Video Interview: Care Not Cash
Care Not Cash is Working
The Board of Supervisors recently voted to place a measure on the November ballot to amend Care Not Cash, but some say this amendment will mean the virtual end of the program.
We've heard from elected leaders - but now it's time to hear from the homeless community about Care Not Cash.
"There can be many things on the street that can be money not well spent," says Marvin, who has been homeless in San Francisco for the past 14 years. His sentiment is mirrored by the many other homeless people we interviewed about the proposed amendment to the Care Not Cash program.
"I have my room because of Care Not Cash... It's really working for me."
According to the individuals we interviewed, extra cash may not be the answer. "They get it, they blow it... it seemed like you were caught in a cycle, a repetitive, closed system," says Anthony, a homeless man with the voice like a radio host. Care Not Cash seeks to help transition the homeless off the street. Please sign our petition to protect Care Not Cash.