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.

Fixers Project Breaks Down Barriers of Homelessness
Fixers, a project backed by Big Lottery Fund, has been providing assistance to young adults in the UK to have a voice in their communities. One of those who managed to break down the barriers of...more



Homeless Hounds Program Houses Pets While Owners Search for New Home
The Homeless Hounds program provides housing to pet owners while they are in search for a new home. The Homeless Hounds program, through Puppy Palace of La Crosse, averages nine to 12 homeless...more

The Congressman Who Risked His Life To Fight Homelessness
On the eve of March 3, 1987, a group of homeless advocates, Congressmen, and celebrities assembled near Capitol Hill to address the homelessness epidemic that had erupted throughout the...more

Veterans Affairs to Extend Grant Program for Homeless Vets
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that a grant program aimed at reducing homelessness among veterans is to be extended. VA has been kicking up funding to the Support Services...more

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Jan. 11
Southern California officials will be addressing human trafficking issues as January 11 marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. According to estimates presented by the U.S. Department of...more

Volunteer UCF Raises Domestic Violence Awareness
Volunteer UCF, along with Victim Services, is bringing attention to domestic and dating violence, the primary cause of injury to women, at a recently held campus event. Students at the event were...more

Project Journey Helps Homeless Female Veterans Cope
Project Journey is a new program funded by a $165,000 grant from the United Way of Allegheny County's United for Women initiative. The program has helped about 10 women since August, according to...more

Schools Address Student Homelessness
Homelessness is increasing in schools with school officials are counting higher percentages of homeless children among their student body. According to Jake Murray is the director of the Aspire...more

Interactive Poverty Simulation to Understand Low-Income Family Struggles
The Center for Civic Engagement and the Office of the Chaplaincy will run an interactive poverty simulation on October 7 to raise awareness of the challenges low-income families go through. During...more






Social Entrepreneurship
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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. The youth earn valuable life skills through mentorship, a key component in the social enterprise model. These social enterprises engage youth in training boot-camps and counselling, while receiving profits in return from their respective businesses.


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