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    PNS Weekend Update - May 30, 20150 


    Among the issues on our nationwide rundown; President Obama pressing for Senate action this weekend as some domestic spying powers are set to expire Sunday night; some perspective on how the EPA’s Clean Water rule impacts the Midwest; and a climatologist talks about a hopeful side of climate change.

Housing/Homelessness

PHOTO: Brooklyn Insights, a strategic planning process that impacted young people and others in the borough, was one of the outreach efforts that won three New York nonprofits national recognition with NCRP Impact Awards. Photo courtesy Brooklyn Community Foundation.

NEW YORK - The nationwide trend for many nonprofits is to make their mark on just one pressing need, but two New York grant makers just got national recognition in part because they are fast on their feet and versatile. The New York Foundation has been around longer than most. While it is far from ...Read More

PHOTO: As state lawmakers consider the future of the Foreclosure Mediation Program, housing numbers show that Nevada continues to be a foreclosure hot spot. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Labor.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada lawmakers are considering extending the Foreclosure Mediation Program, which has helped thousands of people stay in their homes since the Silver State became ground zero of the housing crisis. Kelly Werth is an attorney with Nevada Legal Services, which helps homeo ...Read More

PHOTO: This shared office space for nonprofit groups in Kentucky is growing as it hits its one year anniversary. Those involved say it fosters collaboration. Photo courtesy the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In a Louisville office building there's shared space where nonprofit groups can work together under one roof. The place has a catchy name: (c)space, a play on the tax-exempt status of nonprofit 501 c-three groups. Since the co-space concept was launched a year ago this month a half ...Read More

PHOTO: Unqualified doctors, inadequate medical leadership and a lack of sanitary medical facilities are among the problems a report finds are occurring at facilities within the Illinois Department of Corrections. Photo credit: Tim Pearce/Flickr.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A report filed in federal court uncovers sweeping problems at Illinois Department of Corrections facilities impacting the health of prisoners. The report was completed as part of a lawsuit challenging the adequacy of medical care in prisons. Ed Yohnka, director of communicatio ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that when Arkansas children cannot be with their families, they all too often end up in group homes or institutions.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Children thrive when they are in families, but too many times when they're in foster systems, they end up in non-family settings. A report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that 19 percent of Arkansas children in out-of-home placements end up in group homes ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report says too many times kids in the child welfare system end up in group homes or in institutions. In Maryland, about 600 kids go to bed each night without the comfort and care of a family, and instead are in group homes or institutions.

BALTIMORE - Give a kid a family and the odds go up the child will thrive in adulthood, The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report Tuesday that makes that case, and tracks where children end up when they have to be removed from their familial homes. In Maryland, about 600 kids go to bed withou ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds Nevada tied with three other states in leading the nation for placing children in the state's care in a family setting, rather than a group home or state institution. Photo courtesy San Diego County Dept. of Health and Human Services.

LAS VEGAS - Nevada is tied with Maine, Oregon and Washington for first in the nation when it comes to placing children who are not with their biological families into a family environment, rather than a group home or institution. A report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found, in ...Read More

PHOTO: Michigan needs to find more ways to keep kids in families, either their own or foster, according to a new report that looks at the consequences of group settings and emergency shelters on child development.

LANSING, Mich. - When it comes to connecting kids in the child-welfare system with loving, supportive families, Michigan's track record is among the worst in the nation, according to new data out today. The report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds nearly one in five of these kids living in ...Read More

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