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Aid to Holocaust Victims to Increase More Than 20 Percent in 2015; Claims Conference Allocating $365 Million

Funding Provides Homecare, Medical Care, Food and Other Help in 47 Countries Elderly Jewish Holocaust victims, the last...

Funding Provides Homecare, Medical Care, Food and Other Help in 47 Countries
Elderly Jewish Holocaust victims, the last of their generation to have endured the horrors of the Nazi genocide, will receive significantly more aid in 2015. Learn more here.

Success in Congress: Passage of the ABLE Act

The ABLE Act, which would help people with disabilities save for college and retirement, has passed Congress with broad ...

The ABLE Act, which would help people with disabilities save for college and retirement, has passed Congress with broad bipartisan support. On Dec. 3, the bill passed the House of Representatives, 404 to 17. On Dec. 16 the bill passed the Senate as part of a bigger tax package. The aim of the ABLE Act is to remove bureaucratic obstacles to help Americans save their own money to help pay for long-term care. There is $2.5M in the spending bill allocated for support of Holocaust survivors. Continue reading here.

ABLE Act:  How One Bill Offers Hope on Congress's Biggest Problem, December 17, 2014, CSMonitor, by Gail Russell Chaddock

The Journey to Reframe Human Services

The Kresge Foundation has made a significant grant to the National Assembly to continue on their path to reframing human...

The Kresge Foundation has made a significant grant to the National Assembly to continue on their path to reframing human services. The National Human Services Assembly (NHSA), the association of leading national nonprofit human service networks and organizations, launched a discussion in 2011 on why human services struggle for adequate funding and are little discussed or understood in the public square. The discussion led to the notion of "reframing human services," applying what has been learned in the social sciences about presenting the concepts and messages of an endeavor in ways that reflect reality and that resonate with the public (in an apolitical way). Read more here.