The State of NoVa: Social Services

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Homeless for two years, James Allison wrote poetry in his truck, and now publishes “Dark Waters”

And now his first volume, “Dark Waters,” is published

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Woodbridge, Social Services | Tags:  James Allison, Dark Waters, homelessness, Rick Conte

Posted at 05:43 AM ET, 11/20/2012

Trudy Harsh, Centreville realtor and housing advocate for mentally ill, wins national award

The Centreville realtor has bought nine townhouses to fill a crucial need

By Tom Jackman  |  05:43 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Centreville, Social Services | Tags:  Trudy Harsh, Brain Foundation, Good Neighbor Award, National Association of Realtors, mental illness

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Rebuilding Together, the folks who renovated Capt. Patrick Horan’s house in McLean (with Sears)

The nonprofit does important work helping local families with the repairs they need to stay in their homes.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:59 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  McLean, Social Services | Tags:  Rebuilding Together, Patrick Horan, Heroes at Home

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Centreville’s Trudy Harsh uses Brain Foundation to house those with mental illness

The Centreville woman has bought nine homes, but now looks for someone else to pick up the torch.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:35 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Social Services, Fairfax County | Tags:  Trudy Harsh, Brain Foundation, mental illness

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/09/2012

NoVa’s poor have been hurt disproportionately by recession, new economic analysis says

The gap between top household incomes and bottom household incomes increased, and the number of people living below the poverty level is substantial.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa, Social Services | Tags:  Northern Virginia economy, The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis