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August 31, 2001
Marshall Allen GLENDALE -- Founders of a new community chaplaincy program in Glendale hope their program gives people the means to have their spiritual needs met. "It legitimizes spiritual care as a social service," said Karen Nelson, a nurse with Lutheran Health Ministries, an inter-Lutheran health ministry made up of five local Lutheran churches serving Glendale and La Canada Flintridge. The organization recently received a $20,000 grant from Aid Assn.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | August 28, 2009
CITY HALL — Local social service nonprofits faced even greater demand this past year in light of the struggling economy, according to a year-end report from the city’s Community Development and Housing Department. All of the city’s Community Development Block Grant-funded social service programs came close to or exceeded their service goals, with several local nonprofits serving more clients than they had anticipated, according to the report. “What’s happening now is not just the youth or seniors that need services,” said Moises Carrillo, senior community development supervisor.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | August 27, 2009
CITY HALL — Local social service nonprofits faced even greater demand this past year in light of the struggling economy, according to year-end reports from the city’s Community Development and Housing Department. All of the city’s Community Development Block Grant-funded social service programs came close to or exceeded their service goals, with several local nonprofits serving more clients that they had anticipated, according to the reports. With a tight city budget and massive statewide cuts, federal Community Development Block Grant funding is more important than ever, officials said.
NEWS
February 5, 2002
Marshall Allen LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- The La Canada Flintridge Coordinating Council is seeking nominations for the 2002 Les Tupper Community Service Awards. Nominees should have long-term and broad-based communityinvolvement beyond their job-related duties. They may be involved in youth, education, cultural pursuits, religious business or social service. Qualifications should include demonstrated leadership qualities and positive effect on the community.
NEWS
January 15, 2012
An event called “Winter Wonderland” descended Saturday on central Glendale, bringing with it games, rides and even some trucked-in snow for local families. The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA organized the fun-filled weekend at St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church in effort to raise funds for its social service, disaster relief, youth and after-school programs, which are offered to local residents and international groups. Children at the event got to take dives onto two large snow slides and ride a Ferris wheel amid live music and international dance performances.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | March 27, 2009
CITY HALL — Glendale stands to get $2.22 million in federal stimulus funds for social services and homeless prevention, but first it needs to work for it. Community development officials and nonprofit administrators are working feverishly to put together a spending plan for the anticipated money, bring it to the City Council and send it the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development before May 19, when the deadline for consideration expires....
NEWS
By Jason Wells | September 25, 2008
GLENDALE — City commissioners were expected to begin visiting local nonprofits today as part of an annual evaluation of programs that receive federal grant funds. In April, the City Council doled out a combined $503,000 in federal block grants to 25 low-income social service programs based largely on recommendations from the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee. Members of the advisory committee will visit all of the program sites that received federal funds over the next three weeks to verify that nonprofit administrators used the money in accordance to their funding applications, city officials said.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | May 5, 2011
Already strapped for cash, many local social service providers will have to make do with even less after the City Council on Tuesday adopted next year’s allocations for federal block grants. Twenty-six local and city-sponsored programs had requested roughly $1.1 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funding for a range of services for the city’s youth, seniors and poorest residents. But on Tuesday, the City Council could dole out only $446,000 in available federal funds — less than half of what was requested and a nearly 20% reduction compared with what was available last year.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | February 6, 2013
Kimberly Rhodes has been named network director of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, which serves Glendale. Family Promise is a national nonprofit organization committed to helping low-income families to achieve lasting independence. Rhodes has worked in the social service and nonprofit field for more than 20 years. She earned a bachelor's degree in art with a minor in human services from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Ala. While attending college, she spent four months as a missionary in Miami, working with Cuban refugees.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | May 26, 2010
CITY HALL — City officials on Tuesday settled on a five-year plan for spending a projected $30.2 million in federal funding for local social service programs, homeless services and affordable housing offerings. The plan outlines allocations of the funds, the majority of which are aimed at helping the city's most vulnerable residents, including low-income families, youth, seniors and the homeless. The funds would support employment services at the city's Verdugo Jobs Center, case management and housing through the city's main homeless service provider, PATH Achieve Glendale, and more affordable housing for low-income residents, according to the plan.
