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The Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness highlights Tacoma’s McCarver Elementary Special Housing Program, which is keeping families housed and helping kids learn.

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Wednesday, May 29 2013

Two Great Events in June

Mark your calendars for United Way's All-Star Softball Classic for Homeless Youth on June 15 and a free screening of the award-winning documentary "American Winter" on June 18.

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Columbia Legal Services has launched a groundbreaking tool to help Washington’s homeless youth find safety and stability, and understand their legal rights.

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Join thousands of others for our community's biggest day of giving, and your gift will go further!

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While homelessness has decreased in Washington State, median incomes have declined, fair market rental rates have soared, and more households are living "doubled up."

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Tuesday, March 19 2013

The Music of Ending Homelessness

Impatient Optimists, 3/19/13

Kollin Min, Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reflects on how one young man's story and a piano remind him why our work of systems change really matters.

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The News Tribune, 3/8/13

News release about Workforce Central receiving a grant from Building Changes for a two-year job training project.

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The Seattle Times, 2/20/13

An op-ed by guest columnists Tricia and Jeff Raikes focuses on innovating to prevent and end youth homelessness.

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Impatient Optimists, 1/28/13

David Wertheimer, Deputy Director of the Pacific Northwest initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reflects on the Point-In-Time Count of people who are homeless and the work ahead to reduce and end family homelessness in Washington state.

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Tuesday, January 22 2013

Progress in the Pacific Northwest

Impatient Optimists, 1/22/13

David Bley, Director of the Pacific Northwest Initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, reports on results from the foundation's investment in local efforts to strengthen and improve family stability, education, and communities.

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