Social Services

Sacramento Social Worker Shares Journey In Achieving Career GoalMaria Diploudis sheds light on how she navigated different jobs to finally achieve her career goal of landing a full-time job serving children and families in emergency response.
$320 Million Earmarked For CA Drought-Relief Sitting Untapped In Government Bank AccountsWeeks after he declared a state of emergency, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration set aside $687 million to help house farmworkers and others struggling in drought-devastated counties. Nearly half of it has not been awarded or spent.
Homelessness Costing Santa Clara County $520 Million A YearSanta Clara County's homeless situation is proving to be very expensive, costing the country more than half a billion dollars a year.
Want To Work In Social Services? Start As An Assistant Jill Schlesinger highlights a fast growing field that just might be a good fit.
SF School Board Green Lights Funding Programs For Immigrant ChildrenThe San Francisco Unified School District board of education this week unanimously approved a resolution that will commit resources to both the short- and long-term needs of unaccompanied immigrant children enrolling in schools within the district.
Lawmakers Push To Restore Benefits, Pre-K In Final Week Of State Budget TalksDemocratic lawmakers are pushing to restore recession-era social service cuts and proposing new programs such as preschool for low-income families.
State Report Emphasizes Need For Funding At County LevelA report released by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office is cautioning state lawmakers to make sure that counties receive enough funding to take responsibility for a wide range of programs.
California Tax Revenue Falls, Boosting Chance Of More CutsCalifornia tax revenue fell nearly $539 million below projections last month, pushing the state closer to automatic, mid-year budget cuts to schools, universities and social services.
San Francisco Voters To Decide Local Sales Tax HikeSan Francisco voters must decide this November whether to approve a ½-cent sales tax increase to replace a state sales tax surcharge that expired earlier this summer.
Santa Clara Expected To Slash More JobsThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors was poised to trim more jobs Tuesday because of state and federal budget cuts.