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


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.


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 ben working in Bay Area Communities ever since.


Fundraising & Social Media

Katrina is an acupuncturist and healthcare educator in Oakland.  She comes to this work in part because of her childhood experience with housing insecurity, and acts as the fundraising and social media coordinator for Love and Justice in the Streets.


Communications & Web Design

Katie is a health educator who has worked in Oakland public schools for nearly a decade. She is passionate about racial and economic justice and handles communications and web design for Love and Justice in the Streets.


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