Human Services, General/Other News
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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