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2010-01-27 11:44:00

CALIFANO CONTINUES AS CHAIRMAN NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University announced today that William H. Foster, PhD, Dean of Maine's Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service, will become President and Chief Executive Officer of CASA on February 28, 2010, succeeding Joseph A. Califano, Jr., the former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare who founded CASA in 1992. Califano will continue to...

2010-01-25 10:12:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S.-based, Maison Fortune Orphanage Foundation, has announced plans to drastically expand their Haiti-based Maison Fortune Orphanage. The strategic expansion plans were made in an immediate effort to accommodate growing need after the recent devastating earthquakes. The Orphanage, located near the city of Hinche, seeks to provide immediate and lasting stability in a sea of unimaginable turmoil. This planned expansion will drastically increase...

2010-01-22 12:22:00

OTTAWA, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ - In response to the devastating January 12th earthquake in Haiti, Politics Watch(R) (http://www.PoliticsWatch.com) donated $1,000.00 to the "Holy Name of Mary Food Fund" as part of the "Let's help rebuild an orphanage in Haiti" campaign. The Holy Name of Mary Food Fund, a registered charity established by Mr. Frank Chauvin, has been operating an orphanage in Port au Prince since 1987. It houses 70 girls. To assist in rebuilding the orphanage, send donations to:...

2010-01-13 14:33:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Friends of the Orphans, a Chicago-based nonprofit that supports a network of Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for "Our Little Brothers and Sisters") homes and their outreach programs in nine Latin American and Caribbean countries, including Haiti, is currently assessing the damage from Tuesday's 7.3 magnitude Haitian earthquake and responding swiftly with aid and support. As the organizations mobilize efforts, they are requesting monetary donations...

2009-12-22 10:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Safe Place and Southwest Airlines announce Rachel Lloyd, founder and executive director of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) as the 2009 HEROES for Youth award recipient. Southwest Airlines sponsors the HEROES for Youth award, established by National Safe Place to recognize individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution nationally to the services provided to at-risk youth. Lloyd had been sexually...

2009-12-18 13:22:38

A Duke University study of more than 3,000 orphaned and abandoned children in five Asian and African countries has found that children in institutional orphanages fare as well or better than those who live in the community. The findings contrast sharply with research that associates institutions with poorer health and well-being, and the policies adopted by many international agencies/governments. "Our research is not saying that institutions are better. What we found is that institutions may...

2009-11-30 09:37:00

Hunger, Depression, Domestic Violence Widespread as Economic Impact Worsens ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA released its 3rd Quarter Snapshot Survey today revealing a dramatic increase nationwide in requests for food services and continued strain on mental health counseling and domestic violence services. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081008/CCUSALOGO) The third quarter of 2009 continues to show new and underserved populations...

2009-10-28 17:01:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) patrons and guests gathered at its Fifth Annual Benefit Gala last night at Capitale for an intimate evening of tribute to the expansion of WWO's life-altering programs for orphans. WWO is dedicated to transforming the lives of orphaned children around the world. WWO raised more than $950,000 at the gala, according to Dr. Jane Aronson, founder and CEO, as Hugh Jackman, Guest Host, entertained a crowd of more than 600...

2009-02-03 08:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- When Americans are asked about the kids in the foster care system, a national online Harris Poll, commissioned by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, found that 83 percent of adults know little or nothing about the experiences of children in foster care, and nearly half (42 percent) know nothing at all about these children. When adults do think of children in foster care, only a minority (11 percent) cited positive impressions...

2008-10-30 09:00:18

DALLAS, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately two million youth run away from home and try to make it on the streets every year. During National Runaway Prevention Month in November, Greyhound is renewing its commitment to help at-risk youth find their way home by launching two new elements of the company's successful "Home Free" program: a new public service announcement (PSA) and Home Free kits. This year, Greyhound partnered with the National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) and The Ludacris...