Latest Social services News

La Crosse seeks to make homeless population a 'top priority'

Dec. 06, 2021 01:12 AM EST

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — In what officials called a “historic” meeting between city of La Crosse and La Crosse County leaders, the two groups outlined their goal to purchase a downtown building as a long-term action against homelessness. Using federal COVID relief,...

Williamsburg nonprofit houses victims of domestic violence

Dec. 05, 2021 09:03 AM EST

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The house, at an undisclosed location in Gloucester County, is surrounded by farmland. And that’s a good thing. The people who stay there are escaping domestic or sexual violence and need to feel safe. A federal grant is...

Green Bay homeless shelters join forces to improve services

Dec. 04, 2021 01:07 AM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — While snow-glazed sidewalks and holiday lights bring cheer to many Green Bay residents, the cold meant something far from merry for Meg Sandri, a mother whose struggles with alcohol left her without housing stability and treatment options. It’s...

Nashville Christmas concert to benefit homeless returns

Dec. 03, 2021 04:05 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The annual Nashville Unlimited Christmas concert to benefit homeless services provider Room in the Inn will take place on Tuesday. This is the 22nd year for the concert at the downtown Christ Church Cathedral. Musical guests this year include...

Local Salvation Army full of hope for Red Kettle fund drive

Nov. 28, 2021 09:04 AM EST

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — The local Salvation Army has secured about 300 volunteers to participate in its 2021 Red Kettle fundraising campaign — a record high. The nonprofit organization kicked off the fund drive Friday afternoon on the Loudoun Street Mall in front of El...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Nov. 23, 2021 12:30 PM EST

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. November 22, 2021. Editorial: Kroenke twists in the wind as St. Louis’ case against the NFL heats up Ever since Rams owner Stan Kroenke decided to publicly trash St. Louis as he moved his team to Los Angeles in 2016, the...

Homeless shelter village would offer solutions in Sussex

Nov. 21, 2021 09:08 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A fledgling Delaware nonprofit’s efforts to address homelessness with temporary shelter villages are progressing in Sussex County and could become a statewide solution. “Our vision is to build across state,” said Judson Malone, Springboard...

In city, tents are seen as homeless solution; many disagree

Nov. 20, 2021 03:02 AM EST

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — When people facing homelessness in Norristown call Montgomery County officials for help, they’re told shelter is in short supply. So, they are issued tents. The idea enrages advocates in the municipality, who see this as an...

Abused Turpin kids now 'betrayed' by social services system

Nov. 19, 2021 17:24 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The 13 Southern California siblings rescued three years ago from horribly abusive conditions that included being locked in their home for years, shackled to beds and starved by their parents have been failed at different points by a social services system that was...

Portland among US cities adding funds to police departments

Nov. 17, 2021 18:49 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Night after night, hundreds of people marched the streets of Oregon's largest city, demanding racial justice after the murder of George Floyd by a white officer. Among the rallying cries were “defund the police” — a call for elected officials...