Socioeconomics

Youth Emerging Stronger Announces the Appointment of Aaron Liskin to its Board of Directors

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 4:54pm

LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Youth Emerging Stronger (YES), formerly known as Los Angeles Youth Network, announces the appointment of Aaron Liskin to its Board of Directors.

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  • LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Youth Emerging Stronger (YES), formerly known as Los Angeles Youth Network, announces the appointment of Aaron Liskin to its Board of Directors.
  • Aaron is a partner at well-known boutique entertainment litigation law firm Kinsella, Weitzman, Iser, Kump & Aldisert LLP (KWIKA).
  • Growing up in Los Angeles, I am deeply saddened by the extent of our city's homelessness epidemic and its ever-increasing population of youth homeless.
  • Annually, YES houses over 325 youth, provides more than 16,000 bed nights and 97,000 meals, to youth 12-24 years old.

2020 Census Begins In-Person Count of People Living in Group Quarters

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 10:25pm

The Census Bureau works directly with group quarters administrators in responding to the 2020 Census on behalf of residents to ensure a complete and accurate census count.

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  • The Census Bureau works directly with group quarters administrators in responding to the 2020 Census on behalf of residents to ensure a complete and accurate census count.
  • The 2020 Census offers several response options for people living in group living arrangements, including electronic response options where an administrator fills in data for each person who stayed at the facility on April 1, 2020.
  • The Census Bureau continues to coordinate with group quarters administrators to assist in counting people living in group quarter facilities, including contacting group quarters facilities between February 3 and March 6 as part of the Group Quarters Advance Contact Operation .
  • As part of the Group Quarters Operation, Census Bureau workers will also count people experiencing homelessness between September 22 and September 24 .

A Safe Haven Announces 2020 Inaugural Top Sponsors for Global Virtual Run/Walk to End Homelessness

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 1:00pm

CHICAGO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A Safe Haven (ASH), an internationally acclaimed top Chicago-based 501 3 nonprofit dedicated to preventing, addressing and ending homelessness, is proud to announce the top Inaugural sponsors for first ever Global Virtual Run/Walk to End Homelessness.

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  • CHICAGO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A Safe Haven (ASH), an internationally acclaimed top Chicago-based 501 3 nonprofit dedicated to preventing, addressing and ending homelessness, is proud to announce the top Inaugural sponsors for first ever Global Virtual Run/Walk to End Homelessness.
  • Today we are proud to be producing the first ever GLOBAL Virtual RUN/WALK To End Homelessness!"
  • All event proceeds will go to A Safe Haven Foundation, a 501 3 nonprofit and are tax deductible, in accordance with the law.
  • A Safe Haven provides the tools for each individual to overcome the root causes of homelessness through a holistic and scalable model.

"Amidst Pandemic, Aureus Tech Systems Teams Up with New National Nonprofit, EEqual, to Support Students in Poverty"

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 3:52pm

Because of this pandemic, over 64,000 schools have been forced to close in the United States, leaving some students in need without access to shelter or food.

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  • Because of this pandemic, over 64,000 schools have been forced to close in the United States, leaving some students in need without access to shelter or food.
  • Abhishek Pakhira, COO of digital transformation company Aureus Tech Systems and member of EEqual development board, says he is thrilled to be a part of an organization that is working to combat "homelessness at the root."
  • Aureus will be sponsoring at least one scholar a year to assist in EEqual's efforts to providing homeless students with a college education.
  • "We are a 100% youth-led volunteer organization," said Manar "so we depend on people coming out to support us at events or online donations."

With $7 Million in Grant Funding, Trinity Church Wall Street Joins Urgent Call for Racial Justice and Responds to COVID-19 Impacts

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 9:30pm

The 57 grantsannounced today range from $50,000 to $300,000 and total $6.86 million.

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  • The 57 grantsannounced today range from $50,000 to $300,000 and total $6.86 million.
  • "Trinity established racial justice and homelessness as our New York City funding priorities last year.Now COVID-19 is magnifying the inequities in our city the very inequities that our grants are designed to address," said the Rev.
  • Phillip A. Jackson, Priest-in-Charge and Vicar of Trinity Church Wall Street.
  • "The pandemic has strengthened Trinity's calling and commitment to end the cycles of mass homelessness and mass incarceration."

