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2011-09-27 12:42:00

LEEDS, England, September 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leeds-based Search Laboratory, the multilingual search marketing [http://www.searchlaboratory.com ] company, has decided to get hands-on in the fight to raise awareness for homelessness in Yorkshire. Search Laboratory staff are sleeping rough on the streets of Leeds on 29th September 2011 with nothing more than a cardboard box to protect them from the elements, in a bid to raise money for Simon on the Streets, a local...

2011-09-13 23:07:47

A striking portrait of the health of Boston's elderly homeless population is emerging from a new study by the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. The study finds that homeless seniors in Boston experience higher rates of geriatric syndromes, including functional decline, falls, frailty and depression, than seniors in the general population and that many of these conditions may be easily treated if detected. "Our study shows that older...

2011-09-11 23:05:00

Nearly half of people who have slept rough in have a combined history of substance misuse, institutional care and street activities like begging, new UK research backed by Homeless Link has found. (PRWEB UK) 12 September 2011 Nearly half of people who have slept rough in have a combined history of substance misuse, institutional care and street activities like begging, new UK research backed by Homeless Link has found. The findings come from a two year study published today, are the first...

2011-08-31 08:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SPENT, the innovative online game about surviving poverty and homelessness, has now been played more than 1 million times in more than 196 countries worldwide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110517/CL03076LOGO ) Launched earlier this year by ad agency McKinney for Urban Ministries of Durham (UMD), the totally immersive brand experience has helped people all over the globe reconsider how easy it is to fall out of hope and into...

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2011-08-24 15:24:59

  More than eight out of 10 homeless people surveyed by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and elsewhere have at least one chronic health condition and more than half have a mental health problem. People who are "vulnerably housed"–meaning they live in unsafe, unstable or unaffordable housing--had equally poor, and in some cases worse, health, the survey found. The underlying cause for these health issues is poverty, said Dr. Stephen Hwang, the principal investigator of...

2011-07-22 01:45:01

Among homeless teens, GLB teens are more likely to live away from their families Roughly 1 in 4 lesbian or gay teens and 15 percent of bisexual teens are homeless, versus 3 percent of exclusively heterosexual teens, finds a Children's Hospital Boston study of more than 6,300 Massachusetts public high school students. Moreover, among teens who were homeless, those who were gay, lesbian or bisexual (GLB) were consistently more likely than heterosexuals to be on their own, unaccompanied by a...

2011-06-16 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Way of Greater Los Angeles is partnering with the U.S. and Los Angeles Chambers of Commerce in connecting 1,500 veterans and their spouses to 200 employers at the Hiring Our Heroes Los Angeles Job Fair at Sony Pictures Studio. The royal newlyweds are scheduled to join the event during their visit to California and will participate in creating care packages for military children as well as attend a special reception for supporters and...

2011-06-14 14:31:00

LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to today's release of the 2011 Los Angeles County Homeless count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and the cities of Long Beach, Pasadena & Glendale, the Los Angeles Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness has issued the following statement: The 2011 L.A. County Homeless Count of homeless individuals contains numbers which are virtually identical to those of two years ago. The current census, conducted a month...

2011-06-11 00:00:30

Sherri Shepherd announces on The View that she and fiancée, Lamar Sally would like for their wedding guests to donate to EMBRACE located in San Diego, CA. in lieu of wedding gifts, to help provide support to serve homeless veterans and civilians. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2011 Founded in 2000, EMBRACE is a nonprofit organization that provides social and physical wellness programs serving underprivileged communities in San Diego, CA. Embrace programs are designed to connect...

2011-05-24 18:53:39

For every year a person is homeless, the odds of them having a family doctor drop by 9 percent For every year a person is homeless, the odds of them having a family doctor drop by 9 per cent, according to a report by St. Michael's Hospital and Street Health. One of the key barriers to having a family doctor is the lack of a health card, often because it has been lost or stolen, the report found. The report, published today in the journal Open Medicine,...