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Serious mental and physical health issues are on the rise among S.F.’s homeless population, as... more »
posted 03/21/19

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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Nuala Sawyer, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Lost, Stolen, Sold: S.F. Violates Homeless Property Policy S.F. Sees New Success in Treating Homeless People with Hep C Keeping the Homeless
For many unhoused people living on San Francisco streets, maintaining good physical health is fairly low on a long daily to-do list. Basic survival — finding water, food, and shelter — can occupy much of one’s day and energy.
Nearly 10,000 people in San Francisco are homeless, with a nightly shelter bed waitlist that hasn’t dropped below 1,000 in more than a year.