Services for the Homeless News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

Running Club Helps Homeless People Transform Their Lives
A St. Paul-based running club for the homeless, Next Steps, reaches out to homeless people in the area to jog together through city streets known personally by some of the runners. For homeless...more



 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Provides Financial Solutions for Affordable Housing
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has provided loans amounting to $2.6 billion for real estate development in several states and communities across the country. The funding initiative helps build...more

Community Helps Homeless \"Rock Man\" by Building His Home
Due to his nasty demeanor on the streets of a South Carolina town, longtime Ninety-Six resident and homeless "Rock Man" Ben Richardson wouldn't expect people to help him. But a community-wide...more

Homeless of Australia Steadily Increases
Michael Perusco, chief executive officer of the St Vincent de Paul Society in New South Wales (NSW), relates the startling evidence of the growing number of homeless in Australia. Perusco breaks...more

Tiny Houses May Solve Homelessness
Second Wind Cottages is a tiny-house village for the chronically homeless in the town of Newfield, NY, outside of Ithaca. The 16-by-20-foot houses in the village were built by more than 125...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

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

Supportive Housing and Homelessness
In an opinion piece in the Monroe Monitor, a newsweekly in Monroe Washington, Holly Gearheart asks how the concept of ensuring that everyone has a roof over his head can be so controversial. She...more

Five Homeless People Share Their Experiences
Five young people who either are homeless or recently left the streets share their experiences about being homeless. The storytellers are: Jarad Andrews, 21, of Oakland; Lovelle, 24, of San Jose;...more






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How Social Enterprises Are Transforming Societies


How Social Enterprises Are Transforming Societies

Duncan Thorp, Policy and Communications Officer at Social Enterprise Scotland, writes for the Scotsman about empowering community groups, local authorities and social enterprises.


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