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September 11, 1996
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held in East Los Angeles today to launch the construction of a transitional housing facility for former foster youths. The facility, which will be located in the 200 block of Mednik Avenue, was designed to prevent homelessness and welfare dependency among at-risk youths 18 to 21 who have outgrown foster care. The project is an effort of the Community Enhancement Corp., a nonprofit group, and the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission.
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July 12, 2011 | By Garrett Therolf
A Los Angeles County social worker has accused his managers of routinely housing children in a Wilshire Boulevard office building without sufficient meals and bedding and then trying to keep the news from their bosses. The problem stems from a chronic shortage of foster homes throughout the United States as fewer families prove willing or able to care for the most difficult-to-handle children. But Supervising Social Worker Lincoln Saul, who made the accusation in a pair of recent complaint letters , said county officials have grown defensive about their inability to cope with the problem and have used various tactics to hide it. "In some cases, the treatment that these children receive comes very close to the child abuse from which they are escaping," he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1993 | JILL LEOVY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A '64 bug, one pair of jeans and three bottles of ketchup in the fridge: Jason Barnett hasn't much to show for his 20 years. But he must make do. A veteran of foster care and juvenile camps, Barnett, like most kids brought up as wards of the court, lost government support on his 18th birthday. Coming of age for Barnett and others such as him can prove to be a harsh rite of passage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1996
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held in East Los Angeles today to launch the construction of a transitional housing facility for former foster youths. The facility, which will be located in the 200 block of Mednik Avenue, was designed to prevent homelessness and welfare dependency among at-risk youths 18 to 21 who have outgrown foster care. The project is an effort of the Community Enhancement Corp., a nonprofit group, and the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2011 | By Garrett Therolf
A Los Angeles County social worker has accused his managers of routinely housing children in a Wilshire Boulevard office building without sufficient meals and bedding and then trying to keep the news from their bosses. The problem stems from a chronic shortage of foster homes throughout the United States as fewer families prove willing or able to care for the most difficult-to-handle children. But Supervising Social Worker Lincoln Saul, who made the accusation in a pair of recent complaint letters , said county officials have grown defensive about their inability to cope with the problem and have used various tactics to hide it. "In some cases, the treatment that these children receive comes very close to the child abuse from which they are escaping," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1993 | JILL LEOVY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A '64 bug, one pair of jeans and three bottles of ketchup in the fridge: Jason Barnett hasn't much to show for his 20 years. But he must make do. A veteran of foster care and juvenile camps, Barnett, like most kids brought up as wards of the court, lost government support on his 18th birthday. Coming of age for Barnett and others such as him can prove to be a harsh rite of passage.
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