Save the Date: June 7th SFHC Showcase + Fundraiser hosted by the Mission Creek Merchants Association
The local business owners of the Mission Creek Merchants Association are partnering with the Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge in support of our humane, cost-effective, and outcomes-driven strategies to address SF's encampment and shelter shortage crisis.
RSVP here to join us on June 7th from 6PM-8PM at Asiento Restaurant (2730 21st Street):
Showcasing SFHC's Transitional Sleep & Storage RV Shelter, Portapotty Cover, + Portable Storage Containers
Opportunity to meet encampment residents organizing with SFHC
Presentation by SFHC founder/director Amy Farah Weiss at 6:30
Learn how you can support SFHC proposals for addressing current conditions at encampments, supporting transition, and increasing interim shelter opportunities.
Please reply to this e-mail if you would like to help out as a volunteer (we could use 5 additional volunteers to help greet, showcase our RV Shelter/Portapotty/Storage, and take donations).
Updates on SFHC Proposals
Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge is seeking one parking space on church/private property in SF to pilot our first “Safe Park” hosting program with an attractive 5x8x10' transitional sleep & storage RV shelter for one month (or longer if the pilot is successful) Help us identify potential hosts!
Safe park programs are currently being piloted throughout California via existing or new local ordinances. San Francisco’s Planning Code and Police Code do not currently prohibit or regulate Safe Park programs on privately-owned property.
Take a look at the features of the safe and humane features of our attractive 5x8x10' transitional RV shelters below (built with encampment residents in the Bayview by Moksha Woodwork Designs, and take a moment to show your support for this proposal and our Encampment Livability Task Force proposal.
Additional info: As the nonprofit administrator of the Safe Park pilot program, SFHC will provide:
- Resident screening
- Site-specific lease, guidelines & agreements, additional insurance
- Locking portapotty with attractive cover and bi-weekly servicing
- Ongoing resident/host/community-integration support
Guest residents will be accountable for scheduled check-ins and 10 hours of neighborhood-beneficial service each week.
Site host may terminate the program at any time during the pilot with 48-hour notice.
More information and draft program guidelines available upon request.