There are over 1,000 people sleeping in crisis conditions on San Francisco's sidewalks and streets each night. Each of these individuals need a safe organized space to belong on their pathway to healing and housing.

Safe Organized Spaces are transitional villages administered by service provider organizations, that:
➣ Meet California State codes for emergency shelter response; 
➣ Operate in partnership with property owners, neighbors, village participants, & service providers in coordination with City services;
➣ Activate underutilized public/private land with interim permits, license agreements, insurance, baseline health and safety standards, a built-in process for multi-stakeholder input & evaluation, community benefits, and site-specific agreements. 

Since 2015, the SOS framework has been developed and piloted by the Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge with participation and input from encampment residents, service providers, and impacted neighbors. Learn more at www.SaintFrancisChallenge.org/sos.

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. 

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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 SF Supervisor District. (Don't know? Find out here.)

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* 3. E-mail address (easy opt-out for mailing list)

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* 4. Check all that apply:

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* 5. How did you hear about this petition?

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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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Miss California—Erica Dann—promoting Safe Organized Spaces at the United Nations Association Summit on Homelessness

Miss California—Erica Dann—promoting Safe Organized Spaces at the United Nations Association Summit on Homelessness
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
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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)
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*)
Erica Dann (Miss California)

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