Giving Thanks

Last week, a broad cross-sector collaboration housed 85 homeless people from the streets of Downtown San Diego in time for Thanksgiving!  This system-changing alliance was composed of Leadership Team members, homeless outreach organizations, public and private agencies and volunteers all partnering for three days to provide resources and housing.

We would like to thank:


Public Agency Partners

VA San Diego Healthcare System
County of San Diego
Health & Human Services Agency
City of San Diego
San Diego Housing Commission

Partners and Volunteers                   

2-1-1 San Diego
Alpha Project
Affirmed Housing
Behavioral Health Services
Catholic Charities
Community Research Foundation, Inc.
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Downtown San Diego Partnership            SDPD Homeless Outreach Team
Mental Health Systems, Inc.
PATH San Diego
Saint Vincent De Paul Village, Inc.
Michael McConnell
Jim Madaffer
Clay King
Tarynne Crutchfield
Pat Leslie
Tabatha Lang
Sally Dunn
Alma Porley
Linda Hardenberg Diaz
Julie Hansen
Gary Foulkes
Peter Callstrom


Rick Romio
Erick Erick


Elected Officials

Assemblymember Toni Atkins
Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher
Supervisor Greg Cox
Supervisor Ron Roberts
Council President Todd Gloria


Affirmed Housing Group
Allied Waste
American Water
Astra Zeneca
Bank of America
Bridgepoint Education
Catamaran Resort
Courtyard Marriott Downtown
Hotel-Motel Association
Konica Minolta
Nikki Clay
Rural/Metro Corporation
San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association
San Diego County Apartment Association
San Diego Convention Center Corp.
Union Bank
Wakeland HCD
Wells Fargo

We will provide greater detail on the demographics including age and length of homelessness in early January.