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Hearing on the State of Emergency Services

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On Thursday, August 7, the City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee will hold a hearing on the impending closure of Marian Residence for Women, currently run by St. Anthony Foundation and located at 1183-1185 Mission Street. The meeting, to be held in Room 263, will begin at 1:00 p.m., but the hearing closure is item nine.

The closure of Marian Residence would mean the loss of sixty more beds for women from the shelter system—a loss which a shelter system that already has a disproportionately low number of women’s beds can ill afford. At the same time, the City has no plans for a late-night drop-in center for women, thus leaving one of our society’s more vulnerable elements completely unprotected.

Please come, if you can, to testify with San Francisco’s homeless women. Both spoken and written testimony help.

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Author: Street Sheet Editor

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3 thoughts on “Hearing on the State of Emergency Services

  1. The city is running game, who are they kidding having a hearing on a program that they don’t run? What they should be having a hearing on is the lack of services for women that the city offers, especially with all the budget cuts. The Marian isn’t even a part of the city shelter system, give me a break.

  2. Can’t the city run teh Marian then? Couldn’t they keep it open?

  3. How can they keep open a program that they don’t pay for and they don’t run? Thats like the city saying that mcdonalds needs to stay open because its the only place that school kids can afford to eat instead of the city addressing the lack of a lunch program in the schools. The city should have a late-night drop-in center for women- since Busters, there’s no safe place to go for so many women.

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