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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



The Congressman Who Risked His Life To Fight Homelessness
On the eve of March 3, 1987, a group of homeless advocates, Congressmen, and celebrities assembled near Capitol Hill to address the homelessness epidemic that had erupted throughout the...more

Oxford Takes Part in Hidden Spire Project for Homeless
Homeless in Oxford gets boost at their self-esteem through the Hidden Spire: How Lucky Are You? production at the Old Fire Station in George Street. More than 40 people who are currently, or have...more

Determining Number of Homeless Youth a Major Concern in Victoria
The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness released a report stating that youth homelessness is a growing concern in the region. The biggest challenge is determining the number of homeless...more

Raw Threads and Homelessness
Linnea and Danielle, the creators of Raw Threads, a nonprofit devoted to giving people a voice through drawing and fashion, works with the Coalition for the Homeless to address needs of people living...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

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

Walk In My Shoes Fundraiser to Help the Homeless
A fundraiser event, dubbed as "Walk in my shoes," commenced at the Welcome Mat on Logan packed with free food and drinks. It's an event where people got the opportunity to interact with some of...more

Gov. Malloy Vows to End Veteran Homelessness by 2016
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

San Francisco: Funding for Homeless Should Increase
Marking the anniversary of San Francisco's Ten Year Plan to Abolish Chronic Homelessness, budget analysts learns that the city is spending a whopping $165 million on programs to fight homelessness...more





Nobel Peace Prize winner, founder of Grameen Bank and chairman, Muhammad Yunus, writes about happiness: That happinessĀ comes from many sources, not as the current economic framework assumes, just from making money.




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