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NEWS
August 23, 2013
The timeline in Saturday's paper shows the California Department of Social Services did not monitor Bina's Family Child Care properly. No visits in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 (“ Reported violations at day care date from 2008 ,” Aug. 17). Shame! We are talking about children here, infants and toddlers who cannot speak or care for themselves. They are not inanimate objects. How can a reasonable society let them slip through the cracks? Irresponsible. No excuses. There are many regulations that have been ignored in this case.
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COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | February 6, 2013
Kimberly Rhodes has been named network director of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, which serves Glendale. Family Promise is a national nonprofit organization committed to helping low-income families to achieve lasting independence. Rhodes has worked in the social service and nonprofit field for more than 20 years. She earned a bachelor's degree in art with a minor in human services from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Ala. While attending college, she spent four months as a missionary in Miami, working with Cuban refugees.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | November 16, 2012
Federal officials have decided to hold Glendale liable for a $240,000 grant made to the now-bankrupt New Horizons Family Center - ensuring the demise of the once-stalwart nonprofit will be felt among other social service providers for years to come, officials reported this week. That's because Glendale will be paying the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development back by relinquishing a cut of its normal community block grant allotment each year for three years, meaning there will be even less money to spread around to other nonprofits that provide social services to the city's low-income residents.
NEWS
November 2, 2012
After dealing with a 35% cut in federal grant money this year, nonprofit social service groups will likely have to deal with even fewer dollars during the next round of funding, officials warn. As of now, the amount of money projected to be available through federal Community Development Block Grants is estimated to decrease by 6.7% in fiscal year 2013, but if planned across-the-board cuts to the federal budget occur in January, the impact could be even deeper. “We don't know what it might mean,” said Moises Carrillo, Glendale's senior community development supervisor said.
NEWS
January 15, 2012
An event called “Winter Wonderland” descended Saturday on central Glendale, bringing with it games, rides and even some trucked-in snow for local families. The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA organized the fun-filled weekend at St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church in effort to raise funds for its social service, disaster relief, youth and after-school programs, which are offered to local residents and international groups. Children at the event got to take dives onto two large snow slides and ride a Ferris wheel amid live music and international dance performances.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil; megan.oneil@latimes.com | July 29, 2011
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 indoors in 12 years. “It feels good,” said Cartwright, 31, as he leaned over to pat his roommate and constant companion, an 80-pound pit bull named Zeus. “When I was on the street, I was looking for a place to sleep every day.” His was the first of what social service officials hope will be at least 10 successful housing placements of chronically homeless individuals in the coming months.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | May 5, 2011
Already strapped for cash, many local social service providers will have to make do with even less after the City Council on Tuesday adopted next year’s allocations for federal block grants. Twenty-six local and city-sponsored programs had requested roughly $1.1 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funding for a range of services for the city’s youth, seniors and poorest residents. But on Tuesday, the City Council could dole out only $446,000 in available federal funds — less than half of what was requested and a nearly 20% reduction compared with what was available last year.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | June 9, 2010
GLENDALE — A Glendale man was arrested Monday on suspicion of defrauding the IRS of more than $2 million by using the personal information of his social service clients to file bogus tax returns, officials said. Trang Van Dinh, 62, who had worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services, was arrested Monday at Los Angeles International Airport after returning from a trip to Vietnam, according to the U.S. district attorney's office. Prosecutors charged him with 22 counts of making false claims and identity theft after investigators discovered that he had stolen the Social Security numbers of 176 low-income clients to file tax returns, said Assistant U.S. Atty.
NEWS
May 28, 2010
CITY HALL City officials on Tuesday settled on a five-year plan for spending a projected $30.2 million in federal funding for local social service programs, homeless services and affordable housing offerings. The plan outlines allocations of the funds, the majority of which are aimed at helping the city's most vulnerable residents, including low-income families, youth, seniors and the homeless. The funds would support employment services at the city's Verdugo Jobs Center, case management and housing through the city's main homeless service provider, PATH Achieve Glendale, and more affordable housing for low-income residents, according to the plan.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | May 26, 2010
CITY HALL — City officials on Tuesday settled on a five-year plan for spending a projected $30.2 million in federal funding for local social service programs, homeless services and affordable housing offerings. The plan outlines allocations of the funds, the majority of which are aimed at helping the city's most vulnerable residents, including low-income families, youth, seniors and the homeless. The funds would support employment services at the city's Verdugo Jobs Center, case management and housing through the city's main homeless service provider, PATH Achieve Glendale, and more affordable housing for low-income residents, according to the plan.
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