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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



Homeless Hands That Help
The Ross County Men's Homeless Shelter introduces its Homeless Hands That Help work program to provide homeless men a chance to help in the community while earning money for themselves and a...more

Recurring Intimate-Partner Violence Drops through Mandatory Community Intervention Program
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill claim that mothers who completed a mandatory community intimate-partner violence (IPV) program were less prone to be re-victimized and...more

Veteran Stand Down Connects Homeless and At-Risk Veterans with Essential Services
The Santa Barbara County Veteran Stand Down event helps the homeless and at-risk veterans get free haircuts, food, clothing, mental health services and flu shots. The event was held at the Santa...more

Strategies Help Put a Face on Homelessness
Strategies to End Homelessness, an organization that leads a coordinated community effort to fight homelessness, has been assisting the homeless in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Executive...more

Photo Project Brings Awareness about the Homeless
A photo project coordinates a homeless man with Oklahoma Gazette, Upward Transitions and Curbside Chronicle to help the community experience a new side of Oklahoma City. Ranya Forgotson, editor of...more

Schuylkill County Chosen for Expanded State Block Grant Program
Schuylkill County was among the 10 counties chosen to participate in the expanded state block grant program for human services. The expanded block grant program will enable county officials to...more

Independent Federal Agency Implements Medicaid Managed Care for Americans with Disabilities Policy
The NCD is an independent federal agency that offers recommendations to the President, Congress, and other federal agencies on disability policy. Recently, National Council on Disability (NCD)...more

An Act to Support Homeless Shelters: Both Sections Should Be Passed
The L.D. 1717, An Act to Support Homeless Shelters, a bill proposed by Lewiston Democratic Sen. Margaret Craven, is comprised of two sections. The first section proposes funding for homeless youth...more

HHS Statement On World Polio Day
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius remarks on World Polio Day. She asserts that a polio-free world is a priority of the U.S. Department of Health and Human...more






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Social Enterprise Is Re-Housing Unwanted Furniture


Social Enterprise Is Re-Housing Unwanted Furniture

Weston Mill-based social enterprise Surplus Rescue CIC (Community Interest Company) recycles and finds homes for unwanted furniture. To date, it has received “extensive amounts” of quality second-hand furniture including desks, pedestals, cupboards and office chairs from a former local authority office equipment – and wants to find them a good home.




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