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What to do when healthcare isn't enough

Apr 3, 2014
Social services are not always in step with medical care.
Posted In: health care, social services

Families face tough choices in the shadow of the Great Recession

Mar 15, 2013
A new HBO documentary takes a look at how millions of families have been left out in the cold in the richest country on Earth.
Posted In: tough choices, middle class, social services, American dream, documentary

A nun's take on the economic recovery

May 25, 2012
Sister Albertina Morales works with some of the most economically destitute people in Los Angeles. And according to her, the economic recovery isn't much of a recovery at all.
Posted In: los angeles, social services, poverty

Brazil delivers on hunger promise

Apr 4, 2012
The government made food a human right. Then it found that ending hunger takes a lot more than a declaration.
Posted In: brazil, Food, hunger, social services

Children of deported parents forced into foster care

Apr 3, 2012
A man deported to Mexico struggles to be reunited with his kids, now in North Carolina foster care.
Posted In: Immigration, children, undocumented, Mexico, North Carolina, social services

Homeless, jobless flock to libraries

Mar 21, 2012
City libraries are trying to revamp to help homeless patrons, even as their budgets are slashed.
Posted In: homeless, jobless, library, social services, San Francisco

Deficit cutting vs. social spending: Finding a balance

Mar 12, 2012
Commentator Liz Herman says we need to find a way to both reduce the deficit and spend the right amount on social services.
Posted In: budget deficit, national debt, social services, government spending