Public Safety Campaigns

The organizing division partnered with restroom company JC Decaux to place this announcement on near children’s parks in the Tenderloin.
The C.C.S.R.O.C. public safety campaigns involve creative, non-enforcement based approaches to increase safety for residents of the Tenderloin and South of Market (SoMA). The C.C.S.R.O.C. moved to 48 Turk Street in 2008 with the intention of bringing healthy activity to a block notorious for drug traffic and violence—a block that also boasts four residential buildings housing seniors and families. The C.C.S.R.O.C. is now located at 472 Ellis St. We work closely with San Francisco Police Department to bring attention to safety issues in specific S.R.O. hotels or on the street. The C.C.S.R.O.C. has successfully blocked liquor licenses from coming into some of the city’s most vulnerable areas. We have organized monthly block parties and, along with neighboring organizations and businesses, play music and advertise our services to bring positive presence to the street. We work closely with specific S.R.O. hotels facing safety issues and organize tenants to advocate for greater safety precautions from their landlords and building owners. We also work closely with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Police Department, and Department of Public Works for city policies that increase resources to protect the Tenderloin and South of Market (SoMA) communities.

“Take Back the Block” event on Turk Street, 2013

Tenants and neighbors mingle outside the Edgeworth Hotel on O’Farrell Street. This “Take Back the Block” effort was in response to recent violence.

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