Archive for June, 2007


VA homeless offers a wide array of special programs and initiatives specifically designed to help homeless veterans live as self-sufficiently and independently as possible. In fact,VA is the only Federal agency that provides substantial hands-on assistance directly to homeless persons. Although limited to veterans and their dependents, VA’s major homeless-specific programs constitute the largest integrated network of homeless treatment and assistance services in the country.
VA’s specialized homeless veterans treatment programs have grown and developed since they were first authorized in 1987. The programs strive to offer a continuum of services that include:
aggressive outreach to those veterans living on streets and in shelters who otherwise would not seek assistance;
clinical assessment and referral to needed medical treatment for physical and psychiatric disorders, including substance abuse;
long-term sheltered transitional assistance, case management, and rehabilitation;
employment assistance and linkage with available income supports; and
supported permanent housing. more info

  • Wear orange on Thursday to support hunger awareness September 2, 2014
    Hunger advocates from New Orleans and across the country will be wearing orange on Thursday, September 4 in an effort to raise awareness of the 49 million people in the United States who struggle with hunger. It's just one of the many awareness events taking place throughout the month of September in recognition of Feeding America's Hunger Action M […]
  • Spinach extract decreases cravings, aids weight loss September 2, 2014
    A spinach extract containing green leaf membranes called thylakoids decreases hedonic hunger with up to 95 percent -- and increases weight loss with 43 percent. This has been shown in a recently published long-term human study at Lund University in Sweden. […]
  • 10 Types of Hunger and How to Control Them September 2, 2014
    To help you decode what your body and brain are really saying, you've got to learn the difference between the types of hunger—from real to boredom to stress. Here's how. […]
  • Bahrain activist Khawaja on hunger strike, daughter arrested August 31, 2014
    Jailed Bahraini activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja has been on hunger strike for a week seeking release, his lawyer said on Sunday, adding that authorities have arrested his daughter at the airport. "Abdulhadi is continuing with the hunger strike he began on August 25" in Jaw prison near Manama, said lawyer Mohammed al-Jishi. Jailed for life for plottin […]
  • How to control hunger August 30, 2014
    Your hunger is a mystery. Some days you eat what's on your plate and move on, while others it's like your stomach is an empty pit. Yes, it can be confusing. That's because you're grappling with your hunger (a physical need to eat) and your appetite (a desire to eat). […]
  • Homeless in Silicon Valley September 2, 2014
    Just two weeks ago I heard about The Jungle for the first time. Two local newspaper reports from 2013 call it the largest homeless encampment in America, home to nearly 200 people. […]
  • HOMELESS DAY ONE: 3 Western U.S. cities decrease homeless populations September 2, 2014
    Three Western cities have seen sizable decreases in their overall homeless numbers, particularly in the chronic homeless population, and much of the credit is given to programs that follow a Housing First model. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette […]
  • HOMELESS DAY THREE: First-person account: The attempts to help one Colorado Springs homeless man change his ways September 2, 2014
    Standing under a dark, chilly bridge at 31st Street and West Colorado Avenue that he calls home, Calvin Muzzy described his hopes for the future: a warm, bright apartment he'll share with his best friend, Pete Hill. There will be no more wicked cold nights huddled near Fountain Creek. Read more on Colorado Springs Gazette […]
  • Homeless advocates cry foul over BART anti-sleeping crackdown September 2, 2014
    by Jonah Owen Lamb The BART police crackdown on people sleeping in the common areas of the Powell and Civic Center stations — soon to expand systemwide — has sparked the ire of homeless advocates and came about in curious fashion. The longstanding, but never-before-enforced, law on blocking passageways that is being cited by BART was not unearthed by the tra […]
  • Colony of homeless people stays out of sight in Pemberton August 31, 2014
    PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP — In a stand of trees along the banks of a creek near Lakehurst Road, a quiet pocket of desperation exists just out of sight of people driving through Browns Mills. […]