Rick Fisher gets a home, after struggling with housing and health
Rick Fisher loves his three dogs. Even when he was struggling to keep a roof over his head, the dogs were always on his mind.
“Deuce and Saucy are like husband and wife,” he said, on a recent afternoon.
Fisher, 55, has
Fund helps immigrant family find ‘better future’ in Oakland
Abdul Nasiri, his wife and four children left Kabul in 2016 for a new life in Oakland with only several changes of clothes.
They wanted to save most of the space in their suitcases for their children’s academic accomplishments — report
Formerly homeless single father gets help with rent
A year ago, Ariel Juarez was alone on Christmas Day at a San Jose homeless shelter and, in his words, “curled up on my bedroll, waiting for time to pass by.”
Juarez’s son, Orion, then 5 years old, was spending the
Season of Sharing picks up single dad after his serious fall
Joshua Perez had fallen off a ladder before, because falling off ladders happens when you’re a building contractor.
He had fallen off tall ladders and he had fallen off very tall ladders, all while he was on the job. Those were
Food banks expand efforts in wake of wildfires, putting donations to use
Like firefighters and other emergency responders, Bay Area food banks practice responding to earthquakes, fires and other natural disasters. So when a firestorm swept through Wine Country in early October, displacing thousands of families, the Redwood Empire Food Bank knew