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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...

2014-03-26 08:31:49

Foundation Announces Nearly $4 Million in Additional Grants for Veterans' Housing, Part of Five-Year, $80 Million Commitment ATLANTA, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Home Depot® Foundation announced an additional $3.9 million in grants to organizations across the country that address veterans' housing needs. The recent round of grants brings the Foundation's financial contributions to the issue to $65.7 million since launching its mission in the spring of 2011 of ensuring every...

2013-10-09 23:04:16

Once Homeless, Veteran Is Now Back on Her Feet With VA Support Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Young mother and Army Veteran LaQuita Branch was struggling to make ends meet while in a tumultuous relationship. Evicted from her house, Branch tearfully sent her children to live with her mother while she fought to overcome depression, leave the relationship and piece her life back together. She never imagined that she would be homeless. “Sometimes I stayed at the park because...

2012-01-19 20:38:26

A study of a controversial housing project that allows chronically homeless people with severe alcohol problems to drink in their apartments found that during their first two years in the building residents cut their heavy drinking by 35 percent. For every three months during the study, participants drank an average of 8 percent fewer drinks on their heaviest drinking days. They also had fewer instances of delirium tremens, a life-threatening form of alcohol withdrawal. The American...

2010-06-08 12:40:52

Full-Service Partnerships (FSPs) are designed to do 'whatever it takes' to improve residential stability and mental health outcomes for homeless persons with serious mental illness. They are the cornerstone of California's Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) "“ one of the largest mental health policy experiments in recent history. Researchers, led by Todd Gilmer, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School...


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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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