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Social Services

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  • Web startup lends hand to Lincoln Park charities

     
    Have you ever moved out of an apartment and had a few items — a couch, a TV, extra sets of dishware — that were in perfectly good shape but that you no longer needed?...
  • If Catholic Charities can't accept same-sex marriage, it should get out of childcare and adoption business [Most Commented]

     
    The debate over marriage equality moved to the New York Senate this week. If the measure passes the Legislature, the state would be the largest to adopt same-sex marriage. Op-Ed columnist Tim Rutten zeroed in on New York's importance in......
  • Catholic Charities expands services in Brevard County

     
    Orlando Catholice Diocese Bishop John Noonan will preside over a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 23 marking an expansion of social services in partnership with Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Cocoa. On July 1, Catholic Charities of Central Florida...
  • The Sunday Brunch: Who Won, Who Lost In The Budget Fight.

     
    Pennsylvania has its first on-time state budget in nine years. But as is the case with any major legislation, there are winners and losers. Here's a quick look at whose stock went up and whose went down in the $27.15......
  • SocialGoodies.com, a daily deals site, launches

     
    Trawling daily deals websites has become a bit of a hobby for us — but it doesn't exactly feel like a good deed (more like a burgeoning addiction). Which is why we were elated to learn about SocialGoodies.com, a new......
  • 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...