Friday Round-Up: this week in the news

  • This week is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. I hope you’re joining us for the Walkathon tomorrow! www.helpthehomelessdc.org
  • The poverty rate in the U.S. rose to 14.3% last year – the highest level in more than 50 years. The Washington Post tells the story of one woman who has been hit hard by the tough job market: http://wapo.st/9C8OuZ
  • More than 500 mental health professionals from around the world gathered this week in D.C. for a conference dedicated to promoting equity in mental health: http://bit.ly/bPbub5
  • Last year, mental illness affected 20% of Americans – that’s one person in every five! http://bit.ly/dgo7rT
  • More cities have begun offering free storage to homeless men and women: http://usat.ly/bwgIf3

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