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Youth Shelter Care: Works for Child Welfare Provision and Family Preservation
Youth Shelter Care (YSC), a provider of human services that caters to youth, aims to preserve family units and provide youth shelter and temporary care. YSC is one of 14 remaining shelters in...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

School for Social Entrepreneurs
School for Social Entrepreneurs has recently announced its applications for its 2013 nine-month incubator program. The program is currently looking for 20 to 25 applicants in Brisbane, Sydney and...more

New Report Finds Household Income Influences Chronic Disease Control in Kids in Canada
A new report from the researchers at the University of Montreal have discovered that glycated hemoglobin levels of kids with type 1 diabetes is associated with household income. Despite free...more

Health Concerns among Children Vary in Race and Ethnicity
According to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, American adults view childhood obesity as the top health concern for children in 2013,...more

For People Seeking Positive Impact, Social Enterprises Are the Way Forward
Thousands of social enterprises are emerging in the UK, but it seems they're the way forward for people who are ardent about social ethics and the environment. A social enterprise is, according...more

Watertown to Use Community Development Block Grant to Revitalize Neighborhood
The city of Watertown will receive $796,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) this year to revitalize poor neighborhoods. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...more

Art Therapy Program for Homeless Artists in Boston
An online marketplace has been set up to help Boston-area artists sell their artworks, ArtLifting. ArtLifting is founded by brother-sister duo Spencer and Liz Powers. The site,, is...more

Child Protection Advocates Raise Voices against Abused and Neglected Children
In recognition of Child Protection Day, advocates lobbied at the State Capitol rallying for the protection of children in Texas. The child protection supporters donned blue and white shirts...more

Fresno and Madera Counties Share Over $5.3 Million Grant to End Homelessness
Fresno and Madera counties have a high number of homeless residents. Nonprofits operating within the two areas receive their share of more than $5.3 million to give support to the homeless. The...more

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Philanthropub: Not Your Typical Noshery

Philanthropub: Not Your Typical Noshery
Restaurateurs Nick Vilelle and Raj Ratwani are owners of the CAUSE gastropub, which includes a...

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