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2010-12-21 14:59:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Stafford Foundation's Doing Good(TM) Campaign announced today the "Give Before You Get(TM) Project." The project is intended to encourage homeless and underserved individuals to spread the spirit of Christmas by delivering gifts to hospital patients across the country even before they receive gifts themselves. The Doing Good(TM) Campaign is providing twelve nonprofit groups in Cleveland, Memphis, New Orleans, and the Washington, DC...

2010-12-08 10:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday season is here and community outreach is vital, especially with more and more families finding themselves homeless and with nowhere to turn. This December, FlatRate Moving(TM) and The Giving Spirit (TGS) are partnering to deliver survival kits to thousands of families in need in and around the Los Angeles area. The Giving Spirit is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization helping and administrating aid to the homeless community...

2010-11-25 11:45:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Jordan Mission will celebrate its 67th Thanksgiving Day on the streets of Skid Row Thursday, November 25, from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will lead thousands of volunteers in serving a traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Banquet with all of the homemade trimmings to more than 2,400 impoverished children, women and men at the Fred Jordan Mission, located at 445 Towne Avenue, on the corner of 5th and Towne, Skid Row in downtown...

2010-11-19 13:06:25

Both groups suffer same health problems, poor diet and barriers to health care For every one person in Canada who is homeless, another 23 live in unsafe, crowded or unaffordable housing, meaning the country's housing crisis is even worse than previously thought, according to Dr. Stephen Hwang of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Those "vulnerably housed" people have the same severe health problems and dangers of assault as homeless people, said Hwang, principal investigator of a new report...

2010-11-13 12:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, United Way of Greater Los Angeles hosted the 4th Annual HomeWalk to end homelessness, a 5k walk commencing in Exposition Park, in downtown Los Angeles. With nearly 50,000 homeless men and women in Los Angeles County, nearly one-quarter of which are chronically homeless, United Way and its partners are working to drive community awareness and action as part of its year-round campaign to prevent and end homelessness. Over the past 3 years,...

2010-11-09 08:31:00

DETROIT, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Clothing manufacturer and e-tailer, The JUSTUS Clothing Company, is pleased to announce its recently launched 1-4-1 Program. Under the 1-4-1 Program, for every item purchased on the company's website, www.justusclothing.com, a new pair of underwear is given away to a homeless shelter for those in need. The first community programs to receive donations are The LA Youth Network (Los Angeles), Union Rescue Mission (Los Angeles), Compass Family...

2010-11-08 00:00:45

ClicktoGive is making a difference to lives around the world. In 24 hours, American click 4 billion times a day on their computers and smart phones. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 7, 2010 This year, the Bloomberg administration in New York City noted that the number of people living on New York's streets and subways soared 34% in a one-year period. In fact, there were more homeless people found on the streets in every borough. It has also been reported that Mayor Bloomberg's...

2010-11-04 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The 20th Anniversary Covenant House Candlelight Vigil in Times Square (November 16) is the year's largest national advocacy event for poor, exploited and homeless children in New York and throughout the world. Additional vigils will occur at Covenant House shelters throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America, as well as in churches, schools and private homes. For the first time, the Candlelight Vigil is joining worldwide commemorations on...

2010-09-27 15:29:40

Homeless young people are victims of crime at rates that society would consider unacceptable for any other group, according to a new report by researchers at York University and the University of Guelph. The report, Surviving Crime and Violence: Street Youth and Victimization in Toronto, highlights the degree to which it is street youth themselves ̢蠫 often perceived as delinquent and dangerous ̢蠫 who are vulnerable to crime and...

2010-09-24 09:07:00

Veteran and Inebriate Program will help homeless veterans and chronic inebriates CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --This week, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded BayCare Behavioral Health with a $1.75 million grant to launch the Veteran and Inebriate Program (VIP). This new program, which provides services for homeless Pinellas County veterans and chronic inebriates with behavioral health disorders, will expand and strengthen...