San Francisco’s Homeless Youth Alliance is set to shut its Haight Street doors on Christmas Day.
The center, which opened more than 12 years ago and helps approximately 5,000 youth annually, will not be able to renew the lease on their Haight Street location as of January 1, 2014.
The alliance, founded by Executive Director, Mary Howe, focuses on harm reduction in a neighborhood where many homeless teens live without other medical or social services.
Howe says that their lease was terminated without the option to renew, and their offer to pay increased rent was declined.
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