Church opens doors to about 200 homeless people, letting them sleep inside every night

Homelessness is a problem around the world that simply can’t be ignored.

In some cities, it is nearly an epidemic. San Francisco is one such city, with a whopping 7,000 people said to be homeless on its streets.

This puts the so-called “City of Love” in the national top ten for homeless population.

Thankfully, some good samaritans and people with hearts of gold are doing whatever they can to help remedy the desperate situation.

Desperation can at times lead to desperate measures. Unfortunately, San Francisco’s high homelessness rate means crime is up to.

With only the wealthy able to afford housing (it’s said that to live comfortably in San Francisco, you need a whopping minimum $123,000 annual income) thousands are being left to roam the streets, unable to adequately house, feed or clothe themselves.

Thankfully, some good samaritans are taking action. The Gubbio Project has one clear mission: to help provide the homeless with locations where they can sleep and eat. These locations house an average 225 homeless people a night, don’t ask anyone to sign in, and provide food and additional care and treatment to the vulnerable.

The Gubbio Project works out of two churches: the Saint Boniface Church and Saint John’s Apostical Church. In both locations, care and kindness is consistently on offer.

Watch the video below to find out more about the Gubbio Project and to see how you can help support them.

Please share this article to remind everyone about the importance of helping the most vulnerable members of our communities. The homeless must not be dehumanized or ignored.