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Homeless Advocacy

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 provide legal and supporting social services, including extensive benefits advocacy, to individuals and families who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness in San...Read More

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 their work as well. Penni and Matteo volunteer at HAP’s Homeless Legal Services Clinic, a weekly drop-in clinic held at San Francisco’s largest homeless shelter,...Read More

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 dedicated volunteer with JDC’s Legal Advice and Referral Clinic (LARC), a free community walk-in clinic that takes place twice a month on Saturdays.   At...Read More
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 with nonprofit organizations to work towards justice. Burton learned about HAP while trying to determine the type of work that would best suit her interests...Read More

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 on a Tuesday. The Sheriff was scheduled to come the following day to evict her and her family from their apartment. AR lives with her...Read More