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Social Services

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  • Health care coordination urged

    GLENDALE — Better coordination of health and social services available in Glendale is a top priority to better battle local health issues, a group of community leaders said Wednesday. Several dozen representatives from local health-care and...
  • No bah humbug here

    Dozens of members of the Salem Lutheran Church on Sunday set aside their newly unwrapped Christmas presents in order to prepare and partake in a holiday meal with the local homeless. The second annual Christmas feast drew about 200 people, including...
  • Food pantry shelves need stocking

    GLENDALE — With the holiday season coming to a close, local food pantry operators are looking nervously to their stock shelves. In the months surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas, churches, service groups and other organizations typically host...
  • New Horizons aims to repay city

    The leader of a Glendale nonprofit that received more than $300,000 for a failed child-care center said on Tuesday that she is on the verge of repaying the city. Maria Prieto, whose former last name was Rochart, executive director of New Horizons Family...
  • Audit of New Horizons is on hold

    CITY HALL — Several audits of how thousands of dollars allocated to New Horizons Family Center were spent have been suspended after the debt-ridden nonprofit closed its doors last week, city officials said Monday. City officials initiated the...
  • Glendale, Burbank food pantries seek donations

    Glendale, Burbank food pantries seek donations
    With Thanksgiving just days away and donations down, local food pantries are scrambling to fill the shelves to feed thousands of needy families. A protracted recession has forced some organizations that typically provide a bounty of holiday supplies to...
  • Putting a roof over his head

    Putting a roof over his head
    Sprawled across an overstuffed couch on a recent afternoon, PlayStation video game controller in hand, Adam Cartwright looked utterly at home in his one-bedroom apartment in West Glendale. Prior to moving in two weeks ago, he hadn’t slept...
  • City forced to scale down nonprofit funding

    The federal government has slashed funds it gives to Glendale for social services and community projects by 35% compared to last year, a bigger hit than expected, officials said at a City Hall meeting Friday. The Community Development Block Grants and...
  • Promised 'Oranges and Sunshine'

    Promised 'Oranges and Sunshine'
    When British social worker Margaret Humphreys (played by Emily Watson) informs a woman working in a pub that the daughter she gave up for adoption as an unwed mother in the 1950s was later sent to a children's home in Australia, she is stunned: “...
  • Studios give back locally

    The Burbank and Glendale movie studios famous around the world know charity begins at home. The Walt Disney Co., Warner Bros. Studios and DreamWorks Animation each donate hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, gear and volunteer time to a host of...