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Military recruits quickly learn the phrase, "Got your six," which means, "I got your back." On the battlefield, it's essential to protect your fellow comrades and know that they're looking out for you, too. And yet, when these veterans finish a tour of duty and return home, it sometimes seems as if no one has their back. America's veterans are an untapped resource of leadership and skill, but they also need a lot of support to get back in the swing of things. Many veterans struggle to find a job and a home, and reintegrating into society can be a challenge.
The evening was filled with many such remarkable tales, including an impact-investing discussion with Rosanne Haggerty, an unassuming woman who arguably has done more than anyone else to end homelessness in the U.S.
Despite the accomplishments of the Bloomberg Administration, affordable housing remains New York's most pressing need. Architects, designers and housing specialists familiar with the maze of programs assess the situation and suggest new approaches.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Among the speakers during Wednesday morning's opening session at the BIF9 conference was Rosanne Haggerty, president of Community Solutions.
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Rosanne Haggerty’s obsession is homelessness. She’s been working on it since she graduated from college, and what was to be a short volunteer project at a youth shelter became a lifelong commitment to ending homelessness.
BROWNSVILLE — Lifelong Brownsville resident Linda Beckford will warn you to "be careful" strolling a block in her neighborhood, the murder capital of New York where a toddler was killed just last weekend. The 70-year-old retiree scans the street on her short jaunts to the grocery, and she avoids leaving home after dark.
If you live in New York City and ride the subways or buses, you’ve probably seen the posters telling you of the dangers of eating too much sugar and being overweight or obese. Those posters are part of a citywide campaign to get residents healthier, because in New York City in 2011 almost a quarter of all adults were obese — while in Brooklyn, according to the New York State Department of Health, more than half of residents were obese or overweight.
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Rosanne Haggerty, the founder and president of a group called Community Solutions, a national nonprofit that seeks to alleviate homelessness in impoverished areas, says that Brownsville “is a community with an awful lot to work with,” despite whatever troubles persist.