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September 22, 2000 | Tina Borgatta, (714) 966-5982
The city's Answers Benefiting Children Family Resource Center will receive a $189,199 grant from the Orange County Social Service Agency. The money will be used to fund programs aimed at helping families which may be at risk of child abuse or neglect. Last year, the program, run from the Corbin Community Center, 2115 W. McFadden Ave., helped about 200 families.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2000 | Tina Borgatta, (714) 966-5982
The city's Answers Benefiting Children Family Resource Center will receive a $189,199 grant from the Orange County Social Service Agency. The money will be used to fund programs aimed at helping families which may be at risk of child abuse or neglect. Last year, the program, run from the Corbin Community Center, 2115 W. McFadden Ave., helped about 200 families.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On a framed poster board in her bedroom at the Olive Crest home for abused children, 15-year-old Laura has a collage of photos filled with the smiling faces of friends, pet animals and familiar places. Conspicuously absent are any images of adults, particularly the father who abused her from an early age and the mother who kept silent about it. The courts took her away from her parents, and the Orange County social services system put her in a private group home with five other teen-age girls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On a framed poster board in her bedroom at the Olive Crest home for abused children, 15-year-old Laura has a collage of photos filled with the smiling faces of friends, pet animals and familiar places. Conspicuously absent are any images of adults, particularly the father who abused her from an early age and the mother who kept silent about it. The courts took her away from her parents, and the Orange County social services system put her in a private group home with five other teen-age girls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1989 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1980, when a bad economy and rising poverty forced the Republican candidates for Orange County supervisor to debate welfare, the issue turned into a contest over who was tougher on fraud and laziness. Supervisor Roger R. Stanton won the election. And following through on his campaign promise, he helped create what is still one of California's most extensive welfare-fraud units as well as a rigorous workfare program, in part, to drive home the message that "there is no free lunch."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1998 | JASON KANDEL and JOHN CANALIS
Learn public speaking with confidence at Santa Ana College Service Institute's Overcoming Speech Fright seminar, Mondays and Wednesdays through Sept. 2, 1-4:50 p.m. at the Orange County Social Service Agency, Building A, 1928 S. Grand Ave. Admission is $4.80. Participants will practice public speaking in a nonthreatening environment. Information: (714) 564-6756.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2000 | Luladey Tadesse, (714) 520-2505
Children living on the east side of the city will be able to attend a neighborhood program before and after school this fall if a county grant is approved. The Fullerton School District and the Boys & Girls Club of Fullerton have joined to apply for a $355,604, three-year grant for the enrichment program at Commonwealth Elementary School. The program is one of several the Orange County Social Service Agency will consider this summer for the $4.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1994
The Rancho Santiago Community College District will hold a seminar this month on writing effective reports. The seminar, designed to show people how to write clear, concise reports that are well organized and free of jargon, will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 19 to 28, from 8 to 11:50 a.m. Classes will be held in Building A of the Orange County Social Service Agency, 1928 S. Grand Ave., spokesman Dale Ruhe said. The cost of the seminar is $5.
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May 20, 1989 | JAN HOFMANN
The Orange County Social Service Agency is looking for a few good moms--and dads. Well, more than a few. The county has about 600 foster homes now, but they would like to have thousands. And until they find them, more and more children will have to wait in institutions for a family to take them in. "We are urgently trying to persuade more people to take on this occupation," says Barbara Labitzke, the county's foster home development coordinator and executive director of SAFE (Southern Area Fostercare Effort)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anna L. Johnson, the surrogate mother who is fighting to keep the unborn child she agreed to carry for another couple, is facing welfare fraud charges for allegedly collecting thousands of dollars more in public assistance than she was due. Lawyers for Mark and Crispina Calvert, the couple whose baby Johnson is to deliver in October, said the revelations about her alleged criminal conduct show that Johnson cannot be trusted when she claims that the couple mistreated her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1989 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1980, when a bad economy and rising poverty forced the Republican candidates for Orange County supervisor to debate welfare, the issue turned into a contest over who was tougher on fraud and laziness. Supervisor Roger R. Stanton won the election. And following through on his campaign promise, he helped create what is still one of California's most extensive welfare-fraud units as well as a rigorous workfare program, in part, to drive home the message that "there is no free lunch."
NEWS
August 16, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anna L. Johnson, the surrogate mother who is fighting to keep the unborn child she agreed to carry for another couple, is facing welfare fraud charges for collecting about $5,000 more in public assistance than she was entitled to. Lawyers for Mark and Crispina Calvert, the couple whose baby Johnson is due to deliver in October, said the revelations about her alleged conduct show that Johnson cannot be trusted when she claims that the couple mistreated her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1988 | ANDREA FORD, Times Staff Writer
Michelle Prange, 24, who has lived with her two sons in a Tustin motel room since March, went to the county Social Services office last week for the check that would get them into a studio apartment. Prange said she had found a woman in Orange who agreed to rent the one-room, upstairs apartment to her for $500 a month--more than she could afford without county help. "I found a lot of one-bedroom apartments that I could afford," Prange said, "but they would only take one child."
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