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Social Services

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  • 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...
  • Don't be blown off course with Hurricane Irene charitable donations

     
    I imagine we'll be flooded soon with requests for charitable donations to help those devastated by Hurricane Irene. Some requests will be legit. Some may not be. It's critical that you do your homework before you donate. Here's a good......
  • Catholic Charities to appeal Illinois adoption ruling

     
    A lawyer representing Catholic Charities in Illinois has now said they will appeal a circuit judge's recent decision saying that the state was not required to continue contracting adoption and foster services with the religious organization in four...
  • Catholic Charities denied stay in Illinois adoption contract case

     
    The ongoing legal battle between Catholic Charities and the state of Illinois over the organization’s state-funded contracts, and their refusal to grant adoption and foster care services to same-sex couples in civil unions, continues with the church...
  • Catholic Charities dedicates senior low-income housing Thursday

     
    Orlando Diocese Bishop John Noonan will preside Thursday over the opening of a 50-unit low-income housing development for seniors in St. Cloud. St. Anthony Garden Courts,  developed by Catholic Charities of Central Florida, will be dedicated in a ceremony...
  • Arts behemoths aren't getting fat on donations, study shows

     
    The richest arts organizations saw modest fundraising gains in 2009-10, says a study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. No Southern California cultural groups made the publication's annual list of the top 400 charities....
  • Help Harbor House build kennel for clients’ pets

     
    From Orange County Animal Services: Harbor House of Central Florida has been awarded a $120,400 grant by Dr. Phillips Charities to assist with the construction of a storage facility that will be attached to the Paws for Peace Kennel – an expansion...