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As demand skyrocketed during the pandemic, already scarce resources for youth were stretched even thinner.
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This article was produced as a project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2021 California Fellowship.
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“If we really cared, we would be getting the housing,” said Dr. Margot Kushel, a professor at UCSF. “Everything else follows.”
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Marie is just one of the more than 1,100 homeless people over two decades who have succumbed to illness and accidents, suicide and violence in Santa Clara County, according to data provided by the county’s medical examiner.
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This story is the first in a series exploring the deaths of homeless people in Santa Clara County — who the victims were, how they died and what might be done to save the lives of people few may remember.
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Santa Clara County has not revealed how many of the children who attended a now-shuttered gymnastics facility have been tested for lead.
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When I set out early this year to uncover gaps in mental health care services in one Bay Area county, I was utterly unprepared for just how deep the problems ran.
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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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Youth homelessness is a growing problem in California cities. Numbers from Santa Clara and Alameda counties show that homeless youth have roughly doubled from just two years ago.
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This story was produced by Joseph Geha as part of his participation in the California Health Journalism Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism.

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