CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) today announced the 24 communities that will receive funding to accelerate and deepen efforts to improve the health of their populations.
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A global organization has recognized several philanthropic entrepreneurs in hopes that the honor will benefit their causes around the world.
The Schwab Foundation announced on Monday that 33 individuals have been named its Social Entrepreneurs of the Year -- an award that honors individuals who are pushing for progress on a variety of issues affecting underserved communities.
Already seeing fewer people sleeping in shelters and on the street, a coalition to end Lancaster County homelessness is pushing forward with a sharper focus on veterans and new funding.
Coalition leaders said Wednesday that Lancaster County is the only Pennsylvania community selected for a competitive, national initiative called Zero: 2016 to end chronic and veterans homelessness within two years.
This piece by Community Solutions President Rosanne Haggerty appeared on February 19, 2015 alongside several others in a Room for Debate feature in the New York Times.
The world is full of complex social problems for which no reliable, cost effective solutions have been found. Homelessness is not one of them.
Last week, the Coordinating Council on Homelessness released its annual report that showed significant progress in addressing homelessness in Morgantown while briefing citizens on its future plans to hopefully eliminate the situation.
After taking part in the nation-wide 100,000 Homes Campaign, an initiative in which more than 186 communities worked to find permanent homes for 105,000 chronic and medically vulnerable, homeless Americans in a span of four years. The CCOH assisted in rehousing 206 homeless persons between 2013-2014, a 42 percent increase from the previous year.
A much-anticipated report was released this week, offering a new snapshot of the Ann Arbor area's homeless population.
It shows 387 people were found experiencing homelessness in Washtenaw County on Jan. 28, a figure down 24 percent from the last point-in-time count in 2013.
Yesterday, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joined federal, state and local leaders to celebrate a momentous achievement in the fight to end veteran homelessness. Over the course of 100 days, the Commonwealth of Virginia decreased veteran homelessness by 75 percent. The fastest drop in veteran homelessness ever made by a state.
The accomplishment builds on the success of a growing number of municipalities, including Phoenix, Salt Lake City and New Orleans who have ended or significantly decreased the number of homeless veterans in their communities.
New Orleans announced in early January that it was the first major city in the country to meet a goal issued by the Obama administration in 2010: ending veteran homelessness.
But despite dedicated efforts across the country to meet the goal by the end of 2015, and a renewed push last year after Michelle Obama’s announcement of the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, there has been no standard or official definition of what “eliminating veteran homelessness” really means.
On Monday, a sense of anticipation filled the HOPE Community cafeteria as Big Bend Homeless Coalition Director Susan Pourciau stood to deliver news she hopes could one day put her out of a job.
Tallahassee's homeless population is steadily dropping based on preliminary results from last week's three-day Point-in-Time survey, Pourciau announced. It shows 777 people reported being homeless compared to the 805 participants in the 2014 survey.
Even as federal officials back off a plan to end chronic homelessness nationwide by the end of next year, homeless advocates say they still think the goal is attainable in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Norman are among 71 cities nationwide included in a national initiative to find housing for homeless veterans and chronically homeless people over the next two years. Although federal deadlines have changed, homeless advocates in Oklahoma City plan to move forward with their original goals.