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2013-11-19 23:01:26

Rick Rudman joins Covenant House’s “Sleep-Out to Support Homeless Youth” program to raise funds and awareness for homeless children in the United States, Canada and Latin America Beltsville, MD (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS), a leading provider of cloud-based marketing software and consulting services, today announced that Vocus Chief Executive Officer Rick Rudman will sleep outside to help combat the growing epidemic of youth homelessness. “Sleep-Out to...

2013-11-19 12:44:23

With the temperature outside falling, the plight of the homeless during the winter months is coming into sharper focus. New research by a University of Pittsburgh professor—showing that competition can spur the homeless to save more—offers a possible insight into helping the homeless improve their future prospects. The paper, titled “Competition As a Savings Incentive: A Field Experiment at a Homeless Shelter” and written by faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh and...

2013-11-15 23:00:52

Urban Community Outreach thanks No More Poverty and its founders, Dr. Michael Omidi and his brother Julian Omidi, for their support. The Drop-In-Center works to advance the interests and promote the welfare of children, the economically-disadvantaged and homeless people, in the downtown Long Beach area by providing a nutritious meal and a safe place to be on Sundays when other local services are closed. (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 The Long Beach-based Urban Community Outreach thanks No...

2013-11-12 12:27:52

Full-service CRO employees will collect donations, clothes and assemble hygiene kits for homeless shelter after successful drive for charity last year SAN DIEGO, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SynteractHCR, Inc., a full-service, global contract research organization (CRO), is helping the San Diego Rescue Mission (SDRM), a non-profit homeless shelter and recovery center, serve thousands of homeless hungry and poor men, women, and children. SynteractHCR will support SDRM's efforts to...

2013-11-11 08:24:59

Shafer leaves behind a touching memoir of the life journey she called 'home' MAITLAND, Fla., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Margaret Loehlin Shafer led an extraordinary life and her legacy lives on in this new release. The author's roots were in India, as the daughter of Western missionaries and her final career placed her in New York City, working on behalf of homeless individuals as the founder of a large congregation's ministry. Within the pages of Margaret Loehlin Shafer's...

2013-11-10 23:03:29

Urban Community Outreach is now receiving support from No More Poverty cofounders, Dr. Michael Omidi, and his brother, Julian Omidi. The organization’s Drop-in-Center serves the homeless and those in need of temporary refuge, food, and assistance with stabilizing and improving their lives. (PRWEB) November 10, 2013 No More Poverty is a new supporter of Urban Community Outreach which runs a Drop-in-Center for homeless people and the working poor that provides a haven from the weather...

2013-11-07 23:33:53

The Atlas team will develop and promote a benefits assistance and support system to provide VA case management staff with knowledge, skills, and resources to help Veterans apply for appropriate benefits. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Atlas Research has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans to create a screening tool for benefits and services at the national and local levels, and to share the...

2013-11-07 08:29:38

Shoebuy.com Joins Forces Again with National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Oxfam, The Home for Little Wanderers and Two Ten Footwear Foundation BOSTON, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoebuy.com, a leading global online retailer of shoes and clothing for shoppers seeking the best variety and brands, has again partnered with National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Oxfam America, The Home for Little Wanderers and Two Ten Footwear Foundation to support these organizations during their busy...

2013-11-06 23:31:23

Atlas will work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans to guide communities through a rapid process to develop a coordinated assessment and housing system and build standardized management. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Atlas Research has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans to support VA staff and community providers in facilitating permanent...

2013-11-06 23:01:32

Come visit one of the Benevolence Health Centers before Christmas and see how Benevolence Health Centers are helping minorities and economically disadvantaged communities. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 At the heart of Los Angeles, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Private insurance and other public programs only cover 83% of patients. What happens to the other disadvantaged, often single parent families, which fall between the cracks of the medical health programs? According to the...