Data from 11 U.S. cities found 58% of emergency shelter beds are provided by faith-based groups. Baylor University researchers says these groups are also at the forefront of innovating long-term solutions to homelessness.
Compassionate Cities is a Council initiative to raise awareness about ways communities can reduce suffering and improve the lives of vulnerable populations through the use of digital technologies already being applied to solve other city challenges. Click here to learn more about the initiative – and scroll down for articles highlighting how technology is helping the homeless, the hungry, the disabled and other people in need around the world.
In its latest research on fastest growth areas in government contracting, Onvia ranked several from the human services realm among the top 10 hotspots in the state and local government market. See where the money is going.
Scheduling 22 trucks and 360 daily food pickups and deliveries could be a logistics nightmare. But technology is a wonderful thing. Read how Cisco's HyperFlex System helps City Harvest expand its anti-hunger operations.
From a Texas fire department to flood-prone neighborhoods in Tanzania to Cleveland-area hospices, drones are demonstrating they have the potential to do good – a lot of it in fact. Learn about seven compelling examples.
Worried that thousands of homeless young adults who crash on friends' couches will be lost to social systems, a German foundation developed a website that offers sofa hoppers help and advice. And it seems to be working.
Requests for emergency food assistance are on the rise – and hungry people are being turned away. Shouldn't our communities be doing more? From London to Philly, we've got examples of some that are.
Sedentary lifestyles and a shift from traditional diets to fast foods may be behind an increase in cancer and other lifestyle diseases in the Middle East. See what Ooredoo and the Qatar Cancer Society are doing to fight it
Four nonprofits will split a $2 million prize from the Australian government's InnovationXchange program in partnership with Google's Impact Challenge. Read about the innovative aid projects the grants are supporting.
With the 60-plus crowd one of the world’s fast growing demographics, helping them live more independent lives as they age is impetus for an IBM eldercare robot assistant developed in collaboration with Rice University.
Realtor.com has done the math on a bunch of indicators to come up with its list of the 10 most compassionate cities in America. Is yours on it?