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2008-11-12 12:00:31

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Kismet Evans' personal history with drug abuse, incarceration, and homelessness inspires her to provide support and guidance to youth and their families. Orlando Ramos brings the power of education and his personal experience to inspire hope among at-risk students. Billie Weiss conducts pioneering public-health research that helps community- based organizations become more effective in preventing violence. The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF)...

2008-10-30 12:01:03

CLEVELAND, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Mental Health Services (MHS) announced the departure of its long-serving Executive Director, Dr. Steven Friedman, who will assume the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at The Cleveland Sight Center. "The MHS Board of Trustees has begun the search for executive leadership of the same caliber that Dr. Friedman provided the past 16 years," noted Dr. Richard Robins, MHS Board Chair. "The agency is deeply indebted to Dr. Friedman and we wish him...

2008-10-08 15:00:24

PARIS - The juggling team of TWO will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Oxford Hills High School as a small thank-you to U.S. veterans. Matthew and Jason Tardy, both of whom grew up in Maine, have created a high-energy show that has captivated audiences across the country. Their performance features high-tech juggling, physical comedy and full body contortion - all choreographed to cutting-edge original music. The juggling duo will have a table of items for sale, including CDs with...

2008-10-08 15:00:17

The buses stop at Crossroads, Kennedy Plaza and the Providence Rescue Mission, then head to Cranston for some body and soul work. For some, it is a bus ride, a meal, a chance to sit and listen to some high energy music and a high energy preacher. It is one more stop on the homeless circuit. For others, it could be the chance to make a break. One thing's for sure. The Sunday afternoon service at Praise Tabernacle on Magnolia Street is not your average worship service. It's got the feel...

2008-10-06 15:00:41

The two main candidates for Mayor in Vancouver's upcoming civic election - Peter Ladner and Gregor Robertson -- will face-off in a free public debate on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008. The debate will focus on the following key issues: street homelessness, affordable housing, the mental health crisis and the need for additional addiction treatment services. As well as the formal debate, members of the public will also be given the opportunity to ask the candidates questions. The debate...

2008-10-02 00:00:23

By Cherie Gordon The health of homeless people is being put at serious risk because they are not getting the support they need after being discharged from hospital, a survey has found. The report, carried out by Shadow Housing Minister Grant Shapps, shows that, in the South West, the number of homeless people leaving hospital to live on the streets has shot up in the past five years. Mr Shapps believes the Government is failing some of society's most vulnerable people by not giving them...

2008-09-24 03:00:19

Community's Child, a newly built shelter in Lomita for homeless women and their infants, is hosting a fundraising gala Saturday night. "Go Wild for Community's Child," the Wild West-themed event, will feature a gourmet barbecue dinner, a silent auction with a large array of high-end items, musical entertainment by Boomer, line dancing and more. Polish up those boots and mosey on over to the Empty Saddle Club, 39 Empty Saddle Road, Rolling Hills Estates. The fundraiser starts at 5:30...

2008-08-28 21:00:17

By Rusty Marks Charleston-based street evangelist Brandt Russo was in jail Wednesday after trying to hold services at a church in Lakeland, Fla. Russo was arrested Tuesday at Lakeland's Ignited Church and charged with trespassing after he tried to hold communion services on church property, said friend and supporter Charessa Wilkinson. Russo was in the Polk County Jail on $500 bond this morning, according to jail records. An ordained minister, Russo decided to give up his worldly goods,...

2008-08-17 15:00:26

LEWISTON - August marks the fourth year in operation for St. Martin's Bargain Basket, tucked in the basement of St. Martin de Porres Residence for homeless men and women on the corner of College and Bartlett streets. The shop has household items, linens, bedding, jewelry, antiques, religious articles and furniture. The staff is made up of volunteers, and the proceeds generated from the sales go to the residence's mission of sheltering the homeless and helping them return to more...

2008-08-10 15:00:38

A health official in Los Angeles allegedly used homeless individuals as part of a scheme to steal millions of dollars from insurance programs, authorities say. Following a raid of three Los Angeles private for-profit hospitals, authorities charged City of Angels Medical Center owner Dr. Rudra Sabaratnam with committing healthcare fraud and conspiring to accept kickbacks for medical referrals, The New York Times said Sunday. Also charged following Wednesday's raid was Estill Mitts, who...