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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....

2009-04-16 12:22:00

Public-Private Partnership Produced New Building Providing 113 Housing Units for the Homeless LOS ANGELES, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBank San Francisco) participated today in the grand opening of the Abbey Apartments, a new building that will provide 113 housing units for low-income, homeless or disabled men and women in downtown Los Angeles. FHLBank San Francisco provided the project with $1 million in grants from its Affordable...

2009-03-10 11:50:00

NEW YORK, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In one of the largest-ever studies of homeless youth in New York City history, researchers at Columbia University's Center for Homelessness Prevention, in partnership with Covenant House -- the City's largest agency serving street youth, offer a stark portrait of youth disconnected from the world of work and education and with intense histories of family violence. "This has got to be a wake-up call for all of us who care about kids," said Kevin M. Ryan,...

2009-03-03 09:53:00

WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama's proposed Fiscal Year 2010 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) affirms his administration's promise to swiftly address the needs of America's veterans, particularly those who are serving in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 15% increase proposed by the president will greatly improve delivery of critical health care, seamless transition from military service to veteran status, and the...