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Rx: Housing Gets Homeless People off the Streets
Brian Scarsbrook, who has battled drug addiction and experienced childhood abuse, founded a program called Rx: Housing. Rx: Housing helps the most vulnerable homeless people off the streets and...more



Research Finds Competition Can Spur Homeless to Save More
A research paper entitled titled "Competition As a Savings Incentive: A Field Experiment at a Homeless Shelter" details at the saving behavior of the working homeless. The authors of the study...more

Veterans Affairs Announces Over $1.9 Million Grants for New Mexico\
Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, recently awarded more than $1.9 million in homelessness prevention grants to New Mexico counties as part of an effort to serve 1,300 homeless and...more

CASA Helps Foster Children in Marion County
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Marion County is dedicated to helping abused and neglected children have a safe, permanent home. CASA of Marion County calls upon the need for more...more

Eye-Opening Videos Show Real Deal Behind Social Work Field
The state Department of Health and Human Services produced a series of videos showcasing what working in health and human services is really like. The real deal behind these videos exposes high...more

How Do Homeless in Tennessee Get Help for Mental Illness
Michael Rabkin, Director of Media Relations at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, answers how the homeless get help for mental illness in Tennessee. WGNS Radio...more

A Glimple of Homelessness in the United Kingdom
This article provides a glimpse of the homelessness issue in the U.K. But now with job insecurity, increased living costs, and welfare reform all beginning to take its toll, more and more people...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

Student Entrepreneur Sews Hats To End Homelessness
Josh York hadn't anticipated that his beanies, which were sold for a dollar while he was working at the Aco Hardware, would become successful. From this success, he decided to give back to the...more

Homeless Coalition Taps Into $100 Million to Build Affordable Housing
A West-Central Minnesota homeless coalition taps into a $100 million state grant to address homelessness in the area and build affordable housing. According to Rhonda Otteson, southwest regional...more






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New Social Enterprise in Town: Lofty Heights

New Social Enterprise in Town: Lofty Heights
Olive Quinton, social entrepreneur and founder of Lofty Heights, tirelessly works to offer a reliable, friendly...



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