Welcome to The SFHomeless Yahoo! Group's Wiki Home Page
WHO RUNS THIS SFHOMELESS YAHOO GROUP, ANYWAY ?! WHO DO THEY WORK FOR ?
Let's start off with who does NOT run this group:
- A Government Agency or propaganda machine working for The Elite of Corrupted.
- A Major Corporate or Banking Donor..
- Organized Top Down Political Parties, Groups, Religions, Churches, Cults, The UN, Wall Street or Washington, D.C.
- SFHomeless.net - Started by Our Friends at SFRevival. Their wikia site is great for getting info in a non-biased, objective basis to help residents, case managers, outreach workers get timely data. Some of our Moderators share tasks to help update their site, but it is a seperately managed group. The site is a fairly tame and accurate place for general information, much of it coming from the service providers themselves.
We work with you and
for you, The People. We Serve Our Residents of San Francisco, who often are elderly, poor, sick, hungry, war torn, traumatized, disenfranchised, underemployed, homeless and United States Veterans of San Francisco - and have no other Masters. We are all yours ! Our Veterans (staying at MSC South Shelter 3 years ago) used ADA (American's With Disabilities Act) to get All Veterans' Status for Housing elevated to Top Priority on Housing Lists. Our peers worked with groups to uncover years of abuse in our systems. We helped get a Homeless Shelter Standard of Care Law passed to enable our people to do things that our shelters would not let them do, for 15 years. Now, with the new law, everyone can get 8 hours sleep (not 5 - 1/2 like before), plug in their cell phones and other necessary devices (were not allowed to use or plug in cell phones to recharge....before!).
In the past 4 years, some health, safety, hygiene, food quality and overall conditions improved for the first time in decades - because everyone (peoiple like you) who puts people first - worked together, to roadblock big money, neglect, abuse and The Old Way of Doing Things. One of our Mentors, Eric Bayer taught us how to serve our people gourmet food, rub their feet with hot oils and get them from street to permanent housing in 12 to 24 weeks, at a fraction of the cost of all other programs, to date. We did it by treating all as brothers and sisters and let them choose their own work, hours and tasks to do in the community, with their own free will. No yelling. No bad mouthing. No major funding. No Church or other organized structure. 100% Self Empowerment of Our Own People at one Fifth of the cost of all other multi-million dollar groups operating here for decades. From the ground up. With dignity, respect, love and kindness - In Living Action - not just some fancy billboard or advertisement during a pledge drive. PEOPLE POWER TRUMPS ALL !
What hundreds of us working with thousands of residents and advocates did was Set The Bar Higher on how we treat our people, which not only saves us millions of dollars in Overtime and other Crisis Response Costs (police, fire, medical, program re-start or rehouse costs) but saves lives !! Put People First, Everywhere !
NOTE: We work -with- SFHomeless.net - but they are completely separate from this group, although stated about the same time. Their site is more 'family' or 'general use' oreiented. In contrast, The SFHomeless (Yahooo) Group Sites are driven by resident and staff whistleblowers research and investigations, which is very specific and mostly uncensored. Goof reference material and links there.
When you want basic info for homeless, housing, health services and providers, go to SFHomeless.net
When you have an Issue or need deeper research on our city's multi-billion dollar human services and housing sites and programs - go to Our SFHomeless (Yahoo) Group Sites ( i.g. this wiki on zoho; FaceBook, Yahoo Groups, Flickr, Blog and NowPublic Crowd Power Media Publishing Sites.
These are the people who started and manage the SF Homeless Group Sites:
A small group of mixed race residents, sick of tired of being pushed down or mistreated by anyone inside of our City's multi-billion dollar social, health, housing, homeless and vocational systems. We operate anonymously and accept YOUR anonymous tips to keep us all safe, as we expose all that there is to how our systems operate and help or cause harm to our people. We do this by 'working with' and sharing information amongst people and groups we trust, to empower us all to take back our own resources away from people who take from our city, in ways that cause more harm than good to our people and community.
