There are 1,000+ people sleeping on San Francisco's sidewalks and streets each night.
 
Each of these individuals need a safe organized space to belong in community on their path to healing and stable housing while City leadership expands our supply of affordable housing, rent subsidies, and low-barrier shelter.

Safe Organized Spaces are transitional villages administered by service provider organizations, that:
➣ Meet CA State codes for emergency shelter buildings and service standards; 
➣ Operate in partnership with property owners, neighbors, and village residents in coordination with existing City services;
➣ Activate underutilized public/private land with license agreements, insurance, baseline health and safety standards, a built-in process for multi-stakeholder input & evaluation, and site-specific agreements 
 
Safe Organized Spaces utilize "tiny home" shelters or insulated tents and provide essential services, gathering spaces, on-site support staff, participatory management structure and support, pathways to stable housing and jobs, and a community-integration team.

The SOS framework has been developed/piloted in San Francisco with participation and input from current/former encampment residents by Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge. Supported by Lava Mae, Downtown Streets Team, Mission Housing Development Corporation, Impact Hub SF, SF Community Clinic Consortium, Mission Creek Merchants Association, Asian Neighborhood Design, Dykes with Drills, and more. Learn more at www.SaintFrancisChallenge.org/sos.

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* 1. Add your name to build political will:
"I support Safe Organized Spaces to end crisis conditions for San Francisco’s unsheltered residents."

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* 2. Select your San Francisco Supervisor District. (Don't know your district? Find out here.)

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* 3. E-mail address (easy opt out for SOS-related e-mails)

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* 4. How did you hear about this petition?

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* 5. Check all that apply (include e-mail above for follow-up):

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* 6. Add an optional personalized message to emphasize why San Francisco needs Safe Organized Spaces as alternatives to encampments.

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Thank you for joining the following organizations and individuals in signing the SOS Petition. (*affiliation listed for identification purposes only).

Organizations 
Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge (SFHC)
Impact Hub San Francisco
Downtown Streets Team
Lava Mae
Asian Neighborhood Design
Mission Housing Development Corporation
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium
factory 1 design
Mission Creek Merchants Association
Dykes With Drills

Individuals 
Amy Farah Weiss (Founder/Director of Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge)
Colleen Lewis (Currently homeless SF resident)
Sean Piko (Formerly homeless SF encampment resident who lived in one of SFHC's mobile shelters)
Michael Rouppet (Marty's Place*/Formerly homeless SF encampment resident)
Ehlie Santos (Former SF encampment resident)
James "DL" West (Former SF encampment resident who lived in one of SFHC's mobile shelters)
Sugar Magnolia Edwards (Former SF Homeless Outreach Team* Employee)
Del Seymour (Code Tenderloin*/Local Homeless Coordinating Board*)
Debra Walker (Building Inspection Commissioner*)
Doniece Sandoval (CEO of Lava Mae)
Jennifer Friendenbach (ED of Coalition on Homelessness*)
Scott Nelson (Coalition on Homelessness Working Group*)
Sam Moss (Executive Director of Mission Housing Development Corporation)
Lisa Haut (NEMNA member*/Impact Hub Pilot)
Kelly Scott Hill (NEMNA member*/Impact Hub Pilot/Small Business Owner)
Larisa Pedroncelli (NEMNA member*/Impact Hub Pilot/Small Business Owner)
Tony Sparks (Assistant Professor at SF State*)
Candace Combs (Mission Creek Merchants Association/Small Business Owner)
Chris Block (Journalist at Potrero View*/SPUR*)
Christopher Herring (PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley*)
Rachel Heydemann (Nonprofit Consultant)
Sara Fenske Bahat (Instructor at California College of the Arts*)
Bob Burnside (Member of Democratic Socialists of America-SF Chapter*)
Mark Leno (Former BoS Supervisor, Former State Senator)
Ken Jones (First African-American chair of the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade*)
Gabriel Medina (Latino Democratic Club of San Francisco*)

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