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Charities News

12 hours ago
Brixton People's Kitchen's answer to the 18m tons of edible food wasted in Britain every year is to create a network of volunteer collectors and cooks to divert food about to be discarded by local businesses in south London and then make it into delicious, wholesome dishes for whoever shows up. They[...]
Children and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
2 days ago
Survey by Fostering Network finds almost a quarter of families rarely receive full details about children placed with themFoster families are being put at risk because local authorities are failing to share vital information about vulnerable children with them, according to a charity.A survey carrie[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
2 days ago
llen was attending Oakland Community College where she was pursuing a career in social work, while also working at O'Mara's and volunteering with autistic children. Her father Ken Allen said seeing the amount of people who were touched by his daughter in ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
2 days ago
sk friends, family members or coworkers for their favorite charities. Check your local paper, your city’s website or even contact local law enforcement or social service agency. 2. Next, look for organizations with operating budgets less than $1 million.
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
2 days ago
ocal artisans also will sell handmade crafts, and local social service and education organizations will be on hand. Children can create their own souvenirs at a special arts and crafts tent and community partners including Catholic Charities, the Center ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducation
3 days ago
The community is invited to join with The Leaf-Chronicle and the Buddy Ball Special Needs Athletic League – winner of the 2013 Readers Choice Social Service Agency of the Year – for a big day of volunteerism on Make A Difference Day. The Leaf-Chronicle ...
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle via Google News 
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
3 days ago
roups like Lutheran Social Service and Catholic Charities led the way in helping the Hmong find homes, jobs and English language classes, Mr. Allen said, and political leaders like former St. Paul mayor George Latimer openly welcomed the new refugees.
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismMinorities and Immigration
5 days ago
hajin was introduced to the world of social work during his first year in college. “I did not know about the NSS nor did I take a membership in it back then. Initially, I started as a volunteer for certain social work groups without any membership.
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducation
6 days ago
Volunteering Australia isn’t alone in that. We received six months of extra funding from the Department of Social Services in June,” Williamson said. “We are anxiously awaiting to see the results of deliberations within the department to see if we ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Vaccine trials under way as experts fear disease could become endemic in worst-hit areas of Guinea, Sierra Leone and LiberiaExperimental drugs are to be fast-tracked into west Africa so that they can be tested and, if they work, save lives in the Ebola epidemic, which, experts say, is spiralling out[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
A Minnesota nonprofit could be required to repay $870,000 in taxpayer funds after a state audit found that its leaders spent government money on personal or questionable expenses, including bonuses, trips to resorts, and a car loan for the charity's top ...
philanthropy.com via Google News 
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Guardian event hears shadow health secretary call for a single health and social care service to support the ageing population How can older peoples skills be valued after lifes rush hour? More on the Guardians Ageing Population project
Housing, charities and community services must[...]
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1 week ago
Helen Edwards left a career in frontline social work and charity management for a job on Whitehall; now she's the DCLG's deputy permanent secretary. ... As the deputy permanent secretary and director general for localism at the Department for Communities and Local Government – the remit of[...]
Civil Service World via Google News 
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
1 week ago
incinnati police said the 15 people living at the camp on West Fifth Street were connected with social service programs and had found stable housing. "The youth, as well as the chronically homeless, of this city matter to us, and we are committed to ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
he program begins with a panel presentation led by Alberto Cardelle, East Stroudsburg University dean of Health Sciences, on the important role of culture in delivering social services. Cardelle has a distinguished career in linking academic preparation ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and Care
1 week ago
Late detection of condition in 46% of sufferers can greatly reduce chances of survival, warns Cancer Research UKAlmost half of people who get cancer are diagnosed late, which makes treatment less likely to succeed and reduces their chances of survival, Cancer Research UK warns on Monday.In a report,[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
Routine immunisation of schoolboys would curb spread of certain types of cancer, argues Royal Society for Public HealthA public health charity has called on the government to routinely immunise boys at school with the HPV vaccine, as already happens with girls, to curb the spread of certain types of[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and Care
1 week ago
Dozens of new infections identified and scores of bodies discovered during indoor quarantine period, claim authoritiesSierra Leoneans celebrated the end of a three-day lockdown that was aimed at stemming the world's worst ever Ebola epidemic, as authorities claimed the scheme had identified dozens o[...]
Charities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
ack Markell during a reception and dinner in Dover Tuesday, Oct. 14. The Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards program is sponsored by Delaware Health and Social Services, the Division of State Service Centers, the State Office of Volunteerism ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
NSPCC report calls for action to prevent half of all family reunifications ending in return to care systemHalf of all children reunited with their families after leaving the care system end up returning to it, according to research that suggests a failure to support them is costing the taxpayer &pou[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and Care
1 week ago
ome of the club’s upcoming projects include assisting the Ashland Animal Rescue Fund in working with dogs and cats, volunteering for Westwood Cleanup Days, raking leaves for the elderly, and volunteering with social service agencies at The Neighborhood ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismGerontology
1 week ago
enator Mitch Fifield, the Assistant Minister for Social Services, also spoke at the opening ceremony, telling the audience that the Government would aim to work in a way that would not disrupt volunteering efforts. “I think it’s important that ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
If vaccine tested on Ruth Atkins and other healthy volunteers is found to work, it will be fast-tracked for use in west AfricaA woman in Oxford has become the first British volunteer to be injected with an experimental Ebola vaccine, which, if it works, will be fast-tracked for use in west Africa.In[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
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26 weeks ago
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38 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[...]
 
236 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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244 weeks ago
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