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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...

2010-09-02 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Concern Worldwide US, the international humanitarian agency, today launched a campaign to build 1,200 homes for families left homeless by the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti last January. Constructed with high-quality building materials--featuring concrete foundations and high-quality timber--the homes are designed for durability and will benefit 500 families living in the settlement of Tabarre Issa, some three miles outside the...

2010-08-17 05:52:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A former White House and U.S. House Government Operations Committee spokesman, Robert Weiner, and policy analyst Jonathan Battaglia have called for Hollywood stars to end Los Angeles' reputation as the nation's "meanest" toward their homeless. In an op-ed in The Hollywood Reporter, Weiner and Battaglia say the over 80,000 homeless on any given night in Los Angeles should be a top priority for actors and actresses. The homeless live in TNSOLs,...

2010-07-16 13:41:00

SAN DIEGO, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Wednesday evening, the Land Use and Housing Committee of the San Diego City Council approved a proposal to develop a one-stop-shop for homeless rehabilitation at the old World Trade Center building on 6th Avenue in downtown San Diego. The plan, which would cost $31 million, would provide temporary and permanent housing for up to 225 people. The proposal passed the Land Use and Housing Committee with a three-to-one vote, and is now scheduled to go...

2010-05-25 14:30:00

LOS ANGELES, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic yesterday honored two distinguished leaders in children's mental health: Childhood trauma expert Marleen Wong, LCSW, Ph.D., and the housing organization A Community of Friends and its CEO Dora Leong Gallo. Both were honored at the Clinic's Annual Awards Luncheon, which celebrates an individual as well as an organization that demonstrate exemplary commitment to children's mental health. Dr. Wong is a highly...

2010-05-25 10:42:00

WASHINGTON, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans will be celebrating 20 years of leadership in serving the nation's veterans in crisis during the NCHV Annual Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C., June 21-23. Representatives of community-based service providers, federal agencies invested in their work and corporate partners will assemble to advance President Barack Obama's and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric...

2010-05-17 08:53:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its nationwide Focus on America(sm) program, Davis Vision will kick off a new partnership with Baptist Operation Outreach on Friday, May 21. Through Baptist's mobile health care clinic, free vision screenings, follow-up care and eyeglasses will be provided to local homeless individuals from Memphis who are uninsured or underserved. "Taking care of one's eyesight is important, and the services being offered will provide eye care or vision...

2010-04-29 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jericho Project, a nationally acclaimed nonprofit ending homelessness at its roots, today announced its new Families Initiative to create stability for New York's most vulnerable homeless families by providing affordable, stable apartments and success-oriented counseling. Jericho Project Families Initiative is part of the Robin Hood Foundation's "Home to Stay" program for families experiencing homelessness. A longtime partner to Robin Hood, Jericho...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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