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Better For Babies: A Study of State Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies
CLASP presents a report, "Better for Babies: A Study of State Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies," that delivers data from a recent state survey of child care subsidy, licensing, and quality...more



HomeStart Sets to End Homelessness
HomeStart, a nonprofit organization, works to end homelessness in the Greater Boston area. HomeStart officials lead the organization to help homeless individuals, families and veterans. The...more

Development Plans to Reduce Homelessness in Cape Breton
Frontline workers gathered at Holy Angels in Sydney to discuss plans in reducing homelessness in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality as part of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy Community...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

Characteristics of Families Served by the Child Support Program
A report, "Characteristics of Families Served by the Child Support (IV-D) Program: 2010 Census Survey Results," uses the latest data gathered by the US Census Bureau to describe custodial families...more

A Fact Sheet on Investing in Young Children
CLASP, in collaboration with National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), presents the report, "Investing in Young Children: A Fact Sheet on Early Care and Education Participation, Access, and...more

Homeless Graduates
Charlie Boss of the Columbus Dispatch tells stories of graduates who don't have permanent addresses. He relates how a few of these graduates are being kicked out of their homes, leading risky...more

Homelessness Rates Drops in Virginia
According to a report announced by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, there is a significant decline in state homelessness. The report shows overall homelessness has dropped by 16 percent. McDonnell's...more

Wausau Warming Center Offers Volunteer Training Sessions
The Wausau Community Warming Center has recently announced that it is currently in the process of seeking for volunteers to help with its operations. The warming center opened its doors this year...more

Massachusetts in Deep Crunch to End Homelessness
According to census data, record numbers of homeless families are constricting the Massachusetts' shelter system. For homeless advocates, shelter operators, state officials and the homeless...more





Tom’s, the social enterprise popular for its shoes, has released a pair of shoes and a pair of shades to benefit Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt in 2007 that builds affordable, green homes, buildings and communities for underserved and low-income populations.




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