Human Services, General/Other News

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

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



Homeless Man Who Returned Money Gets $150,000 Funding
Glen James, a homeless man who returned more than $2,000 in cash and nearly $40,000 in traveler's checks, was honored a hero. According to James, he never considered keeping the money in the...more

Increase of Homeless Students in US Schools
An annual report from the National Center for Homeless Education finds that nearly 1.2 million homeless students are enrolled in schools nationwide, with a 10 percent increase from the previous...more

Governor Corbett Announces $250,000 Grant to Support Housing Modifications for People with Disabilities
Pennsylvania Governor Corbett and his administration offer a $250,000 Keystone Communities Accessible Housing grant to the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (RAAC) to fund home...more

San Jose to Transform Hotels and Motels Into Transitional Housing for Homeless
San Jose city officials aim to stop prostitution on South First Street by converting the hotels and motels surrounding the area into a housing community for the homeless. The city council has...more

Homeless Veterans Talk on Curbing Addiction Issues
Helping Up Mission, a Baltimore homeless shelter that provides housing, food and services to help its 500 members shake their long-term addictions, holds its Veterans Day steak dinner to thank the...more

Westmoreland County Receives $15.7 Million in Discretionary Funding for Community-Based Services
Westmoreland is one of the 10 counties included in a pilot program that provides human services funding. The county gets a $15.7 million in block grants to pay for community-based mental health...more

Street Homelessness Count Drops in Vancouver
According to Vancouver officials, street homelessness in the city has dropped by 11 per cent. The city saw a slow reduction in homelessness. Councillor Kerry Jang claims that this is a step in...more

Statewide Homeless Coalition to Hold Annual Homeless and Housing Summit on April 7-9
The Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition will conduct the 15th Annual Summit on Homelessness and Housing April 7 through 9 at the Ramada Hotel Conference Center in Salina. The summit will include a...more






Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



A Call For More Social Enterprises


A Call For More Social Enterprises

The Social Economy Alliance, created by 23 social enterprises, co-operatives and charities, have conducted a poll that shows “clear preference exists for community-owned businesses that reinvest profits, with around half of consumers saying they would switch to one in housing, transport and banking.”


Unable to select database