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2010-04-22 10:00:00

COPENHAGEN, April 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - The Most Vulnerable People in Denmark and the Rest of Europe are the Homeless. to Draw Focus on This You can see a Range of Unique Human-Sized Bronze Sculptures in the Centre of Copenhagen from 22 April. Poverty and homelessness are often problems that are forgotten in big cities. But with the naming of 2010 as European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion, there is now a focus on the problem in Europe's cities. In...

2010-04-21 10:30:00

HOUSTON, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Asset Plus Companies' employees work with housing and young people day in and out. But this month, they are using their talents in a different way: to benefit abused, troubled and homeless children in the Fort Bend County area. Asset Plus and the Fred and Mabel Parks Youth Ranch (FMPYR) have started construction of the Youth Ranch Teenage Homeless Shelter, which is scheduled to open in September 2010. "There is currently no homeless shelter in all of Fort...

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...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.