Tag Archives: Homeless

A Black woman wearing a beanie is holding back a smile.

One Oakland Woman’s Journey From the Streets to Being an Advocate for the Unsheltered

On any given night, over half a million Americans experience homelessness. A 2019 count indicated more than 4,000 unhoused residents live in Oakland.  Resheemah White, also known to friends as “RoRo,” was one of them[Read more]
Five African Americans stand and smile for camera.

Thanksgiving came early for unhoused East Oaklanders Thanks to Feed the Hood 19

Thanksgiving came early for unhoused East Oaklanders at more than 75 encampments with Feed the Hood 19 last weekend. More than 100 volunteers were involved with this effort as meals and personal care kits were[Read more]

Living Victoriously: Community Advocates Help Bay Area Women Transform Their Lives

By Katherine Brown It is rare to encounter folks that have faced numerous adversities, yet never complain. They continue to hold their heads up high, dig in their heels, and keep pushing for a better[Read more]