Ian Adams, 21, who is currently homeless, joins other homeless folks and their advocates while “camping out” in downtown Sacramento, during the 2nd annual Homeward Stake Down, trying to draw attention to the need for more and better services for the down and out, Friday, May 2, 1014. One of the sponsors, SafeGround, recently fired its director and still doesn’t have property to establish a permanent, outdoor campground for homeless people.
Ian Adams, 21, who is currently homeless, joins other homeless folks and their advocates while “camping out” in downtown Sacramento, during the 2nd annual Homeward Stake Down, trying to draw attention to the need for more and better services for the down and out, Friday, May 2, 1014. One of the sponsors, SafeGround, recently fired its director and still doesn’t have property to establish a permanent, outdoor campground for homeless people. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
Ian Adams, 21, who is currently homeless, joins other homeless folks and their advocates while “camping out” in downtown Sacramento, during the 2nd annual Homeward Stake Down, trying to draw attention to the need for more and better services for the down and out, Friday, May 2, 1014. One of the sponsors, SafeGround, recently fired its director and still doesn’t have property to establish a permanent, outdoor campground for homeless people. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
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Homeless woman caught in vicious cycle

January 11, 2015 05:04 PM

UPDATED January 11, 2015 07:49 PM

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  • 'If you want to push us out, help us.' Homeless man says he has no good options but the streets.

    Xavier Cabano, 28, and four friends were camped out on 14th Street on Tuesday, eating snacks and guarding a large cart the group uses to store their clothes. He said his group has gotten more grief from police since residents began asking city officials to clear them out.

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