Services for the Homeless News

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Community Helps Homeless \"Rock Man\" by Building His Home
Due to his nasty demeanor on the streets of a South Carolina town, longtime Ninety-Six resident and homeless "Rock Man" Ben Richardson wouldn't expect people to help him. But a community-wide...more



Boston Youth Summit to Tackle Full Scope of Homelessness
The first-ever Boston Youth Homelessness Summit will bring together city and state agencies to address the entire scope of homelessness and what can be done to prevent young people from slipping...more

Food Safety Rules Prevent Meal Distribution to Homeless
A House bill is awaiting final approval in the Senate that would exclude volunteers from the requirement to carry a food handler's permit to serve meals to the homeless. Initiated by Rep. Steve...more

Project Homeless Connect: One-Stop Shop for Health and Housing Services
Contra Costa Health Services holds Project Homeless Connect, a "one-stop shop" of available health, housing and social services for Contra Costa County's homeless. The eighth annual event...more

Homelessness Agreement to be Extended with $115 Million Funding
The states and Commonwealth in Australia have entered into a national agreement to address homelessness. The homelessness agreement will be extended with a $115 million funding from the Coalition....more

#HashtagLunchbagAkron Helps Feed Homeless
An effort to feed the homeless throughout the country via social media, #HashtagLunchbag, has garnered success and has been brought to Akron. With the #HashtagLunchbagAkron event, about 200 sack...more

A Glimpse at the Lives of Ex-NFL Players: Depression, Addiction, Homelessness
Jen Smith, director of player programs for PAST, an organization that helps ex-NFL players get treated for physical and mental issues, believes its important for the public to take a look at how...more

Facing Life Without Permanent Housing in America
Hundreds of thousands encounter life without long-term housing and housing support in America. At a recent event in Tillamook County, Homeless Connect, put on by CARE, Inc. of Tillamook, served...more

Veteran Stand Down Connects Homeless and At-Risk Veterans with Essential Services
The Santa Barbara County Veteran Stand Down event helps the homeless and at-risk veterans get free haircuts, food, clothing, mental health services and flu shots. The event was held at the Santa...more






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New Social Enterprise Hub In Ballymena


New Social Enterprise Hub In Ballymena

The Northern Zone Social Enterprise Hub at Ballymena’s Ecos Centre has now officially opened. The launching ceremony was carried out by Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland.


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