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Football Tournament Tackles Homelessness and Addiction Recovery
The 'Homelessness to Recovery' football tournament is intended to help people recovering from addiction and homelessness. The tournament brought teams from across the North East area and even a...more



Gov. Patrick Announces $25 Million to Fund New Housing Units for Homeless, Veterans, Elderly
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced more than $25 million in funds to help build more than 335 housing units for the homeless, veterans and very low-income seniors and families. The state...more

Innovative Campaign Decreases Crime and Signs of Homelessness
Crime and homelessness are sharply down in Escondidos Grape Day Park this winter thanks to an aggressive campaign that includes loud classical music, tree trimming, extra police patrols and policies...more

Social Enterprise Brings Fitness Oomph to Elderly
Social entrepreneur Ben Allen established The Oomph, a North Yorkshire-based personal training provider, which brings physical training and fitness classes to thousands of elderly people. The...more

Helping Homeless in Hillsborough with Legal Issues
Hillsborough lawyers are helping to bring the national Project HELP to the area. These lawyers volunteer with the Homeless Experience Legal Protection to spend an hour and a half at Metropolitan...more

Local Advocates Develop Recommendations to End Homelessness in Saskatoon
A two-day forum gathered local advocates to fight homelessness in Saskatoon. The advocates have plugged 72 recommendations that the United Way will use to unveil a plan next month. The forum,...more

Federal Grants To Help San Bernardino County\
The San Bernardino County Housing Authority has been awarded a $492,406 federal grant that will help find permanent housing for the county's 65 homeless veterans. The U.S. Department of Housing...more

Gov. Malloy Vows to End Veteran Homelessness by 2016
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy commits to ending homelessness for veterans by 2016. According to the Governor, his budget covers funding for a new security deposit assistance program to help...more

On Forbes Social Entrepreneur Show: Mystery Grain Amaranth and Puente  la Salud
Devin Thorpe of Forbes, also speaker and author of Your Mark On The World, interviews Kate Seely and Katherine Lorenz of Puente a la Salud, a nonprofit organization helping the people of Oaxaca,...more

Utah Employers who employ the Homeless may be Eligible for Tax Credit
A bill passed by the Utah House will enable Utah employers who hire homeless people to have a limited number of tax credits. Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City backed the HB140 bill, where...more






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Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Backs Social Saturday


Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver Backs Social Saturday

UK will be celebrating its first national celebration of social enterprises dubbed as Social Saturday. World famous celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who founded the Fifteen restaurant chain.




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