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Authors: Arehart-Treichel, Joan
This article looks at the evolution of psychiatric treatment for people experiencing mental illness while living in a state of homelessness. It looks at the different types of programs that have linked mental health serv... [Read More]
47766Psychiatrists Devoting Time to Treating Homeless  00 This article looks at the evolution of psychiatric treatment for people experiencing mental illness while living in a state of homelessness. It looks at the different types of programs that have linked mental health services with those who need it most, but are not in a position to acquire these services. 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Arehart-Treichel, Joan;  000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Arehart-Treichel, Joan
This article provides insight into how pervasive mental illness is amongst the homeless populations in America. [Read More]
47765How Many Americans Have a Mental Illness, but No Home?  00 This article provides insight into how pervasive mental illness is amongst the homeless populations in America. 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Arehart-Treichel, Joan;  000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Jervis, Rick;
It is no longer a strange sight to see boarded up homes as foreclosures continue to increase. For some, it is a question of morality: Do we let these vacant homes remain empty while so many people continue to face the d... [Read More]
33485Homeless Turn Foreclosures into Shelters  00 It is no longer a strange sight to see boarded up homes as foreclosures continue to increase. For some, it is a question of morality: Do we let these vacant homes remain empty while so many people continue to face the difficulties of life on the streets? This article provides insight into innovative ways to help stabilize the lives of those in need. (HRC) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM       Homeless service providers face a gross disparity between the supply of affordable housing and the demand among the people they serve. This gap grows every day. The current economic state, not just in America, but throughout the world, has many people on the verge of losing their homes, their jobs and their livelihoods. To quote Harry S. Truman, "It is a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it is a depression when you lose your own." <br><br>USA TODAY published this article on Dec. 10, 2008 about what one homeless service provider is doing to assist families who are in need of housing. <span style="font-weight: bold;"><br><br>Looking for more information? Try viewing the items within the "Related Resources" box to the right of this page. </span><br>      News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Jervis, Rick; 000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Wendy Koch;
In this October 2008 news article, USA Today documents an “alarming increase” in family homelessness in communities across the country. [Read More]
33392Alarm Setting in For Families  00 In this October 2008 news article, USA Today documents an “alarming increase” in family homelessness in communities across the country. 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM       &lt;br&gt;      News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Wendy Koch; 000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Associated Press
Petco Place was unveiled in August 2008. It is a place where people who are homeless can find shelter - for themselves and their pets. This San Francisco Chronicle article discusses the highlights of this exciting projec... [Read More]
33379Shelter Welcomes Homeless, Their Pets  00 Petco Place was unveiled in August 2008. It is a place where people who are homeless can find shelter - for themselves and their pets. This San Francisco Chronicle article discusses the highlights of this exciting project. Volunteers from PAWS/LA will help support this effort. 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Associated Press;  000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Roach, Ronald;
This news article highlights a newly-launched research initiative that will provide critical data to support policy and practice related to youth homelessness. The New York City Covenant House Institute was established b... [Read More]
33350Youth Homelessness Under the Microscope  00 This news article highlights a newly-launched research initiative that will provide critical data to support policy and practice related to youth homelessness. The New York City Covenant House Institute was established by Covenant House International, and has partnered with the Columbia University Center for Homelessness Prevention Studies to carry out this initiative. (HRC) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM       &lt;br&gt;      News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Roach, Ronald; 000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Ryan, Andrew
Boston Health Care for the Homeless celebrates its new digs. [Read More]
33118A New Home for a Homeless Health Care Program!  00 Boston Health Care for the Homeless celebrates its new digs. 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM       The Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) recently celebrated the opening of its new 104-bed building that houses a primary care clinic, dental service area, and respite care facility. The newly renovated building once served as the city morgue, and was updated thanks to a $5 million gift from the Jean Yawkey Foundation. <br /> <br /> Check out the <a href="http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/07/09/hospital_for_homeless_moves_its_own_home/" target="_blank" alt="follow this link to read the full article">Boston Globe coverage,</a> or visit the <a href="http://bhchp.org/yawkey.html" target="_blank" alt="Follow this link to view the BHCHP website">BHCHP’s webpage</a>.<br />      News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Ryan, Andrew;  000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
