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Vegetable Garden Offers Hope for Homeless in Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County's first homeless resource center in West Palm Beach, the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center, provides a donated garden from Home Depot employees where the homeless tends to an...more



Itasca Strategic Alliance Aims to Promote Working Value of People with Disabilities
The Itasca Strategic Alliance (ISA) works to coordinate efforts of various organizations that focus on helping individuals with disabilities. These organizations to assist and prepare individuals...more

The Dangers Homeless Latino Youth Face
Many homeless Latino youths leave home because of economic issues, family problems and housing instability. The dangers these homeless youth face each day include spending at least one day of each...more

Youth Shelter Care: Works for Child Welfare Provision and Family Preservation
Youth Shelter Care (YSC), a provider of human services that caters to youth, aims to preserve family units and provide youth shelter and temporary care. YSC is one of 14 remaining shelters in...more

Hunger and Homelessness on the Rise in San Diego
An article on the World Socialist Web Site describes the increased impact the economic downturn has had on one community in San Diego, CA. Many immigrant families are experiencing increased...more

An Act to Support Homeless Shelters: Both Sections Should Be Passed
The L.D. 1717, An Act to Support Homeless Shelters, a bill proposed by Lewiston Democratic Sen. Margaret Craven, is comprised of two sections. The first section proposes funding for homeless youth...more

Nurse Home Visits for Infants are Avenues for Potential Savings
A new Duke University Center for Child and Family Policy study claims that nurse home visits for infants save $3 for every $1 spent. The home visiting program more than paid for itself within the...more

Photo Project Brings Awareness about the Homeless
A photo project coordinates a homeless man with Oklahoma Gazette, Upward Transitions and Curbside Chronicle to help the community experience a new side of Oklahoma City. Ranya Forgotson, editor of...more

A Call to Action to Fight Homelessness
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn. is currently working to provide federal funds to quickly get homeless people off the streets and into housing. In memory of Francisco Perez, a 43-year-old...more

HHS on National Native American Heritage Month 2013
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius releases a statement recognizing National Native American Heritage Month. This year's theme, "Guiding Our Destiny...more






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Green Coworking Space Expands To Serve Denver’s Green Movement


Green Coworking Space Expands To Serve Denver’s Green Movement

The country’s first green coworking space, Green Spaces, is a hub for green and socially conscious businesses in Denver to work and connect with each other.




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