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2009-08-07 14:00:00

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first national study of homeless people's use of emergency rooms finds that homeless patients are more likely to arrive at the hospital by ambulance and more than twice as likely to be uninsured. One-third of homeless patients arrived by ambulance -- at an estimated cost of almost $67 million, according to the researchers. Analyzing almost half a million emergency room visits by homeless people, West Virginia University doctors also...

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2009-07-28 23:40:00

Seven percent of U.S. fifth-graders and their families have experienced homelessness -- 11 percent for blacks -- and it takes a toll, researchers say. The multisite study by researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles and the Rand Corp. also found that children who had experienced homelessness at some point during their lives were significantly more likely to have an emotional, behavioral or developmental problem. They were more likely to have witnessed serious violence with a...

2009-07-28 11:05:01

A new multisite study by UCLA and RAND Corp. researchers and colleagues has found that 7 percent of fifth-graders and their families have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives and that the occurrence is even higher "” 11 percent "” for African American children and those from the poorest households. The study also found that children who had experienced homelessness at some point during their lives were significantly more likely to have an emotional,...

2009-06-18 15:32:00

NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Scotsman Rob Calder, a 32 year old bagpiper from Edinburgh, is piping his way across the United States for charity. Calder will spend six weeks "busking" -- playing his bagpipes for tips in public -- from coast to coast, rain or shine, relying on the kindness of locals and people of Scots descent to host him along the way. He will also offer a piping performance for room and board or a charitable donation. (Photo:...

2009-06-18 12:17:00

Secretary Donovan Elected New Chair of the Council HUD and VA announce $75 million for HUD-VASH program to provide rental housing and support for homeless veterans WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) met today for the first time under the Obama Administration. U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki chaired the meeting, at which U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan was elected...

2009-06-10 12:36:00

Dwelling Place, Inc. Project Is Helping Revitalize Downtown Grand Rapids CHICAGO, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Michigan housing development focused on the needs of homeless residents with disabilities, including homeless veterans, has won top honors for its unique design and its impact on the community in which it was built. The Washington, D.C.-based Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition is awarding Verne Barry Place the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award for...

2009-06-04 15:11:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Venture Partners is proud to announce the four finalists for its Social Entrepreneur's Cup awards. The Social Entrepreneur's Cup is a competition to find Minnesota's most innovative and effective social entrepreneurs. The four finalists compete for recognition and cash awards as part of the Engaged Philanthropy Conference that takes place on Thursday, June 18 at the Graves 601 Hotel in Minneapolis. The Social Entrepreneur's Cup was created to seek...

2009-05-11 00:01:00

Launch event in St. Paul offers personal stories and preview for Minnesota's leaders MINNEAPOLIS, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Portraits of Home II: Veterans in Search of Shelter in Greater Minnesota - a new photo exhibit focusing on the day-to-day challenges of homeless military veterans - is being previewed by leaders from Minnesota's legislative, business, housing, veterans and arts communities Monday. The event is the official launch of a two-year statewide tour to the general public....

2009-05-08 11:01:00

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Foreclosure rates continue to rise, and more Americans are on the brink of homelessness every day. Unfortunately, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community are at a higher risk for becoming homeless. Youth are particularly vulnerable. Some estimate that between 40%-60% of homeless youth are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Queercents (http://www.queercents.com), a personal finance blog serving the lesbian, gay,...

2009-04-29 05:15:00

Aims to Raise Money for Housing NYC's Homeless & Mentally Ill NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- May marks National Mental Health Month and to shed light on it, philanthropic-minded New Yorkers will raise money for Weston United's housing and support services for the mentally ill and physically disabled. As federal and state funding has been cut for day-to-day mental health services in the current economy, supporters will raise funds amidst live music, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent...