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Compass Project Critical to the Needs of Homeless Youth
The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts has suddenly cut the funding on the Compass Project, a youth development approach that is being used in Worcester to serve homeless youths. The...more



A Peek Behind Nova Scotia\
A group advocating for safe and affordable housing released reports suggesting that a portion of homeless people in Halifax is young people. The reason for homelessness in Nova Scotia is lack of...more

Homeless Shelter Hopes to End Chronic Homelessness
Hope Connections homeless center will be gathering organizations together to provide clothes, distribute meals and offer health check-ups for the homeless. There are two phases that HOPE...more

Government Shutdown Could Render More Than 23K Families Homeless
If the government shutdown still pushed through at the end of the month, more than 23,000 families could end up being homeless. According to LA County Housing Authority Executive Director Sean...more

California Development Initiative to Serve as Haven for Homeless Female Veterans
Volunteers of America are working to develop a complex geared for homeless female veterans, their children and families. The complex, which is sitting atop on a hill overlooking a butterfly...more

Philadelphia Foundation Awards $25,000 Social Enterprise Grant to Good Samaritan Shelter
The Philadelphia Foundation awards $25,000 grant to Good Samaritan Shelter (GSS) in Phoenixville to support its social enterprise program. The grant will be used to employ the services of a...more

Green Square Meals Offers Homeless a Warm Place to Stay During Winter
Green Square meals, which provides a hot meals to any one in need, has opened its doors to the homeless. The homeless were provided some extra beds, cots, pillows and blankets. According to Green...more

Helping Homeless Get Back on Track
The City of Fort Wayne and United Way are lead partners in the Planning Council to set up a week of educational activities filled with ways the city residents can contribute to help the...more

New York City ID Card to Help Immigrants and the Homeless
A New York City municipal card being planned by supporters that would help immigrants in the country as well as the homeless will hold so much more than just being a mere government-issued...more

Homeless Children: One of the Greatest Challenges
Camilla Benbow, writer for the Tennessean, addresses homelessness among children as one of the "greatest challenges facing society today." Benbow points at educational institutions to deliver...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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