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Pat Eddy: In Helping the Homeless, People Must Know How
Pat Eddy, Central City Improvement District's (CCID) social development manager, shares a survey conducted a few years back where it revealed that about 560 people lived on Cape Town CBD's...more



#OneExtraGift to Help Children in Need
The One Extra Gift campaign, initiated by Ontario resident Tom Wilson, challenges Richland County residents to buy one extra gift to donate to a child in need this holiday season. In a video on...more

CDC Promotes EITC and VITA Awaremess
'Money Matters' has been released by Citi Community Development, marking the second annual EITC Awareness Campaign. The publication, available in English and Spanish seeks to increase awareness in...more

New Policy Brief Reports Former-Advantage Families Return to Shelter
A new policy brief is released today to featuring the failed Advantage program. It seems more former-Advantage families are returning to homeless shelters and receive no further ongoing rental...more

What’s Outsourcing Public Services Got to Do with Social Innovation?
Social Spider CIC director David Floyd wonders how delivering existing public services more cheaply can work towards social innovation. Floyd delves into issues concerning policy-level...more

Illinois Stifles Funding for Human Services Nonprofits
In recent reports, Illinois is incapacitating human services nonprofits. This means that the state has become a poor source of funding for nonprofits, even when they have a signed an agreement for...more

How a Social Entrepreneur Created an Impactful Organization to Reduce Homelessness
Ed Peterson, the founder and Executive Director of Housing Hope is one of Everett, Washington's best social entrepreneurs. Peterson has been highly regarded businessman in the community when he...more

Project Homeless Connect: One-Stop Shop for Health and Housing Services
Contra Costa Health Services holds Project Homeless Connect, a "one-stop shop" of available health, housing and social services for Contra Costa County's homeless. The eighth annual event...more

Interactive Poverty Simulation to Understand Low-Income Family Struggles
The Center for Civic Engagement and the Office of the Chaplaincy will run an interactive poverty simulation on October 7 to raise awareness of the challenges low-income families go through. During...more

Veteran Homeless Rates in Decline, But Unemployment Still Remains
In a recent census, the number of homeless veterans has declined. However, veterans seeking better employment opportunities find it difficult to land good jobs. Due to lack of quality jobs,...more




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