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Reno Shelters Need Help For Their Homeless This Winter
New day areas have been opened in the shelter by Volunteers of America to provide night shelter for the extra crowds. They are working to get their winter overflow facilities up and running but they have a shortage of funds.

Rhode Island Hurricane Sandy Victims Receive Help From HUD
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the agency will offer federal disaster assistance to homeowners and low-income renters who lost their homes because of the recent hurricane. Foreclosure relief is just one of the services that will be provided.

Rochester, New York Experiencing Spike In Homelessness
Over the last couple of months, one shelter has seen a 300% increase in homeless children, most under the age of two. One of the reasons given for the increase is that federal stimulus funds to assist the homelessness situation were depleted last July

Salvation Army Expands Their Homeless Job Training
A program for the Dallas-Ft. Worth area is focused on helping homeless people to get back into the local job market has increased its services. The Salvation Army's Socially Responsible Landscape Management Company helps people with training and also with finding a job.

San Francisco Giants Donate $10,000 To Food Banks
The money is enough to buy 1,000 turkeys that will help Bay Area's food pantries so they can in turn help families in need celebrate Thanksgiving dinners. Food banks and pantries throughout the area are seeing more people use their services this year

San Francisco Winter Homeless Shelters Are Starting To Open
Overnight temperatures have been dropping which means more shelters are starting to open their doors. Many shelters will serve dinner and breakfast meals

Sangaon And Menard Counties Get New 2-1-1 Phone Service
This free service is available 24 hours a day. It lets callers talk to a live operator who can help them with information regarding emergency shelters, substance abuse treatments, as well as rental and utility assistance programs. The service is aimed at helping the homeless population in those two Illinois counties

Seasonal Emergency Shelter Of North Kentucky Is Open
The shelter will be open from 6 p.m. until 8:30 a.m. It closes on March 26 2013, for the season. The shelter provides a safe shelter, food, clothing, showers and has handicap facilities. Donations are welcomed

See A Movie For Free If You Donate A Non-Perishable Food Item
Boy Scouts of America (Cub Scout Pack 3129) and the Bay City Noon Optimists are sponsoring the free movies. The organizations are seeking food donations for the local food banks and food pantries in Bay City, MI

Senator Announces $4.79 Million Dollars For Ending Homelessness
U.S. Senator Reed said $4.79 million in federal grants will be given to programs that work to lower homelessness in Rhode Island. The grants are from the Continuum of Care (CoC) program that supports various assistance programs

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