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Speaker Series

RescueSF is hosting a speakers series and providing 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.

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


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