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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
For current details on outreach and law enforcement data, see
Many hands makes light work.

Looking for ways to help?
  • Volunteer at the Castro St. Fair for Castro Cares and help us raise much needed funding. Signing up is easy... go to google doc:
    Fill in your name and email, 
    Which Organization are you Volunteering For? pull down menu and select Castro Benefit District/Castro Cares,  Sign up for a shift that works for you, contact us if you have problems - and let us know that you signed up! Call/text 415-500-1181 or email
  • Castro Cares needs help assembling homeless outreach care packages quarterly. We meet for 1.5 hours in our office on Castro Street. If you'd like to participate, email us
Loitering and Camping Information

San Francisco Municipal Police Code 25 "No Trespassing" signs are required for police and other law enforcement officers to take action regarding loitering, sleeping, panhandling, etc. on your premises when an owner's representative is not present, such as late at night. To be fully enforceable and effective and in compliance with City rules, the signs must be signed and bear a current-period date. They must be replaced every six months, at the beginning of January for the first half of the year (use a yellow sign), and at the beginning of July for the second half of the year, (use a green sign). Copies of the signs are available from the CBD Dispatch service,  email the CBD.You can also pick up signs from cooperating merchants in the District, P.O. Plus (584 Castro), or at S.F.P.D. Mission Station (630 Valencia at 17th Street.

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