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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



A Five-Component Plan to Ending Homelessness
The United to End Homelessness coalition will release its "Roadmap to Ending Homelessness," which present the reforms necessary to eradicate homelessness in the city. There are five feasible...more

Nebraska Sees Rising Progress in Child Welfare
Children and Family Services (CFS) in the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services aims to return children in state custody safely to their families. Thanks to CFS, Nebraska is seeing...more

Helping Homeless in Hillsborough with Legal Issues
Hillsborough lawyers are helping to bring the national Project HELP to the area. These lawyers volunteer with the Homeless Experience Legal Protection to spend an hour and a half at Metropolitan...more

Advocates Plead $100 Million to End Homelessness in Minnesota
Homeless advocates flocked to the State Capitol to lobby legislators in rolling out $100 million in funds to shelter the homeless in Minnesota. The hefty amount would fund 5,000 units across...more

Being a Parent Can Be Learned
A study in developmental psychology published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies documents that being a parent can be learned. A How-to Parenting program is designed to help parents know...more

Child Abuse, Neglect in U.S. Drop for the Sixth Year
According to the Department of Health and Human Services officials, the number of U.S. child abuse and neglect victims dropped for the sixth consecutive year in 2012. A report also indicates that...more

A Glimpse at the Lives of Ex-NFL Players: Depression, Addiction, Homelessness
Jen Smith, director of player programs for PAST, an organization that helps ex-NFL players get treated for physical and mental issues, believes its important for the public to take a look at how...more

Social Enterprise Brings Fitness Oomph to Elderly
Social entrepreneur Ben Allen established The Oomph, a North Yorkshire-based personal training provider, which brings physical training and fitness classes to thousands of elderly people. The...more

Atlanta Works to Put Hundreds of Homeless into Homes
An Atlanta initiative aims to help hundreds of homeless veterans and other chronically homeless people get off the streets and into homes of their own. Atlanta's efforts in tackling homelessness...more






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How a Dose of Inspiration Can Kick Off a Social Enterprise

How a Dose of Inspiration Can Kick Off a Social Enterprise
The GuardianĀ asked leaders and experts across the social enterprise sector to share what inspired them...



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