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Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Fought Homelessness and Addiction
Randall Lewis used to be homeless and afflicted with drug and alcohol addiction. But with some assistance from Room in the Inn, a homeless shelter in Nashville, he was able to find work and a place...more



A Safe Haven for the Homeless
Author and co-founder of A Safe Haven Foundation Neli Vazquez-Rowland asks the question everybody is still wondering about: "Can We End Homelessness?" A Safe Haven Foundation is a nonprofit...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

Homeless Day Center in Ballpark Gets Subsidy Boost
Denver, Colorado's day center for the homeless has been approved with a $8.6 million in financial assistance by the Denver City Council. The Council has signed agreements with the Denver Rescue...more

Local Task Force to Suppress Growing Homelessness in Greenfield
Lifelong resident and Mayor of Greenfield, William Martin, calls for a new task force to curb the issue of homelessness in Greenfield and other Franklin County towns. The task force, which was...more

A Morning Coffee Cup and Traditional Teepee Inspire Creation of Disaster Shelters
Designer Michael McDaniel sought to create better disaster shelters. His Exo Housing System, which he claimed was inspired by a coffee cup, aims to help Hurricane Katrina victims in their recovery,...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

New Policy Brief Reports Former-Advantage Families Return to Shelter
A new policy brief is released today to featuring the failed Advantage program. It seems more former-Advantage families are returning to homeless shelters and receive no further ongoing rental...more

Minnesota Cities Vow to End Homelessness among Veterans
Minnesota twin cities - Minneapolis and St. Paul - have pledged to shelter every veteran by 2015. The Twin Cities have been working to eradicate veteran homelessness for years. The first step is...more

Nashville Coalition for the Homeless Pays Tribute to Re-New Volunteers
Nashville Coalition for the Homeless presents with the Phyllis M. Frank Volunteer Award to local volunteers Julie Davis and Cheryl Hays of Re-New, a program at the YWCA of Nashville & Middle...more





Meticulon, a project of Autism Calgary Association in partnership with the federal government and the Sinneave Family Foundation, operates as a social enterprise that renders high-tech services provided by people with autism, leveraging their natural abilities at requiring attention to detail, repetition, and sequencing.




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