You can help! Please, join us in urging government leaders to do what’s right, humane, and cost-effective. Learn more about it in this next video.

Videography and Editing: Tom Zizzi

Did You Know?

According to a November 2019 poll of San Diego residents:

  • 86% believe City government should play a major role in addressing homelessness
  • 82% believe County government should play a major role in addressing homelessness
  • 84% believe City-owned vacant buildings should be utilized as inclement weather shelters

 

Tell Your Elected Officials to Shelter San Diego’s Homeless!

  • Government-owned properties all over the city and county remain vacant and underutilized.
  • These properties must be opened to provide shelter and critical services for the homeless.
  • SIGN THE PETITION today to urge elected leaders to open and activate these vacant and underutilized properties!

Leading San Diego in caring for its most vulnerable citizens

The Lucky Duck Foundation’s mission since 2017 has been to alleviate the suffering of San Diego County’s homeless population. LDF has directed millions of dollars to fund bridge shelters, employment programs, transportation, community care kits, meals and other critical services for the homeless.

Check out what we do in this video:

We Need Your Help

Homelessness is San Diego’s number-one social service issue.

Our county’s homelessness epidemic is still at a critical level. According to the San Diego Annual Point-In-Time Count, known as “We All Count”, conducted in January 2019 by the Regional Task Force on Homelessness:

  • San Diego’s homeless population is the fourth largest in the country.
  • More than 8,102 total homeless persons in the county.
  • 10% of the total population are homeless veterans.
  • 36% of the total population reported having a physical disability.
  • 12% of the total population are youth under the age of 24.
  • 78% of the total population reported becoming homeless in San Diego.

Do you feel that you are luckier than most and that, like the Lucky Duck Foundation, you are called to help our community? Volunteer, donate goods, get vocal, and share your luck today.

News & Updates

The Impact of COVID-19 on San Diego’s Homeless Population

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on San Diego’s homeless is potentially cataclysmic. We continue to advocate for our homeless population. Read more.

COVID-19 Resources and Partners

Following is a list of available resources and partners working tirelessly in response to COVID-19. This page will be updated periodically.

Conversations Make Our Communities Better

The Regional Task Force on the Homeless offered some fantastic tips for maximizing interactions with people experiencing homelessness. You never know what a simple conversation can do.

My 15 Minute Conversation With a Man Named Henry

Lucky Duck Foundation intern, Gabby, shared a recent experience she had after school with a man named Henry. Take a look at her time with Henry and see how a simple conversation can make a difference.

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Lucky Duck FoundationApr 6, 2020 @ 10:25pm

"I was trying to think of how they will survive," Lester said. "How can they get through this when they can't even wash their hands? So, I decided to start there." Once homeless, Terence Lester is working hard to protect people on the streets.

Lucky Duck FoundationApr 6, 2020 @ 1:25pm
"I was trying to think of how they will survive," Lester said. "How can they get through this when they can't even wash their hands? So, I decided to start there." #ShareYourLuck @lovebeyondwalls @cnn https://t.co/dWfuC6O4fH
Lucky Duck FoundationApr 4, 2020 @ 4:00pm
Just because someone is experiencing homelessness doesn't mean they don't have the motivation to provide for themselves. Meet Rick. "He loves working in cabinetry where he can use his construction skills, carrying one of his many tool belts and spending the day working with his...