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2010-11-12 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Part of United Way's campaign to end poverty in LA County, HomeWalk is a 5k walk to raise public awareness and fund solutions to end homelessness, an extreme form of poverty. All money raised from HomeWalk is distributed back into the community to fund permanent housing solutions for homeless Angelenos. Over the last three years,...

2010-11-04 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The 20th Anniversary Covenant House Candlelight Vigil in Times Square (November 16) is the year's largest national advocacy event for poor, exploited and homeless children in New York and throughout the world. Additional vigils will occur at Covenant House shelters throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America, as well as in churches, schools and private homes. For the first time, the Candlelight Vigil is joining worldwide commemorations on...

2010-09-24 09:07:00

Veteran and Inebriate Program will help homeless veterans and chronic inebriates CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --This week, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded BayCare Behavioral Health with a $1.75 million grant to launch the Veteran and Inebriate Program (VIP). This new program, which provides services for homeless Pinellas County veterans and chronic inebriates with behavioral health disorders, will expand and strengthen...

2010-07-16 13:41:00

SAN DIEGO, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Wednesday evening, the Land Use and Housing Committee of the San Diego City Council approved a proposal to develop a one-stop-shop for homeless rehabilitation at the old World Trade Center building on 6th Avenue in downtown San Diego. The plan, which would cost $31 million, would provide temporary and permanent housing for up to 225 people. The proposal passed the Land Use and Housing Committee with a three-to-one vote, and is now scheduled to go...

2010-06-22 13:41:00

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a White House forum of the U.S. Interagency Council of Homelessness today, Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis announced 97 grants, totaling more than $24 million, to provide approximately 14,000 veterans with job training to help them succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded under the U.S. Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program. "This administration is committed to ending homelessness. Achieving that...

2010-05-25 10:42:00

WASHINGTON, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans will be celebrating 20 years of leadership in serving the nation's veterans in crisis during the NCHV Annual Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C., June 21-23. Representatives of community-based service providers, federal agencies invested in their work and corporate partners will assemble to advance President Barack Obama's and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric...

2010-04-29 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jericho Project, a nationally acclaimed nonprofit ending homelessness at its roots, today announced its new Families Initiative to create stability for New York's most vulnerable homeless families by providing affordable, stable apartments and success-oriented counseling. Jericho Project Families Initiative is part of the Robin Hood Foundation's "Home to Stay" program for families experiencing homelessness. A longtime partner to Robin Hood, Jericho...

2010-04-27 17:17:00

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service today announced a $5 million grant competition to provide job training, counseling and placement services (including job readiness, and literacy and skills training) to expedite the reintegration of homeless female veterans and veterans with families into the labor force. "We are reminded every day of the tremendous sacrifices made by our service men and women, and by...

2010-03-15 10:26:00

LAS VEGAS, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, nearly three million youths run away from home, putting themselves at a high risk of drug addiction, prostitution, disease and mental illness. In honor of National Safe Place Week, National Safe Place (NSP) is launching a week-long "Don't Get Boxed In: Text-4-Help: 69866" campaign to raise awareness of the risks associated with teen homelessness and the services available in Las Vegas and across the country to youth in crisis. To view a...

2009-12-03 08:50:00

- $225,000 Grant Supports Healthy Lifestyles, Obesity Prevention Program Among Children and Families - PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recently received a $225,000 grant from the Philadelphia Foundation to support an obesity education program for children and families who are homeless. The program, which focuses on prevention of obesity, includes providing healthy lifestyle education to families and staff in shelters; recommending...


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  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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