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Mass. Senate Provision to Prevent Families from Being Homeless
A Massachusetts state budget amendment consists of provisions that could help prevent many families from being homeless. The provisions are also designed to help families secure housing assistance...more



Benefit Walk for Homeless Families
The second annual Benefit Walk for Homeless Families will be held on Fairgrounds Road, behind Riverside Church in Hamilton on May 3. The event's participants will be walking to benefit the...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

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

How Do Homeless in Tennessee Get Help for Mental Illness
Michael Rabkin, Director of Media Relations at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, answers how the homeless get help for mental illness in Tennessee. WGNS Radio...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

Greater National Threats Than Terrorism: Homelessness And Poverty
Homelessness and poverty are ever-increasing on a regular basis. Crissy Canganelli, guest contributor for press-citizen.com and executive director of Shelter House, claims that terrorism is not the...more

New Effort to End Homelessness among Veterans in Connecticut
A coalition of groups ranging from homeless shelters to the Connecticut Department of Labor planned a statewide action to end homelessness among veterans in the state. According to Greg Behrman of...more

Mayor Bill de Blasio Pulls Out Homeless Children from Notorious City-run Shelters
Following the landmark five-part series on the plight of 12-year old Dasani Coates and her family, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration swiftly took action by removing homeless kids in two...more

Housing Barriers to Homeless: Bad Credit, Bad Choices
Bad credit, criminal history and high rents keep people out of rental housing. Tight apartment vacancy rates add another dimension of complexity to the hunt for housing. Criminal history can play...more





Social entrepreneur, Stefan Wolf , founded the Beyond the Four Walls, which builds cyber “resource centers” (aka Internet cafes) in rural areas for young women to run.




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