Tag: Social services

The long, ‘surreal’ days of the runaway Texas legislators

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WASHINGTON — Sheltered in a downtown D.C. hotel, the Democratic lawmakers who left Texas to block a restrictive voting bill are living a life...

Los Angeles considers stricter limits on homeless camping

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles city leaders are poised to pass sweeping restrictions Thursday on one of the nation’s largest homeless populations, making it...

Indiana social services agency leader leaving for new job

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INDIANAPOLIS — The head of Indiana’s state health care and social services agency is leaving the position after more than four years and will...

End to COVID-19 hotel housing for homeless raises worries

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Everyone on the streets knows “Sir Charles," the skinny guy with the saxophone, sunglasses, felt hat and megawatt smile. At...

Teen baker sweetens lives making desserts for those in need

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Vedika Jawa’s mission to sweeten the lives of those in need began when she was just 13, on a family trip to San Francisco....

As prisons close, communities look to repurpose buildings

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One shuttered prison in Connecticut has been repurposed for document storage. Another is used to process and train newly hired correction officers. A third...

California governor proposes $12B to house state’s homeless

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SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday proposed $12 billion in new funding to get more people experiencing homelessness in the state...

Housing agency ends Trump-era anti-transgender shelter rule

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Housing and Urban Development is withdrawing a Trump-era policy that would have allowed taxpayer-funded homeless shelters to deny access...

Senior UN migration official visits migrant camps in Bosnia

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BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina — A senior U.N. migration official visiting Bosnia on Wednesday called for an end to abuse against migrants and refugees trying to...

Hungary’s government spars with mayor over homeless hospital

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary's right-wing government and the liberal leadership of the country's capital city are absorbed in a conflict over a hospital for...