Low-Income Seniors

Infographic Thursday: The United States of Aging

Today, we’re happy to be sharing three infographics, and they come from the  National Council on Aging, a member of the National Human Services Assembly. The infographics summarize some findings from NCOA’s new report, “The United States of Aging Survey Results 2014,” which explores different perspectives on aging preparedness. The report places emphasis on analyzing responses specifically from low-income seniors and socially-isolated…

Behind the scenes at "Human Services News and Views" with Allison Sesso and Michelle Jackson

On the Radio: Reframing Human Services

Every once in a while you find yourself presented with a fun opportunity, and that’s exactly how Irv Katz found himself broadcasted over the radio in New York City last week. He was interviewed by Allison Sesso and Michelle Jackson for the Human Services Council’s “Human Services News & Views” radio show. It gave Irv…

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Nonprofits’ Fractured Partnership with Government

by Jo DeBolt for La Piana Consulting Originally published on La Piana Consulting’s blog. View the original post here. At what cost and for how long? The Urban Institute Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy recently issued its National Study of Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants 2013: State Profiles. In the introduction to the study the authors say,…

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VOTE for NN4Y’s Recommended Amendments to USICH’s Opening Doors

The National Network for Youth gathered input from the field, hosted a national conference call with members, and has submitted ideas for the changes it would like to see included in the 2014 Opening Doors Amendment. Click HERE to see all of their ideas. In order to show support for their suggestions, NN4Y need your vote! USICH’s forum allows…

Child Trends

15 Policies That Can Improve the Mental Health of All Children

A new report from Child Trends, Are the Children Well?, argues that it’s time to change and improve the way we address the mental health of young people. Instead of focusing policy and practice on mental health illnesses, results of evidence-based strategies show that promoting wellness, prevention, and flourishing improves the mental health wellness of all…

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Infographic Thursday: Communities In Schools

For more than 30 years, Communities In Schools has been helping students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures. Its mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. The infographic below shows the model that Communities In Schools uses in order to…

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Congress Passes WIOA: Reactions from the Field

In a rare sign of bipartisanship support for human services and human development, a reauthorized Workforce Investment Act passed by an incredible majority of 415-6 in the House of Representatives, and by an overwhelming margin in the Senate, 95-3. The job training bill, renamed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, includes provisions focused on supporting disconnected and opportunity…

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Where Are the Bridges to Opportunity?

by Irv Katz, President & CEO of the National Human Services Assembly. Originally published in the Huffington Post. ALL KIDS come into the world with pretty much the same raw material. Each has a body, a brain, and is hard-wired to learn and develop. And let’s not exclude kids with disabilities–they have these assets as…

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Cardboard Stories: Rethink Homelessness

How many of you walked by a ‪‎homeless person this morning? The video below challenges you to rethink your assumptions about their lives. One of the National Human Services Assembly’s members, the National Network for Youth, is committed to advocating at the federal level to educate the public and policymakers about the needs of homeless and disconnected youth. They are a…