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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...

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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...

2011-04-11 15:20:00

BERKELEY, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Ron Garret's chance encounter with a homeless person on the Santa Monica Promenade began a quest to see how he could help. A first time filmmaker, he set out to make a movie about homelessness with a happy ending. Today in the US economy many people are one check away from becoming homeless. There are 671,859 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States - roughly 22 of every 10,000...


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