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Downtown Streets Team: Working to Tackle Homelessness in the Bay Area

Despite the ever-increasing wealth of Silicon Valley, poverty and homelessness continue to plague many living in the Bay Area.  One group working to tackle this is Downtown Streets Team, an organization focused on eradicating homelessness. Downtown Streets Team addresses the … Continue reading

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Unsung Grassroots Heroes: Your Family Counts Home Visitors

We frequently meet with individuals operating at a grassroots level in an effort to learn about the current face of poverty. Earlier this summer, our staff sat down with three Alameda County employees to hear their stories. These employees work … Continue reading

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Bill and James Learn About the At-Risk Seniors Supported by St. Mary’s Center

Bill and James visited St. Mary’s Center recently, a community center that has been operating for decades in an inconspicuous building within the heart of Oakland. During their visit, the Center’s Executive Director, Carol Johnson, gave them a tour of … Continue reading

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Where’s Bill? Meeting with the Downtown Streets Team

Where’s Bill? Follow PVF’s Executive Director, Bill Somerville, out of the office, for site visits and meetings with outstanding grassroots leaders. One of the bright lights in support to homeless people is the Downtown Streets Team in Palo Alto wherein … Continue reading

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