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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
The number of students who are homeless in one DC suburb is expected to reach new record of 2,500 students as homelessness grows: http://wapo.st/RWJrCk A local rabbi and pastor weigh in about the rise of homeless families in DC, and the scarcity of…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
A former health legislator reflects on his son’s life struggling with mental illness and homelessness, and what could have been done to help him: http://wapo.st/R2VgWP With Domestic Violence Awareness Month coming to close, here are some ways you…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
In the DC area, “family homelessness is on the rise — straining services, filling shelters and forcing parents and their children to sleep in cars, parks, and bus and train stations” http://wapo.st/QQKtih. Are budget cuts to blame for empty be…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
Just in time for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Maryland announces two new laws to help protect victims of domestic violence: http://wapo.st/SYcDVl The high cost of domestic violence: http://nydn.us/OBkk8C “D.C. public housing officials said W…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
Not only is homelessness growing in the District, but poverty is also rising in local suburbs: http://wapo.st/OWlgP5 “Every citizen of the United States is presumed to have the right to vote; however, not having a permanent address interferes with…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
A look at the impact of government programs on poverty rates: http://wapo.st/QYSCmk “I was embarrassed. I was 14, and I was homeless.” – one student’s story about being homeless in high school: http://n.pr/TdE97y Mental health budget cuts ac…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
New York Times photography piece on homeless youths: http://nyti.ms/QiMQti Following the 2012 presidential race? Here’s a look at how Obama and Romney stack up when it comes to nonprofits. “D.C.’s child poverty rate is well above the natio…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
NPR takes a look at the mental illness stigma in African-American communities: http://n.pr/PArc1u Here’s a neat report on charitable giving: http://philanthropy.com/section/How-America-Gives/621/. Plus, a look at how D.C. gives: http://bit.ly/RG4p…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
The challenges of “screening” for domestic violence: http://reut.rs/NpzKvU New York City – along with DC – has seen huge increases in shelter needs over the past year: http://nyti.ms/OmQ8x2 Summer is winding down and school will be starting…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
This article says ending homelessness should start locally – right here in D.C. What do you think? http://huff.to/MyJe2X New York City’s guaranteed shelter policy attracts more homeless families than local organizations have space for: http://ny…
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