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2011-05-24 18:53:39

For every year a person is homeless, the odds of them having a family doctor drop by 9 percent For every year a person is homeless, the odds of them having a family doctor drop by 9 per cent, according to a report by St. Michael's Hospital and Street Health. One of the key barriers to having a family doctor is the lack of a health card, often because it has been lost or stolen, the report found. The report, published today in the journal Open Medicine,...

2011-05-23 11:00:00

NEW YORK, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jericho Project and The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), along with the Mayor's Office of Veterans' Affairs (MOVA), today celebrated the grand opening of "Fordham Village - A Jericho Project Veterans Community," a new six-story 56-unit affordable development for veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Located at 355 East 194th Street, in the Bronx, Fordham Village is positioned at a crossroads of...

2011-05-04 08:30:00

BOSTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Evermedia Group, Inc. (Evermedia) announced today its corporate sponsorship of Shelter Legal Services Foundation (SLS). This follows the election of CEO Jonathan Sym to the SLS Board of Directors. SLS is a non-profit organization offering free legal advice and representation in non-criminal matters to homeless and low-income individuals with a focus on veterans. SLS conducts clinics at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, the Chelsea...

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2011-04-14 13:07:43

Officials in New Delhi have injected microchips into snakes in an attempt to regulate the snake charmers in India. Delhi's forest department chief Deepak Shukla said Wednesday that the chips will allow officials to ascertain whether individual snakes have been registered by their owners. India implemented laws in the late 1990s proscribing the commercial use of wild animals, including performances with lives snakes.  The state government in Delhi offered an amnesty for charmers in...

2011-04-13 21:19:12

More than 65,000 youth are homeless across the country The role of family in ending youth homelessness is largely ignored in Canada, according to a report released today by York University, though there is evidence that family reconnection works in Australia and the United Kingdom and in one exceptional program in Toronto. Some 65,000 young people are homeless or at risk of homelessness across Canada. In Toronto, approximately 1,700 youth are on the streets on any given night, about half of...

2011-04-11 15:20:00

BERKELEY, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Ron Garret's chance encounter with a homeless person on the Santa Monica Promenade began a quest to see how he could help. A first time filmmaker, he set out to make a movie about homelessness with a happy ending. Today in the US economy many people are one check away from becoming homeless. There are 671,859 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States - roughly 22 of every 10,000...

2011-04-07 17:56:00

SF Giants Inspire Community Support by Serving Monumental Meal SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As area nonprofits brace for continued budget cuts and a potential housing setback for veterans, St. Anthony Foundation prepares to serve its 37 millionth meal. Between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12, St. Anthony's will 'momentarily pause' the usual service to honor the significant moment with San Francisco Giants players, celebrating a 'giant' contribution...

2011-03-31 12:00:00

NEW YORK, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Not content simply winning an Emmy nomination for the critically-acclaimed documentary they produced about their own lives, a group of homeless youth are kicking off a "Homeless not Hopeless" campaign with the Reciprocity Foundation (www.reciprocityfoundation.org) to inspire Americans to become advocates for solutions to youth homelessness. "Invisible: the Diaries of New York's Homeless Youth" was created and inspired by youth enrolled in the...

2011-03-08 16:05:29

Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital say more study needed into mental health services in the community Homeless patients cost about $2,500 more per hospital stay than the average patient, according to a new study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital. Homeless people with medical or surgical problems arrive at the hospital with underlying health issues and stay longer than others, often because there is no place to send them after their initial medical crisis has been treated, the study...

2011-03-06 00:02:30

Randy Skinner, Director of Greater Dallas Justice Revival announces new campaign to spotlight the increased numbers of women and children in Dallas area who are homeless and hungry Dallas, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) March 04, 2011 What are the new faces of "Hunger and Homeless" in Dallas? They are young and female. Randy Skinner, Executive Director of The Greater Dallas Justice Revival announces the launch of a new public awareness campaign focused on the current hunger and mental health crisis...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.