BE A PART OF OUR ONLINE COMMUNITIES AND OFF LINE GROUPS DEDICATED TO EMPOWERMENT NOW.
San Francisco has about 240 languages and cultures here. We welcome outsiders, but not those who come to take or exploit our resources, spaces, people and business, social and health, housing and healing related activites. Many come disguised as non-profits with smiling faces, great plans and lots of freebies to enticve us into giving way, to let them do what they want. Later, when our own locals are pushed out of our own neighborhoods by Big Money and our jobs are stolen by posers, who DO NOT LIVE HERE and our cash flow is down because money leaves here to go East or West or South and it does not come back.
We have organizations who have been abusing, faking their books and kicking people off of Long Time Housing Wait Lists causing massive harm and losses to us all totalling millions of dollars because so much of it is Embedded Corruption. Ten years ago, gangs ran our shelters, packed pistols in their belts and had an industrial Meth Lab in their Basement ( MSC -South -5th - Bryant, as One Example). They SOLD towels, pillows and beds. Our Homeless had TO STEAL or DEAL DRUGS to pay thugs paid taxpayer salaries, to get the bedding and food, we already bought under gang control. 3 years ago, a Norteno Gang Member ran the largest SRO Hotel (for low income, elderly, disabled) for YEARS before that prostitution, drug dealing, triple biling for rooms of homeless transferred BACKWARDS to Shelters, totalling MILLIONS. For 15 years, this City's Enforcement abilities were non-existent and totally outsmarted by amatuer fraud and human trafficking devices and cons.
After groups like ours started banding together with people inside every non-profit, government agency, media journalists, advocates and Our Residents on the streets and in the shelters, SRO Hotels, Programs here and around the nation, it all came together and here we are, today. Our sites have thousands of page views, members, visitors and are cross referenced and merged into others to do with social justice, reform, justice, health, vterans groups, investigators, ex-intelligence groups, medical cannabis advocates and much, much more.
Tips, rumors, facts, photos, videos, sound recordings, court case documents, best practices, links, meetings, agendas, whistleblower reports are now shared every day, as they happen across tens of thousands of sites we all share and work on, together, for that which is right.So, you are welcome to become part of our special group. It was created and is managed solely
by independent, homeless or formerly homeless volunteers that are residents of San Francisco.
You can learn more about our group by checking out the About SFHomeless Yahoo! Group web page, by clicking your mouse here.
If you are looking for information about 'illegal charges' being made for sales tax, card processing fees, et cetera, that take money away from Your EBT Card Food Benefits, please check out the EBT Food Stamp Problems web page, by clicking your mouse here.
Residents reported on illegal Sales Tax Charges and Processing Fees by Kroger, Inc. and JP Morgan EFS, who contracts with States to train local retail restaurants, markets and others who accept Food Stamp Card Benefits for Hot and Cold Food Products. We found out they've illegally collected Sales Tax when EBT Food Stamp Card's Food Benefits are used by poor, disabled and veterans to purchase meals under the San Francisco Restaurant Meals Program. This program enables poor and hungry without cooking facilities to get hot meals from local and chain restaurants lik Subway Sandwiches, Carl's Juniors, etc.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US TO HELP YOU AND OUR COMMUNITY !
You can always help us to help you - by 'doing something right' to help others in the community.
Volunteer Moderator(s) - The SFHomeless Yahoo! Group
LATEST CONDITIONS IN SAN FRANCISCO'S HOMELESS SHELTERS:
Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - Homeless Shelter Staff and Supervisor
Abuse and Risk Food Poisoning of the Homeless staying at the San
Francisco InterFaith Winter Shelter Program Site(s),Operated by ECS (Episcopal Community Services).
Sand Francisco InterFaith Winter Shelter Site:
( Operated By Episcopal Community Svcs.) @ St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA U.S.A. Capacity: 100 Guests.
