Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsWelfare Agencies Orange County
IN THE NEWS

Welfare Agencies Orange County

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
August 11, 1994 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A homeless couple whose 4-month-old son died after their pet rat bit the child more than 110 times was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison after a judge denounced them as callously indifferent parents who cared more about getting high on drugs than caring for their son.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1997 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, Michelle was a single parent on a welfare train headed for nowhere. "It was awful," said the 32-year-old Laguna Hills woman. "I was always at home. My self-esteem was low and I was burned out on home." Michelle, who only wanted to be identified by her first name, relied on a monthly $490 welfare check, plus an additional $200 in food stamps for groceries for her and her 5-year-old daughter.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1991 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six months before a elderly man died from alleged neglect, a county social worker had visited his home and determined that he was being adequately cared for, according to court records. Robert Heitzman, 68, was found by paramedics at his home in the 19000 block of Stingray Lane on Dec. 3, 1990, lying in a soiled bed, apparently dead for several hours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1996 | JOHN CANALIS
In memory of a well-liked and effective anti-gang and drug counselor, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and 10 nonprofit agencies have formed Families-Costa Mesa, a consortium that seeks to simplify access to a variety of social services. The venture includes the Share Our Selves food bank, St. Joachim Catholic Church and the Save Our Youth anti-gang program. It seeks to reduce violence, increase access to health care and teach self-sufficiency.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1996 | LISA RICHARDSON and DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County will take its first steps today toward developing a plan for welfare reform. Over the past few months, local officials have pored over a new 600-page federal policy on how society may help the poor. Today, a small task force charged with developing broad policy recommendations for the County Board of Supervisors will begin its work.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1994 | Chris Woodyard, Times staff writer
Good Use of Leftovers: The Anaheim Marriott is putting its leftovers to good use, sending its surplus food to two local social service agencies to help them feed their clients and to minimize waste. The food is going to the Anaheim Interfaith Shelter for homeless families with children and to the Syntone Treatment Center, which cares for abused boys. Leftovers from the hotel can include as much as 50 pounds of chicken salad or a like amount of deli meats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1992 | BERT ELJERA
Myldred Jones is an 83-year-old who, having lived through the Depression, knows what it's like to have boiled potatoes for dinner night after night. During World War II, she worked in the Navy's welfare department, and hungry families were not an uncommon sight. Even with that experience, she was unprepared for "the poverty in the streets" in the '90s that she has seen. "There's so much poverty, it's heartbreaking," Jones said in an interview.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1992 | BERT ELJERA
The Orange County Community Foundation has joined more than 400 similar organizations across the nation in observing Community Foundation Week to highlight their work. Foundation officials said that during the celebration, which started Monday and will end Sunday, they hope to inform the public about how supporting community foundations will help reduce local problems and avoid tragedies like the Los Angeles riots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
Women's Network Alert and Women For: Orange County will have their 13th annual Suffrage Day luncheon Aug. 24. Four Orange County women will be honored for their contributions on behalf of women. Hinda Beral will be recognized for her work at the Orange Coast Interfaith Shelter and Planned Parenthood, and Madeleine Wakamatsu will be honored for her advocacy on behalf of children and young adults.
NEWS
March 8, 1992 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As orange groves and rolling hills where cattle once grazed have become blanketed with houses and condominiums, southern Orange County finds itself grappling with a variety of social ills many residents thought were reserved for more urban areas. Orange County officials and private agencies are now scrambling to provide relief in a region once perceived as a problem-free paradise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1996 | LISA RICHARDSON and DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County will take its first steps today toward developing a plan for welfare reform. Over the past few months, local officials have pored over a new 600-page federal policy on how society may help the poor. Today, a small task force charged with developing broad policy recommendations for the County Board of Supervisors will begin its work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1995 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Murdock children, Samantha, 2, and Stephanie, 7, have been ready to leave the Garden Grove welfare office for hours. They are tired of playing, tired of being hushed and, most of all, they are bored. But until their mother, Lisa Murdock, 25, of Westminster gets their welfare check and food stamps, they can't leave. The family has no permanent home; the check cannot be mailed to her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1995 | TINA NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of Orange County's most highly touted programs for assisting child abuse victims and helping prosecute molesters soon may fall victim to the county's financial troubles. The South County Child Abuse Services Team (CAST) provides a comfortable place for police, social workers and counselors to interview an abused child at the same time--rather than forcing a young victim to repeat the story over and over to strangers.
NEWS
August 11, 1994 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A homeless couple whose 4-month-old son died after their pet rat bit the child more than 110 times was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison by a judge who called them callously indifferent parents who cared more about getting high on drugs than caring for their son.
NEWS
August 11, 1994 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A homeless couple whose 4-month-old son died after their pet rat bit the child more than 110 times was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison after a judge denounced them as callously indifferent parents who cared more about getting high on drugs than caring for their son.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
Women's Network Alert and Women For: Orange County will have their 13th annual Suffrage Day luncheon Aug. 24. Four Orange County women will be honored for their contributions on behalf of women. Hinda Beral will be recognized for her work at the Orange Coast Interfaith Shelter and Planned Parenthood, and Madeleine Wakamatsu will be honored for her advocacy on behalf of children and young adults.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1997 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, Michelle was a single parent on a welfare train headed for nowhere. "It was awful," said the 32-year-old Laguna Hills woman. "I was always at home. My self-esteem was low and I was burned out on home." Michelle, who only wanted to be identified by her first name, relied on a monthly $490 welfare check, plus an additional $200 in food stamps for groceries for her and her 5-year-old daughter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1992 | LESLIE EARNEST
With a growing number of clients straining services at Episcopal Service Alliance in Laguna Beach, staff members say they rely heavily on those who benefit to help keep the community service center afloat. While other volunteers help as well, "we still wouldn't be able to do it without the homeless people themselves," said Marsha Bode, the only paid staff member at the Laguna Beach branch.
BUSINESS
July 14, 1994 | Chris Woodyard, Times staff writer
Good Use of Leftovers: The Anaheim Marriott is putting its leftovers to good use, sending its surplus food to two local social service agencies to help them feed their clients and to minimize waste. The food is going to the Anaheim Interfaith Shelter for homeless families with children and to the Syntone Treatment Center, which cares for abused boys. Leftovers from the hotel can include as much as 50 pounds of chicken salad or a like amount of deli meats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1993 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Asian refugee agency has been put on probation because an audit by its major funder has found that it mismanaged its funds and billed taxpayers for services it never provided. The auditors also described programs managed by the as "disorganized and non-functional," noting that its employees spent large amounts of time aimlessly driving mentally disabled patients around the county so that it could bill taxpayers for transportation costs.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|