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2012-04-26 10:20:26

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans has announced that President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have been selected as recipients of the 2012 Jerald Washington Memorial Founders' Award, the highest honor bestowed by the nation's homeless veteran assistance community. President Obama is the first person to receive the award more than once. He was honored in 2009 as the first president in U.S. history to make...

2012-04-18 02:25:31

Symposium to Explore Status of District Plan to End Homelessness by 2015 WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place will hold a symposium to assess the District of Columbia's progress toward ending homelessness by 2015, specifically for Veterans and those experiencing chronic homelessness. WHAT: Ending Homelessness in DC: Just How Close Are We? A free symposium open to the public, designed to educate and engage the...

2012-03-29 02:25:37

EATONTOWN, N.J., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Regarded as one of the region's best home health care agencies, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC) recently announced the expansion of its relationship with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), as PHHC employees have started volunteering with the hospital's Homeless Health Initiative. PHHC has loyally supported the Homeless Health Initiative for many years. Bolstering this support, volunteers from PHHC will now...

2012-03-26 23:03:19

This mature industry booms whenever a significant amount of people lose there homes, which means in recent years this industry has performed well. However, growth in the future, barring another disaster, is expected to remain slow. With most of this industry's revenue coming from the Federal Government, it could see a boost in funding as politicians strive to secure votes, which could mean more housing for those who need it as well as growth for an industry that needs it. For these reasons,...

2012-03-14 17:32:00

CHICAGO, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Attendees at the Promotion Marketing Association's (PMA) annual Marketing Conference were asked to weigh in on the "Homeless Hotspot" program that has exploded across media outlets yesterday and today. The 50 respondents included some of the country's leading marketers gathered in Chicago for Game Changers 2012; an event centered on brand building. They were equally divided among corporate marketing executives, marketing agency personnel, and...

2012-03-05 14:49:00

Report highlights the barriers to stable housing and wellbeing experienced by homeless and low-income black families NEW YORK, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2010, one out of every 141 black family members stayed in a homeless shelter, a rate seven times higher than members of white families, according to "Intergenerational Disparities Experienced by Homeless Black Families," a report released by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness. "The unfortunate...

2012-02-10 08:00:00

Homeless Los Angelinos and Their Pet Companions Are in Desperate Need of Help from the Community Carson City, NV (PRWEB) February 10, 2012 As homelessness continues to be an issue for Los Angeles, so does the problem of finding food and veterinary care for the pets of the homeless. Pets of the Homeless, a nonprofit volunteer organization that provides pet food to the homeless and less fortunate in local communities across the United States and Canada, is asking Los Angeles businesses to...

2012-01-19 16:38:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of all the families who seek temporary shelter in New York City, 40% have had at least one prior shelter stay. To reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for homeless parents and children in New York City and throughout the country, the independent nonprofit research organization Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) released a draft of A New Path: An Immediate Plan to Reduce Family Homelessness today during ICPH's...

2012-01-17 10:20:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Individuals who have been homeless are staffing a "homeless hub" launched by two nonprofit agencies (along with other health care and social service providers) with the support of the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS). The Hub of Hope, in a Suburban Station concourse storefront, serves homeless individuals who have been reluctant to make use of services. The Mental Health...

2012-01-12 09:55:00

Beyond Housing: A National Conversation on Child Homelessness and Poverty, New York City, January 19­­­­­­-20 NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the percentage of Americans living in poverty at its highest levels since 1993, Beyond Housing: A National Conversation on Child Homelessness and Poverty presents a timely opportunity to tackle the issue of family poverty and homelessness from multiple angles. The conference, hosted by the...