On this bonus episode of 'Homeless in San Diego: Real People, Real Stories,' host Greg Anglea, CEO of Interfaith Community Services, invites Ellis Rose back to the podcast to finish sharing his story. When we left off, Ellis was sleeping on the street on the coldest night of the year. The two discuss the extreme difficulties faced by those attempting to overcome homelessness, and Ellis shares how he was able to finally find his way off the streets, once and for all.
Calls to Action:
As Greg and Ellis discuss, often lost in the representation of the homeless, are those voices who are actually experiencing it. You can make a difference by contacting the City of San Diego and the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors to encourage the formation of an Advisory Committee to represent those voices.
City of San Diego
Contact the City: 619-533-4000
Contact your elected official; a list of contact information can be found by clicking here
County Board of Supervisors
District 1 - Supervisor Greg Cox: 619-531-5511, firstname.lastname@example.org
District 2 - Supervisor Dianne Jacob: 619-531-5522, email@example.com
District 3 - Supervisor Kristen Gaspar: 619-531-5533, firstname.lastname@example.org
District 4 - Supervisor Nathan Fletcher: 619-531-5544, email@example.com
District 5 - Supervisor Jim Desmond: firstname.lastname@example.org