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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...

2014-04-15 23:01:47

VA Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) will host a 2K Walk and Roll on May 21, at 11:00 a.m. to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless Veterans by donating food and clothing items. Toledo, OH (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 VA Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) will host a 2K Walk and Roll on May 21, at 11:00 a.m. to encourage healthy activity while supporting homeless Veterans by donating food and clothing items. The VA2K Walk and Roll is free and open to...

2014-04-15 16:29:14

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New York University graduate student Grant Palermo, part of a team of four other students, was named a finalist in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) new Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. The winning team will be selected from four groups of finalists, and will be determined by proposing the best solution for the redevelopment of DeBaun House, a Revolutionary War-era...

2014-04-08 23:22:47

Family Promise and PetSmart program expands efforts to keep homeless families with their pets. Summit, NJ (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 A national program that helps temporarily homeless families keep all members of their family together – including their four-legged family members – officially kicked off its second year today with the announcement of five new locations. The PetSmart Promise program will build dog and cat kennel facilities at day centers for temporarily homeless families...

2014-04-08 08:29:46

OTTAWA, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will take part in the Mental Health Commission of Canada's event regarding the At Home/Chez Soi project, the world's largest pilot project on homelessness and mental health. She will also officially launch the Government's new approach to combat homelessness. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow the event. Please note that all details are subject to change. All...

2014-04-07 16:25:32

OTTAWA, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), will take part in the Mental Health Commission of Canada's event regarding the At Home/Chez Soi project, the world's largest pilot project on homelessness and mental health. She will also officially launch the Government's new approach to combat homelessness. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow the event. Please note that all details are subject to change. All...

2014-04-03 16:23:05

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, April 10, Friendship Place will host its annual spring symposium, a discussion titled, A Hidden Challenge: Homelessness Among Youth & Young Adults. A reception will be held at 6:30pm and the program will follow from 7-8:30pm. Hidden among us are youth without safe or stable shelter. Many also lack the basic resources and supports necessary to prepare for adulthood. According to the Metropolitan Washington Council...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'