CA Gov. Newsom announces volunteering webpage to address homelessness

Every community has an agency to help the homeless.  Almost every Church helps the homeless.  Each community has a variety of non-profits that help the homeless.  Yet. Guv Newsom in Sacramento wants to pretend to help the homeless by having you, who lives in El Centro or Crescent City, sign up on a State web site in Sacramento.  Is this a joke, or just another scam by government pretending to help?

“In an effort to address statewide homelessness, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the launch of a webpage that lists volunteer opportunities, according to a Jan. 16 press release from the governor’s office.

The webpage — developed by California Volunteers, Office of the Governor —  is led by a bipartisan 25-member commission and a team of experts to encourage Californians to volunteer, according to its website. The webpage is part of the group’s effort to address state and community challenges by using public, private and nonprofit resources including AmeriCorps and community partnerships.

I wonder if anybody told Newsom that almost every city, like San Fran, Fresno,  and L.A. have city web sites that direct people to opportunities to help the homeless in their town—why is he wasting State tax dollars for this scam?  Oh, because he wants to run for President and pretend he believes in volunteers—instead of the billions he has wasted.

Tents from a homeless encampment line a street in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Some 7,000 volunteers will fan out as part of a three-night effort to count homeless people in most of Los Angeles County. Naomi Goldman, a spokeswoman of the organizer the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, said the goal is to “paint a picture about the state of homelessness.” (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

CA Gov. Newsom announces volunteering webpage to address homelessness

By Nina Narahari, DailyCal,,1/21/20 

In an effort to address statewide homelessness, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the launch of a webpage that lists volunteer opportunities, according to a Jan. 16 press release from the governor’s office.

The webpage — developed by California Volunteers, Office of the Governor —  is led by a bipartisan 25-member commission and a team of experts to encourage Californians to volunteer, according to its website. The webpage is part of the group’s effort to address state and community challenges by using public, private and nonprofit resources including AmeriCorps and community partnerships.

“Newsom prioritized tackling the homelessness crisis in our communities, so the California Volunteers’ plan, in creating the website, was to make it convenient and easy for people across the state to find opportunities in their communities to make a difference,” said California Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday.

The webpage lists volunteer opportunities with organizations that serve individuals experiencing homelessness, according to the press release.

Fryday added that the program is intended for people in “all stages of life” and includes opportunities that can range from volunteering for an hour on a weekend to serving with AmeriCorps for a year.

To address major issues like homelessness, Fryday said it is important to engage all Californians and make it easier for people to contribute to the solution.

“We have had a lot of interest across the state. Wherever I go, people, and especially young people, always ask me, ‘What can I do to be part of the solution?’ ” Fryday said. “This website is an example of providing (an) answer to that question we get all the time. What I’m very optimistic about is that young people and all Californians want to serve and make a difference.”

The announcement comes after the end of Newsom’s statewide homelessness tour earlier this month. Fifteen travel trailers and a medical services tent were set up in Oakland to show Californians the resources the state will distribute and demonstrate state-local partnerships, according to the release.

Additionally, as a part of his 2020 state budget proposal, Newsom proposed more than $1 billion in homeless response funding, of which $750 million will be dedicated to the new Access to Housing and Services Fund and a new investment to reform MediCal.

Newsom also allocated $650 million toward State Emergency Homeless Aid, which includes $8.8 million for Alameda County, according to the release.

“We need all Californians and especially young people to engage in a real way on the big challenges facing our state,” Fryday said. “Tackling homelessness is a perfect example of how people can make a difference today.

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Comments

  1. Let’s see it the names of Brown, Newsom, Aunt Pelosi, Hanoi Jane show up on that list!

  2. Otis Needleman says

    Thanks. I’ll pass.

  3. Used to think that Newsome was intelligent. Now I know he is nothing more then a talking head for the Communists/Socialists.

    If it were not for the biased press he would not exist.

  4. Mary M Cunningham says

    When will the government of California make it illegal to have an empty bedroom? SF wants to tax empty houses and lots more so I sense a trend. What is the number for u haul?

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