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Social Services

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  • 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...
  • Officials: Richard Calica, former head of DCFS, dies

    Officials: Richard Calica, former head of DCFS, dies
    The littlest ones worried Richard Calica the most. He spoke out often about the importance of finding stable, loving homes for the youngest, most vulnerable children. "The state is an awful parent," Calica told the Tribune last month shortly before he...
  • The Magowans – The Elderly Multi-Millionaire Twins Next Door

     The Magowans – The Elderly Multi-Millionaire Twins Next Door
    SIMSBURY — When an elderly woman showed up at a small law firm several years ago and asked for help managing her estate, an attorney asked her what she thought it was worth. Kathleen Magowan said she didn't really know. She thought maybe about...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • L.A. County union approves new contract agreement

    L.A. County union approves new contract agreement
    After months of contentious negotiations that culminated in a strike by county social workers in December, Los Angeles County employees represented by Service Employees International Union Local 721 voted to approve a new labor agreement. The union's...
  • Reform the private foster care system, right now

    Reform the private foster care system, right now
    Much of California's foster care system is private, a result in part of a prevailing political philosophy in the 1980s that the private nonprofit sector could provide better service with better results at a lower cost than government. Over the years,...
  • Ravens Roost 99 members dunk in water tank to help Special Olympics

    A week before the Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park was canceled because of high winds and freezing temperatures, a hardy group of North County folks took their own dip into frigid water. On Jan. 18, some 15 members of Ravens Roost 99...
  • SMALL COMPANY NUMBER 3: Arcadia Hospice, where efficiency meets compassion

    SMALL COMPANY NUMBER 3: Arcadia Hospice, where efficiency meets compassion
    Like every other hospice, Arcadia Hospice serves the terminally ill and their families. But Arcadia Hospice is not like every other hospice, its employees and owners say. Arcadia is exceptional in the efficiency of its operation and the extraordinary...
  • Baltimore foster care youths get diploma in a day in Philadelphia

    Baltimore foster care youths get diploma in a day in Philadelphia
    The journey to a high school diploma for most Maryland students spans four years, 720 days of classes, and a slate of state tests. But for dozens of Baltimore youths, the journey has involved a two-hour trip up Interstate 95, a three-hour exam and a...