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Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Bridge Over Troubled Waters offers a home for young mothers and a transitional housing program for youth 18 to 24 years old. Other services include emergency shelter, substance abuse counseling, and GED preparation classes. Bridge operates a medical van with staff to provide counseling, certain medical services, and referrals. On weeknights the van arrives at

Constructing Awareness: Canstruction Competition Builds 25,000 Pounds of Food for the Greater Boston Food Bank

What do Conan O’Brien, Mr. Potato Head, and Garfield have in common? They were all at Bunker Hill Community College earlier this month, raising 25,000 pounds of food for the Greater Boston Food Bank. Bunker Hill Community College hosted the 15th annual Canstruction Design and Build Competition, in which architecture and design firms build giant

New York Homebase Program: 7 Questions Which Need to be Addressed

Social research programs have been conducted for centuries. Basic data collection procedures such as taking the census were reported in religious documents like The New Testament over two thousand years ago. By the nineteenth century, research questions had became so subtle and detailed that increasingly complex analysis strategies were developed to process the data. John

Support Spare Change – The 2010 Fall Appeal

Dear Friend, As a loyal supporter of our mission and the empowerment work that we seek to realize, it gives me great pleasure to describe to you the recent successes that the Homeless Empowerment Project and Spare Change News have enjoyed. Over the course of the past six months, we have accomplished several important milestones.

Mental Illness and Stigma: How Far Have We Come?

Mental illness was once, and to some extent still is, a taboo subject that most people feel uncomfortable talking about within familial or societal spheres. However, because of the superfluity of media coverage and cinematic portrayals of people afflicted with mental illness, it has gone from private whispers behind closed doors to public dialogues. However,

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