New Orleans is struggling with a growing number of sick and disabled people who have become homeless since the hurricane. This crisis will only get worse until local, state and federal officials come together behind a pl... [Read More]
33014Helping the Katrina Homeless  00 New Orleans is struggling with a growing number of sick and disabled people who have become homeless since the hurricane. This crisis will only get worse until local, state and federal officials come together behind a plan that finds short-term housing for them immediately, and permanent affordable housing for them quickly. (NY Times) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0   000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Hammel, Lee
This article discusses a wellness initiative at Genesis Club, a psychiatric rehabilitation program (HRC Staff). [Read More]
32961Frequent Fitness Points: Workouts Pay Double Dividends for the Mentally Ill  00 This article discusses a wellness initiative at Genesis Club, a psychiatric rehabilitation program (HRC Staff). 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Hammel, Lee;  000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Chamberlain, Rae
I decided to write this article after being homeless myself for a year and a half, because I learned a few things you cannot learn without being homeless - or at least very close to homelessness and the lives of the peop... [Read More]
32697Panhandling: A Little Understanding  00 I decided to write this article after being homeless myself for a year and a half, because I learned a few things you cannot learn without being homeless - or at least very close to homelessness and the lives of the people who live it. We talk in statistics - a percentage of people get this, a percentage of people lose that. But what most of us do not realize is that to each person, it is 100% of their lives. (Author) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Chamberlain, Rae;  000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Grabmeier, Jeff;
One of the few studies examining methods to help homeless youth found that a comprehensive intervention program can indeed dramatically improve their life situation. The six-month study of homeless youth in Albuquerque ... [Read More]
32672Treatment for Homeless Youth Pays Off in Long Run, Study Finds  00 One of the few studies examining methods to help homeless youth found that a comprehensive intervention program can indeed dramatically improve their life situation. The six-month study of homeless youth in Albuquerque found that teens who completed the program significantly reduced their substance abuse and depression and increased their social stability, including the number of days living off the streets, compared to those who received standard treatment. (Author) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Grabmeier, Jeff; 000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Steffens, Sara
When a foster youth becomes homeless, no one social worker, guardian or child welfare department is to blame. Like most states, California has failed to provide an effective safety net for the more than 4,000 childre... [Read More]
32671Many Foster Children Face Homelessness  00 When a foster youth becomes homeless, no one social worker, guardian or child welfare department is to blame. Like most states, California has failed to provide an effective safety net for the more than 4,000 children who age out of its foster care system each year. (Author) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Steffens, Sara;  000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
The idea for a national month to build awareness of the critical issue of youth homelessness – which leads children as young as 11 years old into such horrible situations as human trafficking and drug use – was initiated... [Read More]
32670Congress Urged to Declare November as &quot;National Homeless Youth Awareness Month&quot;  00 The idea for a national month to build awareness of the critical issue of youth homelessness – which leads children as young as 11 years old into such horrible situations as human trafficking and drug use – was initiated for The RE*Generation, a campaign launched by Virgin Mobile USA and Virgin Unite, the charitable arm of the Virgin Group, to connect at-risk youth with young people who want to help and make a difference around the issue of homeless youth. (Author) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0   000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Huff, Elizabeth
Between July and December 2006, at least 959 people in Calhoun County were homeless. Within a decade, that population could be zero. The Homeless Coalition, a collaborative work group of The Coordinating Council of Calho... [Read More]
32630Fighting Homelessness  00 Between July and December 2006, at least 959 people in Calhoun County were homeless. Within a decade, that population could be zero. The Homeless Coalition, a collaborative work group of The Coordinating Council of Calhoun County, set forth a plan in February to end homelessness in 10 years (Author). 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Huff, Elizabeth;  000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Franklin, Shirley; Sibley, Horace
