Street Spirit vendor Tyrone Jones selling papers by the corner of Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street. But Berkeley feels like a far cry from Jones’s childhood in a small community north of St. Louis, Missouri.
As Bay Area healthcare workers started receiving the coronavirus vaccine at the end of December, unhoused people and their advocates are wondering when the vaccine will become available to the homeless community.
A handful of dedicated volunteers from spent a cold, wet December day delivering supplies to East Bay homeless encampments. Volunteer events like this help fill the gaps that are left by local governments and official service providers.