Thanks to the generosity of a middle-aged homeless woman named Liz Hirsch, we've been getting first-hand accounts of life on the San Diego streets over the past few months. Now, Hirsch has a home at a house for homeless woman over the age of 50.
In a new letter, she writes of rules that make sense, possible survivor guilt and a new way of looking at the world: "Now I am starting to feel like I'm not in survival mode as much. I can think of what to do next."
* We held a great discussion last week about the challenges facing efforts to help the homeless. If you'd like to learn about the topics that were discussed, watch our video presentation that highlights each of the speakers.
* Filner wants the winter homeless shelter to stay open past its closing date. (CityBeat)