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Too Much Energy Required

Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with, as she called herself, “The Oprah of Energy Assistance.” She said if she could, everyone could receive assistance. We discussed so many fallacies and difficulties facing those in need. 455 more words

Empowerment

Dilemmas created by Community Chests

What we understand as a ‘Community Chest’ is actually federated fundraising that was part of the movement to organise charitable giving.[1] The motivation for federated fundraising was simple: “instead of enduring multiple appeals from a host of different charities, a community would instead create a single fundraising organization that would conduct one or two fund drives a year and distribute the proceeds to local charities, which would forgo their own individual drives” (Morris 2015: 111). 1,601 more words

Social Services

Compulsory Education for Children with Special Needs

Straits Times journalist Priscilla Goy, in writing her article Special Needs Gaps in Every Child Matters, had asked for my views about the extension of the Compulsory Education Act to children with moderate and severe disabilities. 692 more words

Social Services

Boy found chained to house porch with dead chicken around his neck sues former foster mother

A teen who was found chained to the porch of a North Carolina home with a dead chicken around his neck, is suing social service officials and his former foster mother. 401 more words

World

The New Higher Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, How it could affect Berwyn?

An increase in the minimum wage for Cook County workers has employees in Berwyn happy and business leaders shaken.

Almost half a million workers in suburbs and unincorporated areas would be affected.  366 more words

Business

New Saskatoon group home supports 4 experiencing intellectual disabilities

A new group home in Saskatoon is supporting people experiencing intellectual disabilities.

A grand opening ceremony was held at 546 Christopher Lane in the Lakeview neighbourhood on Friday. 82 more words

Canada

December 4: Creating Community for LGBTQ Teens in Arkansas

Lucie’s Place

Red State: Arkansas
Focus: LGBTQ Youth

Lucie’s Place provides homeless LGBTQ young adults in Central Arkansas with safe living environments, job training and counseling services in order to ensure lifelong stability and success, and works to promote equality and acceptance for LGBTQ young adults.” 180 more words

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