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David Duchovny Wants You To Film Your Dog Licking Your Face

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.24.2016 | Good News

This isn’t just fluff. David Duchovny launched the #LickMyFace campaign on Wednesday, with a video of him spreading organic peanut butter all over h...

Fastest-Growing Segment Of The Homeless Population May Surprise You

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 06.07.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

At one time or another, we've all come across street people, most of whom find themselves to be intermittently or chronically homeless. But the scope of homelessness runs deeper than what a cursory glance renders or a brief interaction elicits.

This Homeless Shelter Is Helping Alcoholics -- By Giving Them Alcohol

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

In a counter-intuitive approach, a homeless shelter is giving free wine to its alcoholic residents. The Oaks homeless shelter in Ottawa, Canada, provi...

Harvard Opens A Student-Run Youth Homeless Shelter

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

It’s hard to be homeless at any age, but particularly after age 18: at that age, homeless youth become too old to be in the foster system, but are o...

59 Ways To Solve America's Deadly Domestic Violence Problem

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.30.2016 | Women

Did you know that in the U.S., more women are killed by intimate partners -- their boyfriends, husbands and exes -- than any other type of perpetrator...

Hurricane Evacuations Will Remain Tough for Many Black New Orleanians

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.07.2015 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Bullard said it won't be easy for many African Americans to leave or return in the next big storm, whether it's under their own steam or the city's auspices.

Grants Help Communities Replicate Successful FUSE Model

Deborah De Santis | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Generous support from the Open Society Foundations and Capital One are behind recent grants designed to help communities plan and implement the eviden...

From Here to Eternity, Changing the Animal Control Universe for Community Cats

Becky Robinson | Posted 07.10.2016 | Green
Becky Robinson

As New Horizons makes its final approach, it does so due to the corrective measures its advocates used to help it reach its target. Similarly, the insights, inspiration, and new information collected at the Best Friends National Conference will help advocates reach our target.

What You Should Know About the Most Dangerous Week

Ariel Zwang | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

It can be hard to understand how seeking safety can first lead to danger. When victims choose to leave a domestic violence situation, they have made one of the most courageous choices imaginable. Few people realize just how dangerous the week victims choose to leave truly is.

Profiles: Home for Life Animal Sanctuary With Lisa LaVerdiere

David Jensen | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
David Jensen

Lisa LaVerdiere is the Executive Director of Home For Life Animal Sanctuary, which is small but mighty, and she knows that a small sanctuary can make a big difference.

Trafficking Victims Need More Than Legal Reform

Rory Lancman | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Rory Lancman

We're missing something. While we reconfigure the legal paradigm to recognize the inherent humanity of trafficked women, we have failed to provide them with the services their humanity requires.

What East Coast Attitude? A Blizzard Brought The Selfless Side Out Of New Yorkers

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg & Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.29.2015 | Good News

Updated on Jan. 29, 2015 at 2:20 P.M. EST The Big Apple often gets a bad rap for being a town of chilly attitudes. But during Winter Storm Juno, Ne...

Arresting Portraits Give Voices To Homeless People In America's Poorest Big City

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact

More than a quarter of Philadelphians are in desperate need of some brotherly love. With 26.3 percent of its population living below the national p...

Keys to the Shelter: New Ways to Empower Women Out of Homelessness

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Unaccompanied women on the street and in shelters face unique challenges. Studies show that they often leave their living situations later than men in the downward-spiral process.

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The Huffington Post | Amory Blaine | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

The homeless population in Denver now has an abundance of life-changing resources available for them to access. And each one is under one (very large)...

'Only Development Of Its Kind' Gets It Right Offering Housing, Medical, Mental Care To Homeless

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact

The homeless population in Denver now has an abundance of life-changing resources available for them to access. And each one is under one (very large)...

Artist Mark Barone's Portrait Project: 5,500 Shelter Dogs Who Are Gone, But Will Never Be Forgotten

Joan K. Smith | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Very few animals who enter the shelter system come out alive; instead, a high proportion are euthanized, often in horrific gas chambers, in spite of volunteer networks scurrying to place adoptable shelter dogs in homes before their short time runs out.

It's not Housing First or shelters. It's Housing First AND shelters!

Mark Horvath | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

We have a problem. A very serious problem that is getting worse. A problem that we created! A problem that is polarizing homeless services in communit...

Pre-Thanksgiving Stories -- Local Homeless Purges Across Nation

David Tereshchuk | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
David Tereshchuk

It's a long-standing media tradition, and not just among the BHLM ("bleeding-heart-liberal-media") to mark Thanksgiving by paying some attention -- be it sincere or merely dutiful -- to those citizens who clearly don't have a lot to be thankful for.

Being Born as a Surplus Pet Is a Predictor of Shelter Relinquishment

Ruth Steinberger | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Ruth Steinberger

Our nation has long had a love affair with "pets" or "companion animals" -- dogs, cats, rabbits and other cute critters. But while we seem to value our relationships with the animals that share our homes, we're fickle.

Remembering: Heroes Without Homes

Amanda Andere | Posted 07.22.2013 | DC
Amanda Andere

Memorial Day barbecues are being planned as we prepare to remember the millions of veterans who have served our nation, protecting and defending those less fortunate as well as our way of life. For some of these veterans, the idea of a backyard barbecue is far from their reality.

What It's Like to Tell People You're Homeless

Carey Fuller | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Carey Fuller

Homeless. To many that word might as well be a scarlet "H" stamped across your forehead once you end up in it but as I often tell people, it is an experience, not a personality trait.

Hot and Cold on Homelessness

Amanda Andere | Posted 10.21.2012 | DC
Amanda Andere

Summer's scorching days mean it's time to plan for the cold. Our Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program help the homeless in our community survive the winter weather.

Reality TV Starring Shelter Cats

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Of course, no remote-controlled toy can take the place of the love, security and permanency of a forever home. Hopefully, this remote-controlled device can play a role in helping more homeless kitties find adoptive families.

I'm Sorry

Lisa Schultz | Posted 07.07.2012 | Impact
Lisa Schultz

There are many things I forget these days -- those that I remember are significant, usually because they touched me in some way, caused me to think, to question, and possibly to change.