With the COVID-19 pandemic creating new challenges to many homeless people without shelter, the Lucky Duck Foundation and other philanthropists have launched a countywide effort to bring food and water to anyone living in encampments, sidewalks, vehicles or other outdoor places.
Life on the street has become even more challenging for homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Father Joe’s Villages is among the local nonprofits that have stepped up food programs to try to meet a growing need.
Our outreach teams are currently looking for volunteers for our new food and water delivery program in San Diego. Together, we can ensure the well-being of our unsheltered neighbors while helping them move from the streets to shelter, housing, and a healthier place in life.
Michael Joseph, a Homelessness Advisor for Simtech Solutions, has experienced homelessness twice. In this guest post, he shares his experiences in his own words, as a homeless outreach worker delivering food and water to unsheltered San Diegans.
For most of us, “starving” means we had to rush to work without breakfast, or a short layover between flights left no time for lunch. Hungry, yes. Hopeless, not really. For people experiencing homelessness, it’s a very different story.
The Lucky Duck Foundation launched a County-wide effort to distribute food and water to San Diego’s unsheltered homeless population. Because many community and congregate meal services have ceased due to COVID-19, many individuals experiencing homelessness are struggling to secure food and water.
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”.
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.
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).
It has been less than a week since the San Diego Convention center opened its doors to more than 350 residents of two homeless bridge shelters. But, the physical move into the Convention Center was only the first step.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Adopting an action plan to tackle homelessness was the easy part. Now, activating the plan requires consistent funding and participation from all stakeholders in order to be effectively executed. The following OpEd appeared in Voice of San Diego on October 25th, 2019.
When the Lucky Duck Foundation handed over the keys to a new outreach van to Family Health Centers of San Diego, a critical connection was made. Read more about how the donation gave people critical access to services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. …
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. …
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. …
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! …
Security comes when young women can provide a sustainable standard of living for their families. Home Start Maternity Housing Project helps mothers to provide a better future for their family & creates young San Diegans who will grow up in secure homes.
The Lucky Duck Foundation is committed to raising awareness and funds to help alleviate the homelessness epidemic in San Diego County; and providing support and relief from harsh conditions to the thousands of homeless individuals and families living on our streets.
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