Cali Hayes

Cali Hayes Cali Hayes is the Communications Coordinator for PATH, a family of agencies helping people in need throughout Southern California, where she does a lot of writing and editing, and maintains PATH's social media accounts. Previously she was a staff writer for NuWire Investor, an online journal based in Seattle, WA.

Posts by Cali Hayes

A Bum Deal: One Formerly Homeless Man’s Journey

A Bum Deal shares the inspirational story of Rufus Hannah, a man who is regrettably known to millions as “Rufus the Stunt Bum” because of his involvement in the infamous Bumfights video series. Co-written with Barry Soper, the man who helped Hannah escape the exploitation of Bumfights and turn his life around, A Bum Deal […]

Humane Exposures: Susan Madden Lankford Adjusts the Focus on Homelessness

A tragic accident 20 years ago brought about a surprising revelation for Susan Madden Lankford, inspiring her to get more involved with what was happening in her community. Four local teenage boys got high and were involved a terrible car accident right outside her family’s property in San Diego. All of the boys were students […]

PATH Wins Funding to Help Homeless People’s Pets

In July, People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) won funding through the Pepsi Refresh Project, a monthly contest in which voters decide which 32 projects, out of 1,000, will receive grants. PATH received the second-highest number of votes in its category, and on August 22nd Pepsi awarded the organization $5,000 to help support Petco Place, an […]

Ending Homelessness Through Public Policy: Nan Roman, CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness

When Nan Roman, President and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH), first got involved with poverty studies, homelessness did not really exist. She was fresh out of college and had been drawn to work at the Institute for Poverty Studies because their focus was so closely related to the anthropology she had […]

Turning on the Light: Eyvette Jones, Founder and CEO of Urban Possibilities

When Eyvette Jones worked as a television producer, she had the chance to hobnob with Hollywood’s elite. But, even after working with celebrities like Vanessa Williams, Sharon Osbourne, and Orlando Jones, it was four inner-city mothers who had the greatest effect on her life. These women weren’t famous or flashy, but their stories would completely […]

Sober Talk from One of the Creators of the Serial Inebriate Program

She was recently brought into the emergency room at UC San Diego’s medical center. Police picked up this 58-year-old woman on the streets, completely intoxicated, with the goal of sobering her up overnight. Sadly, this was not her first time. Dr. James Dunford, the medical director for the City of San Diego is typically the […]

Dallas Homeless Leader Vacates Ivory Tower

Growing up in a family that was intermittently poor gives Michael Faenza, president and CEO of the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA), the motivation to stay rooted on the streets of Dallas, Texas. His father was a construction worker, employed off and on throughout the year, which meant the family’s income was inconsistent. Now, Faenza […]

Dr. Robert Marbut: Helping People in San Antonio’s Own Backyard

Following the destruction wreaked by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Dr. Robert Marbut ran the relocation efforts for hurricane victims in San Antonio, Texas. By the third weekend after Rita touched ground the city of San Antonio had the highest number of relocated people ever recorded in the county, with nearly 300 shelters in operation to help house the victims. On […]

Becky Kanis: Walking Alongside People in Need

Becky Kanis’s career path has taken her in many directions. She spent nine years on active duty in the Army, where she commanded a company in the 112th Special Operations (Airborne) Signal Battalion stationed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. She later spent time working as a stockbroker in Washington, DC. Now, Becky is the Innovations […]

Faith Leaders to Sign Covenant to End Homelessness

On Tuesday, May 11th, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Our Faith Matters will host a symposium uniting faith leaders and homelessness experts to discuss ways in which the faith community can address homelessness in Southern California. The event will introduce the Interfaith Leadership Council, a select group of leaders from different faith traditions, […]