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California Bill AB 652: Protect Homeless Teens
California passes law that aims to "change a pattern of homeless teens avoiding shelters, schools and healthcare out of fear they will be reported to child services and forced to return to...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

Homeless in High Tech Video Looks at Silicon Valley Wealth Disparity
In a video created by veteran journalist Bill Moyers, it gave a unique point of view regarding the homeless in the tech industry hub aka Silicon Valley. The six-minute video is called "Homeless...more

Capital Recovery Center Advances Efforts to Serve Homeless in Olympia
The Capital Recovery Center, a new resource hub for service organizations, advances its efforts to help the homeless population in Olympia. Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness...more

Not Understanding the Extent of Youth Homelessness Problem
According to Bobbie Ibarra, executive director of the Miami Coalition for the Homeless, the decision-makers and funders have not always understood the extent of youth homelessness problem. Ibarra...more

Housing Assistance Council Releases Report on Counting Homeless on Native American Lands
In collaboration with the Center for Supportive Housing the Housing Assistance Council has released 'Homeless Counts on Native American Land: A Toolkit.' The unique conditions on Native American...more

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

HHS on National Native American Heritage Month 2013
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius releases a statement recognizing National Native American Heritage Month. This year's theme, "Guiding Our Destiny...more

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

EITC Expansion Plan for Low-Wage Childless Workers
New York City has announced the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), an anti-poverty and pro-work program, expansion plan for low-income workers without dependents. Up to $2,000 in reimbursements is...more






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Students, Skateboarding and Social Enterprise
To address the ongoing issue of student dropouts, Toronto District School Board (TDSB) teacher Craig Morrison...



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