Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Homelessness

July 3, 2011
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

Have you ever talked to someone who is homeless... a young person or adult? Have you ever been homeless?

Well, today, you're going to meet a young woman who was formerly homeless, who is now running for Miss California. We're going to begin in Marin, the wealthiest county in the state, where there are an estimated 2,600 homeless young people.

It may shock you to learn that there are hundreds of homeless families in the Bay Area. Some are hidden, living in their cars, campers, or staying with families or friends. A large number of homeless include the men and women who serve our country. An estimated 76,000 across the country are homeless veterans.

There are services available that not only provide housing, but also offer help to keep people from winding up homeless again. Like, for example, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary of helping families.

Studio Guests

Zara Babitzke
Founder, Ambassadors for Hope and Opportunity

Andrea Perelson
Miss California Contestant
Volunteer, Ambassadors for Hope and Opportunity

Devra Edelman
Director of Programs, Hamilton Family Center

John Scott
Client, Hamilton Family Center

Dariush Kayhan
San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing

Roberta Rosenthal
Veteran Homeless Coordinator, US Department of Veteran Affairs

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