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2014-03-21 23:26:39

More youth who have left the care of the children’s aid will have a better chance of success with the support of Covenant House community workers thanks to new funding from the Ontario government. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 More youth who have left the care of the children’s aid will have a better chance of success with the support of Covenant House community workers thanks to new funding from the Ontario government. The model for the community workers, or Youth-in-Transition...

2014-03-10 12:24:50

Recent Survey Shows that 58.9 Percent Support Reform ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Our Generation responded to Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's Report on reforming anti-poverty programs. On March 3, 2014 the House Budget Committee's majority staff released a new report titled, "The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later." The report does an assessment of the federal government's current efforts to alleviate poverty in America and details the fact that...

2014-03-07 04:21:00

New Chinese-style public welfare program starts by creating new platform and inspiring new thinking SHANGHAI, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Several Deputies to China's National People's Congress submitted proposals concerning public charities amid the opening of the 2014 NPC & CPPCC Sessions, giving rise to a surge of enthusiasm for private participation in public charities projects. Spurred on by this positive trend, the "Rebuilding Public Welfare Marketing Ecosystem-2014 China New...

2014-02-19 23:27:18

The Social Security Administration has announced that 25 health conditions have been added to its Compassionate Allowance Program -- a move that Heard & Smith, a national disability law firm that concentrates on the disabled and the injured, says is definitely headed in the right direction, but that much more work is left to be done. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The Social Security Administration has announced that 25 health conditions have been added to its Compassionate...

2014-01-06 10:25:33

On 50th anniversary of War on Poverty, expert says new approach needed As the United States marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty this month, a new report suggests one recent weapon in the battle has been a disappointing failure. The federal government has made marriage promotion among single mothers a key part of its continuing effort to fight poverty. But that approach has missed the mark because marriage doesn’t provide the same benefits to poor, single mothers as it...

2013-12-10 23:03:32

Mobile-Mate, a mobile alert response system, gives seniors and active adults the freedom and confidence to do the things they love. Long Island City, NY (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Tunstall Americas, a leader in independent living technologies and 24/7 call center service, announced today the addition of Mobile-Mate™, a mobile safety device, to their line of communication technologies. Mobile-Mate incorporates GPS & LBS location technology, automatic fall detection, and 3-way...

2013-11-18 08:29:20

Consequences Include Arrests, Forced Detentions, Child Welfare Interventions, and Limited Drug Treatment Options NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Open Society Foundations are proud to host National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) for a groundbreaking event on November 19th in New York City that will explore the drug war's impact on pregnant women and families. Drug war propaganda is increasingly being used to justify repressive policies toward pregnant women and new...

2013-09-26 16:26:26

Customers May Experience Issues Accessing COMPASS from Sept. 28-30 HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's health and human services online system, COMPASS, will be temporarily unavailable for several periods of time beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 through 8 a.m., Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. The temporary outage is one of several system upgrades across multiple service channels that Pennsylvania's Department of Public Welfare is undertaking,...

2013-05-20 16:24:11

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting Secretary of Public Welfare Beverly D. Mackereth today released a letter to the Independent Fiscal Office regarding the organization's recent analysis of the Medicaid program. Mackereth reiterated Governor Corbett's goal that all Pennsylvanians have access to affordable, quality healthcare. However, she expressed concerns over several assumptions included in the IFO's April 23 analysis and the fact that the report has been...

2013-04-24 08:28:34

LONDON, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineers on the element14 Community are being invited to develop an intelligent solution for people living with cognitive impairments and other long term conditions that could change their lives. Project Nocturne, run in conjunction with the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering and Armley Helping Hands in Leeds, UK, hopes to find a reliable solution that will alert a relative or carer if their loved one is not safely in bed at...