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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...

2009-10-06 15:32:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced that 19 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will share more than $17 million in grants to community groups to create 1,155 beds for homeless Veterans this year. "These grants will aid our efforts to eliminate homelessness among those who have served in uniform," said Secretary Shinseki. "Our partnerships with community-based organizations provide safe, transitional...

2009-09-28 23:19:50

Therapy dramatically helped curb domestic violence among homeless veterans, U.S. researchers say. Gary Dick of the University of Cincinnati and Brad Schaffer of the Veterans Administration Cincinnati Medical Center said the study was based on the cases of 130 homeless, male veterans who had admitted abusing their partners and lived in homeless shelters. Eighty-eight percent were unemployed, 90 percent reported some form of substance abuse and 16 percent have been diagnosed with post-traumatic...

2009-09-14 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 HELP USA, the Congressional model for housing and services for the homeless with residences and programs throughout the country, today announced its virtual service project to fully launch nation-wide this October. HELP USA's HELP 1 Service Project is an online service campaign that lives at www.helpusa.org and features ground breaking creative capabilities to enhance and increase participation in service. The initiative allows Americans across the country to...

2009-08-10 17:36:40

Homeless people are more likely than others to arrive at a U.S. hospital by ambulance and more than twice as likely to be uninsured, researchers said. West Virginia University doctors analyzed 500,000 emergency room visits by homeless people and found one-third of homeless patients arrived by ambulance -- at an estimated cost of almost $67 million. The study, published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, found that the homeless were more likely to receive more than two...

2009-08-07 14:00:00

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first national study of homeless people's use of emergency rooms finds that homeless patients are more likely to arrive at the hospital by ambulance and more than twice as likely to be uninsured. One-third of homeless patients arrived by ambulance -- at an estimated cost of almost $67 million, according to the researchers. Analyzing almost half a million emergency room visits by homeless people, West Virginia University doctors also...

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2009-07-28 23:40:00

Seven percent of U.S. fifth-graders and their families have experienced homelessness -- 11 percent for blacks -- and it takes a toll, researchers say. The multisite study by researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles and the Rand Corp. also found that children who had experienced homelessness at some point during their lives were significantly more likely to have an emotional, behavioral or developmental problem. They were more likely to have witnessed serious violence with a...

2009-05-21 10:28:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eric K. Shinseki addressed the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans National Conference (NCHV) at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. "President Obama has made it clear that homelessness among Veterans is unacceptable," Secretary Shinseki said. "We have a moral duty to prevent and eliminate homelessness among Veterans." The NCHV is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit...

2009-05-11 00:01:00

Launch event in St. Paul offers personal stories and preview for Minnesota's leaders MINNEAPOLIS, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Portraits of Home II: Veterans in Search of Shelter in Greater Minnesota - a new photo exhibit focusing on the day-to-day challenges of homeless military veterans - is being previewed by leaders from Minnesota's legislative, business, housing, veterans and arts communities Monday. The event is the official launch of a two-year statewide tour to the general public....


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.