As part of the Union Square Cares initiative, in 2016 the USBID contracted with the Downtown Streets Team (DST), a Bay Area nonprofit whose mission is “ending homelessness through the dignity of work." DST provides on-the-job training, case management, and access to City services for its team members in exchange for the work of sweeping City sidewalks. To date, eight DST members sweep and clean alleys and sidewalks in the Union Square area Mon. - Fri. from 7-11 am and 1-5 pm. Union Square is DST’s second contract in San Francisco following Civic Center. Click (www.streetsteam.org/unionsquare) to donate to DST’s Union Square program.