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Charities News

5 hours ago
Holli Baer hugs volunteer Keith Vergeson at the Chelsea House, a transitional home for women in need. (Photo: Democrat files ). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. Affinity. The Faculty & Friends Club of Florida State University: For faculty, ...
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General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducationWomens Issues
1 day ago
Have we reached peak ice bucket yet? Now George Bush, Anna Wintour and Cheryl Cole have taken the ALS ice bucket challengeWe thought wed reached peak ice bucket earlier this week but with former US presidents getting involved, it seems theres no end to this chilly challenge.In case youve been livin[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
2 days ago
If not for the group's provision of key resources and social services, labeling Hamas as unequivocally and exclusively a terrorist organization would be accurate, all-encompassing. But what is one to make of this ... There is a wide range of social service providers in the Palestinian territorie[...]
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General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducationGerontology
3 days ago
Everyone from Britney Spears to Mark Zuckerberg to Oprah are taking part in the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for the neurodegenerative illness ALS. Heres a round-up of the best so far
Videos and images of celebrities taking part in the ice bucket challenge are circulating social media.[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
6 days ago
Fears are growing that tenants will default on their payments once they are transferred to universal creditPeople on benefits are being told by housing associations to make extra rent payments in advance from now on, to avoid ending up in financial difficulties and then in court once they are transf[...]
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Agencies call for global response as WHO admits extraordinary measures are needed to contain disease amid rampant fearThe magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, which has killed more than 1,000 people, has been vastly underestimated and will require extraordinary measures, on a massive scal[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
A volunteer of the Clear Lake Gleaners inspects a pre-packed box of food that is distributed as part of the California Department of Social Services Drought Food Assistance Program. The boxes are given away from 8 a.m. to noon on Mondays and ...
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General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
hat’s one of the things David Rudolph became aware of as he biked around Detroit. As a board member of the social services agency, Neighborhood Services Organization and an avid cyclist, he realized a charity bike ride would be a good way to raise money ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Charity and scientists criticise drug approval body for not offering abiraterone to sufferers until after chemotherapyThe decision not to offer a life-extending drug to prostate cancer sufferers until after they have received chemotherapy is a "kick in the teeth" for patients, a charity ha[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Delays mean that in some areas of England cancer patients have up to a 61% higher risk of dying within a year of diagnosisThousands of people are dying early of cancer every year because of an "inexcusable postcode lottery" in how quickly the NHS diagnoses and treats the disease, a leading[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Inspired by the 99% campaign and Young London, wed like you to share your photographs and stories of young people who interest and impress you From neknominating to mass unemployment to riot vans, negative portrayals of young people are commonplace in mainstream media. Despite this, recent research [...]
Charities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
he Social Service Institute, the training arm of the National Council of Social Service, also worked with the COC’s office to develop a guide to help charities guard against conflicts of interest and improve administration and control. The COC’s ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
In its submission to a Senate committee examining the social services budget measures, Carers Australia have warned that policies such as reviews for Disability Support Pension recipients, the lowering of pension indexation and the six-month wait for the ...
Brisbane Times via Google News 
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
ocial Services Minister Kevin Andrews is sweating it out in regional New South Wales raising money for Carers Australia in the annual Pollie Pedal bike ride. But while Carers Australia will be the ''chief beneficiary'' of the charity event, gaining $750 ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
Laura Sherlock's medication lets her live with the condition. But charity says too few sufferers receive the best help availableLaura Sherlock used to be a professional musician, playing the sackbut, a form of early trombone, in ensembles around the world. She is clever, talented, has a great sense [...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
The Department of Social Services has released an options paper regarding the replacement of the embattled Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC). The main driver behind the repeal of the ACNC is to remove unnecessary 'red tape', ...
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General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Charity launches advice scheme following donation from Martin Lewis after survey finds many clients have payday loansFinancial advice is to be offered to people being referred to food banks after research showed an "alarming" increase in those suffering money problems.Food bank charity the[...]
Charities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
The childrens charity Kids Company has been campaigning for changes to the delivery of care to vulnerable young people in the UK. Wed like to hear what changes you think are necessary and why
According to leading childrens charities such as the NSPCC and Barnados many young people living in the U[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and Care
1 week ago
ISN works within the public school system, determining student needs and establishing relationships with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers and parent and volunteer organization to provide needed resources. The nonprofit ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and Care
2 weeks ago
Residents in Xiamen, Fujian provice, are finding it easier to avail of social services thanks to "self-service" machines at the city's administrative service centers with volunteers on hand to explain the procedures. Chen Lufeng, a 39-year-old who applied for a ...
What's on Xiamen via Google News 
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
2 weeks ago
e La Cruz, a lifetime resident of Findlay who has been the pastor of Harvest Time International Ministries for two and a half years, holds a degree in social work and volunteers regularly at Choices Behavioral Healthcare, which offers treatment for drug ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
2 weeks ago
olunteers can assist with Tools for School packing events 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and Aug. 19 at The Salvation Army’s Social Services Administration Building, 1887 Front St. NE, Salem. Packing volunteers will move from station to station filling a new ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducation
2 weeks ago
COLCHESTER — In July, United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, in partnership with Colchester Social Services, launched a monthly distribution of the organization's mobile food pantry to serve those struggling with hunger and food insecurity.
Norwich Bulletin via Google News 
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
2 weeks ago
... the social service side. Sister Annalee's focus has been on the social services, which today operates from Hosea House at 2635 Gravois Ave., using a case management focus and offering food, clothing, a thrift store and utility and rent assistance. ... TEACHING: Taught at St. Louise de Marill[...]
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General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducation
2 weeks ago
Coalition of 13 UK aid charities says Gaza is 'on the edge' and its people need food, household items and medical careA coalition of aid charities is launching an appeal to help hundreds of thousands of people who have fled their homes in Gaza.The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), which brings to[...]
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21 weeks ago
Approximately 2.2 million service members make up the U.S. all-volunteer force in the active, National Guard, and Reserve components, representing less than one percent of all U.S. citizens. Furthermore, veterans constitute seven percent of the country’s population, or almost 22 million persons, w[...]
 

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32 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social worker Lisa Wessan knows personally how debilitating compassion fatigue can feel — emotionally and physically. She was one of many social workers who volunteered to help the people of New York City cope with the grief and uncertainty after the terrorist attacks o[...]
 
230 weeks ago
From the NYT:The Bloomberg administration said Friday that the number of people living on New York’s streets and subways soared 34 percent in a year, signaling a setback in one of the city’s most intractable problems.
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239 weeks ago
Charming, as always:Although the government distributed billions of these food coupons, or food stamps, over the last half-century, only a small number have survived since they were replaced by a debit-card-like system. Now this coupon — and the master dye used to make the plate that created it [...]