• Helping the Homeless

    Helping the Homeless

    In recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, the Center for Public Service is featuring articles and stories about faculty, organizations, and students who are making a difference in helping to change the lives of those who are homeless. Many people face great difficulties, situations, or struggles that may lead to them to become homeless. We invite students and anyone interested in becoming more aware and understanding of the issues that homeless people may face to explore our Center for Public Service and visit the articles and stories listed below to learn more.


    Nonprofit Spotlight: Family Promise

    Learn more about the non-profit organization Family Promise and its role in helping families who are at risk of becoming homeless stay together and get back on track.

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    Government Spotlight: United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)—Opening Doors Across America

    The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is a government organization dedicated to reducing and ending homelessness through establishing a partnership between all levels of government and the private sector.

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    Family and Youth Services Bureau

    Government Spotlight: Family and Youth Services Bureau

    Created as division of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) exists to promote the safety, stability, and well-being of those who have experienced or witnessed violence, neglect, or trauma.

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    Nonprofit Spotlight: National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

    More than one million students in the nation’s public school system are homeless. For many of these young people, attending school is the most stable aspect of their lives.

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    Families With Kids Go Homeless as U.S. Rents Exceed Pay: Economy

    According to Bloomberg.com, nationally, the average hourly wage among renters is $14.32 this year compared with the $18.79 needed to afford an apartment at a fair-market rent, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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    CPS - Anetra McClain

    Anetra McClain, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Child Development Graduate; Master of Science in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis Student

    “I am so happy to be in the field I love…I feel like I’m really making a difference in children’s lives!”

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    Helping Hands

    Jessica Anker - A Small “Thank You” Can Really Change Your Day

    Jessica Anker has always loved to help others. As a high school student, she started volunteering her time to people in need, and for nearly 10 years she has been helping put together food baskets for the hungry around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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