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2014-10-22 16:25:34

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Friendship Place invites the community to Friendship Walks, a one mile walk around the National Mall to end homelessness on Sunday, November 2 from 10:30am to 12pm. The walk aims to raise funds for Friendship Place's programs as well as raise awareness on the issue of homelessness in the Washington, DC region. The event, a first for Friendship Place, serves as a replacement of the former walks held by Fannie Mae's Help the...

2014-10-22 08:27:08

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than half of homeless youth become homeless for the first time because they are asked to leave home by a parent or caregiver, according to a study announced today at an event hosted by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and music icon and activist Cyndi Lauper. The "Ending Youth Homelessness: A Call to Action" event brought together Lauper, officials from ACF, and former homeless youth to discuss research about youth...

2014-10-21 08:33:21

RED CARPET EVENT & UNVEILING OF FREEHAB LOS ANGELES ON NOVEMBER 15TH LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Teen Project, launched by Lauri Burns is going one step further to save America's homeless young women in Los Angeles. On the evening of Saturday, November 15(th )there will be a fundraiser to benefit Freehab--the very first "free" drug rehab for LA's homeless youth. Freehab is a 100-bed facility for women 18-24 years old, otherwise known as Transitional Age Youth...

2014-10-20 08:33:14

Tampa Bay-based Skinspirations will hold an in-house charity event to secure donations for HEP, which provides homeless and low-income individuals and families with housing, food, clothing and support services necessary to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life. TAMPA BAY, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Despite the approaching holiday season representing a time of joy, many local residents are struggling to cope with throes of chronic homelessness. A 2012 study found...

2014-10-07 08:22:39

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An event to raise funds to support The Salvation Army's Family Caring Center, the Garbage Bag Gala was created from the idea that rather than spending money on expensive attire to attend a fundraising event, better use could be made of those resources by donating directly to the charity. Making and wearing something made of trash bags and recycled materials instead furthered the concept that everyone and everything deserves a second...

2014-10-02 12:21:33

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) expands its successful community-based initiatives beyond technical assistance to build networks of resources SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of the VA's announcement of an additional $207 million for community-based organizations supporting homeless and at-risk veterans and their families, the Institute of Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF)...

2014-09-30 12:36:57

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ClientTrack, Inc. Releases 2014 HMIS Data Standards Service Pack SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, September 29, 2014: ClientTrack, Inc., a leader in data management software, announces the release of the 2014 Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Data Standards Service Pack ahead of the October 1, 2014 deadline established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Agencies and organizations using...

2014-09-17 23:08:33

The restaurant point of sale systems will help trainees receive necessary technological skills for industry jobs in South Florida. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Boca Raton-based technology company, TouchSuite, has furnished The Lord’s Place Café Joshua with several of its highly advanced, restaurant-specific point of sale (POS) systems to use for job training among its formerly homeless clientele, as part of the non-profit’s food service apprentice program. The...

2014-09-16 23:13:30

Yoga lovers will gather in Washington, D.C. on September 27, 2014 to celebrate National Yoga Month, while raising funds and awareness for Women Veterans Interactive's "Operation Safety Net" Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 On Saturday September 27th, 2014, all yogis from advanced practitioners to beginners will come together for an hour of yoga to raise money for Women Veterans Interactive’s (WVI) Operation Safety Net (OSN). Operation Safety Net provides...

2014-09-16 20:27:59

New Residence To House 300 Foster Youth A Year LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN) opened its doors to a new home for foster and homeless youth in Hollywood. The 10,000 square foot 1919 Craftsman style home replaces LAYN's current 30-year old barrack style emergency shelter and will enable over 300 foster youth (ages 12-17) a year to receive high quality enhanced services in a safe and nurturing environment....


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.