YEAH! has to leave its longtime home in the Lutheran Church of the Cross, but it’s struggling to find an alternative site within Berkeley city limits.
Call takers at The Hub field inquiries about shelter beds, housing and other issues as part of a process to determine who is most in need. Photo: Emilie Raguso It used to be that those who were homeless in Berkeley had to navigate a complex tangle of services to try to find help. In January, the city launched what it hopes […]
To All Those Concerned: As Berkeley and Bay Area clergy and religious leaders of diverse faith traditions, we stand lovingly and firmly united in opposition to new proposed 2015 laws criminalizing homeless people. As we describe in this letter, we do so through our shared, deeply held religious convictions calling us to compassion, justice, and […]
Berkeley’s new approach to homeless services: the proposed Housing Crisis Resolution Center. Image: City of Berkeley Berkeley’s new approach to homeless services: the proposed Housing Crisis Resolution Center. Image: City of Berkeley The city of Berkeley says it will change its commission recommendation process after a community agency brought allegations of serious conflicts of interest during […]
One resident’s bed and belongings, on the last day before the YEAH shelter closed for the summer One resident’s bed and belongings, on the last day before the YEAH shelter closed for the summer Last week, Berkeley’s only youth shelter — Youth Engagement, Advocacy, and Housing (YEAH!) –closed its doors, not to reopen until November. […]
HarleyQuin in a cast at Cedar Park. Photos: Jill Posener In February, some people were sitting on a wall in Berkeley when one of them jumped off and accidentally landed on the leg of a puppy, HarleyQuin. Shadow, the street name for HarleyQuin’s owner, rushed the dog to a nearby vet but didn’t have the […]