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2012-10-31 07:27:04

SEFFNER, Fla. and TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Director David Anspaugh (Hoosiers, Rudy) knows a thing or two about crafting inspirational movies that feature ordinary people doing extraordinary things. His latest film, Little Red Wagon, builds on the veteran filmmaker's ability to showcase the human spirit. He tells the true story of Zach Bonner, the boy wonder philanthropist from Valrico, Florida, who with the help of his family and a donated RV, set out to show the world the...

2012-10-31 03:32:37

Children who are homeless or move frequently have chronically lower math and reading skills than other low-income students who don't move as much. That's the finding of a new longitudinal study on children's risk and resilience conducted through a university-community partnership by researchers at the University of Minnesota, the Minneapolis Public Schools, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Iowa, and Hong Kong Sue Yan University. The study appears in the journal Child...

2012-10-30 11:21:26

LONDON, October 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year running, comparator will donate GBP1 for every booking made on 1st November 2012 to help support homeless charities across the UK Carrentals.co.uk has announced its upcoming 'Book & Donate' days, which will take place over November, December and January. On Thursday 1st November, the car hire comparator will make a donation of GBP1 for every booking made on its site to StreetSmart, an...

2012-10-11 15:23:25

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second straight year, LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant is teaming up with United Way of Greater Los Angeles as Honorary Chair of the 2012 HomeWalk 5K Run/Walk to raise the awareness and funds necessary to end homelessness in LA County. As Chair, Bryant joins leaders in Los Angeles County, such as the Hilton Foundation, in the fight to end homelessness; the foundation will match all walker donations of $100 or more. The 2012 HomeWalk event is...

2012-10-11 07:31:48

SAN FRANCISCO and NOVATO, Calif., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- California and Massachusetts-based green, precision homebuilder Blu Homes (www.bluhomes.com) today announced that it has partnered with non-profit Homeward Bound of Marin (www.hbofm.org) on a critically-needed, permanent, supportive housing project for homeless families in Marin County. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121011/NE91095) With the Oma Village project, Blu Homes and Homeward Bound will transform...

2012-09-28 02:24:17

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Concern for Independent Living, a leading nonprofit provider of supportive housing, held a ribbon cutting today to officially open The Concern Heights Apartments, bringing an innovative supportive housing development and more than a dozen new jobs to the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. The project was made possible by support from the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH), NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), NYS Office of Temporary...

2012-09-27 06:26:06

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released a 2010 Census special report, The Emergency and Transitional Shelter Population: 2010, providing information on people counted at emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) In the 2010 Census, emergency and transitional shelters were defined as places where people experiencing...

2012-09-26 06:27:18

Awareness effort comes during state's Summit on Ending Homelessness in Michigan GAYLORD, Mich., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) announced today a new effort that will utilize social media to help promote awareness about the Lifeline discount telephone service available to low-income customers in Michigan. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/MM85741LOGO) The announcement came during the seventh annual...

2012-09-22 23:00:49

Mercy House expresses appreciation for the support of No More Poverty and co-founders Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 22, 2012 Orange County´s Mercy House is grateful for the support of Michael Omidi, MD and Julian Omidi, co-founders of No More Poverty. “Helping people find their way back home” is Mercy House´s philosophy. To do that, it offers a continuum of care to homeless men, women, and children including homeless...

2012-09-21 06:26:55

Report confirms Housing First approach works CALGARY, Sept. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The At Home/Chez Soi Interim Report released today by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) reveals new information about what kinds of interventions are proven to help homeless people living with a mental illness in Canada. "We are proud to share these early and significant results from this groundbreaking research," says MHCC President and CEO Louise Bradley. "The purpose of this project is to...