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Charities News

9 hours 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days ago
Safety trials of experimental drug at University of Oxford offers hope in west Africa, where virus has killed 53% of those infectedA healthy Briton is to become the first person to receive a potential new vaccine for the Ebola virus.The volunteer will be given the inoculation in a safety trial that [...]
Charities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and Care
3 days ago
The city government works to combat the issues that plague at-risk citizens by offering programs that range from providing meals to mental health evaluations. The previous year Columbia budgeted $800,000 to social service charities. Some of those charities ...
KOMU-TV via Google News 
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental Health
4 days ago
One in six with mental health problems attempt suicide while 40% say they have self-harmed, We Need to Talk coalition findsPeople with mental health problems in England are becoming more unwell while waiting to access talking treatments, with one in six attempting suicide, mental health charities an[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental Health
5 days ago
Exclusive: NHS England hopes to win agreement from families, charities, politicians and hospitals after years of controversyA consultation paper on the future shape of children's heart services has been launched by NHS England in a bid to win agreement from families, charities, politicians and hospi[...]
Children and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
6 days ago
Joseph Rowntree Foundation says office of budget responsibility should measure governments' performance and hold them to accountThe performance of future governments in tackling poverty should be monitored by the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) as part of a necessary "seismic[...]
PovertyChildrenCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
nterfaith of The Woodlands is a nonprofit social service agency providing numerous programs and services to meet the needs of The Woodlands and surrounding area. For more information about Interfaith’s programs and services, or to become a volunteer ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducation
1 week ago
he authorities have clarified in guidelines for the social service sector issued on Thursday. This is because the contact list belongs to the telcos or banks, and not the charity. Under the Personal Data Protection Act, fully implemented on July 2 ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Funds will be used to purchase medical supplies and to develop vaccines, therapies and better diagnostic toolsThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said on Wednesday it would spend $50m (£31m) on top of $10m already committed to support the emergency response to west Africa's Ebola outbrea[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
A study suggests that African American women in the US have a different picture of what unhealthy weight looks like than medical experts, prompting suggestions that pictures should be more widely used with health messages to counter the new normality of excess weightWhen most people around us are ov[...]
Charities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareWomens Issues
1 week ago
Labour criticises regulations to enable councils to contract out safeguarding services to charities - but waves them through anywayAny day now the regulations permitting English local authorities to outsource child protection services will be confirmed. The public howl of shock and outrage at the pr[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Hundreds of thousands of older people and their families forced to pay a dementia tax if they are struck down by the condition, charity warnsSign up to Society briefing email Continue reading...
Charities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
convicts, will also be celebrating its partnership with the Governor’s Office of Transition, Support and Reentry during the 10 a.m. event in Buford, according to a ...
Georgia CALLS, which aims to provide social services and entrepreneurship training to ex via Live.com News 
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Alzheimer's Society says it is unfair sufferers must pay for care while people with other conditions get treated by NHSHundreds of thousands of older people and their families are being forced to pay a "dementia tax" if they are struck down by the condition, a leading UK charity has warned[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
his question always confused me. Did people think that working in the voluntary sector wasn’t a social work job? Should I have held out for that local authority position? Nearly a year on, I find myself bluntly responding, “Thanks but I am one” to ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
old’s toy library commitment is her first venture into volunteering, time she is dedicating while completing the first of four years pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work at Victoria University. “I thought the toy library would be a good ...
The 25 via Live.com News 
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducation
1 week ago
ocial services workers try to convince a homeless man to get off Skid Row and seek help around the corner at the Volunteers of America building. But it often takes many attempts to finally get someone to accept the services they need, Los Angeles Homeless ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Study finds that for every £1 spent on the bus pass, more than £2.87 of benefits for society and wider economy were generatedEvery pound spent on concessionary bus travel for older people generates more than £2.87 of benefits for society and the wider economy, according to new research by co[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
1 week ago
The event, including Europes first transgender pride march, focused on celebrating new-found visibility and preparing for challenges aheadEvent photos shared via Guardian WitnessThis summer Brighton hosted Europes first ever trans pride march as part of its second annual Trans Pride weekend. Traditi[...]
HealthCharities
1 week ago
ITHRA invites volunteers from various colleges, National Social Service groups, Social workers students, etc to volunteer in any way and involve themselves in the service of these special children. The donations to MITHRA are eligible for tax exemption.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducation
1 week ago
Charity says health service feeling squeeze as shrinking budgets leave specialists struggling to cope with rising demandCancer services have been weakened by the coalition's shakeup of the NHS and lack the money to cope with the growing number of people getting the disease, a report on Monday claims[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
RACINE — Sexual Assault Services, a program of Lutheran Social Services, has been working to provide safe and compassionate support for survivors in the community for 15 years. Volunteer advocates are needed. The next Volunteer Advocate Training will ...
Journal Times via Google News 
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
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25 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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36 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[...]
 
234 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.
Appearing both startled and dismayed by the sharp increase, a year after [...]
 
243 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 [...]