This year, the Tzedek Council will be partnering with Larkin Street Youth Services and the City of San Francisco to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness and we would love for you to participate with us in this tikkun olam. Hear directly from youth in this short video and see below for ways to get involved.
Email Rebecca Reiner for more information .
Ways you can help!
Do you want to help make a difference in the lives of young adults experiencing homelessness? Click the links below to receive future emails about specific volunteer opportunities:
Become a collection drive champion and help lead monthly drives collecting items to help homeless youth
Sponsor a homeless youth during the holidays with essential needs for your specific sponsored youth
Cook, eat, and socialize with residents of G-House, a transitional housing program for homeless youth
Help homeless youth who have gone through job training skills program to obtain their first job by participating in a job fair
On Yom Kippur Day, The Tzedek Council’s program, A Conversation with Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Our City*, brought over 200 Emanu-El community members together to discuss how we can help these youth in our city. View photos below and stay tuned for a recording to soon be available for you to listen to.
*The panel included:
· Inspirational youth who have experienced homelessness and are connected to Larkin Street Youth Services;
· Congregation Emanu-El’s Rabbi Jason Rodich & Rabbi Ryan Bauer
· Jeff Kositsky (moderator), Emanu-El congregant and Director of the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing; and
· Dr. Colette Auerswald, Pediatrician and Associate Professor in Community Health Sciences at the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. She has over 20 years’ experience in the clinical care of marginalized youth in San Francisco.
“The Homeless discussion was quite educational and thought provoking. The young speakers and the female expert had a significant impact on our day and permanently in our hearts and minds”
“It really was inspiring to see so many people show up to talk about how to address youth homelessness in SF”
“People that I didn’t know who happened to attend were talking about it, and saying “did you go to this awesome panel, wow”
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