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Bound for Success Kids Make Sweet Treats
Recently, Bound for Success kids learned how to churn ice cream and make crispy treats, which affords them a fun break from the usual shelter food. The kids got to customize their sweet treats by...more



A Conservative State is Front Rank to Ending Homelessness by 2015
One U.S. state began providing free apartments to the homeless with no strings attached. As part of a welfare expansion, the state saw a 74 percent decline in homelessness. This state is none...more

Recurring Intimate-Partner Violence Drops through Mandatory Community Intervention Program
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill claim that mothers who completed a mandatory community intimate-partner violence (IPV) program were less prone to be re-victimized and...more

Starkey Hearing Foundation Honors BHSU Alumnus
It has recently been reported Black Hills States University Alumnus, John Johnson, was chosen to be one of the honorees for the 2012 Starkey Hearing Foundation. Johnson was acknowledged for his...more

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

Southside Rides Foundation Gives Second Chance to Ex-Delinquent Youth
Dave Moore of Southside Rides Foundation provides youth, aged 14 to 19 years, a second chance of getting their lives back on track. Moore opens his auto-body repair shop and trains young men and...more

Charter High School for Homeless Hosts Open House in Newly Renovated Building
The Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids, a year-round charter high school working with homeless, dropout and at-risk youth, will be holding an open house for community and business leaders,...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

Better For Babies: A Study of State Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies
CLASP presents a report, "Better for Babies: A Study of State Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies," that delivers data from a recent state survey of child care subsidy, licensing, and quality...more

Homeless Youth in the Spotlight
In October, the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) released an annual census that found that since 2007, the beginning of the global economic recession, the number of homeless youth...more






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New Philanthropy Capital Launches Inquiry Into Effects of Ageing Population on Voluntary Sector

New Philanthropy Capital Launches Inquiry Into Effects of Ageing Population on Voluntary Sector
Think tanks New Philanthropy Capital and International Longevity Centre UK launches inquiry into the effects of an ageing population on...



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