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2009-01-30 22:35:23

A study of 205 homeless youth in San Francisco showed whites and African-Americans have starkly different experiences on the streets, researchers said. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, said while the two groups of homeless youth occupied the same geographic spaces, they seemed to inhabit very different worlds. Senior study author Dr. Colette Auerswald of UCSF Children's Hospital and colleagues found the majority of white homeless youth in San Francisco had come from...

2008-11-12 00:00:18

A single working parent with two children in Greater Boston earning $16,000 a year, the state's minimum wage, and receiving all the major public support programs available to her can better support her household than she could earning $16 an hour ($32,000 a year) and receiving aid because of the disjointed public work support system, according to a new study released today by Crittenton Women's Union and The Center for Social Policy at the John W. McCormack Graduate School, UMass Boston....

2008-10-22 12:00:51

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region announced today more than 40 new grants totaling $526,000 supporting Washington-area nonprofits that provide such vital services as food, clothing, shelter and medicine to many of the region's most vulnerable residents. The organizations receiving grants serve Washington, DC, Montgomery County, MD, Prince George's County, MD and parts of Northern Virginia. Among them: ALIVE!, which...

2008-07-24 12:01:12

By Kristina Andino, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jul. 24--CEDAR RAPIDS -- Cedar Rapids school leaders say they will ask the federal government for $6 million to provide services and free meals this school year to hundreds of students displaced by the June flooding. An estimated 1,800 students in the 17,600-student district live in areas that flooded. Many of them will be considered homeless this fall under federal education law, prompting the request for additional financial aid under...

2008-07-13 06:00:23

By Angie Schmitt, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Jul. 13--Josh Fowler may not have understood fully the gravity of the situation when he and his mother found themselves homeless, again, last year. For 7-year-old Josh, being homeless meant a 40-minute ride on a city bus to and from his school. It meant two moves while his mother, Karen, 40, underwent a second stint in drug treatment. It meant sharing a bedroom with his mother and sharing his toys with unfamiliar children at Aurora House, a...

2008-06-24 09:03:09

By Danny Jacobs Baltimore County Public Schools will provide monitoring reports on all of its homeless students for two years as part of a settlement last week with three homeless families who alleged their children were not given immediate enrollment, adequate transportation and free lunches at county schools as required by federal law. The school system has also agreed to conduct training sessions about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and provide a brochure, "Homeless...

2008-06-24 06:03:01

St. David's Community Health Foundation (SDCHF) announced today that they have awarded $2.3 million in grants to area nonprofit organizations to help address mental health needs in the Central Texas region. "In our third year of making grants in the mental health sector, we have increased our grants by more than 56 percent, an increase we support as we have seen the value of integrating mental health care with other health resources at the clinical level," said Earl Maxwell, CEO of St....

2006-04-14 18:13:04

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that a Los Angeles city policy of arresting homeless people found sitting, lying or sleeping in public access areas is unconstitutional. A three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided 2-1 that the city's ordinance is unlawful under the Eighth Amendment, which bars cruel and unusual punishment. The appeal was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California for six homeless people who...

2005-12-20 17:29:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of local programs that house and serve homeless persons will get $1.33 billion in federal grants under a new program announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD said the funds are expected to provide assistance to about 172,000 persons and families living without a home of their own. HUD said the grants were being awarded to nearly 5,000 organizations, ranging from emergency shelters and transitional housing...

2005-11-07 16:31:54

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Gov. George Pataki said on Monday they had earmarked $1.0 billion to spend over 10 years on housing for the homeless. The money would go to build 9,000 units of supportive housing in New York City under the "New York/New York III" program. "Investing in solutions and reducing reliance on expensive shelter is good for our neighborhoods, taxpayers, and, most importantly, homeless New Yorkers," Bloomberg said in a...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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