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Social Services

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  • Help coming for troubled Glendale students

    More than 20 graduate students who study social work at Cal State L.A. and USC are helping district staff counsel students at Glendale’s middle and high schools. Last year, three USC social work graduate students met with Glendale High students...
  • Family reunited after child welfare system odyssey

    Family reunited after child welfare system odyssey
    The college application essay was the tipoff. It was beautifully written but painfully rendered; a high school student's story of her family's tumble from middle-class stability into homelessness and addiction. It helped Danielle Stone earn a spot at...
  • Annual #Flyers Wives Carnival set for Jan. 26, 2014

     
    Philadelphia Flyers players, coaching staff and alumni will raise funds for numerous non-profit organizations supported by Comcast-Spectacor Charities during the 37th annual Flyers Wives Carnival at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, January 26. Tickets...
  • Time to put service back on the national agenda

    Hello from 8,000 feet. I'm in Aspen, where the conversation, thankfully, is much thicker than the air. I'm here for the inaugural 21st Century National Service Summit, sponsored by the Franklin Project, a new venture of the Aspen Institute. For two days,...
  • Be smart about giving to charity

    Dear Liz: What are your thoughts on charitable giving? I hear about tithing (giving 10% of income) but would have real problems trying to maintain that commitment. That said, I'd like to become a regular donor to a reputable charity. Answer: Most U.S....
  • Charitable giving can be as easy as a swipe and a click

    Kids use their smartphones to find the nearest pizza joint, stay connected with friends on Facebook, and keep up with their fantasy football team. So what about supporting a good cause during the holiday season? There are smartphone apps for that too....
  • I'll pay extra for the backpack that won't sing

    Parenting can be an assault on the senses, from the effluvia of the diaper pail to the torture of bare feet on a rug strewn with Legos. But nothing tortures a parent suffer more than the musical assault of the Childhood Industrial Complex. When I was a...
  • New housing program in Balto. Co. aims to shorten shelter stays

    New housing program in Balto. Co. aims to shorten shelter stays
    Tana Poff ran out of cash soon after arriving in Baltimore County from York, Pa., hoping to start a new life. The pregnant 23-year-old was working at the checkout lane at Food Lion, but her part-time wages weren't enough. "It didn't work out the way I...
  • State closes Hampton assisted living facility

    State closes Hampton assisted living facility
    After more than a year appealing the state's proposed revocation of its license, Ashwood Assisted Living facility in Hampton has closed its doors. On Tuesday, the premises were deserted, all residents moved out, and the doors locked. The action came...
  • Dr. Clementine L. "Clem" Kaufman, social worker

    Dr. Clementine L. "Clem" Kaufman, social worker
    Dr. Clementine L. "Clem" Kaufman, a former social worker and volunteer who also served for years on numerous boards throughout the community and worked tirelessly for social justice, died of cancer Sept. 23 at Roland Park Place. She was 89. "She was a...
  • After burger controversy, Kuma's donates to Catholic Charities

    After burger controversy, Kuma's donates to Catholic Charities
    A Chicago restaurant that sparked an outcry by offering a burger that includes an unconsecrated communion wafer and a red wine reduction has donated $1,500 to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. “We’re not trying to say...