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2014-10-30 23:01:28

The William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center and community partners are joining forces to host the annual “Stand Down for the Homeless” on Nov. 7. Columbia, SC (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 The William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center and community partners are joining forces to host the annual “Stand Down for the Homeless” on Nov. 7. The stand down is open to Veterans and others who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. Hours for the stand down are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at...

2014-10-30 08:30:30

The National Runaway Safeline and its Partners Bring Awareness to the Youth Runaway Issue CHICAGO, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) in November, the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) and its partners raise awareness of the runaway and homeless youth crisis and the issues that these young people face, as well as educate Americans about solutions and the role they can play in preventing and ending youth homelessness. "This year's theme...

2014-10-25 23:03:08

The Camel Express Car Wash is not opening its doors until January 2015, but the owners have chosen to show support for those in need by donating one shirt for each shirt sold. The campaign is to be extended an additional 12 weeks due to the popularity of the outreach effort. (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 The Camel Express Car Wash is not conducting its grand opening until January 1, 2015, however, founder Read Hauck has chosen to show his commitment to assisting the less fortunate individuals...

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...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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