Suzanne Shaw, NBC Bay Area Editorial Director calls on all of us to resolve our rising homeless crisis.
What would you do if you lost your job and then, your home?
There are countless Bay area residents who never thought they’d be without a bed. But this long recession has pushed thousands of households to the brink. And women are a growing percentage of those in need.
In some counties, emergency service to families is up more than 40%, and calls for help are up tenfold over a year ago.
Yet support for homeless programs – from government, private donors and corporations – is down…and we are in crisis.
NBC Bay Area believes those of us able to help must move quickly to support local families - so we all emerge from these tough times ready to flourish. Please use the links below to help make a difference.
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