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Project Homeless Connect Offers Services to Needy Individuals and Families
Project Homeless Connect, a one-day event, catered to the needy by providing them financial assistance, legal help, medical and dental care, employment help and options to collect important personal...more



Mapping the Homelessness Problem in America
Nonprofits, designers, and technology specialists have gathered together at the recent Hack to End Homelessness event in Seattle to visualize and contextualize the homelessness problem across the...more

Salute to Senior Service Program
The Salute to Senior Service Program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., has recently announced that they are now accepting nominations for outstanding senior volunteers. Volunteers should be 65...more

Social Impact Summit to Educate About Social Entrepreneurship
The Barsema Alumni and Visitor Center will witness an assembly of Northern Illinois University (NIU) social entrepreneurs as featured guests at the Social Impact Summit. The Social Impact Summit...more

Changes in Food Nutrition Labeling to Help Consumers Make Better Food Choices
Nutrition facts label, introduced 20 years ago, provides consumers with essential information including serving size, number of calories, amount of nutrients per serving, etc. Over the years,...more

Equal Treatment for the LGBT Community Can Spur Economic Development
According to Economist Lee Badgett, equality and fair treatment for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community can benefit economies from Virginia to India. Badgett, in...more

Solutions to Combating Youth Homelessness: Housing and Work Stability
Youth homelessness can be fought in a two-way street: Providing long-term housing and employment. Housing advocates are pushing for housing services as well as programs to help homeless youth...more

Civil Society Groups in Yemen Complete Training Course
A hundred civil society organizations (CSO) in Yemen have just finished a training course aimed at strengthening each group's continuing capacity. The training program is geared on training CSOs...more

More Homeless Patients Are Being Discharged With \"No Fixed Abode\"
Homeless patients, including those that suffer from with serious illnesses or addiction, are being discharged by hospitals due to lack of funding. District Health Board figures reveal a flock of...more

Memory Champ Campaigns for Alzheimer\
Three-time national memory champ Nelson Dellis, where he won the 2014 USA Memory Championship on March 29 in New York City, is crusading to raise Alzheimer's awareness and money to fund its research...more






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The Hermit House for Sustainable Dwelling


The Cloud Collective, an international network of design professionals dedicated to delivering sustainable and green spaces, have conjured a sustainable way to retreat into nature: Hermit Houses.




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