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Our all-volunteer homeless advocacy team works to ensure that every cent donated to Love & Justice goes directly to individuals and communities in need.

Talya Husbands-Hankin
Lead Organizer & Advocate
Talya aka “Bootz” has over 25 years of social justice and community organizing experience.  She is a founding member of the Homeless Advocacy Working Group, and is the founder and lead organizer of Love and Justice in the Streets.

Vera Sloan
Organizer & Advocate
Vera is an Oakland single mom and street outreach provider.  Originally from LA, she moved to the East Bay at 18 and has been working in Bay Area Communities ever since

Luz Hernandez
Social Media Coordinator

Luz is a digital communications specialist and experienced community organizer committed to advancing human rights.  They are originally from Texas, and now based in Oakland.

Katie Kelly-Hankin
Finance & Development Coordinator
Katie is a health educator who has worked in Oakland public schools for over a decade. She is passionate about racial and economic justice and handles finance, development and web design for Love and Justice in the Streets.
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