Destroying Parker Center a ‘Shameful’ Move by City; Building Could Have Housed Hundreds of L.A.’s Homeless

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 1:10am

At the time, advocates fought fiercely to preserve and repurpose the former police headquarters as homeless housing, even commissioning both engineering and architectural studies of the building to show the feasibility of creating over 700 housing units for the homeless.

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  • At the time, advocates fought fiercely to preserve and repurpose the former police headquarters as homeless housing, even commissioning both engineering and architectural studies of the building to show the feasibility of creating over 700 housing units for the homeless.
  • The advocates even went as far as to hold a mournful candlelight march and funeral for Parker Center on September 5, 2018 shortly after City Council cemented its vote to raze the building in favor of a luxury office tower for city workers.
  • Now, with the buildingand its potential for desperately needed additional homeless housing unitsgone, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to scrap plans for the replacement office building.
  • View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200618005967/en/

"Seattle Seniors Strong" Raises $300,000 for Homeless, Homebound Seniors

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 3:35pm

"I'm delighted that our community stepped up to assist the most vulnerable," said Dwayne J. Clark, founder and CEO of Aegis Living.

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  • "I'm delighted that our community stepped up to assist the most vulnerable," said Dwayne J. Clark, founder and CEO of Aegis Living.
  • The virus has caused financial uncertainty, fear and isolation, all things we hope to help them overcome."
  • During the two-month campaign, PMSC served nearly 5,400 meals and provided 6,300 bags of groceries to seniors.
  • The staff features five social workers who have helped more than 300 homeless seniors find safe and secure housing.

Connectivity a critical digital lifeline for Ottawa women experiencing domestic violence during COVID-19

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 1:00pm

OTTAWA, June 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rogers Communications today announced partnerships with Ottawa womens shelters, providing connectivity to support vulnerable Canadians during this global health crisis.

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  • OTTAWA, June 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rogers Communications today announced partnerships with Ottawa womens shelters, providing connectivity to support vulnerable Canadians during this global health crisis.
  • Whether calling emergency services, accessing support, or staying in touch with loved ones, the donations are aimed at helping vulnerable women with their immediate and crisis needs.
  • At Cornerstone, we help women transform their lives after experiencing homelessness, and because of COVID-19, vulnerable women are physically, emotionally, and socially isolated because of many factors, namely barriers to technology, said acting Executive Director, Martine Dore, Cornerstone Housing For Women.
  • To learn more about all the ways Rogers is helping to support Canadians through this critical time, please visit here .

Homeful Foundation Brings RV Shelters To California Homeless Facing COVID-19 Exposure

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 3:00pm

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., June 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The homeless population in California faces a grim challenge in the face of COVID-19.

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  • LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., June 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The homeless population in California faces a grim challenge in the face of COVID-19.
  • Homeful Foundation an innovative not for profit organization that partners with homeowners to eliminate homelessness, is helping address this pressing and critical need of homeless families needing to isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic, by providing RV trailers for homeless families in three counties throughout California.Through a $500,000 donation from an Anonymous donor, Homeful has purchased 28 RV trailers to date.
  • In a major expansion of this initiative, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is donating $250,000 to purchase 12 additional trailers.
  • Presently, the RVs are housing families in Northern and Southern California towns including Salinas, San Bernardino and Santa Cruz.

2020 Census Workers to Count Population Experiencing Homelessness in September

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 7:30pm

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced the new schedule for counting people experiencing homelessness in the 2020 Census.

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  • The U.S. Census Bureau has announced the new schedule for counting people experiencing homelessness in the 2020 Census.
  • People experiencing homelessness will be counted where they are staying when census takers visit between September 22-24.
  • Census statistics are crucial to programs and service providers that support people experiencing homelessness.
  • A complete and accurate 2020 Census can ultimately help organizations provide better services, more food and improved shelter options to those in need.