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Wausau Warming Center Offers Volunteer Training Sessions
The Wausau Community Warming Center has recently announced that it is currently in the process of seeking for volunteers to help with its operations. The warming center opened its doors this year...more



Sub-Urban Experience: Criticized for Poverty Tourism
The Sub-Urban Experience, a course in applied homelessness run by Mike Momany, has been severely criticized for capitalizing on the plight of the homeless. Momany asserts that his business is a...more

Homeless Shelter Hopes to End Chronic Homelessness
Hope Connections homeless center will be gathering organizations together to provide clothes, distribute meals and offer health check-ups for the homeless. There are two phases that HOPE...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

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

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

San Jose to Transform Hotels and Motels Into Transitional Housing for Homeless
San Jose city officials aim to stop prostitution on South First Street by converting the hotels and motels surrounding the area into a housing community for the homeless. The city council has...more

Home for Little Wanderers Address Housing Availability for Older Youth
The Home for Little Wanderers intends to boost the availability of housing for a specific subset of this population: older youth. The Home for Little Wanderers has collaborated with the Office of...more

Homeless Coalition Taps Into $100 Million to Build Affordable Housing
A West-Central Minnesota homeless coalition taps into a $100 million state grant to address homelessness in the area and build affordable housing. According to Rhonda Otteson, southwest regional...more

New Effort to End Homelessness among Veterans in Connecticut
A coalition of groups ranging from homeless shelters to the Connecticut Department of Labor planned a statewide action to end homelessness among veterans in the state. According to Greg Behrman of...more





A Singaporean program called “Social Inc.” features new rising social enterprises each episode and couples them with a CEO mentor who will help augment their chances for success.




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