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Homeless Students and Case Workers Face Mission Impossible

Posted by GVT Admin on Nov 2, 2018 10:41:04 AM

In recent years, homelessness in New York City has reached the highest levels since the Great Depression of the 1930s. In August 2018, there were 62,166 homeless people, including 15,189 homeless families with 22,511 homeless children, sleeping each night in the New York City municipal shelter system. The number of homeless New Yorkers sleeping each night in municipal shelters is now 79% higher than it was ten years ago, and families make up three-quarters of the homeless shelter population.

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Topics: social workers, social services, understanding clients, social services software, caseworkers, case worker stress relief, education, Homeless & Food Pantry, Global Vision Technologies, homeless students, New York City

Homelessness - An Innovative Solution

Posted by George Ritacco on May 9, 2018 1:58:37 PM

 

A Former Disney Employee Tells This Story

Yeweinisht Mesfin went missing in November 2016. Her fellow Disneyland employees found her in her car in a gym parking lot. She lived in her car and that gym parking lot was her home. She would use the gym to shower and use the restroom. After suffering a heart attack, she died in her car waiting for someone to find her.

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Topics: Homeless & Food Pantry

A Social Worker Celebrates Christmas

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 14, 2017 12:43:30 PM

“I was brought up in a household where Christmas meant fun, laughter, presents and lots of food. Christmas was my favorite time of the year,” a social worker, who prefers to remain anonymous, began her Christmas story. “I guess that’s why, when I began my career in social work, it startled me to realize that for most of the children in my care Christmas was a very difficult time.” 

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Topics: Foster Care, Homeless & Food Pantry

Housing First

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 7, 2017 2:10:44 PM

 

Since the 1870s, social service agencies have been working diligently to find housing for the homeless, yet on a single night in January 2015, 564,708 people were considered homeless in America.

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Topics: Homeless & Food Pantry, FAMCare

Tips for Running a Successful Holiday Toy Drive for Needy Children

Posted by George Ritacco on Dec 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Case workers involved in health and human services are in a unique position to be aware of families in the communities struggling to make ends meet. During the holidays, things often become even more difficult for low-income families, and it’s very common for the children in these families to go without during the holiday season. Working in health/social services gives you an insider’s look at who can really use help, and you’re in the perfect position to run a holiday toy drive for needy children in your community. It’s fun, easy, and it won’t take a lot of your time, especially if you get people in your office, friends, and family members involved. Use these tips to run a successful holiday toy drive that makes a difference in the lives of needy children and families this year.

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Topics: Child Welfare, Fun Stuff, Homeless & Food Pantry

A Hand Up... NOT!  A Hand Out

Posted by George Ritacco on Jun 28, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Paul has been “sleeping rough” in Bristol, England for 17 years (Sleeping rough is the British equivalent of our being homeless). An articulate and ruggedly handsome man in his fifties, Paul said simply that after a relationship break down he found himself with no place to live. He began to walk around England and, as he puts it, eventually found himself “at the bottom of the chain.

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Homeless & Food Pantry

NO Good Deed Will Go Unpunished

Posted by George Ritacco on May 9, 2017 10:06:40 AM

Every single night, New York City accommodates more than 60,000 people in its homeless shelters! 24,000 are of these unfortunate people are children! The number of homeless New Yorkers has been rising at an astonishing rate since 2011, recently cresting at 60,939 men, women, and children. This crisis is about to overwhelm the largest city in the United States. What is going on?

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Topics: Homeless & Food Pantry

A New Nonprofit... The Grocery Store

Posted by George Ritacco on Apr 5, 2016 8:51:58 AM

I am always edified and amazed when I discover another life-saving effort by the nonprofit community that FAMCare seeks to serve.  I recently came upon a report on the creation of community grocery stores in Nonprofit Quarterly that I wanted to share with you all.

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Topics: Homeless & Food Pantry

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