Thursday, July 18, 2013
Verizon Wireless News Center -- n San Diego there are more than 9,000 homeless people, according to Voices of San Diego. While many receive assistance from shelters throughout the region, some, because of fear or embarrassment, choose not to seek help through traditional means and end up living out of their cars.
University of San Diego student Nancy Vera saw the problem and worked with Dreams for Change to find another solution.
“The traditional shelter system would scare them,” said Teresa Smith, CEO of Dreams for Change. “They would say, ‘That’s not me. There’s no way I want to beSan Diego Dreams for Change in that environment.’” (Full Story)