Category Archives: Homeless Advocacy

More than 60% of JDC’s Homeless Advocacy Project Clients are 50 Years or Older

Nearly half of all homeless people who are 50 years or older became homeless after they turned 50. This is the dismaying truth revealed by a study conducted by Margot Kushel,…

Homeless Advocacy Project Honored to Receive Work of Late San Francisco Artist Marlene Aron

Teresa Friend, Director and Managing Attorney, Homeless Advocacy Project The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) is honored to have received the donation of a work of art by Marlene Aron, a…

Homelessness and Supportive Housing Conference Connects Nonprofit Providers to Share Expertise and Ideas

The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) of the Justice & Diversity Center is a nonprofit contractor of the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH). With our collaborative partner, Swords to Plowshares, we…

Passion for Peace and Justice Brings Social Work Student to Homeless Advocacy Project

The Justice & Diversity Center’s Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) is located in the heart of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, where every year JDC staffers and volunteers serve more than 1,500…

Orrick Attorneys and UC Hastings Students Step Up to Help Homeless San Franciscans

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) thanks Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe attorneys Penni Takade and Matteo Daste for volunteering with the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP), engaging UC Hastings students in…

Trump’s Budget Proposal Puts Access to Food at Risk for San Francisco’s Most Vulnerable Residents

  Earlier this month, President Trump unveiled his budget plan, which proposes more than $200 billion in cuts to the nation’s supplemental food program (known, in California, as CalFresh). In…

Volunteer Attorney CJ Kingsley Gives 36 Years of Service to JDC

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is honored to recognize the incredible contributions of CJ Kingsley, who has been volunteering with JDC since 1981! In particular, she has been a…

Amanda Burton

Working for Homeless Advocacy Project Fosters Passion for Social Justice

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) welcomes Amanda Burton, who works at JDC’s  Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) through the Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) program. LVC connects full-time volunteers receiving stipends…

Staff Attorney’s Advocacy Helps Family in Poverty Stay Housed

Having been to court that day for a second stay of execution that was denied, “AR” came to the Justice & Diversity Center’s (JDC) Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) Intake Clinic…

Summer Interns Assist Most Vulnerable

This summer JDC’s Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) was fortunate to have two full-time summer interns from local law schools. Brigette Latno-Mosunic is going into her third year of law school…