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Major Cities Witness Recent Homeless Growth
According the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, New York City and Los Angeles both account for one-fifth of the nation's homeless population. Both cities have witnessed significant...more



Government Shutdown Could Render More Than 23K Families Homeless
If the government shutdown still pushed through at the end of the month, more than 23,000 families could end up being homeless. According to LA County Housing Authority Executive Director Sean...more

Boston Youth Summit to Tackle Full Scope of Homelessness
The first-ever Boston Youth Homelessness Summit will bring together city and state agencies to address the entire scope of homelessness and what can be done to prevent young people from slipping...more

Coalition for the Homeless Kick Starts Annual Back to School Project
Coalition for the Homeless is set for its sixth annual Project: Back to School, which has provided more than 10,000 backpacks crammed with school supplies to New York City's homeless...more

Itasca Strategic Alliance Aims to Promote Working Value of People with Disabilities
The Itasca Strategic Alliance (ISA) works to coordinate efforts of various organizations that focus on helping individuals with disabilities. These organizations to assist and prepare individuals...more

Homeless Agencies Cautiously Welcomes Social Impact Investing Scheme
Homeless agencies have set a cautious welcome to the Social Impact Investing scheme, which was announced in the budget that will primarily focus on housing projects. The first phase of the scheme...more

Green Square Meals Offers Homeless a Warm Place to Stay During Winter
Green Square meals, which provides a hot meals to any one in need, has opened its doors to the homeless. The homeless were provided some extra beds, cots, pillows and blankets. According to Green...more

Women of Means to Improve Homeless Health Care
Women of Means, a nonprofit that focuses on offering the elderly, homeless women preventive care outside of the hospital, have found a solution by way of a program that will improve the care homeless...more

Faith-Based Agency is Raising Funds to House the Homeless
Daily Bread Ministries, a faith-based agency that runs the Greer Soup Kitchen, is raising funds to build a four-unit living facility where the homeless can live temporarily for a year. The...more






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Social Enterprise Serves Socially Good Chocolate


Social Enterprise Serves Socially Good Chocolate

Allison Roberts, a Canadian born chocolatier, is looking to start a community minded, ethical chocolate factory processing beans in Clonakilty.




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