Martin Rafanan
Martin Rafanan

Commitment needs to hit the ground running. Check in with the St Louis City or Continuum of Care to hook up with the organizations that are collaborating to end homelessness is less than 5 years in St. Louis http://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/human-services/homeless-services/continuum-of-care/Continuum-Members.cfm

Kay Karpus Walker
Kay Karpus Walker

I have been involved and aware of the homelessness in SF for decades - first as a social worker and later as a retiree. As a native San Franciscan, I am in culture shock in my own "home town" over housing costs including rentals which have been going up since the dot.com industry began. Most of my friends have moved out of San Francisco because they cannot afford the costs or the few remaining have rent control. At least we have housing - so many do not. Homelessness is a national problem...

I have been involved and aware of the homelessness in SF for decades - first as a social worker and later as a retiree. As a native San Franciscan, I am in culture shock in my own "home town" over housing costs including rentals which have been going up since the dot.com industry began. Most of my friends have moved out of San Francisco because they cannot afford the costs or the few remaining have rent control. At least we have housing - so many do not. Homelessness is a national problem and needs to be dealt with nationally. I believe housing, along with food and healthcare are basic human rights.

Carol Harvey
Carol Harvey

I took the pledge to end homelessness when I moved to San Francisco in 1994. I have been writing about homelessness and housing issues since then. There has been an exponential jump in homelessness in SF brought on by the home foreclosure crisis. One of the most valuable things you can give to an unhoused person is just to stop and talk and get to know them. I have many homeless friends, and I learn from them every day about life's basics and what pure survival means.

Judi Agiesta
Judi Agiesta

It is so sad that we have any homeless people in our country....an issue that should have been addressed a long time ago. It breaks my heart of think of the women with children living in cars and on the streets and we send so much to other countries and do not take care of our own....how wrong is this?

Juley Fulcher
Juley Fulcher

Count me in!

Karen Cunningham
Karen Cunningham
  • Juley Fulcher

Thanks, Juley!

Ned Abbott
Ned Abbott

I took the pledge, Karen.

Karen Cunningham
Karen Cunningham
  • Ned Abbott

Thanks, Ned!!

Wanda Walker-White
Wanda Walker-White

We must ask ourselves "WHY" is this allowed to happen? We are one of the richest countries in the world, everywhere you look there are vacant buildings laying to waste. WHY are people sleeping in cardboard boxes? If we are a GOD fearing nation how long will this continue to go on, What about the 13 million.

Jesse Bateaux
Jesse Bateaux

I spent my entire life working with the homeless mentally ill, almost 40 years, and though I'm retired now due to medical disability, my commitment has not ended, it has just slowed me down a little. I may take smaller steps but still moving toward the same goal - to end homelessness for this fragile population. Rev Dr Jesse Bateau.

Tulin Ozdeger
Tulin Ozdeger

Great pledge! Something all Americans should pledge to do!

Diane C. Hill
Diane C. Hill

Existing “safety net” health systems are gravely inadequate for homeless people and the very poor who are not likely to receive Medicaid in most states. Comprehensive, affordable health care is essential to ending homelessness in America.

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