Palo Alto city officials have voted to spend $250,000 on improving living conditions for the homeless population of the city.
Night Outreach, a Stanford student group dedicated to serving and establishing a relationship with the local homeless community, has partnered with InnVision, the largest provider of housing in Santa Clara County, in an effort to establish an area, women-only shelter.
“Homeless and hungry, please spare change. Every little bit helps,” reads one woman’s sign. A blue-eyed, 20-something brunette sits quietly outside of Starbucks in downtown Palo Alto, watching as countless people mill by without so much as a downward glance.