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Posted byon July 12, 2012 at 11:07 AM EDT
Beth McCullough works tirelessly to make sure that the homeless kids she rescues become successful young adults and with 87% of her "kids" going on to higher education, her work has paid off.
Posted byon July 12, 2012 at 10:57 AM EDT
When the Ali Forney Center opened it was a one of a kind opportunity for homeless LGBT kids in New York City, and now it has become the largest and most comprehensive organization dedicated to homeless LGBT youth in the country.
Posted byon July 12, 2012 at 10:45 AM EDT
The journey through homelessness is never easy, especially for a child. Unfortunately, schools, housing agencies, and homeless service providers have historically referred families back and forth for resources but rarely worked hand-in-hand to meet the particular needs of school-age children. That's why programs like Project Community Connections are working to provide hope for those suffering from homelessness.
Posted byon July 12, 2012 at 10:31 AM EDT
MCBOSS's efforts on behalf of homeless families have provided a vehicle for helping change lives and make a difference. The rapid re-housing strategy is allowing families to overcome their housing crisis more quickly and at lower cost than providing shelter or transitional housing. There is renewed hope of attaining the Mercer Alliance’s goal of ending homelessness in our community.
Posted byon July 12, 2012 at 10:17 AM EDT
At The Night Ministry, Paul Hamann works to create programs and environments that accept youth for who they are without question and provide them with a variety of developmentally appropriate services that are the platform for them to begin to realize their dreams, to claim this land as their own. Those services form a continuum of care that includes street outreach and extends to a two-year transitional living program.
Posted byon July 12, 2012 at 10:08 AM EDT
Larkin Street began as a small, volunteer-run drop-in center and modest street outreach program aimed to give homeless kids on San Francisco’s streets a safe refuge and over time has grown to offer the full spectrum of care that disconnected youth need to be safe, healthy, and build the skills for self-sufficiency.
Posted byon June 26, 2012 at 5:06 PM EDT
In Colorado, summer food programs don't only provide healthy meals for kids -- they become gathering places, where families come to access much-needed services and receive the "spiritual and community help they need."
Posted byon June 20, 2012 at 2:26 PM EDT
When a child is seriously ill, a parent shouldn’t have to worry that an insurer would deny coverage due to the child’s pre-existing condition. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Alycia Steinberg no longer worries that her daughter won't get the treatment she needs
Posted byon June 19, 2012 at 4:45 PM EDT
A Neighborhood Christian Center initiative is working to support young mothers during the first year of their babies’ lives by providing critical information on maternal and child health.
Posted byon June 18, 2012 at 4:02 PM EDT
In partnership with the USDA's Summer Food Service Program, Catholic Charities begins their second year providing meals nutritious summer meals to children in Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties in South Texas.