Lucky Duck Foundation Blog

Putting a Face to San Diego’s Homeless

San Diego Magazine profiles three bridge shelter residents who share their stories, hopes, and fears with writer Kelly Davis.

How to Be an LGBTQ Ally

A true LGBTQ ally supports equal civil rights, gender equality, social movements, and challenges homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. To support your position as an ally, we’re dispelling common myths about the LGBTQ community.

Wheels of Change Homeless Employment Program Expands

The Alpha Project and the Lucky Duck Foundation Announce the Expansion of the “Wheels of Change” Homeless Employment Program. The program employs Bridge Shelter residents who clean up City streets while also doing homeless outreach. 

Mental Health and Homelessness: Connecting People to Services

People with poor mental health are more susceptible to the main factors that can lead to homelessness: poverty, isolation from family and community, and personal vulnerability.

Caring for Ebony – A Homeless Animals Story

In this second installment about Helen Woodward Animal Centers’ Pets Without Walls program, a program staff member shares the story of Claire and Ebony and their incredible bond.

Homeless Pets Need Luck (& Love), Too

Furry, friendly, and without conditions, pets are a part of us. Homeless pets included. Read Susan and Sunshine’s story and find out how to help!

5 Unique Challenges Homeless Women Face

We recognize the achievements of our mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, and friends and honor the homeless women in our communities. Here are 5 challenges that affect homeless women and tangible ways you can help.

Welcome to our New Executive Director

Help us welcome Drew Moser as the Foundation’s new Executive Director. Moser will implement and expand LDF’s primary areas of focus to help San Diego County’s homeless.

Tuesday Group and LDF Applaud the City’s Use of Golden Hall to Shelter the Homeless

The Mayor’s decision means that Golden Hall will now serve a critical purpose in providing shelter for the homeless women and children displaced from the temporary closure of Father Joe’s Villages bridge shelter.

14 Community Acts of Kindness Guaranteed to Spread Happiness

Every day can be Random Acts of Kindness Day if you choose to make it so. If you’re short on inspiration, peruse our list of 14 community acts of kindness and make a choice to be the light.

3 Ways to Serve San Diego’s Homeless Community

The new year is a great time to set intentions for the year. For those who look to receive through giving, we’ve collected a list of 3 simple ideas for you to help make a positive impact in lifting the dignity of San Diego’s homeless community. …

Thank you for sharing your luck!

As 2018 draws to a close, the Lucky Duck Foundation would like to say THANK YOU for sharing your luck with the San Diego community. Because of your generosity, we were able to fund many dignity lifting projects with our collaborative partners. …

Packed with Care

Written By Erin Meanley Glenny – Published by SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE. Inside Lucky Duck Foundation’s efforts to distribute backpacks for the homeless. When Pat and Stephanie Kilkenny launched Lucky Duck Foundation in 2005, their goal was to serve everyone in need, from people with disabilities to shelter animals. …

Deborah Norwood Ruane joins Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, CA (November 1, 2018)— The Lucky Duck Foundation (LDF) announced today the addition of Deborah Norwood Ruane to its Board of Directors. A seasoned real estate professional for over 30 years, Norwood Ruane’s focus and expertise has centered around affordable housing financing and development. …

10th Annual Swing & Soiree grossed nearly $800,000

We are excited to report that the Lucky Duck Foundation’s 10th Annual Swing & Soiree grossed nearly $800,000! Combine that with the more than $400,000 raised between last year’s and this year’s event and you have a record-breaking $1.2 million raised by the Lucky Duck Foundation in one year! …

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Family Health Centers of San Diego is one of our partners in the fight to alleviate #homelessness. This van, funded by the Lucky Duck Foundation, transports people experiencing homelessness to and from various health appointments across San Diego County.

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🍀 Text ShareYourLuck to 44-321🍀 ⠀ ⠀ “Everybody chooses where they want to be. I want to be off the street. I’m thankful for that.” ⠀ ⠀ The @LuckyDuckFoundation funds programs that immediately improve the #SanDiego Region’s #homeless situation, be it shelters, employment programs, incubation,...
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Lucky Duck FoundationJul 13, 2019 @ 5:00am

Today, the city of San Diego celebrates #PRIDE. Take a look at the history of the rainbow flag and how identifying as #LGBTQ increases the chance you will experience homelessness.

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Lucky Duck FoundationJul 12, 2019 @ 7:00am
Family Health Centers of San Diego is one of our partners in the fight to alleviate homelessness. This van, funded by the @LuckyDuckFoundation, transports people experiencing #homelessness to and from various health appointments across #SanDiego County. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #LuckyDuckFoundation #ShareYourLuck #GiveBack #Homeless #HelpTheHomeless...
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Lucky Duck FoundationJul 12, 2019 @ 7:00am

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“We are here to help, a better piece of mind and be there for you to know someone does care.” - Michael Jones, Family Health Centers of San Diego

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Lucky Duck FoundationJul 11, 2019 @ 2:33pm
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Lucky Duck FoundationJul 11, 2019 @ 5:41am

Latisha was out on the streets, forced to a walker with people trying to sell her drugs. How did she manage to get off the streets and move into a positive and loving environment?