Human Services, General/Other News

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HHSentrepreneurs Program Needs Social Innovators
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the need for social entrepreneurs and innovators as applicants fr its HHSentrepreneurs Program. The program partners...more



Red Cross Salutes Volunteers as Everyday Heroes
In conjunction with Red Cross Month this March, the American Red Cross of Southwestern New York honors what the organization calls 'Everyday Heroes' - the Red Cross volunteers. Red Cross...more

Healthy Lunchbox Challenge Encourages Healthy Eating among Children
In a new study by a research team in the University of South Carolina, a low-cost, incentive-based program called the Healthy Lunchbox Challenge promotes healthy eating habits among...more

Sub-Urban Experience: Criticized for Poverty Tourism
The Sub-Urban Experience, a course in applied homelessness run by Mike Momany, has been severely criticized for capitalizing on the plight of the homeless. Momany asserts that his business is a...more

Social Entrepreneur Makes a Difference in the Lives of 100,000 Children
Jenny Bowen, founder of the Half the Sky Foundation, has saved the lives of more than 100,000 children in China. And she's still continuing to make a difference for emotionally and physically...more

Confronting the Child Care Eligibility Maze
The Urban Institute's newest Work Support Strategies research, "Confronting the Child Care Eligibility Maze," helps states face onerous administrative methods that make it hard for low-income...more

Project Journey Helps Homeless Female Veterans Cope
Project Journey is a new program funded by a $165,000 grant from the United Way of Allegheny County's United for Women initiative. The program has helped about 10 women since August, according to...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

New Social Investment Model to Provide Accommodation for Homeless
Framework, a specialist charity for the homeless, and Nottingham Building Society teamed up to launching a unique new social investment model that have interest rates of a commercial loan partly...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






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The “Lean Startup” Approach to Philanthropy


The “Lean Startup” Approach to Philanthropy

Homejoy, an affordable home cleaning service that caters to a broad audience and connects people with professional home cleaners online, has announced the recent establishment of its Homejoy Foundation. The foundation will provide financial grants to veterans and military families in need.


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