Photo images of homeless people are heartbreaking. Even more troubling are the personal encounters we all have with homeless people. We ask ourselves the inevitable questions of why and what can be done? The issue of ... [Read More]
32568Atlanta Is Making Progress on Homelessness  00 Photo images of homeless people are heartbreaking. Even more troubling are the personal encounters we all have with homeless people. We ask ourselves the inevitable questions of why and what can be done? The issue of homelessness is not a recent problem; it is driven by the larger issue of poverty and the complexity of it can get discouraging. But, we have accepted the challenge, knowing it will take a sustained and communitywide effort. (Authors) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Franklin, Shirley; Sibley, Horace;  000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Hamill, Sean
Walking through Pittsburgh International Airport in a retro Steelers jersey recently, Tyrone Taylor looked like just another native son returning home. The smiles and hugs he exchanged with his two daughters and two g... [Read More]
32567Housing Agency and Family Lift Man From Life in the Street  00 Walking through Pittsburgh International Airport in a retro Steelers jersey recently, Tyrone Taylor looked like just another native son returning home. The smiles and hugs he exchanged with his two daughters and two grandchildren only added to a scene typical of airports everywhere. But if one listened closely, it was clear this was not a typical reunion. “Thank you. Thank you for saving my life,” Mr. Taylor, 57, told his younger daughter, Shawnta Taylor, 26, as he embraced her. Mr. Taylor’s return was the culmination of a 21-year descent into addiction, alcoholism and homelessness that ended only with his daughter’s outreach. (Author) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Hamill, Sean;  000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Bajaj, Vikas
New York State and the Federal National Mortgage Association will announce plans today to refinance up to $100 million in mortgages for homeowners who are facing the prospect of higher monthly payments on troubled home l... [Read More]
32566Home Refinancing Program Aims to Help Owners Stay Put  00 New York State and the Federal National Mortgage Association will announce plans today to refinance up to $100 million in mortgages for homeowners who are facing the prospect of higher monthly payments on troubled home loans in the coming months, officials said. The plan, which is called “Keep the Dream,” is expected to provide enough money to cover several hundred mortgages. It is similar to programs adopted by several states, including Massachusetts, Ohio and Maryland, that are trying to address, in a limited way, the fallout from the aggressive home loans made during the recent housing boom. (Author) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Bajaj, Vikas;  000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
The problem of homelessness in America is understandable. Just look at the gap between the numbers of poor families and affordable homes available. Nationwide there are about 9 million renter households with extremely l... [Read More]
32565Raise the Roofs  00 The problem of homelessness in America is understandable. Just look at the gap between the numbers of poor families and affordable homes available. Nationwide there are about 9 million renter households with extremely low incomes and only 6.2 million rental units they can afford. The waits to get affordable housing, in public or private units, are often many years long. In the meantime, families must make terrible trade-offs between rent and clothing, or rent and medical care, or even rent and food. The House recently voted to expand the Section 8 voucher program, which will increase low-income families' ability to pay for housing. It is now considering another bill that would build more places for them to live, too. (Washington Post) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0   000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Corbett, Sara
On the morning of Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, a 21-year-old Army specialist named Suzanne Swift went AWOL. Her unit, the 54th Military Police Company, out of Fort Lewis, Wash., was two days away from leaving for Iraq. Swift an... [Read More]
32520“The Women’s War”  00 On the morning of Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, a 21-year-old Army specialist named Suzanne Swift went AWOL. Her unit, the 54th Military Police Company, out of Fort Lewis, Wash., was two days away from leaving for Iraq. Swift and her platoon had been home less than a year, having completed one 12-month tour of duty in February 2005, and now the rumor was that they were headed to Baghdad to run a detention center. The footlockers were packed. The company's 130 soldiers had been granted a weekend leave in order to go where they needed to go, to say whatever goodbyes needed saying. When they reassembled at 7 a.m. that Monday, uniformed and standing in immaculate rows, Specialist Swift, who during the first deployment drove a Humvee on combat patrols near Karbala, was not among them. Swift would later say that she had every intention of going back to Iraq. But in the weeks leading up to the departure date, she started to feel increasingly anxious. She was irritable, had trouble sleeping at night, picked fights with friends, drank heavily. &quot;I was having a lot of little freakouts,&quot; she told me when I went to visit her in Washington State last summer. &quot;But I was also ready to go. I was like, 'O.K., I can do this.'&quot;(Author) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Corbett, Sara;  000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Jonsson, Patrik.
