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Friday Round-Up: this week in the news

November 19, 2010
  • This week is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. I hope you’re joining us for the Walkathon tomorrow!
  • The poverty rate in the U.S. rose to 14.3% last year – the highest level in more than 50 years. The Washington Post tells the story of one woman who has been hit hard by the tough job market:
  • More than 500 mental health professionals from around the world gathered this week in D.C. for a conference dedicated to promoting equity in mental health:
  • Last year, mental illness affected 20% of Americans – that’s one person in every five!
  • More cities have begun offering free storage to homeless men and women:

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