Homelessness is a global problem that simply can not be ignored.
In some cities, it is nearly an epidemic. San Francisco is one of those cities, with 7,000 people homeless on the streets.
Compared to other homeless populations, that’s a lot! and this puts the so-called “City of Love” in the national top ten for the homeless population.
To put the number into perspective, roughly half a million people are currently homeless in the U.S. The fact that there are so many homeless people live in such a dense area makes for a very difficult problem to solve.
Thankfully, some good Samaritans and people with golden hearts are doing everything to improve this desperate situation.
Flickr / Mussi Katz
Desperation can at times lead to desperate measures. Unfortunately, the high number of homeless people in San Francisco means crime is up to.
With only the wealthy able to afford to house (it’s said that to live comfortably in San Francisco, you need a whopping minimum $123,000 annual income) thousands are being left to roam the streets, unable to adequately house, feed or clothe themselves.
Unsurprisingly, social services are stretched very tight in the city, with many of the needy unable to receive hot meals or even safe places to sleep.
Thankfully, some good Samaritans are taking action.
The Gubbio Project has one clear mission: to help provide the homeless with locations where they can sleep and eat.
These locations house an average of 225 homeless people per night and do not ask anyone to sign in and provide food and additional care and treatment to the vulnerable.
The Gubbio Project works out of two churches: the Saint Boniface Church and Saint John’s Apostolic Church.
In both locations, care and kindness are consistently on offer.
To meet a few of the many homeless people that have found shelter, care, and kindness from the goods folks at the Gubbio Project, be sure to watch the video below.