Housing for All: Yes on Prop D

Housing for All: Yes on Prop D

The propositions on San Francisco’s ballots can be confusing. There are a lot of misleading ads, sometimes it can be challenging to know the long term impact, and while many people in the community want to vote properly to support our neighbors experiencing homelessness - it can be challenging to know how to do so.

Emily Cohen has dedicated her life to changing the way homelessness is addressed in American cities. She has generously shared a guest-blog post with Simply the Basics to provide information on Proposition D for the June 5th ballot so that you can be better informed to vote in favor of our neighbors in need.

The Difference in the Smiles

The Difference in the Smiles

Oral health has a profound impact on feelings of dignity and is integral to Simply the Basics’ programs. Helping our neighbors feel dignified, in addition to addressing the long list of physical health concerns related to dental and oral health, are why we distribute thousands of new and unused dental hygiene products every month.

Partnered with Project Homeless Connect, we ensure access to dentures and dentists as well. Learn more here!

Project Dahlia CCA 2016 Impact Award

"Project Dahlia" is an initiative created by Natasha Noltimier-Strauss, Karen Chan, and Kris Fung, funded by a 2016 Impact Award from California College of the Arts. This initiative aims to support homeless women in San Francisco, by amplifying the work of Simply the Basics.

This past July, Natasha, Karen, and Kris connected with Simply the Basics with the hopes of helping our programs reach a broader audience, improve our marketing capacity, and offer products that could be distributed in outreach events and the community.  

The goal is to empower women through hygiene to realize their capacity to overcome homelessness.

Here is their story!