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Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Seeks to Push Foster Care Alumni toward Success
The Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA) is a volunteer program that enables volunteers to act as advocates or children who are victims of abuse or neglect. CASA aims to identify...more



Mental Health Care for Homeless Youth
Mental health is among the many concerns that affect homeless youth. However, the availability and accessibility to its treatment is limited. Kate J. Hodgson of the School of Psychology at UK's...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

Not Done Yet: Ending Homelessness
According to the Point-in-Time Count last January, the number of the chronically homeless dropped to more than 50 percent, which is good news. However, there is still a mounting struggle to combat...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

Thrift Store Helps and Hires Homeless Kids
Incredible Thrift is a thrift store stationed in Springfield's South Glenstone Street, where its staff comprises of homeless or "at risk" kids. James Bruggeman, the store director, saw the need...more

L.A. County Board To OK Mental Health Treatment Law That Aims To Reduce Incarceration, Homelessness
The Los Angeles County will be voting on a discretionary state law that enables court-ordered treatment for people struggling with serious mental illnesses. Laura's Law, which was passed in 2002...more

Maryland Obtains $6.4 Million for Maternal, Infant Program Expansion
Maryland receives $6.4 million competitive grant to expand Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program throughout the state. The grants are awarded by the US Department of Health...more

A Second Look at Kinship Care
Child care can be expensive and most parents typically resort to ask their kin for help in babysitting their children. Placing foster care children with their relatives was considered taboo in the...more






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At-risk Youth Receives Support from Social Enterprises

At-risk Youth Receives Support from Social Enterprises
At-risk youth have been receiving financial and emotional support from a slew of social enterprises....



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