August 13, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

An example of how programs can change lives: “Say it Loud, Say it Proud: I Used to Be Homeless” from Change.org http://bit.ly/beX4w8 “Bringing health care to the homeless” on Cape Cod…
August 10, 2010

Stories of Struggle and Hope

I passed by one of the large emergency shelters yesterday afternoon while walking back to my office.  Standing outside, holding a trash bag filled with her belongings, was a woman who had lived at Ca…
August 9, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

A new report says a rising number of older women are losing their homes due to poverty and experiencing homelessness. http://bit.ly/aHkTd6 In Seattle hundreds more could be sleeping on the streets if…
August 3, 2010

Mental Health Budget Cuts Occurring Nationwid…

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in any given year, one in four adults suffers from a mental disorder. This number is even higher amongst those who are experiencing homelessness,…
August 2, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

Under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, passed in 2008 but only now making its way into the workplace, treatment limits for substance abuse and mental health conditions such as depre…
July 27, 2010

Another (In) Kind of Giving: Part 1

There is something magical about Monday mornings.  I know that may sound crazy, so let me explain.  The weekend is over, and it’s back to work or school—back to the grind.  Enter work day routi…
July 23, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

From CNN: The job market continues to recover as unemployment rates drop in 39 states. http://bit.ly/9aQVJI There was a lot of news regarding the vote for the extension of unemployment benefits. Here…
July 20, 2010

Accessing Detox in the District

See if this sounds familiar to you: I know I should work out more.  I keep intending to do so, but every time I set my mind to some new plan, something comes up.  I am great at getting in my own way…
July 16, 2010

Friday Round-Up: This week in the news

The Department of Veteran Affairs has acknowledged that women are nearly four times as likely as men to end up homeless. From NPR “Female Veterans Struggle To Stay Off Streets” http://n.pr/9kx8AI…
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