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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Laura Wenus, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship, a program of USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism. Other stories in this series include: Nursing Care Expected To Worsen As California Ages Nursing Care Crunch Puts The On
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Nearly 10,000 people in San Francisco are homeless, with a nightly shelter bed waitlist that hasn’t dropped below 1,000 in more than a year.
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People’s bags seized during encampment sweeps have been thrown out or gone missing, resulting in the permanent loss of medication, family heirlooms, and shelter.
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The series has received support from the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being, a program of USC's Center for Health Journalism....
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Community members came together in March for a forum and roundtable discussion of what it takes to navigate San Francisco Unified School District’s Special Education system and to develop an action plan to support African American students with learning differences.
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Serious mental and physical health issues are on the rise among S.F.’s homeless population, as the city recommits itself to seizing and disposing of their tents and belongings.
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April Xu wrote this story while participating in the 2018 National Data Fellowship.
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The series has received support from the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being, a program of USC's Center for Health Journalism....
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When I walked into Room 104 at a Motel 6 along a busy Sacramento road, I entered a deeper understanding of a complicated and growing crisis.
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Molly is one of the recipients of the 2018 Impact Fund, a program of USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism. 

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