Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News

“’There are several situations when these men and women can’t get a job or they’ve been turned away from family or something. We want to let them know we still thank them for all they’ve done for us.’”  Stand Down to give thanks to homeless vets

“’When you look at the faces of the women and children and actually participated in the event, they look like you and me,” Foster said. “These are working families that for whatever reason — the recession, economic turn — have found themselves in a place where they’re without a place to live and starting over.’”  Georgia Family Donates Cancelled Wedding Reception to Homeless (ABC)

“In the face of violence, people may simply be unable to fathom how an event could occur other than through mental illness, thought of often in non-medical terms such as ‘madness’ or ‘insanity.’”  How shootings stigmatize people living with mental illness (CNN)

“The Department of Human Services boasts that after ending their rent subsidy, 91 percent of rapid rehousing participants stay housed and don’t re-enter the city’s shelters or homeless programs. But that figure doesn’t include all the people who can’t get into housing in the first place.” Overextended Stay (Washington City Paper)

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