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2 weeks ago
TROUDSBURG — Catholic Social Services has closed its office in the Phillips Street complex. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bridge, one of the programs CSS oversees, is scheduled to reopen this week at St. Luke's Church, 818 Main St., Stroudsburg ...
General Social Work
2 weeks ago
he world has not been short of news in 2017, and the same applies to social care. Community Care presents our look back at the year in social care as defined by the top 20 most read stories on our site.
General Social WorkHealth and Care
2 weeks ago
esidents who need shelter during the bitter cold, to take advantage of Suffolk County's Department of Social Services Safe Beds program, which provides shelter when air temperatures are at or below, 32 degrees (wind chill included). Sheltering assistance ...
General Social Work
2 weeks ago
led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in the early 2000s furnished ample new material for jihadist preachers all over London, and Mr. Raja fell into a kind of voluntary social work. He mediated sectarian feuds, and befriended a small mafia of ...
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General Social Work
2 weeks ago
orking in partnership with Dr. Walthall at the Family and Social Services Administration and Dr. Box at the Department of Health, Terry will help our state improve DCS service to children in need.” “I am honored by this incredible opportunity to put ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
2 weeks ago
e earned his undergraduate degree while in the service, and got his master’s in social work from Boston University after his discharge. The Amesbury Council on Aging and Senior Community Center is now accredited by the National Council on Aging.
General Social WorkEducationGerontology
2 weeks ago
mployment and social services slumped. By the late 1990s, economic turmoil and mass political unrest posed a serious threat to the regime as Zimbabweans protested, engaged in labor strikes, and occupied lands without government consent. Consequently ...
General Social Work
2 weeks ago
All are applicable,” Daniel said. But there is also hope, he added, in the support of education and social services that strengthen the community’s resilience. And there is hope, the Rev. Dorsey Golston Jr. shouted from the funeral service ...
General Social WorkEducation
2 weeks ago
t's about the power of optimism and hope." As well as an exploration of social services, Kiri becomes a whodunnit and Lancashire said that she was "surprised" by the reveal of the killer, with Lia Williams adding: "I was given three episodes out of four ...
General Social Work
2 weeks ago
hristensen, the Senate chairman of the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee, is proposing to reinstate a longtime requirement that new legal immigrants wait five years before they could qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMinorities and ImmigrationGovernment Policy
2 weeks ago
ates heard Childers was thinking about retiring from social work earlier this year and recruited Childers to eventually replace her as executive director. “She watched my children grow up, and we have been friends all these years,” Childers said.
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
2 weeks ago
t turns out that our child welfare system is a kind of patient zero for the crises overwhelming our other social service organizations. Of course there are unsung heroes trying to improve things: social workers collaborating with housing officials in ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
2 weeks ago
ince 1974, Vocational Visions has provided vocational, economic and social services to Orange County adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. They serve some 500 citizens needing assistance in the county. B.W. COOK is editor of the Bay ...
General Social WorkDisabilities
2 weeks ago
he governments hope to recoup costs of responding to drug addiction, including money spent on emergencies, criminal justice and social services. The latest suits accuse the companies of deliberately overstating the effectiveness of their prescription ...
General Social WorkCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
t was long overdue. Hughes’ action got Gov. Gary Herbert, along with the city and county mayors, law enforcement and social service providers to come together for Operation Rio Grande, and to cough up additional resources. Homelessness has always been a ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
2 weeks ago
ince the release of the task force's report, the city's health department has been in talks with organizations that already provide health and social services to the homeless and injecting drug users about adding safe injecting services to their offerings ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
2 weeks ago
rom six seconds of video bliss on Vine to the nostalgia of coming home from school every day and getting on AOL instant messenger, 2017 was the end of an era for some technology favorites. Cue the sad violin music as we take a look back at some of the ...
General Social WorkEducation
2 weeks ago
any nights will drop below 0. Renaissance Social Services encouraged the homeless to visit warming shelters. "Way beyond cold now," the group tweeted. "Check on your neighbors. If you see a homeless person in Chicago direct them to a warming" center.
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
3 weeks ago
onprofits provide food pantries, clothing, housing assistance, and all varieties of substance abuse counseling, mental health and social services. No matter what we do, we have people living on the ground and their numbers grow. The problem is not simple.
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental Health
3 weeks ago
I wouldn’t say our numbers have grown much higher, but I have noticed homeless people who usually sleep in tents are spending more time in our shelter,” said Gaby Bontea, social service director for The Salvation Army. Bontea said the shelter is at ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
3 weeks ago
here is evidence that tax cuts are taking a toll on the state's schools, environmental protections, social services and infrastructure investments. Congressional Republicans describe their tax overhaul for the wealthy and corporations as a "jobs bill."
General Social WorkEducation
3 weeks ago
he coaches, who come from a variety of backgrounds, including fitness, social work and chaplaincy, help seniors set goals for the year which could be physical, social, intellectual or spiritual. These goals become the focus for the senior's medical team ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
3 weeks ago
he Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund is also partnering with St. Bernard Project to place more than 70 AmeriCorps members in social services organizations serving the community. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is sharing the cost of ...
General Social Work
3 weeks ago
t’s never easy to keep social service charities running; they operate on tight margins in the best of times. Now the new tax law, according to estimates from the Council on Foundations, will drain $16 billion to $24 billion a year from the nonprofit ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
3 weeks ago
n this Dec. 15, 2017 photo, Tri Phan, right, begins the lunch line for his retirement party at Lutheran Social Services in Fargo, N.D. Phan, 66, spent nearly three decades working in the agency's refugee resettlement program, helping thousands of ...
General Social Work
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