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Social Services

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  • 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...
  • Emanuel Moaney, social services manager

    Emanuel Moaney, social services manager
    Emanuel Edwin Moaney Sr., a retired case manager for the Job Network Program at the Baltimore County Department of Social Services, died of liver cancer Dec. 16 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 62 and lived in Northeast Baltimore. Born in...
  • Donor-advised funds a bright spot in charitable giving

    Donor-advised funds a bright spot in charitable giving
    On a wet Saturday near Griffith Park, a dozen teenage girls shovel manure, trudge through mud and try to stay warm. But soon everyone perks up because another horse-riding lesson is about to begin. The lessons are provided by Taking the Reins, a...
  • Baltimore tradition makes Christmas happen for thousands

    Baltimore tradition makes Christmas happen for thousands
    Thoughts of childhood Christmases flooded Wendy Winebrenner's mind this month when she opened her mailbox to find an envelope stuffed with gift certificates. Growing up in the O'Donnell Heights project in Baltimore, Winebrenner and her family depended...
  • Don't malign tax-free charitable giving [Letter]

    Robert B. Reich was one of my outstanding professors at law school, so it was particularly disheartening to see one of my academic heroes get it all wrong in his recent commentary ("Charity begins at home (particularly at wealthy homes)," Dec. 18)....
  • L.A. County to reevaluate approval process for foster parents

    L.A. County to reevaluate approval process for foster parents
    Los Angeles County officials said Wednesday that they were launching a review of the criminal clearance process for foster parents selected by private agencies following a Times report that included information about children killed or maimed by...
  • Robert B. Reich: Charity begins at home (particularly at wealthy homes)

    It's charity time, and not just because the holiday season reminds us to be charitable. As the tax year draws to a close, the charitable tax deduction beckons. America's wealthy are its largest beneficiaries. According to the Congressional Budget Office,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Random acts fuel fundraising efforts

    Random acts fuel fundraising efforts
    Janice O'Donnell watched the number on her screen climb and climb and climb. And when she couldn't watch any more, there were text messages from friends asking if she was watching. By the end of the day, close to $50,000 had poured in through the Chive...