Author Archives: K.A. Erickson

About K.A. Erickson

I worked with Housing 1000 (http://www.housing1000sv.org/) from August 2011 until July of 2012 as an Americorps VISTA member. I am the ghost of Katherine past! I wrote a couple interviews to post automatically even after I left--from beyond the grave, as it were. ;) My current blog talks about fiction writing, world travel and other adventures: http://feistynotes.wordpress.com/

Interview with Mark, a Housing 1000 Client

Meet Mark, a 56-year-old veteran and Housing 1000 client. I became homeless when my wife kicked me out of the house. At the time I was deep into gambling. I’m bipolar, and people who have bipolar disorder are more likely … Continue reading

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Interview with Kevin Zwick, Executive Director of Housing Trust of Santa Clara County

Kevin Zwick now leads Housing Trust of Santa Clara County, but his first job out of college was with Project Open Hand in Oakland. Project Open Hand provides food for folks with HIV and critically ill clients, including many homeless … Continue reading

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Interview with Tina Case, Volunteer Photographer with Housing 1000

Housing 1000 is pleased to introduce our new volunteer photographer, Tina Case (of Tina Case Photography).  Tina has been a professional photographer since 2008 and has devoted her time and energy in various volunteer activities.  Now she’s combining her two passions … Continue reading

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Interview with Mark Walker, Managing Director of Global Community Affairs at Applied Materials and Chair of the Destination: Home Leadership Board

Mark Walker is the Managing Director of Global Community Affairs at Applied Materials and the Chair of the Destination: Home Leadership Board. Applied Materials is working to microfinance solar power for schools in India, as well as to end homelessness … Continue reading

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Interview with Shelly Barbieri, Housing 1000 Care Coordination Project Manager with EHC Lifebuilders

“Last week we housed a 77-year-old man,” says Shelly. “He’d been homeless for 40 years.” It’s all in a day’s work for Shelly Barbieri of EHC Lifebuilders—she does intake, referrals, and periodic life-saving detective work. As the Housing 1000 Care Coordination … Continue reading

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NEW VIDEO!

Thanks to the work of the awesome team over at C Sharp Video Productions, Housing 1000 has a new video to share with you! This video has some amazing, eye-opening shots of people living in creeks, and in other extreme … Continue reading

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Interview with Lorena Collins, Senior Program Director of South Bay Mental Health and Men’s Services with InnVision the Way Home

Lorena Collins is the Senior Program Director of South Bay Mental Health and Men’s Services with InnVision the Way Home. But before that, she spent 20 years as a case manager—so she knows what it means to be there every … Continue reading

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