Tag: homelessness

AAUW Program discusses hope for homeless students in MDUSD

AAUW Program discusses hope for homeless students in MDUSD

| October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The public is invited to a Pleasant Hill-Martinez AAUW (American Association of University Women) Program regarding help for homeless students in the Mount Diablo Unified School District. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 16th at 7 pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1601 Mary Dr in Pleasant Hill. Helping homeless students pursue their […]

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Homelessness pilot program paying off, moves to new location

| September 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – “It’s working,” Vice Mayor Noralea Gipner jubilantly announced to the city council about a pilot program designed to help resolve the seemingly intractable homeless situation in Martinez. She and Martinez Police Community Resource Officer (CRO) Rodney Brinser teamed up to approach it as a health as a safety issue, and Gipner is […]

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Letter to the Editor, by Councilmember Noralea Gipner: Homelessness issue a priority

Letter to the Editor, by Councilmember Noralea Gipner: Homelessness issue a priority

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

As many of you are aware, working on the homelessness problem is a priority for our city. Homelessness has increased, not only regionally, but throughout the state and nation. Over the last few years we have been focusing on linking people with services to get them help and into housing. This is a complicated problem […]

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Pilot program to provide for homeless starting this month in downtown Martinez

Pilot program to provide for homeless starting this month in downtown Martinez

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A collaborative pilot program aimed at the intransigent homeless situation downtown will offer food, cleanliness, medical care, resources and hope every Wednesday during August on Green Street near the Senior Center. The location is temporary, but organizers hope the program’s effectiveness will make it a prototype that other cities with the same […]

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Homelessness Forum – A discussion on impacts of homelessness in our community

| May 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

City of Martinez press release MARTINEZ – Have you ever wondered about the issue of homelessness? Do you want to learn more about the problem regionally and in Martinez? Do you want to learn more about what the City is doing to address the issue and do you have any thoughts or ideas? Would you […]

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CORE teams striving to help homeless in Martinez

CORE teams striving to help homeless in Martinez

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In 2017, California had an estimated 134,278 homeless people living on its streets. That was about half of the homeless population in the entire United States. The same study showed that only New York came close to California, with 89,503 counted as homeless that year, said Jenny Robbins, housing and services administrator […]

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