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Today on Your Call: How Should Cities Deal With the Growing Elderly Homeless Population?


On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about older homeless people. Their numbers are expected to double by 2050, but they are rarely mentioned when we discuss the homeless population. Who are they? And what factors are contributing to the rise in homelessness among old people? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What programs are in place to help this vulnerable and growing segment of the society? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


James Powell, a case manager with the Canon Kip Senior Center

Barbara Coleman, an activist working to improve conditions for homeless people in the Tenderloin, she volunteers with the St. Anthony Foundation, the Tenderloin Garden Project, and Senior & Disability Action

Adrienne Beloin, director of outreach at Hearth, Inc.

Web Resources:

The Nation: Old, Female and Homeless

Canon Kip -Episcopal Community Services (ECS) of San Francisco

Homeless Services: Mission Neighborhood Health Center

Hearth, Inc: A non-profit dedicated to the elimination of elder homelessness