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LA Hackathon Team Launches Homeless Services App
At a Los Angeles hackathon, a high school team bagged the $3,000 top prize for their app that enables homeless shelters to address their needs so restaurants and volunteer groups can determine where...more



Homeless Veterans Get Housing Program Vouchers
As part of a mission to end homelessness among veterans in 2015, the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program provides $825 monthly vouchers to veterans who do not have a place to...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

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

Homeless Coalition Supports Community Safety Act
Coalition for the Homeless strongly supports the inclusion of "housing status" in the proposed anti-profiling police reform legislation. The inclusion of housing status will score a point in...more

Homeless Hounds Program Houses Pets While Owners Search for New Home
The Homeless Hounds program provides housing to pet owners while they are in search for a new home. The Homeless Hounds program, through Puppy Palace of La Crosse, averages nine to 12 homeless...more

Child Abuse, Neglect in U.S. Drop for the Sixth Year
According to the Department of Health and Human Services officials, the number of U.S. child abuse and neglect victims dropped for the sixth consecutive year in 2012. A report also indicates that...more

Courses Students Take Influence the Friendships They Make
A national study spearheaded by a Michigan State University researcher finds out how teens are really choose their friends and niche at school. It's revealed that courses students take profoundly...more

Economic Status Affects Substance Abuse Among Youth
In a study led by a team of researchers at Duke Medicine, kids who live in economically disadvantaged homes are more prone to smoke cigarettes and binge on other illegal substances than their...more

10-Year Plan to End Homelessness Successful, Homeless Count Drops to 82%
The annual Point-in-Time Count of homeless families and individuals in Asheville and Buncombe County reveals that the 293 chronically homeless identified in 2005 dropped to 54. The Point in Time...more






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Social Enterprise Pushes Continuity of Care and Home Births


Social Enterprise Pushes Continuity of Care and Home Births

The Neighbourhood Midwives, the brainchild of Annie Francis of Hampshire, offers midwifery services geared for the continuity of care to women and their families.




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