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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
We’re so grateful to our amazing staff who stayed at our programs during this week’s storm to make sure women at Calvary were safe and sound. Here’s a story about some of the other local organizations that offered food and shelter throughout H…
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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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