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April 3, 1997
A Huntington Beach woman has received the Social Worker of the Year Award from the National Assn. of Social Workers' Orange County unit. Carol Cole, a social worker in private practice, was honored not only for her work with patients but for the many workshops, classes and training seminars she teaches for colleagues. Cole specializes in working with people suffering from chronic mental illnesses, as well as homeless people and child-abuse victims. She is the author of several training manuals.
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March 7, 1998 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After waiting four hours, Linda Sharp was led to a tiny cubicle by a welfare worker. She spilled out the intimate details of her life to the stranger: Bank accounts? None. Cars? She borrowed a neighbor's to get here. Jobs? None. Information on the father of her children? Little. Then the worker, Gina Swank, broke the news to the 43-year-old single mother of twins: no chance of a lifetime on welfare.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1998 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After waiting four hours, Linda Sharp was led to a tiny cubicle by a welfare worker. She spilled out the intimate details of her life to the stranger: Bank accounts? None. Cars? She borrowed a neighbor's to get here. Jobs? None. Information on the father of her children? Little. Then the worker, Gina Swank, broke the news to the 43-year-old single mother of twins: no chance of a lifetime on welfare.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1997
A Huntington Beach woman has received the Social Worker of the Year Award from the National Assn. of Social Workers' Orange County unit. Carol Cole, a social worker in private practice, was honored not only for her work with patients but for the many workshops, classes and training seminars she teaches for colleagues. Cole specializes in working with people suffering from chronic mental illnesses, as well as homeless people and child-abuse victims. She is the author of several training manuals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1996 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a pale-gray, windowless room, home to the Adult Protective Services abuse hotline, the phone rings and rings: ". . . And she came today with bruises?" asks senior social worker Judy Winne in a soothing tone. She is speaking to the director of an adult day care center who has called about one of her clients. "She said it was her son?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1995 | LESLIE EARNEST
The city youth shelter's goal of opening a transitional living center for teen-agers whose parents do not want them will have to wait. The shelter had applied for a $100,000 grant but was awarded a smaller amount: $25,000, which will be used for other programs at the shelter, said Margot R. Carlson, executive director of Community Service Programs Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1994
In your editorial, "Social Services and a Changing County" (Aug. 21), I was struck by your sentence, "The county shares in the blame." Does that mean we the people are somehow obligated to the Spanish-speakers that are overwhelming our social services? Shall we offer the same kind of largess to the Vietnamese, Koreans, Armenians, Chinese, etc.? I mean, we have plenty of money for all these programs, right? If not, let's close a few more libraries, because our first obligation above all is to the poor that Mexico exports to us in ever-increasing numbers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2008 | Stuart Pfeifer, Pfeifer is a Times staff writer.
One day after disclosing plans to lay off 210 social services workers, Orange County budget officials said Thursday that they are forecasting an $84-million budget gap for the next fiscal year and are considering additional layoffs in other county departments. The forecast underscores the bleak economic outlook for the year to come, with dwindling funds from sales and property taxes and a sharp reduction in state funds.
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December 3, 1987 | NIKKI FINKE, Times Staff Writer
They start massing outside Canter's delicatessen on Fairfax Avenue at 10 p.m.--the weird and the wonderful, the beastly and the beautiful, the unremarkable and the unforgettable. Outfits range from spiked heels and spiked hair to leopard skins and lace underwear. There are people who look like Billy Idol and people who don't look like anything earthly. Some are dressed up in sequins and rhinestones; some are dressed down in rips, tears and shreds. But they do have one thing in common.
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May 23, 1998 | TRACY WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rosie perches on a chair in the lime green interview room. She is alone, save for a giant Winnie the Pooh propped in a corner. Under the room's bright lights, she looks younger than her 12 years, all wide eyes and spindly arms wrapped in a T-shirt lettered L-O-V-E. Behind a two-way mirror, Nieves Monge hunches her bulky frame inches from the glass. She's on autopilot, in her seen-it-all social worker mode. Just another case. A video camera rolls to record Rosie's family secret.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1996 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a pale-gray, windowless room, home to the Adult Protective Services abuse hotline, the phone rings and rings: ". . . And she came today with bruises?" asks senior social worker Judy Winne in a soothing tone. She is speaking to the director of an adult day care center who has called about one of her clients. "She said it was her son?"
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