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Vanderbilt transfer quarterback seeks to solve hunger crisis in Miami

Jun. 26, 2018—Student-athlete Mo Hasan has started a nonprofit based in Miami called Second Spoon, which distributes unused food from local restaurants to local individuals suffering from hunger.

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Warm donations

Dec. 8, 2016—The Section of Surgical Sciences Warm Coat Drive in support of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Homeless Health Services rounded up 75 warm coats as well as hats, gloves and socks.

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House Calls to the Homeless

Sep. 2, 2016—Wednesday is clinic day for Vanderbilt psychiatrist Sheryl Fleisch, M.D. The day is packed with patients, many with multiple physical and mental issues. Fleisch is dressed in jeans, a long-sleeved Vanderbilt T-shirt and a fleece jacket. She wears hiking shoes and carries a heavy backpack. There’s no white coat. No sterile hallway. No exam room....

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Results of ‘Housing First and Fast’ project discussed Sept. 11

Sep. 9, 2015—Cara Robinson, assistant professor in urban studies at Tennessee State University, will present a summary of her research and recommendations for future homeless housing initiatives from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Hadley Park Community Center.

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Homeless advocates gather to discuss new housing study

Aug. 28, 2015—Housing vouchers work best, but landlords often are unwilling to accept them in Nashville's strong rental market.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Homeless panel and Twitter chat this week

Aug. 17, 2015—Vanderbilt researcher Marybeth Shinn will discuss the Family Options Study, an 18-month evaluation of federal homeless housing programs.

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VUSN students work Room In The Inn health event

Aug. 13, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN) students helped more than 85 members of Nashville’s transient population during a recent Room In The Inn health event.

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Find out which homeless housing programs work best at Aug. 21 forum

Aug. 12, 2015—Nashville's homeless services community is invited to participate in a discussion of important new findings that could have policy implications close to home.

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VU researcher hosts Twitter dialogue on homelessness Aug. 18

Aug. 11, 2015—Vanderbilt University researcher Marybeth Shinn has studied homelessness interventions and policy for more than 30 years.

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Report: Homeless families fare better with housing vouchers

Jul. 7, 2015—A new HUD study conducted in partnership with Vanderbilt found that housing choice vouchers were more effective for homeless families than other options.

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Senior starts innovative street paper

Feb. 7, 2014—If you’ve ever spent time in a major city, chances are you’ve come face-to-face with someone who is experiencing homelessness. Most people might walk straight past these individuals. Some might give a dollar or two. But for the average pedestrian, anything more than a small handout is too tall an order. Then there’s senior Whitley...

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Study: Preventing homelessness may be a numbers game

Dec. 17, 2013—Peabody College's seven-year study of low-income New York City families revealed that applicants statistically at the highest risk for becoming homeless were often passed over for services in favor of more “worthy” applicants.

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