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Social Services

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  • Nancy Reinsdorf, head of Bulls Charities

    Nancy Reinsdorf, head of Bulls Charities
    Ask Nancy Reinsdorf about her day, and she'll tell you, "I buy a lot of crickets." That's because of the bearded dragon she, husband, Michael, and their three children have at their north suburban home. And the gecko. And the two frogs. And the hermit...
  • Simulations help L.A. County social workers get it right

    The mother had lost her children to foster care after injuring them in a drunk driving crash. Now her kids were back at home and a social worker was sitting at her kitchen table, trying to figure out if they would be safe with her. Mom was disheveled,...
  • Bronze 'Christ' in need of home

     Bronze 'Christ' in need of home
    The life-size sculpture of a homeless man on a bench, with all but his feet shrouded by a blanket, is intended to get the attention of anyone who takes a seat there. But closer examination reveals the most striking detail in the figure's exposed feet...
  • DCF Problems Merit Governor's Attention

    Brace yourself. The state's Child Fatality Review Panel will issue a report next month that reveals deadly failures at the Department of Children and Families in protecting a Danbury child who was killed at the end of September. The child's father has...
  • Record cold brings reports of feces on CTA

    Record cold brings reports of feces on CTA
    Jen Sanders of Andersonville said she boarded the Red Line at the Argyle stop in Uptown on Friday morning and hurried off at the next stop, Lawrence, to change rail cars. The rail car reeked of feces, she said. The "conductor made [an] announcement at...
  • Baltimore Director of Social Services resigns

    Baltimore Director of Social Services resigns
    The director of Baltimore's Department of Social Services office announced her resignation Tuesday, after seven years leading the agency. Molly McGrath Tierney said she was leaving to join Bennett Midland, a New York-based management consulting firm, as...
  • Blueprint proposed to boost oversight of child welfare

    Responding to recent high-profile deaths and injuries, a special county commission on child welfare is proposing a far-reaching overhaul of the Los Angeles County child protection service. The plans would impose greater oversight on private foster...
  • Harper online course to boost Comfort Dog handlers

    Harper online course to boost Comfort Dog handlers
    Harper College will begin offering an eight-week online course Jan. 27 that will result in a Comfort Dog handling certificate. Comfort Dogs are sent to the scene of natural disasters or incidents such as the Boston Marathon bombings as well as nursing...
  • 1 in 8: Anne Waller strives to break the silence on perinatal mood disorders

    1 in 8: Anne Waller strives to break the silence on perinatal mood disorders
    There’s a catchy tune called “When Mama Ain’t Happy (Ain’t Nobody Happy).” The song is about a man who stays out late drinking and comes home to an angry wife. For such domestic drama, the lyrics and music strike 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...