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L.A. County Board To OK Mental Health Treatment Law That Aims To Reduce Incarceration, Homelessness
The Los Angeles County will be voting on a discretionary state law that enables court-ordered treatment for people struggling with serious mental illnesses. Laura's Law, which was passed in 2002...more



Fresno City Plans to Spend $1 Million for Homeless
Fresno City plans to spend $1 million this year for rental assistance for the homeless. Plans were discussed during a two-hour workshop on homelessness. A coordinated effort between nonprofits,...more

Kent County Schools Acquire Health and Human Services Support for Students
Five additional Kent School Services Network (KSSN) members will be receiving health and human services to help students get the resources they need to break down barriers to learning. KSSN has...more

Free Creative Cooking Classes Help Homeless Youth to Live and Eat Well
The Foyer, run by Curo, is an accommodation center for homeless youth that provide free creative cooking classes. The training room at the Foyer is transformed into a makeshift diner for Free Food...more

State Grants more than $200,000 Awarded to Three Housing and Service Programs
A total of $243,000 in state funds is being awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to three housing and service programs serving the Wyoming area. The grants will be used...more

Annual Count Reveals Increase in New Hampshire’s Homeless Population
The state Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services administered the annual one-day count showing an increase in New Hampshire's homeless population. Compared to last year, the number of sheltered...more

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Addresses Americans on 23rd ADA Anniversary
US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius addresses the nation in celebration of the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Secretary...more

Massachusetts in Deep Crunch to End Homelessness
According to census data, record numbers of homeless families are constricting the Massachusetts' shelter system. For homeless advocates, shelter operators, state officials and the homeless...more

Importance of Preserving Ties with Family During Imprisonment
University of Huddersfield researchers published a paper in the Prison Service Journal that examines what impact family ties and relationships can have on the prisoner, as well as how imprisonment...more




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