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Social Services

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  • Social Services to review alternative education programs offered to foster youths

    Social Services to review alternative education programs offered to foster youths
    The Baltimore Department of Social Services on Monday pledged a comprehensive review of alternative education programs for foster children, after revelations that it paid $40,000 to send students to a school in Philadelphia where they obtained a diploma...
  • L.A. County extends time for child welfare oversight commission

    L.A. County extends time for child welfare oversight commission
    Los Angeles County supervisors gave a six-month extension to a citizens' commission that was asked to recommend reforms to the county's frequently troubled Department of Children and Family Services and other agencies responsible for child welfare....
  • Addressing the intractable problem of homelessness in Baltimore

    Addressing the intractable problem of homelessness in Baltimore
    In July, Perry Black started waiting in line every day under the Interstate 83 overpass with hundreds of other homeless people, leaning on crutches after losing three of his toes to diabetes. Last month, Black finally got a bed at the Harry and...
  • Diplomas in a day [Editorial]

    The city social services workers who sent dozens of local foster care youth to an unlicensed out-of-state religious school that hands out high school diplomas in exchange for a $500 fee and a single day of tests may have thought they were helping smooth...
  • Hard Rock promotions for December

    Hard Rock promotions for December
    $100,000 Cash Shopping Spree: Sundays, December 8, 15 and 22 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Grand Prize at 8 p.m. on December 22. Players can win a share of $100,000 cash. Players will earn five entries for every five comp dollars earning slots or for every...
  • State Launches Probe Of Troubled Doc Hurley Foundation

    State Launches Probe Of Troubled Doc Hurley Foundation
    HARTFORD — The state Attorney General's office and the Department of Consumer Protection launched a joint investigation Monday into the Doc Hurley Scholarship Foundation, pledging to unravel the troubled nonprofit's finances while also working to...
  • Got any more money? Find who deserves it on Giving Tuesday

    It's Giving Tuesday, that social-media-engineered day when consumers can redeem themselves after wallowing in Black Friday and Cyber Monday splurges. If your bank account isn't empty, it's a good chance to find a charity you like. Charity Navigator is...
  • L.A. social workers may strike despite progress in labor talks

    L.A. social workers may strike despite progress in labor talks
    Los Angeles County social workers plan to strike Thursday if progress is not made toward lowering their caseloads, according to sources familiar with the ongoing bargaining but who were not authorized to discuss the negotiations publicly. The news comes...
  • 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......
  • Florida has info on charities

    Florida has info on charities
    During this season of giving, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is advising Floridians to check out a charity before sending any hard-earned money. If you’re unfamiliar with a nonprofit, the department can provide...
  • Union declares impasse in contract talks with L.A. County

    Union declares impasse in contract talks with L.A. County
    Contract negotiations between Los Angeles County and its largest public employee union hit new lows, with the union declaring an impasse and county leaders preparing for a possible strike by social workers Thursday. Hundreds of administrators in the...