Real World 101

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.  -Micah 6:8

The corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Jones Street in San Francisco might be called the intersection of desperation and hope. Each day a line of forlorn figures snakes around the block, waiting to trudge into St. Anthony’s Dining Room for a free meal. Hundreds of homeless huddle on the sidewalk, hugging the walls to stay out of the elements. 

Brenda Martinez walked past this intersection in the Tenderloin district often last summer on her way to work at the General Assistance Advocacy Program, a bare-bones nonprofit agency that helps the city’s homeless and destitute navigate a tangle of social service programs. Read more...

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