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Access to Clean Water and Soap Improve Growth in Young Children
According to a study in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, high quality water and good hygienic practices can lead to improved growth among young kids. The authors say that improving...more



An Act of Faith: Ending Homelessness
Noah Leavitt of the Union-Bulletin raises awareness to the issues facing low-income people, homeless families and other individuals in the Walla Walla community. Leavitt, who is also a member of...more

Committed Solutions to Homelessness Needed Now
Plans to eradicate homelessness are being brought to attention. The Performing Arts Center of Bethune-Cookman University will be gathering more than 2,000 people to face the problem concerning single...more

Homelessness Rates Drops in Virginia
According to a report announced by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, there is a significant decline in state homelessness. The report shows overall homelessness has dropped by 16 percent. McDonnell's...more

A Different Response to Tackling Homelessness and Alcohol Use
Shelter House, which opened a MAP (the Kwae Kii Win Centre) in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 2012, has approached a different style in helping the chronic homeless and people with alcohol...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

What’s Outsourcing Public Services Got to Do with Social Innovation?
Social Spider CIC director David Floyd wonders how delivering existing public services more cheaply can work towards social innovation. Floyd delves into issues concerning policy-level...more

Minnesota Coalition Pursues $100 Million in Bonds to Tackle Homelessness
The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless hopes that the Legislature will approve $100 million in bonds this year to build affordable housing. According to Willmar-based Rhonda Otteson, southwest...more

Reuniting Kids and their Families Still No. 1 Goal
Thomas Pristow, director of Children and Family Services (CFS) for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, writes about improvement in the state of child welfare in Nebraska. Pristow...more






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Hong Kong Continues to Support its Social Enterprise Sector

Hong Kong Continues to Support its Social Enterprise Sector
Hong Kong’s social enterprise sector seems to thrive, and the government declares its support for...



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