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

Lucky Duck Foundation Launches Petition Drive to Urge Local Elected Officials to Utilize Vacant Government-Owned Buildings to Shelter the Homeless.

SAN DIEGO, CA – January 20, 2020: The Lucky Duck Foundation today announced an online petition campaign alongside results of a comprehensive poll it commissioned that revealed public opinion surrounding the City and County’s homelessness crisis.

4 Ways to Help that Don’t Involve Donating Money

Most of us will never know what it’s like to lose our jobs, experience a medical emergency, or another life-altering event that could render you without income or housing stability. For thousands of San Diegans experiencing homelessness, it was an event like this that led their life unsheltered. Have you found yourself thinking of ways to help that don’t involve donating money?

Wheels of Change Testimonials

The Wheels of Change expansion has been incredibly successful. The workers in the second van have already completed clean-up activities in several areas of San Diego. Hear from participants about what the program means to them.

How One Person Broke the Pattern of Youth Homelessness

Without positive intervention, many homeless youths continue the pattern of homelessness into adulthood. No matter the reason for their circumstance, organizations like the San Diego-based Youth Assistance Coalition (YAC) are there to help break the pattern.  

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Lucky Duck FoundationJan 23, 2020 @ 5:00pm
Volunteer. Speak Out. Spread the Word. Those are just 3 ways that you can help people experiencing homelessness that don't involve donating money. If you want to speak out, don't forget to sign the petition urging elected officials to open vacant government-owned buildings to shelter...
Lucky Duck FoundationJan 23, 2020 @ 5:58pm
Volunteer. Speak Out. Spread the Word. Just 3 ways to help that don't involve donating money. Don't forget to sign urge officials to open vacant buildings to shelter the homeless. Read more: https://t.co/gvHEtpJ4u8 & sign the petition: https://t.co/MXor5vJimJ. https://t.co/S0vc3nxV2A
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Lucky Duck FoundationJan 23, 2020 @ 6:00pm

"...research has shown that no matter the community, a majority of its homeless population tends to be from the area or around it." Link via USA TODAY.