This article reports on the U.S. National-Point-In-Time Survey, which took place in January 2007, and references the role of this count in the efforts of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. [Read More]
26142The Homeless Get Counted  00 This article reports on the U.S. National-Point-In-Time Survey, which took place in January 2007, and references the role of this count in the efforts of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Jonsson, Patrik. ;  000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Evans, Gene;
On November 15, 2006 the Oregon Department of Education released Oregon's homeless student population for the 2005-06 school year: 13,159. This represents an increase of 1,867 homeless students enrolled in public school... [Read More]
227State's Homeless Student Report: 13,159 and Growing  00 On November 15, 2006 the Oregon Department of Education released Oregon's homeless student population for the 2005-06 school year: 13,159. This represents an increase of 1,867 homeless students enrolled in public schools from the previous year. For related Oregon information, see <a href="http://www.ode.state.or.us/opportunities/grants/nclb/title_x/homlessedmanual.rtf">The Education of Homeless Children & Youth in Oregon</a> and <a href="http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=113">Homeless Education Title X</a>. 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Evans, Gene; 000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Levy, Clifford;
A yearlong reporting effort by The New York Times, drawing upon more than 5,000 pages of annual state inspection reports, 200 interviews with workers, residents and family members, and three dozen visits to the homes sho... [Read More]
18468For Mentally Ill, Death and Misery  00 A yearlong reporting effort by The New York Times, drawing upon more than 5,000 pages of annual state inspection reports, 200 interviews with workers, residents and family members, and three dozen visits to the homes show that many of them have devolved into places of misery and neglect, just like the psychiatric institutions before them. But if The Times's investigation found that the state's own files over the years have chronicled a stunning array of disorder and abuse at many of the homes, it discovered that the state has not kept track of what could be the greatest indicator of how broken the homes are: how many residents are dying, under what circumstances and at what ages. The Times's investigation has produced the first full accounting of deaths of adult home residents. At 26 of the largest and most troubled homes in the city, which collectively shelter some 5,000 mentally ill people, The Times documented 946 deaths from 1995 through 2001. Of those, 326 were of people under 60, including 126 in their 20's, 30's and 40's. (Author) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Levy, Clifford; 000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Johnson, Dirk;
This article describes the story of Buddy Gray, a man who was shot to death at a homeless shelter he founded in Cincinnati. (HRC) [Read More]
24852Gunfire Silences a Voice for the Poor  00 This article describes the story of Buddy Gray, a man who was shot to death at a homeless shelter he founded in Cincinnati. (HRC) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Johnson, Dirk; 000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Belluck, Pam;
With unemployment rising and housing costs still high, cities around the country are experiencing a new and sudden wave of homelessness. Shelters are overflowing, and more people this year are sleeping on floors in dingy... [Read More]
19662New Wave of the Homeless Floods Cities' Shelters  00 With unemployment rising and housing costs still high, cities around the country are experiencing a new and sudden wave of homelessness. Shelters are overflowing, and more people this year are sleeping on floors in dingy social service centers, living in cars or spending nights on the streets. In New York, Boston and other cities, homelessness is at record levels, a consequence of a faltering economy that has crumbled even further after the Sept. 11 attacks. (Author) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Belluck, Pam; 000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
More homeless people died in San Francisco in the last 12 months than in any year since tracking began in 1985, an increase that has alarmed and frustrated advocates for the homeless and city health workers. (Author) [Read More]
18608Homeless Deaths Are Rising in San Francisco  00 More homeless people died in San Francisco in the last 12 months than in any year since tracking began in 1985, an increase that has alarmed and frustrated advocates for the homeless and city health workers. (Author) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0   000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Bernstein, Nina;
