The S.F. news lately has been full of stories about homelessness:
- the intractableness of homelessness
- large encampments in once secluded areas of the city that are no longer secluded
- neighborhoods experiencing tent encampments.
So what is happening in the Castro/Upper Market Neighborhood?
The month of July Castro Cares homeless outreach (HOT) had an 88% positive engagement rate.
The top four referrals made were:
Since Castro Cares has started our homeless outreach, workers have provided support, outreach and offered services to 3,073 people at risk on the streets in the Castro & Upper Market. Of these folks, 1,973, or 64% have accepted some type of help.
On the law enforcement side, Castro Cares is enforcing existing city laws and providing care when needed.
In the 2nd quarter (April - June), Castro Cares Uniformed Foot Patrols reported 806 incidents.
Castro Cares uniformed foot patrols making a difference:
- July 31st, suspicious person looking into cars on the 400 block of Castro, arrested for parole violation
- July 29th, fight breaking out, taken into custody
- July 22nd, seven (7) males moved along in bike lane behind Safeway
- July 2nd, two separate instances of medics called to respond to individuals in distress
These are only a few examples of the positive work being done by Castro Cares. Cares Cares truly is making a difference.
Without your support the 33 people mentioned above would not have been provided a shelter reservation, the suspicious person on the 400 block would not have been arrested and quite possibly could have added to the number of car break-ins in the neighborhood.
You make this possible!
Castro Cares is also partially funded by grants from OEWD City & County of San Francisco