Social services

May 30, 2018 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — From easy-to-clean floors to a grooming room, a building rising in New York is clearly a place for pets. But it's not an animal hospital or a doggy daycare. Instead it's what organizers believe to be the nation's first domestic violence shelter custom-built for victims to keep their...
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Ina Rogers talks with reporters Monday, May 14, 2018, in Fairfield, Calif. Authorities removed Rogers' 10 children who were living at the home on March 31, and placed them in protective custody after one of them ran away. Rogers faces charges of child neglect and her husband, Jonathan Allen, has been charged with torture and child abuse. Rogers denied the children were mistreated. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 15, 2018 - 6:44 pm
FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — It's unclear whether any California government agencies had an opportunity to intervene in the years authorities claim 10 children suffered "horrific" abuse inside their suburban home. Their mother told reporters that social services interviewed the kids three years ago but...
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Members of the public look on at a Seattle City Council before the council voted to approve a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Seattle. The council on Monday unanimously backed a compromise tax plan that will charge large businesses about $275 per full-time worker a year. It's lower than the $500-per-worker tax initially proposed. The tax would begin in 2019 and raise about $48 million a year to pay for affordable housing and homeless services. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 15, 2018 - 1:47 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders. The City Council unanimously passed a compromise plan Monday that taxes businesses making at least $20...
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In this Monday, May 7, 2018, photo, pedestrians and cyclists gather near the Amazon Spheres, in Seattle. Seattle's latest tax proposal to combat homelessness takes aim at large businesses such as Amazon that have helped drive the city's economic boom. But businesses and others say the so-called head tax is misguided and potentially harmful and they question whether the city is effectively using the tens of millions of dollars it already spends on homelessness each year. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 08, 2018 - 4:49 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's latest tax proposal to combat homelessness takes aim at large businesses such as Amazon that have helped drive the city's economic boom. But the measure has sparked intense debate — even shouting matches in otherwise reserved Seattle — over who should pay to solve the...
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March 08, 2018 - 6:21 am
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — More than 2,500 Burundian refugees in Congo are seeking shelter in Rwanda because of fears they could be forcibly repatriated back home by Congolese authorities, according to a Rwandan official. Most of the refugees had lived in Congo since 2015, when political violence...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Eva Stough opens the door to her tiny house, where she lives with her partner and baby, at a homeless encampment in Seattle. In the absence of legislation to incentivize the acceptance of Section 8 vouchers, politicians and advocates have been scrambling to keep up with the surge of unsheltered residents in the state. One answer in Seattle has been the so-called tiny houses, portable 120-square-foot shacks of simple wood construction, which now include seven villages with a capacity to house 350 people since its start in 2015. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 06, 2018 - 3:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Mindy Woods fought her way out of homelessness. It's a success story state lawmakers and advocacy groups are trying to replicate by targeting perhaps the biggest challenge faced by the homeless: rejection. Woods, 52, slept on friends' couches for eight months and had eight property...
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Judge David Carter, a U.S. District Judge, sixth from left, pointing, followed by an entourage of three dozen lawyers, Orange County workers, nonprofit staff and local officials tours a Southern California homeless encampment amid a lawsuit over efforts by local officials to shut it down in Santa Ana, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Judge Carter is overseeing a lawsuit filed by homeless advocates over the planned closure of the encampment on the county-owned trail. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
February 14, 2018 - 12:29 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Led by a federal judge, an entourage of three dozen lawyers, activists, county workers and officials set out at dawn Wednesday down a California trail to ask hundreds of homeless people camped along a riverbed what it will take to help them move. U.S. District Judge David O...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, joined by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, Vice President Mike Pence, second from left, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, right, speaks to the media as he arrives at the Pentagon. When Jennifer Willoughby first stepped forward to tell the story how she was physically, emotionally and psychologically abused by her ex-husband, who had since become a top aide to President Donald Trump, the White House sent a clear message: We don't believe you. Instead, officials offered effusive support for her accuser. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 12, 2018 - 2:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Jennifer Willoughby and Colbie Holderness stepped forward to tell the story of how they were physically, verbally and emotionally abused by their ex-husband, who had since become a top White House aide, President Donald Trump had nothing but good things to say about the man...
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In this Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 photo, Lianna Stroster posts a sign directing to a women's candidate training workshop at El Centro College in Dallas. EMILY'S List, an organization dedicated to electing candidates at all levels of government who support abortion rights, is conducting a national recruitment effort looking to train candidates and potential candidates in over 20 states. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
January 02, 2018 - 5:22 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Inside a classroom at a community college in Dallas, about two dozen women took turns sharing their names, hometowns and what they hoped would be their future titles. Congresswoman. State representative. County judge. It was part of a training held by EMILY's List, an organization...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014, file photo, members of the homeless community are served meals by advocates in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Volunteers who feed the homeless in public places say they're providing a needed service. But city governments and some advocates say their well-meaning efforts can hinder long-term solutions and raise sanitation concerns. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 25, 2017 - 3:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court. The case was dropped when she showed up in court earlier this month, but she and her lawyers say the citation for serving...
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