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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is Saturday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 24, at Appalachian State University. The week-long recognition brings attention to issues of national poverty,...more



Affluent Communities Attract Poverty
Salvation Army's Coffs Harbour branch major, Steve Metcher, says Coffs Harbour faces an increase in homelessness. Metcher finds that more affluent communities attract poverty. He notes that Coffs...more

California Development Initiative to Serve as Haven for Homeless Female Veterans
Volunteers of America are working to develop a complex geared for homeless female veterans, their children and families. The complex, which is sitting atop on a hill overlooking a butterfly...more

Angel Investor Ron Conway Targets Homelessness
Angel investor Ron Conway announces that his Sf.citi association of San Francisco-based tech companies will make Project Homeless Connect its philanthropy focus for the year. Sf.citi company tech...more

Hope Outreach Homeless Believes Work Builds Self-Respect
Hope Outreach Homeless Ministry believes work builds self-respect and has since been putting people to work to garner assistance. According to Leland Streck, head of the ministry, they get people...more

The Guise of Homelessness Has Many Forms
Homelessness may, or may not, be obvious. It can take many forms and often difficult to spot. People, who have been homeless, or those who have been pushed to the brink of homelessness, say that...more

Strategies Help Put a Face on Homelessness
Strategies to End Homelessness, an organization that leads a coordinated community effort to fight homelessness, has been assisting the homeless in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Executive...more

J-Ville Raises Attention to Homelessness
J-Ville, an interfaith initiative, raises awareness about pressing social issues such as homelessness. This starts a new tenting tradition among interfaith Duke students on a Sunday night. A...more

Food Safety Rules Prevent Meal Distribution to Homeless
A House bill is awaiting final approval in the Senate that would exclude volunteers from the requirement to carry a food handler's permit to serve meals to the homeless. Initiated by Rep. Steve...more

Licensing Fonts for Social Good?
One foundation working with its project HomelessFonts.org, is hoping that the homeless people it serves can become successful font creators. The Cyranos McCann, an advertising agency, and the...more




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