Big rise in homeless young people in Burnley UK

HOMELESSNESS figures in Burnley have shot up by 60 per cent in the past 12 months as scores of young people struggle to keep a roof over their head. Rising youth unemployment and an increase in the number of parents who cannot afford to let children live rent-free at home after finishing school have been […] Continue reading →

That first night, surrounded by strangers, still shell-shocked after her family was cast onto the street, Tiara Reado shrank back into childhood. The teenager stayed glued to her mother’s side, following her around the Star of Hope shelter like a toddler. When the older woman stirred, Tiara stirred with her, whispering, “Mommy, where are you […] Continue reading →

Short-Term Cart & Belongings Storage

Vancouver’s homeless and under housed population often have appointments they must keep, including job and housing interviews. Unfortunately, many service organizations are not able to accommodate this population’s bins, shopping carts and totes carrying their belongings. Providing a storage facility in the DTES assists by establishing a place where the homeless can take their belongings […] Continue reading →

VA Announces New Grants to Help End Veterans Homelessness

WASHINGTON, Jul 17, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the award of nearly $100 million in grants that will help approximately 42,000 homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families. The grants are going to 151 community agencies in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. “We […] Continue reading →

Facts about homeless education

Final national numbers for the 2008-2009 school year have not yet been compiled by the U.S. Department of Education. According to the most recent federal data, in the 2008-2009 school year, 954,914 homeless children and youth were enrolled in public schools. This is a 20 percent increase from the 2007-2008 school year, and a 41% […] Continue reading →