Homeless residents staying at this Winter Shelter Church, were denied Breakfast on Christmas Day, by ECS Supervisors/Staff. This is contrary to what the City and the Community had expected and may be a violation of the City's Shelter Contract and rightfully upset the homeless guests.
Official HSA Flyers about this year's InterFaith Winter Shelter Program state 'Dinner and Breakfast Provided'. The elderly, disabled, lonely homeless residents were not even given coffee, milk, juice, snacks or breakfast, on Christmas Morning.
To add insult to injury, to their messed up Christmas, ECS Staff and/or their selected Volunteers served up unheated, unrefrigerated 'leftovers' for Breakfast the very next day, on Wednesday, December 26th, 2007,
to these same homeless guests. This is a considerable preventable
health risk. Especially to the elderly and anyone that has a weakened
immune system or other illnesses, including dehydration.
These 'leftovers' were served at room temperature and were, definitely previously cooked and served to the homeless, 36 hours beforehand, on the 24th of December.
Apparently, because the 'breakfast' served was 'room temperatur' to the touch and inside every serving, it's obvious that the food had not been recently refrigerated; re-cooked or even re-heated anywhere from several hours up to 36 hours, of being left out on the counters, allowing huge amounts of potential bacteria to grow, a preventable health risk.
Food Bacteria Cells, commonly double in count, every 20 minutes that food is left in what is commony called 'the danger zone' which is a temperature range at which bacteria continues to grow whenever it is left 'out' for many, many hours. It also continues to grow until the 'core temperature' of the food falls below a certain, known temperature.
The 'safe cooling' process takes many hours, in deep cold refrigeration or the 'safe cooking' process, where the food is cooked for a certain amount of time at a particular 'high temperature' to kill most bacteria. The exact safe cooling and safe cooking times depend on the types of food being chilled or cooked.
Any food, but especially food high in starch such as potatoes, yams and
other food such as meats, milk, gravies will begin to become a health
risk after its left out for more than 2 hours. Base line bacteria
counts, start at about 10,000 cells and continues to double every 20
minutes. After about 4 hours there are hundreds of thousands of new
bacteria. After a day, there are millions. After a day and a half,
GO TO THE SFHomeless Yahoo! Group Blog SFHOMELESS YAHOO GROUP BLOG LINK NOW, TO VIEW THE MOST RECENTLY UPLOADED SHELTER MEAL PHOTOS, STORIES AND COMPLAINTS FROM SHELTER STAFF, GUESTS, WITNESSES AND OTHERS.
IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL HOURS TO SEVERAL DAYS AND WEEKS FOR ANY SIGNS OF FOOD POISONING TO APPEAR.
IF YOU HAVE EATEN AT THIS (OR ANY OTHER SHELTER) WINTER SHELTER AND
FEEL SICK OR HAVE ANY STRANGE BOWEL MOVEMENTS, PAIN, ETC, PLEASE GO
IMMEDIATELY TO YOUR NEAREST CLINIC OR PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICE FOR A THOROUGH MEDICAL EXAMINATION FOR POTENTIAL FOOD POISONING ILLNESS.
AFTER BEING CHECKED BY MEDICAL STAFF, PLEASE REPORT ALL CASES OF FOOD POISONING TO:
* SF CITY PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS
* THE SF SHELTER MONITORING COMMITTEE FOR FOLLOW UP AND REVIEW.
YOU MAY ALSO SEND US COPIES OF YOUR TIPS, PHOTOS AND INFORMATION ABOUT THIS OR OTHER HOMELESS RELATED ISSUES; TO YOUR SFHOMELESS YAHOO GROUP.
HOMELESS VOLUNTEERS WILL HELP DOCUMENT AND FORWARD A REGISTERED COMPLAINT(S) FROM OUR HOMELESS RESIDENTS, TO APPROPRIATE OFFICIAL AGENCIES, COMMITTEES AND COMMUNITY GROUPS, IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST.