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2010-04-12 08:00:00

ATLANTA, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With $3.8 million in funding from the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and other groups today began assembling more than 13,000 additional emergency shelter kits for Haitians left homeless following the devastating January 12 earthquake. A donation of $250,000 from the Atlanta-based humanitarian organization CARE also is helping to make these kits possible. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050501/NYSU020LOGO ) "We are grateful to...

2010-03-15 10:26:00

LAS VEGAS, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, nearly three million youths run away from home, putting themselves at a high risk of drug addiction, prostitution, disease and mental illness. In honor of National Safe Place Week, National Safe Place (NSP) is launching a week-long "Don't Get Boxed In: Text-4-Help: 69866" campaign to raise awareness of the risks associated with teen homelessness and the services available in Las Vegas and across the country to youth in crisis. To view a...

2009-12-09 12:43:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- It's common knowledge that you lose as much as 80 percent of your body heat through your head. As temperatures plummet outside, wearing a hat can be one of the best ways to keep warm. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford proper headwear to protect their head and ears during the long winter months. In an effort to help disadvantage people keep warm, The Headwear Association will donate thousands of hats to homeless shelters and nonprofit organizations...

2009-12-03 08:50:00

- $225,000 Grant Supports Healthy Lifestyles, Obesity Prevention Program Among Children and Families - PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recently received a $225,000 grant from the Philadelphia Foundation to support an obesity education program for children and families who are homeless. The program, which focuses on prevention of obesity, includes providing healthy lifestyle education to families and staff in shelters; recommending...

2009-11-17 07:00:00

DODGEVILLE, Wis., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness cosponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. This year, Lands' End and the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless join the effort with the Big Boston Warm-up; a community wide endeavor to collect at least 7,681 coats to warm homeless adults and children in Boston. "Homelessness and...

2009-11-11 12:57:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, Ingenious Med is partnering with Children's Restoration Network (CRN) to donate employees' time and treasure to roughly 2,000 Metro-Atlanta children living in group homes and shelters. CRN kicked off November with a Thanksgiving food drive, an effort to stock 129 shelters with basic needs as well as holiday favorites. The organization looks to volunteers like Ingenious Med to host these food drives throughout Atlanta. Ingenious Med...

2009-11-05 12:43:57

Research examining issues surrounding homeless veterans and the types of relationships they had with their fathers was presented Nov. 4 at the VA Veteran Homelessness Summit in Washington, D.C. The research was a collaboration between Gary Dick, associate professor of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati, and Brad Schaffer, social worker for the Veterans Administration Cincinnati Medical Center. The summit, organized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, launched an initiative to...

2009-10-29 12:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Weingart Center Association, JWCH Institute and the County of Los Angeles announced today the opening of the Center for Community Health Downtown Los Angeles, a state-of-the-art medical facility that provides integrated care to the more than 18,000 homeless and low-income people in and around Skid Row. The 21,000-square-foot facility, located at 522 S. San Pedro Street, is expected to meet the healthcare needs of nearly 9,000 patients annually. The...

2009-10-27 12:24:04

Research: Mortality among residents of shelters, rooming houses and hotels in Canada: 11-year follow-up study Homeless and marginally housed people have much higher mortality and shorter life expectancy than could be expected on the basis of low income alone, concludes a study from Canada published on bmj.com today. Previous studies have found high levels of excess mortality among the homeless compared with the general population, but little information is available on death rates among...

2009-10-26 10:43:00

BOSTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: There are at least 7,681(1) homeless men, women and children in Boston each facing a winter where warmth will be an elusive dream. There is one thing each of us can do to help - donate a coat to wrap someone in warmth this winter. Lands' End and the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless will officially kick off the Big Boston Warm-up - a community-wide endeavor to collect at least 7,681 coats between October 29 and November 30, to help homeless...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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