Stern that she is fine.... Read More

Think Dignity Mobile Showers Program: Why does San Diego Need a Mobile Showers Program?

This program will impact both the unhoused and housed in the communities it serves as the condition of homeless individuals improves. Homeless individuals will improve their opportunities to gain or retain employment. Public streets in the areas will be more sanitary and the local business climate will improve.  

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Think Dignity Mobile Showers Program: Where Will the Program Take Place?

We want to emphasize that these showers are MOBILE, and will not be permanently providing services in any one place. Furthermore, we are working with private host locations so that the showers will not be located on streets or sidewalks in front of businesses or homes. We currently have private host partners in the North Park and University Heights areas, and are seeking partnerships with other private locations in and around San Diego including Downtown/East Village, Hillcrest/... Read More

Think Dignity Mobile Showers Program: When Will this Program be Available?

Our goal is to offer the mobile shower services on a weekly basis, each Saturday, in a different community in San Diego.  It will operate anywhere from 3-4 hours each time it goes out. In the startup phase, the unit will be taken out a minimum of once a month with the goal of increasing to a weekly schedule. Think Dignity is working with community partners to provide clean clothes, health services, haircuts, and caseworkers at locations where showers will be provided in order to... Read More

Think Dignity Mobile Showers Program: What is it?

Our Mobile Shower is a trailer which contains two showers and two restrooms (much like the one you can see here).  The trailer will be pulled by a truck and set up in various communities throughout San Diego on a rotating basis, for a specified period of time. Think Dignity staff and community volunteers will supervise the use of the shower units, as well as oversee the services and supply distribution at each location to ensure safety, cleanliness and fair use.... Read More

Think Dignity Mobile Showers Program: Who is Running this Program?

Think Dignity is starting a new program, Mobile Showers. We will be operating and managing the showers.  Many of you know us already, for those who do not, our mission is to inspire, empower, and organize our community to advance basic dignity for those living on the streets. Our programs include providing individuals living on the streets with Legal Referral Clinics and Community Legal Education Workshops, as well as operating the Transitional Storage Center, a free space for 400... Read More

Farewell and Thank You!

Farewell and Thank You!

Heather Pollock, Think Dignity's Executive Director Says Goodbye . . .

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Thinking Outside the Box by Moving Into One

Thinking Outside the Box by Moving Into One

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'We’re Not Trash:' Homeless People Fight Stigma In Moving Video

'We’re Not Trash:' Homeless People Fight Stigma In Moving Video

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FY 2015 CoC Program NOFA

This revised Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) establishes the funding criteria for the FY 2015 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. HUD is making available approximately $1.89 billion in Fiscal Year 2015 for the CoC Program.

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Mobile Shower Program

There are not enough showers or restrooms available for those living on the streets. 

To provide more dignity to our unhoused neighbors, we are rolling out a new program.

We are in need of partners to provide: host locations (private lots); a truck to pull the trailer; man and woman power aka volunteers; towels; clean clothing; drinking water; barber services; toiletries; and much more! Our vision is to provide basic dignity with warm showers, as well as access to other much-needed services, such as outreach case workers and health services. If you are interested in... Read More