Social Services

Homeless encampment behind homes in South San Jose. (CBS)

Homelessness Costing Santa Clara County $520 Million A Year

Santa Clara County’s homeless situation is proving to be very expensive, costing the country more than half a billion dollars a year.

23 hours ago

(CBS SF)

Want To Work In Social Services? Start As An Assistant

Jill Schlesinger highlights a fast growing field that just might be a good fit.

02/04/2015

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SF School Board Green Lights Funding Programs For Immigrant Children

The 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.

08/14/2014

Juvenile offenders would have an easier time putting their pasts behind them under bills working their way through the Legislature.

Lawmakers Push To Restore Benefits, Pre-K In Final Week Of State Budget Talks

Democratic lawmakers are pushing to restore recession-era social service cuts and proposing new programs such as preschool for low-income families.

06/09/2014

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Report Emphasizes Need For Funding At County Level

A 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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/20/2011

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Tax Revenue Falls, Boosting Chance Of More Cuts

California 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.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/09/2011

San Francisco Voters To Decide Local Sales Tax Hike

San 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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/28/2011

(AP/CBS)

Santa Clara Expected To Slash More Jobs

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors was poised to trim more jobs Tuesday because of state and federal budget cuts.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/25/2011