ANDREA

A self described homeless woman, Andrea, has lived on the streets of San Francisco for five years.  She used to work and recycle at HANC to subsidize her income and when she became homeless recycling was her main source of money for awhile.  Now, she has a garden plot in the Kezar Community Garden and volunteers with SF Oceanedge that helps protect wildlife near the beaches.  She spends her time reaching out to homeless youth, giving away PB&J’s and laundering clothes from the trash to hand out to people in need.  She also enriches her life with all SF has to offer.  From the Legion of Honor to Stern Grove to the MOMA, Andrea strives to keeps up with culture, too.  Smart, sweet and articulate, she also has very strong opinions on the unofficial war on homeless people in our city.  Listen to her thoughts in today’s video.