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"Think Dignity Urges Council to Bring Portland Loos to Downtown" by dorianh

"Think Dignity Urges Council to Bring Portland Loos to Downtown" by dorianh

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Homeless Participants Direct the Priorities for Think Dignity Advocacy Initiatives

“We’re not a service provider in the traditional sense,” said Noor Kazmi, the group’s incoming president "....some of our most active participants are the homeless themselves. They’re the ones vocal about the issues they’re facing on the street, and they’re pretty much where our ideas for projects come from.” Read more from Noor's interview by Doug Sherwin of the Daily Transcript.

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Basic Dignity Issues Being Addressed in San Diego

San Diego Living recognizes the value of the work of Think Dignity. Watch as Brook explains to Channel 6's Renee Kohn what we strive for and how we engage with the breadth of the community to get it done.

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News coverage of 2011 Think Dignity Fundraiser

San Diego Ch 6: San Diego Living - "GTT seek solutions from within the community"

San Diego Magazine - "Girls Think Tank Gala"

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Nowhere to Go: Critics Want More Downtown Restrooms

Advocates for the homeless expressed the need to the CCDC

By SUSAN TAYLOR
Updated 2:37 PM PST, Thu, Mar 11, 2010

More public restrooms. That's what advocates for the homeless said is needed in downtown San Diego. They voiced their concerns at a meeting of San Diego's Center City Development Corporation (CCDC) Wednesday.  CCDC provides money for construction of public restrooms, but by law cannot operate them. Instead hours of operation fall on the city or private businesses where the restrooms are located. One advocate from Think Dignity questioned 200 people on... Read More

City Council Considers Purchasing Toilets

Public urination by homeless a problem

By Michael Stetz, UNION-TRIBUNE COLUMNIST
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 9:20 p.m.

Martha Carter puts a blanket up between two shopping carts for privacy and then a bucket beneath her. This is how she relieves herself at night. She then takes the bucket and empties it at a nearby drain and pours a bit of water down as well, to flush the waste away.

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Skip to the Loo?

By Kelly Davis

Last week, the San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless reported that homelessness in San Diego County’s up by 7.8 percent from last year. Given that there’s been no significant increase in shelter beds, that means more people living on the street. Amid what’s sure to be a long and complicated discussion at today’s San Diego City Council meeting about next year’s redevelopment-agency budgets is a relatively small request: $900,000 for more public restrooms downtown. Through their “Basic Dignity” campaign, a nonprofit called the Think Dignity (“Girls” is... Read More

Somewhere to go

By Kelly Davis

I’d hoped to include in my story this week about funding for Downtown port-o-potties a little more information about what’s going on with the Portland Loos. Quick background: Invented by a Portland City Commissioner, the loos are solar-powered, stainless-steel bathroom kiosks.

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Channel 10 News' Leadership Award given to Think Dignity

Think Dignity was honored in 2008 with San Diego Channel 10 News' Leadership Award for its grassroots advocacy work in the homeless community.

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Think Dignity Makes A Difference in San Diego

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Labor Council's Lorena Gonzalez, at Basic Dignity event

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Rev. Madison Shockley at Basic Dignity launch

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