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1 week ago
hat frees up our time to concentrate on what our primary focus and training has been on. I wasn’t trained on social work and how to help somebody get their medicine if they can’t afford it.” It was tough getting used to the idea she had people to ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
1 week ago
ong Kong Lutheran Social Service, which operates the kindergarten the girl attended, said in a statement that staff were deeply saddened by the incident. The organisation said a parent had indicated to the kindergarten in November a plan to withdraw the ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
1 week ago
fter getting some advice, Evatt reached out to Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, who suggested he work with the city’s YFD centers, which are aimed at improving citizens’ lives through education, recreation, social services, leadership and career development.
General Social WorkEducationHealth and Care
1 week ago
cannot afford to buy a house, nor can I afford to rent my own place. I had hoped to live in rural Ireland but I now realise that the social work jobs I want are predominately in Dublin. Rent, especially Dublin, is almost on par with Sydney, except the ...
General Social Work
1 week ago
atching Wenhold's enthusiasm for pointing young people along the right path, and her expertise in social work and creating nonprofit programs, won't be easy. "When you hear her talk, you're like, 'She's so passionate. Her heart's in it,'" McBroom said.
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
t’s my first time ever in a football stadium.” The Jags worked with the Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida, which resettles several hundred refugees every year. Mary Strickland oversees the program, which includes finding the refugees jobs ...
General Social Work
1 week ago
Prosperity for the poor, however, will not be achieved through subsidies, exemptions, and freebies but from better health services, improved roads, faster and safer modes of transportation, improved access to quality education, among other social ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and Care
1 week ago
ccording to these rules, people who are recognized as homeless by the Social Services Ministry and approved as such by the Construction and Housing Ministry can receive assistance for four years. During the first two years, they receive 1,170 shekels a ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in social work from U.C.L.A. She is a daughter of Lorraine F. Meylan and Lenz R. Meylan of Glendale, Calif. The bride’s ...
General Social WorkEducation
1 week ago
lowers at building entrances shrivel and die. Lower tax receipts from declining property values force local governments to slash social services. School funding plummets just as more parents move their children from private academies to the public system.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducation
1 week ago
ickilyn Smith of St. Matthews, a supervisor in the Department of Social Services Child Support Financial Services Receipts Unit, was selected as a December Employee of the Month. Her nomination states that Smith’s “relationship with the stakeholders ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
1 week ago
hen the state Department of Social Services sent letters describing the new income requirements that would take effect Jan. 1, the criticism of legislative leaders was strong. Gov. Dan Malloy’s DSS bought them some time, extending the old income levels ...
General Social Work
1 week ago
research associate with the LSU Office of Social Service Research and Development — points out that about 40 percent of Baton Rouge homicides in 2016 remain unsolved, and about 60 percent of domestic violence cases go unprosecuted. Local officials said ...
General Social Work
1 week ago
large portion of the organization’s activity is focused on providing health care, education and social services to Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness said it had not been informed of any ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and Care
1 week ago
I was told my dad would come for me, but he never did,” he said. The teenager eventually fell into the hands of the British social services system. Fawaz was granted temporary leave to remain in the country until the age of 18 and was passed from ...
General Social WorkMinorities and Immigration
1 week ago
or is this merely the whim of individual social workers. It stems from regulations adopted by the Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services Ministry in the early 1990s, which define a homeless person as not just someone living on the streets, but as ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
he lion’s share of tax dollars collected by the county fund an array of social services, the sheriff’s and county attorney’s offices, rural roads, county health and conservation boards, veterans services and other courthouse offices. County Finance ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareCriminal Justice
1 week ago
oward University is postponing undergraduate, social work and graduate classes for more than a week because of ruptured pipes and ongoing heating issues. In a statement to students, the university said "power outages and ruptured pipes" on Friday night ...
General Social WorkEducation
1 week ago
he National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimates that one out of six endangered runaways in the United States are likely child sex trafficking victims, and of those, 86 percent were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
1 week ago
We put out a call on social media and the donations of food and supplies have just been pouring in. Many civic groups are helping and social services are here working to help the people get into a more secure housing situation. “And, I can’t say ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
he library, like others in the area, is also a warming center where anyone can go to escape the cold. The library recently added a social work intern from Aurora University, whose focus is on homelessness and homelessness in libraries and on helping ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducation
1 week ago
oggan portrays Advance Peace as a holistic approach that provides young men with multiple positive role models; assistance with navigating social services; “transformative travel” opportunities; and ready access to an “elder council.” According to ...
General Social WorkCriminal Justice
1 week ago
hroughout her life, Linnea contributed to others, whether through her work or her community involvement, including with U.S. Bank, Animal Allies, Lutheran Social Service, the Junior League and the Duluth Chamber. Linnea lived her life with laughter and humor.
General Social Work
1 week ago
f we put them in the chair or on a couch for the night, we'll do that. We'll work with Social Services in the morning to get them out to a proper place, but we don’t want anybody on the street. It really is a life or death situation for people out there."
General Social Work
1 week ago
ll three sites are full, and more people seem to know about the program, she said. The schools are working with local social services providers and serve foster children and those from the Esplanade House. “It’s exciting to serve families in need,” ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducation
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