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Social Services

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Liu meets with people hurt by budget stalemate

    Christopher McWhorter is one face of the state budget crisis, as state Sen. Carol Liu (D-Glendale) learned Thursday. McWhorter, 37, is bedridden because of muscular dystrophy. Sixteen hours a week, workers paid through the California Department of Health...
  • Budget deficit forces day labor center to shut down

    Budget deficit forces day labor center to shut down
    WEST GLENDALE — Catholic Charities officials have closed the day labor center across from the Home Depot in Glendale after the city, facing a multi-million budget deficit, cut its subsidy for the center. Created at a time when Glendale banned...
  • 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: “...
  • 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...
  • Keeping kids satiated over summer

    Keeping kids satiated over summer
    Summer break provides a respite from coursework and testing, but for some school-age children it can also mean more than two months without a nutritious meal. During the recent school year, Burbank and Glendale schools provided free and reduced-price...
  • 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...