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Children Should Be Protected from Firearm Violence
A study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando documents differences in the types of injuries and how children are hospitalized based on...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

Access to Clean Water and Soap Improve Growth in Young Children
According to a study in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, high quality water and good hygienic practices can lead to improved growth among young kids. The authors say that improving...more

HHS Presents $1 Million to Indiana Health Care Group
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the awarding of $1 million to the Covering Kids and Families of Indiana to support Medicaid coverage and Health Insurance Programs...more

Pictures of Hope Empower Homeless Kids
The Pictures of Hope photography program affords homeless children with cameras. Celebrity photographer Linda Solomon created Pictures of Hope in 2006 to help homeless children write down and then...more

Alarming Spike in Sugary Drink Consumption among Adolescents
A new study, "Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and Other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages," takes a comprehensive look at youth (2- to 17-year-olds) consumption of sugary...more

Southside Rides Foundation Gives Second Chance to Ex-Delinquent Youth
Dave Moore of Southside Rides Foundation provides youth, aged 14 to 19 years, a second chance of getting their lives back on track. Moore opens his auto-body repair shop and trains young men and...more

The Educational Price that Homeless Children Pay
Natalie Harris, executive director of the Coalition for the Homeless in Louisville, writes that a number of Louisvillians are unable to afford quality, safe housing in the community, and this growing...more

CASA Helps Foster Children in Marion County
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Marion County is dedicated to helping abused and neglected children have a safe, permanent home. CASA of Marion County calls upon the need for more...more





The 2014 Social Enterprise Awards, now on is 2nd year, has revealed its finalists, which include “businesses that turn household waste into wages, employ the disadvantaged through the baking of artisan breads, or transform the purchasing power of toilet paper into life-saving sanitation.”




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