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2014-05-27 12:32:11

At Home/Chez Soi program achieving real results, say Canada's mental health leaders MONCTON, NB, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ - New research findings were released today in Moncton by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) that underscore the clear effectiveness of the Housing First approach to ending homelessness amongst people with mental illness who live in small cities and rural areas. "The universal success of Housing First across all At Home/Chez Soi sites is telling us that we've hit on...

2014-05-26 23:02:33

The Arizona injury, bankruptcy, social security and criminal defense law offices of Lerner and Rowe are hosting bottled water drop-off centers at three of their Phoenix area locations to support the "Code Red" campaign. Each case of water donated will be used to provide heat relief to homeless and other disadvantaged individuals during the hot summer months. Phoenix, AZ. (PRWEB) May 26, 2014 For the third year in a row the law offices of Lerner and Rowe are hosting bottled water...

2014-05-23 20:21:23

Celebrities, Media, and Veterans Matter Unite to Promote National Memorial Day Campaign. TOLEDO, Ohio, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over a dozen celebrities and Cumulus Media have come together to help the innovative, Ohio-based Veterans Matter program kick off a campaign on Memorial Day to help house as many of the 57,000 homeless veterans as possible, as soon as possible. "Thousands of veterans are homeless and living on the streets of our nation tonight. Streets where they are being...

2014-05-21 13:44:01

St. Michael's Hospital Homeless clients using services at Toronto's Good Shepherd Ministries are nearly nine times more likely to have a history of problem or pathological gambling than the general population, a new study from St. Michael's Hospital has found. "Intuitively, one might think there's a connection between problem gambling and homelessness but very few studies have explored this in any depth.," said Dr. Flora Matheson, a research scientist with St. Michael's Centre for...

2014-05-19 16:23:03

Lead Partner Carter's Along with Book Sponsor Scholastic Support Pajama Program Initiative as 1.6 million American Children Go to Sleep Without a Home of their Own* NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pajama Program's One Million Good Nights campaign, launched on October 1, 2013, has collected 460,362 pairs of new pajamas and 532, 959 new books, close to half the campaign goal of one million new pajamas and one million new books and the resources needed to deliver them promptly...

2014-05-16 23:01:08

The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) will host a VA2K Walk and Roll on May 21 at 11:00 a.m. at VHSO’s Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless veterans. Fayetteville, AR (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) will host a VA2K Walk and Roll on May 21 at 11:00 a.m. at VHSO’s Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless veterans. This...

2014-05-07 23:08:42

Life-changing Homecoming Heroes grants up to $1,500 each are currently available to veterans who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life. New York, New York (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Modest Needs Foundation, a national nonprofit organization promoting self-sufficiency by assisting low income workers and newly returning veterans facing short-term financial emergencies, is pleased to announce the first anniversary of its Homecoming Heroes grant program for military veterans, launched...

2014-04-28 09:34:46

Almost half of all homeless men who took part in a study by St. Michael’s Hospital had suffered at least one traumatic brain injury in their life and 87 per cent of those injuries occurred before the men lost their homes. While assaults were a major cause of those traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, (60 per cent) many were caused by potentially non-violent mechanisms such as sports and recreation (44 per cent) and motor vehicle collisions and falls (42 per cent). The study, led by Dr....

2014-04-24 20:23:04

LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United East Prevention Project is reporting today that women living on the streets of Boyle Heights and other marginalized communities face numerous threats to their health and safety and are all too often stigmatized, even in death. Lorenza Arellano's tragic death is evidence of the general systemic malaise and failure that devalues the lives of those on society's margins. A new report entitled "Barriers to Wellness", released this...

2014-04-19 12:20:39

Easter's Resurrection Story brings Hope and Good Food to Homeless, Hungry Families on Skid Row, Along with Colorful Easter Baskets and Ice Cream Sundaes for the Children at the Fred Jordan Mission LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Easter arrives one day early on Skid Row this Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10:00am - 2:00pm where thousands of homeless & poor children and their families will celebrate with a beautiful homemade barbeque brunch, a spectacular ice cream...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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