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Dispelling Santa Cruz Homeless Stereotypes through Telling Stories
Annette March, founder and project director of the Not the Other: The Oral Histories of People Experiencing Homelessness, aims to banish misconceptions regarding Santa Cruz's homeless residents by...more



Advocates of Cancer Care Rally Congress to Stop Sequester Cut to Cancer Drugs
Cancer care advocates and physicians across the U.S. are rallying Congress lawmakers to stop the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from executing the sequester cut to Medicare payments...more

Benefit Walk for Homeless Families
The second annual Benefit Walk for Homeless Families will be held on Fairgrounds Road, behind Riverside Church in Hamilton on May 3. The event's participants will be walking to benefit the...more

Artisan Bakery Makes Bread Sustainable, Supports People with Mental Health Problems
Centre for Better Health, a Hackney community-based mental health charity, runs an artisan bakery called Better Health Bakery. The bakery offers people with mental health problems the opportunity...more

Homeless School-Age Children Hits Record High
In a recent census, 1.1 million children are at an increased risk of falling behind, dropping out and joining either the criminal justice system or the welfare system by being homeless. The...more

Happier: Only for Happy People
Boston-based startup Happier, a new social network, is specifically designed for positive, happy users. Nataly Kogan, former PayPal entrepreneur and Happier's co-founder and 'Chief Happiness...more

NY Nursing Professor Garners $1.5 Million Grant from HHS
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $1.5 million Health Resources and Services Administration Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention grant to New York University...more

Collaboration among Homeless Service Providers Supports HUD 2014 Point-in-Time Count
State agencies, organizations and local education institutions merge to plan and conduct Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) 2014 Point-in-Time count. The collaboration works to collect better...more

GP Co-operatives Transform Into Out-of-Hours Social Enterprises
When the new NHS GP contract effectively released GP co-operatives from the duties of providing out-of-hours services in 2004, most co-operatives dispersed rapidly. From this, social enterprises...more

Homeless Plans Are Well-Intended, but Prove Costly
Concerns are raised regarding the housing plans of Portland's Homeless Prevention Task Force. The city of Portland has gained approved recommendations to supply case management services to adults...more




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