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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...

2009-11-17 07:00:00

DODGEVILLE, Wis., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness cosponsor National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. This year, Lands' End and the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless join the effort with the Big Boston Warm-up; a community wide endeavor to collect at least 7,681 coats to warm homeless adults and children in Boston. "Homelessness and...

2009-11-06 15:15:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs held a historic three-day conference in the nation's capital to signal the beginning of a new mission for the agency - to end veteran homelessness in five years. More than 1,300 VA clinicians and health care specialists, representatives of federal agencies invested in providing support for homeless and low-income veterans, and community- and faith-based service providers represented by the National...

2009-11-05 12:43:57

Research examining issues surrounding homeless veterans and the types of relationships they had with their fathers was presented Nov. 4 at the VA Veteran Homelessness Summit in Washington, D.C. The research was a collaboration between Gary Dick, associate professor of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati, and Brad Schaffer, social worker for the Veterans Administration Cincinnati Medical Center. The summit, organized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, launched an initiative to...

2009-11-03 13:30:00

Five-Year Plan Unveiled at Homeless Summit WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, at the "VA National Summit Ending Homelessness Among Veterans," Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki unveiled the department's comprehensive plan to end homelessness among Veterans by marshalling the resources of government, business and the private sector. "President Obama and I are personally committed to ending homelessness among Veterans within the next five years," said...

2009-10-28 15:22:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On any given night, an estimated 43,000 people are homeless in Los Angeles' Continuum of Care, according to the 2009 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Report (HC09), released today by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). The number of homeless people in Los Angeles, while still the highest in the nation, represents an estimated 38% decrease from 2007. Although the data shows that a significant number of homeless in Los Angeles are still...

2009-10-27 12:24:04

Research: Mortality among residents of shelters, rooming houses and hotels in Canada: 11-year follow-up study Homeless and marginally housed people have much higher mortality and shorter life expectancy than could be expected on the basis of low income alone, concludes a study from Canada published on bmj.com today. Previous studies have found high levels of excess mortality among the homeless compared with the general population, but little information is available on death rates among...

2009-10-21 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Covenant House's movement to rescue homeless youth is unfortunately more urgent today than ever as the fallout from our nation's economic crisis and record-setting foreclosures continue to force young people out of their homes onto the streets with no place to stay. With unemployment rates edging 10%, these young people, many of whom have limited education and job training, have few prospects for work or hope. To shine a light on this national crisis, the...

2009-10-13 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- United Way of Greater Los Angeles today unveiled findings from its Homeless Cost Study, uncovering the financial implications of living on the streets in Los Angeles and the social and economic benefits of permanent supportive housing programs. Conducted by researchers at the University of Southern California's Center for Community Health Studies at the Keck School of Medicine and Housing Works, the qualitative study profiles four...

2009-10-07 12:06:00

Funding will help to provide housing and counseling services to address mental health and substance abuse issues CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BayCare Behavioral Health and the Homeless Emergency Project have received a five-year grant of $400,000 for each year for a total of $2 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). "This grant...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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