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Portland, Maine Is Considering The "Housing First Model" To Help The Homeless
A new report recommends sweeping changes to the city's approach to ending homelessness. The study showed that it is easier for homeless individuals to get the help they need when they have a permanent home first

Program In Cedar Rapids works To Provide Low-Income Housing
Families who need affordable housing will soon be able to find a new place to live in southeast Cedar Rapids in the Wellington Heights neighborhood. The Four Oak's Total Child program is renovating homes

Project Homeless Connect Helps Homeless In Northern Nevada
Over 900 homeless people have been helped by an event held by the Project Homeless Connect which was organized by Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada. The organizers of the event brought together nearly 70 agencies that offered supportive services to the area's homeless population

Rachel Ray Donated $500,000 For Hurricane Sandy Pets
She donated the funds to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The agency is going to provide help to not only pets, but also for families who trying to get their lives back to normal after Hurricane Sandy.

Ravens Hosting Their Annual Family Food and Funds Drive
It will be held prior to this Sunday's Ravens vs. Raiders game. All proceeds and food will go to the Maryland Food Bank. They will will distribute the donated items to food pantries, emergency shelters and soup kitchens during the holiday season.

Reasons Why The Homeless Sleep Outside In The Cold Weather And End Up Dying
Every year about seven hundred homeless people die from cold weather. The reason many don't stay in a homeless shelter is because the shelter does not have enough beds

Red Cross of Alaska Has Set Up An Emergency Shelter In Centennial Hall
Monday's Gastineau Apartments fire has displaced about 50 residents of the Juneau apartment complex. The Red Cross is now providing shelter for those displaced by the fire. Sleeping bags, blankets, canned food and water are just some of the items that are needed.

Red Cross Opening Four Emergency Shelters In Arkansas
These shelters are located in Little Rock and are for people who have lost their electrical power due to the snowstorm. They are asking people to bring pillows and blankets

Red Cross Opens Shelter After Storm Causes A State Of Emergency
After powerful storms hit Tennessee this week, the Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter for victims of the storms. A level-3 state of emergency was declared in Williamson County

Reno Homeless Shelters Are Filling Up Quickly
Presently, in Washoe County there are more than 4,000 homeless people. Volunteers of America, who operates a homeless shelter on Record Street, has stated a big increase in homeless men and women looking for shelter when the overnight temperatures turned quite cold.

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