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Latest Homelessness in the United States Stories

2011-12-05 00:05:00

Relationship breakdowns are causing a rise in homelessness among young people, a new Homeless Link study has revealed. (PRWEB UK) 5 December 2011 Published today, the findings reveal the extent to which rising homelessness is affecting young people aged 16-24. According to the â˜Young & Homelessâ report, a survey of 79 homeless charities and 108 local authority housing services found that, over the past year: Nearly half of homelessness...

2011-11-17 14:39:00

Contrary to public perception, the typical homeless person in America is a child NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Homes for the Homeless, a social services provider that has served the neediest families in New York City for 25 years, released a public service announcement today to draw attention to the nearly two million American children who are homeless. The video was posted on Homes for the Homeless' YouTube channel in honor of National Hunger and Homelessness...

2011-11-09 10:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Part of United Way's campaign to end poverty in L.A. County, HomeWalk is a 5K run/walk to raise public awareness and fund solutions to end homelessness, an extreme form of poverty. Over the last four years, 18,000 people have walked, raising $1.7M and helping over 9,000 WHAT: people off the streets. This year, Kobe Bryant is...

2011-10-07 07:00:00

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected the New York-based nonprofit organization HELP USA to advance its innovative initiative that will transform unused property at the Perry Point VA Medical Centerâ”known as the âœVillage,â into viable housing units for formerly homeless Veterans. Baltimore, Md (PRWEB) October 07, 2011 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected the New York-based nonprofit organization HELP...

2011-10-04 10:01:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its "Celebration of Service" initiative to honor U.S. military veterans, The Home Depot® Foundation today announced $1 million in grants to human service charity Volunteers of America to address the critical need for housing and services for U.S. military veterans. Grants announced today include $750,000 for 11 Volunteers of America homeless veterans programs in 10 cities. These grants will be used to build or...

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...

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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...

2011-06-24 16:19:00

Veteran in PSA: "I'm getting help because I fought for my country. It feels good to have someone fight for me." NEW YORK, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HELP USA, one of the largest nonprofit housing organizations for the homeless in the country, is taking steps to ensure an adequate safety net for soldiers returning from Afghanistan. The organization has specialized transitional and permanent supportive housing residences and employment services for veterans in NYC, Newark,...