Friday Round-Up: this week in the news

  • Florida just passed a bill that makes attacks targeting homeless individuals a hate crime: http://huff.to/d1ZQOU
  • An interesting take on the gender gap – could mental health be a factor in the ongoing financial disparity between men and women? http://bit.ly/9QsoG4
  • Two chefs, no strangers to homelessness themselves, give back to the community that once lent them a helping hand: http://bit.ly/b8GIYH
  • Just in time for Mental Illness Awareness Week, the NAMI released a report outlining the care that individuals with mental illnesses receive: http://bit.ly/9fCB4T. You can see how your state measures up here: http://bit.ly/bhcE88
  • D.C. will begin offering free HIV testing at the Penn Branch DMV office. Want to learn more? http://wapo.st/btHXd2
  • After losing a home to foreclosure, many are left struggling to escape bad credit. This NPR series looks at the stories of a few men and women who are working to overcome their negative credit histories after losing their homes: http://n.pr/bIws53
  • The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced this week that they will provide over $5 million in grants to improve housing counseling programs: http://bit.ly/cz4dt3
  • Last but not least, the Meyer Foundation announced this week that along with four other outstanding non-profit executives, our colleague Scott Schenkelberg, executive director of Miriam’s Kitchen, will receive an Exponent Award for his exceptional leadership! You can read the more about it in the Washington Post: http://wapo.st/a1NTVc. Congratulations to all!

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