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2009-03-10 11:50:00

NEW YORK, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In one of the largest-ever studies of homeless youth in New York City history, researchers at Columbia University's Center for Homelessness Prevention, in partnership with Covenant House -- the City's largest agency serving street youth, offer a stark portrait of youth disconnected from the world of work and education and with intense histories of family violence. "This has got to be a wake-up call for all of us who care about kids," said Kevin M. Ryan,...

2009-03-03 09:53:00

WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama's proposed Fiscal Year 2010 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) affirms his administration's promise to swiftly address the needs of America's veterans, particularly those who are serving in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 15% increase proposed by the president will greatly improve delivery of critical health care, seamless transition from military service to veteran status, and the...

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...


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