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Serious mental and physical health issues are on the rise among S.F.’s homeless population, as the city recommits itself to seizing and disposing of their tents and belongings.
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Dr. Damon Francis doesn’t shy away from sparring with a room full of journalists when he thinks the media is getting the story wrong.
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It takes a lot of time to explain how the health care system works to patients and their caregivers with limited English proficiency. There are numerous forms that need to be read and understood. People often sign those forms whether or not they understand them.
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In the “Compassionate City,” governmental unity has helped to reduce child poverty rates.
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Is California merely robbing Peter to pay Paul with its voter-approved bond measure to house mentally ill homeless people? Places such as Tulare County could end up losing badly needed mental health funding.
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In the months after Hurricane Harvey slammed the Texas Gulf Coast, residents of small towns and rural communities felt ignored and forgotten. Here's what I learned telling their stories.
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Thousands of San Joaquin County residents are slipping through the health care safety net.
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Spoken word artists Tina Nixon and Kwabena Antoine Nixon have helped people enveloped in trauma in Milwaukee open up about their innermost fears.
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Hope, Humanity & Housing is a series that follows people living on the streets of Sacramento County. Their stories aim to put a face on a complex condition with many stigmas: homelessness.
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When I walked into Room 104 at a Motel 6 along a busy Sacramento road, I entered a deeper understanding of a complicated and growing crisis.

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