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UM Law Helps Vets Obtain Millions in Benefits

University of Miami Law graduates have helped South Florida's homeless and at-risk Veterans collectively receive more than $3 million in benefits. Their success has led to a formal agreement between UM's Health Rights Clinic and the nonprofit Purpose Built Families…

Miami VA Employees Win Spirit of Community

Two employees of the Miami VA Medical Center were recognized this week with the 2018 Spirit of Community award from Purpose Built Families Foundation. Purpose Built CEO Seth Eisenberg announced recognition of Miami VA Social Workers Marsha Latham and Gina…

Hollywood Cleanup Brightens Streets and Lives

With dirty, foul-smelling streets a common complaint of local Hollywood residents and care of the homeless a top community concern, volunteers from the Church of Scientology dedicated their Saturday morning to helping with both. In what has become a monthly tradition, volunteers swept…

Equaliser: Bringing the Blockchain Home

Last year's wave of cryptocurrency sales has gained notoriety from multiple sectors, creating a massive influx of sales for ICOs and promising startups. Sadly enough, around 80 percent of these projects failed to make good on their promises, leaving investors…

Stand Together Announces Catalyst Program Will Include Reno-Based Organization

Stand Together Announces Catalyst Program Will Include Reno-Based Organization

Stand Together announced today that Reno-based non-profit Nevada Youth Empowerment Project (NYEP) would be one of 16 community organizations from across the country selected to participate in a unique Catalyst Program. NYEP's involvement will be part of the fourth installment of…

Dr. Arnold Stalk, PhD & SHARE Announce New Affordable Housing Model for Previously Homeless Families

Dr. Arnold Stalk, PhD & SHARE Announce New Affordable Housing Model for Previously Homeless Families

For more than four decades Dr. Arnold Stalk, PhD has developed dozens of notable emergency shelters, transitional housing and permanent rental housing developments in Nevada, California and throughout the U.S. and is Currently the Principal of Arnold Stalk Consulting and…

Homelessness in Orange County Can Be Solved

Illumination Foundation (IF) and hundreds of local advocates for the homeless came together at a presentation and panel surrounding the growing homelessness population throughout Southern California. Robert Watts, CEO of National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and Dr. James…

Despite Challenges, South Florida Continues to Make Progress Tackling Veteran Homelessness

Despite Challenges, South Florida Continues to Make Progress Tackling Veteran Homelessness

Purpose Built Families Foundation says the recently released 2017 HUD Point-in-Time Count includes important warnings for activists facing off against Veteran homelessness. While the report shows positive multi-year trends, hundreds of South Florida Veterans remain homeless and some of the…

Children’s Art Show Celebrates the Creativity and Resilience of Children Experiencing Homelessness

Chicago HOPES for Kids, a local nonprofit, is hosting an art show featuring artwork from the HOPES after school program that is held weekly in Chicago's homeless shelters. The show is on November 11th from 7 PM to 10 PM,…

Identifying and Reducing Homelessness

Understanding ModernGov is pleased to announce a new date for our training course 'Identifying and Reducing Homelessness', taking place in Central London on Tuesday 30th January.Our Identifying and Reducing Homelessness course is crucially timed to prepare you for the Homelessness…

VA Awards $2.2 Million to Purpose Built Families Homeless Veterans Program

VA Awards $2.2 Million to Purpose Built Families Homeless Veterans Program

Veteran homelessness in Florida has been cut in half since 2011 when the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs began funding the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program, SSVF, reports Purpose Built Families Foundation. Operation Sacred Trust, a community collaboration directed…

Khloe Kares, Non-Profit Led by 9-Year-Old, to Pass 1,000 Kare Bag Milestone

Khloe Kares, Non-Profit Led by 9-Year-Old, to Pass 1,000 Kare Bag Milestone

1,000th Kare Bag Day will take place at Skid Row on Sept. 16, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. with Khloe Thompson as keynote. ​LOS Venue: Skid RowLocation: 419 E 6th St, Los Angeles, California 90014 Dates and Times: Sept.16, 2017, 12:00 p.m.Cost: Free Nine-year-old…

TEDxTemecula Announces Speaker Lineup for Sixth Annual Conference

TEDxTemecula Announces Speaker Lineup for Sixth Annual Conference

Organizers at TEDxTemecula announced today the speaker and performer lineup for its sixth annual event happening Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Tickets are available at www.tedxtemecula.com.The theme this year is "On The Brink," and…

DJ Steve O American Veteran’s Radio World premiere of Battle Cry A Solider’s Anthem

DJ Steve O American Veteran’s Radio World premiere of Battle Cry A Solider’s Anthem

American Veteran's Radio DJ Steve"O" is one of the most committed DJ's I have ever had the pleasure of listening to in relation to veteran's causes. His show  "The Underground" on WAVR 97.0 can be heard on Fridays, in 183…

CalAtlantic Homes Makes Major Donation to HomeAid America

HomeAid America, a building industry charity and one of the nation's largest builders of housing for the homeless, announced today that CalAtlantic Homes has made a $50,000 donation in support of the organization via HomeAid's Corporate Partner program. Executive Chairman…

HomeAid Care Days at Haven ATL

HomeAid Care Days at Haven ATL

HomeAid Atlanta partnered with three Atlanta businesses for a series of HomeAid Care Days at Haven ATL.  Care Days are one of HomeAid's outreach initiatives: volunteer-driven work days during which needed repairs and upgrades are provided to service providers at…

MEDIA EVENT on Thursday, June 15: Saving Energy at a Shelter for the Homeless

Question: What happens when a group of creative U of T engineering students tries to make a homeless shelter greener?Answer: The lights go out. And then they come on again, exactly when they're needed!That's just one of the innovations that…

The Vital Connections: Affordable Housing and Healthy Communities for Foster Youth

Finding affordable housing in the Bay Area is a challenge for everyone. It is especially hard for foster youth, up to 50 percent of whom will experience homelessness at some point after leaving the system. Beyond Emancipation (B:E) provides safe…

LGBTQ Authors Tour of Color Kicks Off Tour in Memphis on Saturday, June 17

LGBTQ Authors Tour of Color Kicks Off Tour in Memphis on Saturday, June 17

The LGBTQ Tour of Color will kickoff the tour at the Memphis Tri-State Pride on Saturday, June 17, 10 am to 1 pm, at the Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown. The LGBTQ Tour of Color includes Authors Toni Newman, Victor Yates,…

Warrior Community Integration Model Proving Successful

Warrior Community Integration Model Proving Successful

Outcomes are proving that when a community improves collaboration to embrace its veterans, the impact on veterans and the communities they live in is overwhelmingly positive. America’s Warrior Partnership’s third annual Community Integration Survey illustrates that in communities where coordinated,…

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