At the heart of the Bloomberg administration's ambitious new policy to deal with homeless people in New York is an old idea with a whole new life: subsidize more housing and the number of homeless will drop. If the plan ... [Read More]
19481Once Again, Trying Housing as a Cure for Homelessness; Mothers With Children Are Getting Preference in City Assignments for Subsidized Apartments  00 At the heart of the Bloomberg administration's ambitious new policy to deal with homeless people in New York is an old idea with a whole new life: subsidize more housing and the number of homeless will drop. If the plan succeeds -- still a big if -- it will move 9,250 homeless families from city shelters to subsidized housing over the next year, nearly triple the number placed this year and well above the 1990 peak. Much of the increase will come from giving more of the scarce subsidized apartments to homeless mothers and children and fewer to other needy people. That change is a significant marker of shifting attitudes in the history of the city's homeless policy. Two decades ago, the notion that homeless people needed housing seemed reasonable, if unaffordable, to many city officials. In the late 1970's, after years in which urban renewal, landlord abandonment and arson-for-hire had swept away swathes of the city's cheapest housing, more ''street people'' and beggars appeared on New York's sidewalks. Homelessness became far more visible nationwide in 1981, in the worst recession since the Great Depression, but instead of disappearing when unemployment dropped again, as most Americans expected, it kept growing. In the 1980's, advocates presented the problem as a failure of government to do right by the most vulnerable: people who were just more unlucky than others, not different or less deserving. Families sheltered in squalid Midtown welfare hotels during a city real estate boom became the focus of campaigns for public sympathy and subsidized housing. (Author) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Bernstein, Nina; 000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Shalit, Ruth;
This is the new frontier, the learning disability as an opportunistic tautology. The fact that one displays a marked lack of aptitude for a particular intellectual discipline or profession establishes one’s legal right t... [Read More]
21088Defining &quot;Disability&quot; Down  00 This is the new frontier, the learning disability as an opportunistic tautology. The fact that one displays a marked lack of aptitude for a particular intellectual discipline or profession establishes one’s legal right to ensure at least a degree of success in that discipline or profession. That is not a fanciful conceit, but an adjudicated reality. Several judges have recently ventured the enterprising claim that any person who is not performing up to his or her abilities within a chosen endeavor suffers from a learning disability. (Author) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Shalit, Ruth; 000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
Authors: Levy, Clifford;
This article discusses Medicaid fraud at the Leben Home for Adults in Queens, NY. (HRC) [Read More]
23022Voiceless, Defenseless and a Source of Cash  00 This article discusses Medicaid fraud at the Leben Home for Adults in Queens, NY. (HRC) 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0 Levy, Clifford; 000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
This article discusses the conditions of Seaport Manor, an adult home for the mentally ill in Brooklyn, NY. The author reports drug trafficking and substance abuse by residents, as well as crowded conditions, prostituti... [Read More]
23437Here, Life is Squalor and Chaos  00 This article discusses the conditions of Seaport Manor, an adult home for the mentally ill in Brooklyn, NY. The author reports drug trafficking and substance abuse by residents, as well as crowded conditions, prostitution of patients, and physical abuse by workers. The article also cites lapses in treatment, disability benefits fraud, insufficient accommodations and health-code violations by the residence. The author reports the history of allegations and lawsuits brought against the residence, and the deaths that have taken place as a result of mismanagement. 0   1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM   0080    1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM              News Articles  0 00000 0000  0  0   000   01/1/0001 12:00:00 AM


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