homelessness
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Every October, advocates against domestic violence all across the nation prepare themselves for the kickoff of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which begins October 1. At Calvary Women’s Services, many of the women who have entered…
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Increasing Digital Resources for People Who are Homeless
Last month, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced the winner of their Project REACH (Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless) initiative: a mobile application that provides resources for people who are homeless and those…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
“Ten by 20. That’s the most ambitious goal laid out by the Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force…” Gray, Task Force Unveil Proposals for Affordable Housing (Washington City Paper) Also included: a PDF of the full report…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
“The percentage of women among sheltered veterans increased by 1.8 percentage points between 2010 and 2011 and by 2.3 percentage points since 2009.” http://huff.to/15CgTT9 Today we celebrate International Women’s Day! How are you getting invol…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
“A shortage of affordable housing for larger families with four or more children is a big factor behind crowded conditions at the District’s main family homeless shelter…” http://wapo.st/YJMTCL How the Affordable Care Act will help incre…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
A source of stress-relief for the 600 homeless children at D.C. General shelter: http://wapo.st/WLMLB3 A “history” of homelessness in D.C.: http://wapo.st/XKyPVl What the sequestration may mean for homelessness, hunger, and jobs: http://bit.ly/1…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
Hot topic this week: Homeless children and families in DC and around the country. Washington Post’s two-part feature on the 600 kids living at the D.C. General shelter (http://wapo.st/VPEwBB) and how we can fix this (http://wapo.st/X2DUvT). In D.C.…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
Cool business model – this bike rack business in Cleveland employs men who are homeless to help give them a fresh start: http://bit.ly/XNru70 “Successful and Schizophrenic:” one woman’s inspiring story about how a mental illness diagnosis di…
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The Dangers of Hypothermia
Men and women who are homeless are vulnerable on the streets in so many ways. They may suffer from untreated medical conditions, hunger, or even become the victims of violence. But the winter months pose yet another risk to the health and well-being…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
For the first time in more than six years, the unemployment rate for adult women has surpassed that for adult men: http://nyti.ms/XDmsAr Colder weather in the southwest means more people are seeking shelter than usual in some parts of the country: h…
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