Archive for the ‘Human Services’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 25-31, 2014)

Monday, September 1st, 2014


Medicare Star Ratings Allow Nursing Homes to Game the System.” By Katie Thomas. New York Times. August 25, 2914.
Related story:
When Five-Star Care Is Substandard; Medicare’s Flawed Ratings for Nursing Homes.” Editorial. New York Times. August 26, 2014.

In Virginia, thousands of day-care providers receive no oversight; The Post found there were at least 43 child deaths in such settings in the past decade in the commonwealth.” By David Fallis, and Amy Brittain. Washington Post. August 31, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 11-17, 2014)

Monday, August 18th, 2014


Strapped And Stretched, Non-Profits Struggle To Defend Immigrant Minors.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. August 11, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (August 4-10. 2014)

Monday, August 11th, 2014


Nonprofits Provide Jobless Men With a Fitting for a Second Chance.” By Rachel Swarns. New York Times. August 4, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 28-August 2, 2014)

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014


Protestant nonprofit to buy downtown office condo; The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies is acquiring an office condo at 40 Rector St. for more than $13 million. The nonprofit follows other groups, who prefer to buy rather than rent to avoid paying real estate taxes.” By Daniel Geiger. Crain’s New York Business. August 1, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 14-20, 2014)

Monday, July 21st, 2014


New Chief Named at Children’s Aid; Phoebe Boyer New President of Social-Service Agency.” By Melanie Grayce West. Wall Street Journal. July 16, 2014.
Related story:
Children’s Aid Society hires first female CEO; Phoebe Boyer replaces Richard Buery Jr., who left the 161-year-old charity to become a deputy mayor to Bill de Blasio.” Crain’s New York Business. July 16, 2014.

With A Series Of Small Bans, Cities Turn Homelessness Into A Crime.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. July 16, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (July 7-13, 2014)

Monday, July 14th, 2014


The future of Harlem Children’s Zone is in her hands; The new leader of the nonprofit has big plans and faces even higher expectations.” By Theresa Agovino. Crain’s New York Business. July 8, 2014.

Hampden woman serves community by recording history of rape response organization.” By Renee Ordway. Bangor Daily News. July 11, 2014.

D.C. family homeless shelter beset by dysfunction, decay.” By Justin Jouvenal, Robert Samuels and DeNeen Brown. Washington Post. July 12, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June_23-29, 2014)

Monday, June 30th, 2014


Rations Reduced as Demand Grows for Soup Kitchens.” By Winnie Hu. New York Times. June 28, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 9-15, 2014)

Monday, June 16th, 2014


“33 U.S. Cities Have Restricted Feeding The Homeless In Past Year Alone: Report.” By Robbie Couch. Huffington Post. June 11, 2014.

Rivals oppose Partners growth: Say cost of care will rise, some hospitals may shut.” By Robert Weisman. Boston Globe. June 11, 2014.

NY Culture: Famous Voices Support Children’s Health Fund; Paul Simon, Dave Matthews and Aaron Neville Perform.” By Carson Griffith. Wall Street Journal. June 12, 2014.

Lutheran Social Services of New England changes name.” By Erin Ailworth. Boston Globe. June 14, 2014.

Maine cancels contract with Alexander Group.” By Christopher Cousins. Bangor Daily News. June 14, 2014.

Empty beds, empty coffers: Why Maine’s rural nursing homes are facing an uncertain future.” By Jackie Farwell. Bangor Daily News. June 14, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (June 2-8, 2014)

Monday, June 9th, 2014


Halfway Houses Meet Fraction of Demand for Former Inmates.” By Edgar Walters. New York Times/Texas Tribune. June 6, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (May 19-25, 2014)

Monday, May 26th, 2014


The Great Society at 50: Lyndon B. Johnson’s cultural vision mirrored his domestic one.” By Philip Kennicott. Washington Post. May 21, 2014.

Bill Clinton celebrates with City Year.” By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein.” Boston Globe. May 23, 2014.