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Upcoming & Past Events

  • Wed, May 03
    Resolution calling on Mayor London N. Breed to fund 2,000 new shelter or temporary housing placements over the next two fiscal years.
  • Fri, Apr 28
    Support CARE Court and its community-based approach to treating those with serious mental illness (SMI). Listen to the hearing and provide Public Comment to the Committee members and the Department of Public Health officials accountable for implementing CARE Court.
  • Tue, Mar 21
    Join our campaign calling on the City to fund 2,000 new shelter beds in the upcoming 2023-2024 budget. Make your voice heard at 3/21 Supervisor hearing in person or via Zoom.
  • Tue, Feb 28
    Virtual Event
    Our government’s failure to effectively respond to the drug crisis has led to visible suffering, violence, and addiction throughout the city. Learn more about what can be done to address this crisis.
  • Wed, Feb 15
    San Francisco
    San Francisco is broken, and it’s not just a headline—rising crime, an out-of-control drug crisis, and tanking schools affect us all personally.
  • Wed, Feb 01
    San Francisco
    San Francisco has become synonymous with open-air drug markets, increasing rates of fentanyl addiction, and daily overdose deaths. Our government’s failure to effectively respond to the drug crisis has led to visible suffering, violence, and addiction throughout the city.
  • Mon, Dec 05
    Via Zoom
    The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) is hosting a public Town Hall to solicit feedback from the public. This is an important opportunity for members of the community to provide feedback to HSH on improving their approach to the homelessness crisis.
  • Thu, Oct 27
    On October 27, 2022, the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee is conducting a hearing on the current state of “Treatment on Demand.” Supervisors plan to ask the DPH how they will provide treatment within a reasonable timeframe and about their plan to close gaps in treatment capacity.
  • Wed, Jun 08
    Join RescueSF for a discussion on the documentary film "Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope" with a panel of experts and audience Q&A to discuss the root causes of homelessness and how to mobilize our community to enact solutions.
  • Tue, Jun 07
    A Place for All​ (APA​), a policy and a plan to shelter those on our streets, was unanimously approved by the members of the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services (PSNS) Committee.  It now goes to the Board of Supervisors for its final vote on June 7th.  
  • Thu, May 12
    Call-In: 415-655-0001, ID: 2490 219 9126##
    The ordinance would require the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing to prepare an implementation plan within three months, including an estimate of how many people would be expected to accept shelter in the City and the cost of providing shelter for all people willing to accept it.
  • Thu, Apr 14
    (415) 655-0001 Meeting ID: 2491 567 5344 ##
    Public Safety & Neighborhood Services Committee to discuss San Francisco's Police Department’s staffing levels, demand for service, recruitment and retention.

Past Speaker Series

Executive Director of the Coalition on Homelessness and Executive Director of the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative discuss Proposition C

Speaker Series: Jennifer Friedenbach & Cynthia Nagendra, "Proposition C"

November 19, 2020


Supervisor Hillary Ronen, a co-author of Mental Health SF, and Dr. Hali Hammer, from the Department of Public Health, discuss the City’s new approach to mental health care for the unhoused

Speaker Series: Supervisor Hillary Ronen & Dr. Hali Hammer, "Mental Health SF"

October 22, 2020


CEO of Destination: Home, a public-private partnership serving as the backbone organization for collective impact strategies to end homelessness in Santa Clara County

Speaker Series: Jennifer Loving, Destination: Home

September 30, 2020


CEO of the largest homeless housing and services provider in the Bay Area discusses the success of “Housing First” approaches to ending homelessness

Speaker Series: Louis Chicoine, Abode Services

July 23, 2020


Senior representative of San Francisco city government explains the city’s response to the homelessness crisis

Speaker Series: Emily Cohen, Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing

July 15, 2020


Downtown Streets Team is ending homelessness by restoring the dignity and rebuilding the lives of unhoused men and women

Speaker Series: Eileen Richardson and Romie Nottage, Downtown Streets Team

July 8, 2020


Hastings Dean discusses Hastings’s lawsuit to force the city of San Francisco to clean the streets and house the homeless in the Tenderloin

Speaker Series: David Faigman, UC Hastings

July 1, 2020


After covering homelessness for many years, seasoned Chronicle reporter shares his insights on potential solutions for San Francisco

Speaker Series: Kevin Fagan, San Francisco Chronicle

June 24, 2020


Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and renowned authority on homelessness

Speaker Series: Dr. Margot Kushel, UCSF

June 18, 2020


RescueSF hosted a speakers series and provided these videos as a public service. The views expressed by guests are their own, and their appearance on RescueSF Speakers does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent.

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