In December, The California Report's weekly magazine aired a radio, video, photo and text series about homeless students attending college. We were awed by an outpouring of interest in helping those students and others in their situation.
One community member set up fundraising campaigns for two San Francisco Bay Area students interviewed for our stories. At least two students interviewed have received housing due to the generosity of KQED listeners. Also, listeners from The California Report's partner stations offered support to the new shelter for homeless students in Los Angeles featured in the story.
Below are organizations around California helping homeless youth if you'd like to support them:
The Bruin Shelter
Taking It to the Streets
At the Crossroads
Covenant House California
Larkin Street Youth Services
A member of the community also set up fundraising campaigns for some of the students mentioned in the story. If you'd like to donate, you can do so here.
Ebony Ortega's GoFundMe Campaign
Brittany Jones' GoFundMe Campaign
Lastly, if you have a room, supplies or furniture you'd like to donate directly to homeless students, you can email newsservices@KQED.org for further information.