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

Unsheltered Mothers Have a Place to Call Home

San Diego has a minimal amount of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) available to mobilize at-risk young women with children experiencing homelessness. To accelerate the need for supportive housing for young mothers and their children, Home Start purchased “The Miracle on 34th Street”.

We Must Shelter San Diego’s Largest Population of Homeless: Our Youth

Fifty percent of chronic homeless adults began their homelessness as youth. In San Diego alone, it is estimated that 1,500 people without shelter are aged 12 to 24. This is simply unacceptable. Read more from LDF Board Members, Peter Seidler and Dan Shea.

Permanent Supportive Housing: A Proven Pathway for the Homeless Population

Public supportive housing not only resolves homelessness and increases housing stability, but also improves health and lowers costs by reducing the use of publicly-funded services.

Funding Support of COVID-19 Tests for Homeless Residents and Staff at the Convention Center

The Lucky Duck Foundation (LDF) funded COVID-19 tests for 1,500 individuals experiencing homelessness at the San Diego Convention Center temporary shelter in partnership with Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD).

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luckyduckfoundationMay 30, 2020 @ 9:24am
"For individuals experiencing homelessness, as with every other individual human being, feelings of shame are highly personal. Individuals experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable to painful emotional episodes, due to their already compromised physical and psychological security." Peggy Peattie details the shame of enduring homelessness: https://bit.ly/2zuYnGc
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Lucky Duck FoundationMay 29, 2020 @ 6:04pm

"For individuals experiencing homelessness, as with every other individual human being, feelings of shame are highly personal. Individuals experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable to painful emotional episodes, due to their already compromised physical and psychological security." Peggy Peattie details the shame of enduring homelessness:

Lucky Duck FoundationMay 29, 2020 @ 3:04pm
"Individuals experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable to painful emotional episodes, due to their already compromised physical and psychological security." Peggy Peattie details the shame of enduring homelessness: https://t.co/fLewbG64BV #EndTheStigma https://t.co/KNwBJISaWz