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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,...

2011-06-14 14:31:00

LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to today's release of the 2011 Los Angeles County Homeless count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and the cities of Long Beach, Pasadena & Glendale, the Los Angeles Business Leaders Task Force on Homelessness has issued the following statement: The 2011 L.A. County Homeless Count of homeless individuals contains numbers which are virtually identical to those of two years ago. The current census, conducted a month...

2011-06-10 00:00:31

Homeless Link responds to latest Government figures on statutory homelessness London, England (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 Government figures on statutory homelessness in England, published today, show that the number of people applying to councils for help for housing has continued to increase. According to Homeless Link, the figures also show that a worrying number of homeless people continue to be turned away. According to analysis by the umbrella body for 500 homeless charities: The total...

2011-04-13 21:19:12

More than 65,000 youth are homeless across the country The role of family in ending youth homelessness is largely ignored in Canada, according to a report released today by York University, though there is evidence that family reconnection works in Australia and the United Kingdom and in one exceptional program in Toronto. Some 65,000 young people are homeless or at risk of homelessness across Canada. In Toronto, approximately 1,700 youth are on the streets on any given night, about half of...

2011-03-08 16:05:29

Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital say more study needed into mental health services in the community Homeless patients cost about $2,500 more per hospital stay than the average patient, according to a new study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital. Homeless people with medical or surgical problems arrive at the hospital with underlying health issues and stay longer than others, often because there is no place to send them after their initial medical crisis has been treated, the study...

2011-03-03 17:14:00

NEW YORK, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- They spent their teenage years living on the streets of New York City. Today, a group of formerly homeless adolescents is one step away from winning an Emmy for the gritty, critically-acclaimed documentary they produced about their own lives. "Invisible: the Diaries of New York's Homeless Youth" was created by - and inspired by - teens and young adults in The Reciprocity Foundation's program for homeless youth. The half hour "mini-doc" originally...

2011-02-02 09:08:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) announced evaluation results of their cutting-edge Keeping Families Together pilot program. The results show the program's comprehensive, supportive housing intervention makes major strides in stopping entrenched, generational cycles of abuse and neglect for the city's most at-risk families. The study tracked 29 participating New York City families from October 2007 to July 2009. The program resulted in...

2011-02-01 10:11:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, February 3rd, 2011, longtime anti-poverty agency, Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) and development partner Affordable Housing CDC, Inc. (AHCDC) will celebrate the grand opening of Dolores McCoy Villa, a newly constructed 64-unit affordable apartment. McCoy Villa provides supportive services to help homeless families in Watts make a new start. All residents (formerly homeless or incarcerated, and low-income) receive a...

2011-01-13 00:00:45

National and state by state counts show recession-driven increase in homelessness unemployment, housing cost burden, doubling up shown as indicators of homelessness, Washington, D.C. (Vocus/PRWEB) January 12, 2011 The recession contributed to an increase in overall homelessness from 2008 to 2009, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, and family households experienced the largest percentage increase. The increases, coupled with worsening economic and demographic indicators...

2010-11-15 08:59:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise) calls on the Senate to take up and pass the Job Creation and Tax Cuts Act of 2010 (S. 3793), released by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) on September 16, which includes four essential provisions that would create or save the United States hundreds of thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of affordable homes, and billions in construction activity and investment: The Gulf...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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