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Social Services

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  • Be cautious when donating to typhoon charities, as scammers may try to capitalize

     
    Like with any natural disaster, calls are being made to help those left homeless or hurt by the devastating typhoon in the Phillipines. And like with any natural disaster, there also are calls to donate cautiously, with the expectation that......
  • 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...
  • Judge halts Illinois from ending Catholic Charities adoption contracts… for now.

     
    Illinois has decided to end its involvement and financial contracts for Catholic Charities’ adoption and foster services in the wake of the religious organization’s refusal to follow the state’s new civil unions law and existing anti-...
  • Supervisors tap Social Services chief to lead troubled agency

     
    Philip Browning, director of L.A. County’s Department of Public Social Services, has been tapped to serve as interim head of the child welfare department, the latest in a revolving door of leaders for the embattled agency. Browning’s name...
  • Jewish federations may face budget shortfall

     
    A story for the Jewish Daily Forward by Josh Nathan-Kazis talks about how reduced federal spending as part of the debt ceiling deal may affect Jewish federations trying to provide nursing home, education and social services: The budget deal in...
  • UCF students help needy kids through class project

     
    Several UCF students studying to become social workers handed out backpacks filled with school supplies to needy families today. The students had raised money for children's school supplies as part of a class project. They distributed several dozen...
  • Child welfare groups join case against Illinois Catholic Charities

     
    More news from the ever-evolving case of Catholic Charities versus the state of Illinois over the newly passed civil unions law. Lambda Legal, the national legal organization committed to the civil rights of LGBT people, has filed a friend-of-the-court...
  • Judge: Illinois can drop Catholic Charities over discrimination

     
    A judge in Sangamon County, Illinois has ruled that the state does not have to renew its foster and adoption contracts with Catholic Charities. Illinois ended the over $30 million dollars in annual contracts last month after Catholic Charities said it...
  • Don't be blown off course with Hurricane Irene charitable donations

     
    I imagine we'll be flooded soon with requests for charitable donations to help those devastated by Hurricane Irene. Some requests will be legit. Some may not be. It's critical that you do your homework before you donate. Here's a good......
  • Catholic Charities to appeal Illinois adoption ruling

     
    A lawyer representing Catholic Charities in Illinois has now said they will appeal a circuit judge's recent decision saying that the state was not required to continue contracting adoption and foster services with the religious organization in four...
  • Catholic Charities denied stay in Illinois adoption contract case

     
    The ongoing legal battle between Catholic Charities and the state of Illinois over the organization’s state-funded contracts, and their refusal to grant adoption and foster care services to same-sex couples in civil unions, continues with the church...