STOCKTON, Calif. — Those who are experiencing homelessness in Stockton have a new way to shower and be clean. The Downtown Stockton Alliance has purchased a $65,000 mobile shower unit. The unit offers three showers, a toilet and a sink.
After four years in operation, Orange County has quietly shut down its only low barrier walk-in shelter without any public announcement. The closure last Friday of the Courtyard shelter in downtown Santa Ana – which once was home to over 400 homeless people – comes as the county opens a new, more restrictive shelter in a different part of the city. The replacement Yale shelter offers more services for homeless people but has more limits on who is eligible – requiring a referral from police or health workers – and does not allow residents to walk in or out.
Prior to the attack, the Hood family was recently evicted and left to fend for themselves on the streets.
Homeless activists participated in a 'die-in' Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at Sacramento City Hall to demand accountability for homeless deaths over the past year. They then marched to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors office.
He is here because on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. the Night Ministry, the final strands of Chicago’s frayed social service net, runs a sort of field hospital/free commissary/clinic for the homeless, offering services of a social worker, piles of supplies—socks, hats, underwear, combs — paper bags of snacks, pallets of water and a nurse or, tonight, a doctor.
She runs the ministry alone out of her Mid-City home, with help from a few volunteers and funding from local churches and Price’s office. A former employee of the L.A. County Department of Public Social Services, Rios focuses on helping homeless people navigate the bureaucratic maze necessary to get housing, but as she did with Salvador, she often gets more directly involved.