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2014-04-08 08:29:46

OTTAWA, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will take part in the Mental Health Commission of Canada's event regarding the At Home/Chez Soi project, the world's largest pilot project on homelessness and mental health. She will also officially launch the Government's new approach to combat homelessness. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow the event. Please note that all details are subject to change. All...

2014-04-07 16:25:32

OTTAWA, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will take part in the Mental Health Commission of Canada's event regarding the At Home/Chez Soi project, the world's largest pilot project on homelessness and mental health. She will also officially launch the Government's new approach to combat homelessness. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow the event. Please note that all details are subject to change. All...

2014-04-03 16:23:05

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, April 10, Friendship Place will host its annual spring symposium, a discussion titled, A Hidden Challenge: Homelessness Among Youth & Young Adults. A reception will be held at 6:30pm and the program will follow from 7-8:30pm. Hidden among us are youth without safe or stable shelter. Many also lack the basic resources and supports necessary to prepare for adulthood. According to the Metropolitan Washington Council...

2013-12-03 16:24:53

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Health Foundation (NHF) has announced a $250,000 grant award from the Harold Edelstein Foundation to support the expansion of recuperative care services for the homeless hospital patients. The award was launched through Social Venture Partner's "Fast Pitch" program, a training program for social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders that led to the attention of Edelstein Foundation's CEO, Frederick A. Simmons. "The Harold...

2013-11-23 16:20:16

Kobe Bryant Joins Over 12,000 Participants Who Mobilized to End Homelessness in the Homeless Capital of the Nation LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, United Way of Greater Los Angeles hosted the 7th Annual HomeWalk to end homelessness, a 5k run and walk in Exposition Park in downtown Los Angeles. Lakers star Kobe Bryant, the event's Honorary Chair for the third straight year, addressed over 12,000 participants and gave the official start to the runners and walkers. With 58,423...

2013-11-21 16:24:52

"Face" of U.S. Homelessness Revealed BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Two studies by Abt Associates--each providing a unique view of the nation's homeless population--conclude that homelessness among all subpopulations continues to decline. One of the studies puts a "face" on homelessness, describing the typical homeless sheltered person as African American, middle-aged, an urban dweller living alone, and entering shelter following a stay with family. The studies, reported in the...

2013-11-19 12:44:23

With the temperature outside falling, the plight of the homeless during the winter months is coming into sharper focus. New research by a University of Pittsburgh professor—showing that competition can spur the homeless to save more—offers a possible insight into helping the homeless improve their future prospects. The paper, titled “Competition As a Savings Incentive: A Field Experiment at a Homeless Shelter” and written by faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh and...

2013-11-06 23:01:32

Come visit one of the Benevolence Health Centers before Christmas and see how Benevolence Health Centers are helping minorities and economically disadvantaged communities. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 At the heart of Los Angeles, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Private insurance and other public programs only cover 83% of patients. What happens to the other disadvantaged, often single parent families, which fall between the cracks of the medical health programs? According to the...

2013-10-31 23:28:11

CabinetHardware.org has announced that it is teaming up with LavaMae.org on fundraising efforts to retrofit buses with showers and toilets for the homeless of San Francisco to access. San Francisco (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 CabinetHardware.org announced that it is teaming up with nonprofit organization LavaMae.org to raise funds for [a joint project called] “Shower Love Upon the Homeless of San Francisco” established to retrofit buses with showers and toilets for San Francisco’s...

2013-10-07 23:26:50

Anyone can immediately direct donations towards specific families and individuals living on the edge of homelessness through a new online community that connects donors, nonprofits, and local businesses to help those most in danger of being homeless. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 New crowdfunding website Survive the Streets (http://www.survivethestreets.org) launches to help the nearly homeless in the U.S., where the need is immediate and the payoff results in moving people towards...