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Homeless charities warn cuts are pushing up number of rough sleepers


The first signs of a homelessness crisis in England’s towns and cities are emerging, with increases in rough sleeping, street drinking, crime and antisocial behaviour as a result of swingeing cuts to hostel and housing services, according to a report published on Wednesday. 6 more words

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G.I. Go program looks to save Newark's homeless veterans from infamous 'Heroes Highway'


They call it “Heroes Highway,” but the stretch along Market Street outside Newark Penn Station doesn’t resemble anything close to its namesake.

Men and women lie at uncomfortable angles, half asleep against benches and cement columns.

Source: http://www.nj.com

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1.5 million Americans spend some time in emergency or temporary shelters

Currently, Rice writes, about 1.5 million Americans spend some time in emergency or temporary shelters every year. Since 2007, the number of families with children living in shelters and other emergency housing has increased by approximately 32 percent.

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Section 8 voucher program has been around for nearly 40 years

“These kinds of cuts are really unprecedented,” Rice told me. “The Section 8 voucher program has been around for nearly 40 years—it was created during the Nixon Administration and has had strong, bipartisan support for its entire history. 28 more words

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Local teens cope with loss of sex-ed

With one of the highest teen pregnancy rates among industrialized countries and 19 million new sexually-transmitted infections each year, the United States needs youth sex education classes. 98 more words

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Restoration of Health and Disability funding

SF spokesperson Barbara Smyth welcomes decision to restore funding to health and disability organisations

Longford Sinn Féin Spokesperson Barbara Smyth has welcomed the news that 30 health and disability organisations , which included The Irish Heart Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, are to have their funding restored until the end of the year. 184 more words

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In Sacramento, Budget Cuts Leave Homeless Without Bathrooms, Water Overnight


Faced with a $200 million deficit accumulated over the past five years, Sacramento, Calif., like many other struggling municipalities, is severely cutting back.

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