Human Services, General/Other News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

The 411 on Homelessness
Homelessness is ever-growing. This 411 on homelessness provides facts and key findings about the homeless in America. According to various homeless agencies and organizations in America, there is...more



Synergy Project To Help Homeless Youths In Allentown
The Synergy Project is a group that moved into Allentown after years of serving the youth in Bucks County. Their work takes them to dangerous areas where kids camp. The group, where federal grants...more

 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Provides Financial Solutions for Affordable Housing
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has provided loans amounting to $2.6 billion for real estate development in several states and communities across the country. The funding initiative helps build...more

Getting Children Make a Choice Increases Sharing Attitudes
In a research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, getting children to make a choice in sharing their own toys make them share more in the...more

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

Enfield Community Group to Raise Homelessness Awareness
Friends of Albany Park, an Enfield community group, will be raising awareness about homelessness and providing counsel at a drop-in day session later this month. Other activities include having...more

Westmoreland County Receives $15.7 Million in Discretionary Funding for Community-Based Services
Westmoreland is one of the 10 counties included in a pilot program that provides human services funding. The county gets a $15.7 million in block grants to pay for community-based mental health...more

Mother Invents the Upsee that Helps Her Wheelchair-Bound Son and Other Physically Disabled Kids
Debby Elnatan, a music therapist, wanted to help her son with cerebral palsy. She designed a support harness that would enable her son to stand upright and, by attaching it to herself, they are able...more

Governor Corbett Announces $250,000 Grant to Support Housing Modifications for People with Disabilities
Pennsylvania Governor Corbett and his administration offer a $250,000 Keystone Communities Accessible Housing grant to the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (RAAC) to fund home...more

San Francisco: Funding for Homeless Should Increase
Marking the anniversary of San Francisco's Ten Year Plan to Abolish Chronic Homelessness, budget analysts learns that the city is spending a whopping $165 million on programs to fight homelessness...more






Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



Social Enterprises – Key to Ending Modern Slavery

Social Enterprises – Key to Ending Modern Slavery
Rich McEachran, a writer for The Guardian, explains how social enterprises are a sustainable solution to...



Human Services Jobs

  Education Jobs
  Fundraising & Development Jobs
  Fundraising & Development Jobs
  Social Services Jobs
  Social Work Jobs