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Social Services

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  • Charities can't call if Floridians ask them not to

    Charities can't call if Floridians ask them not to
    This holiday season for the first time, you have a remedy to address unwanted calls from charity telemarketers. "Ask them to call to stop calling," said Amy Topol, assistant director of the Division of Consumer Services. A new state law prohibits...
  • Striking L.A. County social workers arrested in street protest

    Striking L.A. County social workers arrested in street protest
    Seven people were arrested for sitting in the middle of a downtown street in an act of civil disobedience Tuesday during a protest by striking Los Angeles County social workers. County child-welfare workers, represented by Service Employees...
  • L.A. County social workers suspend six-day strike, resume talks

    L.A. County social workers suspend six-day strike, resume talks
    Los Angeles County social workers will return to work and resume contract negotiations Wednesday after a six-day strike, union officials announced Tuesday evening. The child-welfare workers went on strike over a contract dispute about how to handle...
  • 818 Roundup: Link development approved, social workers end six-day strike, Burbank man files claim against city, alleged Target thief arrested

    818 Roundup: Link development approved, social workers end six-day strike, Burbank man files claim against city, alleged Target thief arrested
    Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. The National Weather Service predicts the Glendale area will have a high around 69 and low of 44. Here's a break-down of the top headlines in the 818. - An 85-year-old woman died Tuesday...
  • Donors needed for Christmas gifts, meals

    Donors needed for Christmas gifts, meals
    With two weeks until Christmas, Anne Arundel social services officials are searching for donors to help needy families and seniors with gifts and food. There are 200 families with 482 children who still need help with gifts through the Department of...
  • Anna's House, Head Start working together in Harford [Letter]

    Editor: Anna's House and Early Head Start of Harford County, programs of Catholic Charities, are initiating a new collaborative relationship in the areas of fundraising and volunteer outreach in Harford County. This new partnership is designed to...
  • Mary B. 'Wesi' Price, social worker

    Mary B. 'Wesi' Price, social worker
    Mary B. "Wesi" Price, a social worker who helped establish the social work department at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Saturday of dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the Maples of Towson, an assisted-living facility. She was...
  • L.A. County reaches tentative deal with striking social workers

    After days of strikes, Los Angeles County and its social worker employees reached a deal Friday to end the labor action by reducing caseloads, one of the last sticking points to signing a contract with a union that represents 55,000 county workers....
  • Facebook's new donate button lets users more than just 'like' a cause

    Facebook's new donate button lets users more than just 'like' a cause
    Donating to charities on Facebook will now be as easy as "liking" their posts and pages. The 1-billion member social network on Monday introduced Donate, a new feature that will appear on charities' pages and besides their posts, giving users a quick...
  • Does my new job mean I've sold out?

    A reader from the Northeast recently started working for an investment bank that specializes in helping companies to establish employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). ESOPs are often used as a way for companies to give employees an ownership stake in...
  • Op-Ed: Obamacare, a child's fair chance at life

    For the first time, many families with children who have mental illness can sleep better at night knowing their child may have the opportunity to receive proper mental health treatment with the new Affordable Care Act, known by many as Obamacare. It seems...