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CABVI Offers Range of Vision Services Following Final Closure of NNY Agency | Health issues

WATERTOWN – After providing professional services to the area for decades, the Association for the Blind and Partially Sighted of Upstate New York has cracked under years of pressure over being unable to find qualified staff , other obstacles and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Central Association for the Blind and …

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A decade of service and growing

Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri marks the end of its 10th anniversary by responding to the Bible’s call to serve those in need. After a decade of service, the charity is not sitting on its laurels. Instead, it continues to expand its programs, serving even more people in …

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Pandemic aid keeps the needy afloat

Despite the financial ravages of the pandemic, the number of people in financial difficulty or in poverty has not changed dramatically in the Bay Area, according to a new study. The report – from Tipping Point Community and the Othering & Belonging Institute at the University of California at Berkeley …

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Reviews | Spielberg’s “West Side Story”

For the publisher: Re “The ‘West Side Story’ Remake We Didn’t Need,” by Yarimar Bonilla (guest essay, Sunday Review, December 19): If Dr. Bonilla had taken the time to see the original film, she would understand the importance of the remake. I saw the original only a month ago. The …

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Harrisburg family forced from dilapidated rental plans to buy house with donations: “I’m more than grateful”

Around the same time last week, Ebony Rogers was facing homelessness and had to tell her six children that Christmas had been canceled this year, after Harrisburg Codes officials said her rental home was uninhabitable. Then the Harrisburg community responded by donating more than $ 23,000 into a GoFundMe to …

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Responses on shelters are slow in coming | The Riverdale press

By JOSEPH DE LA CRUZ For weeks, neighbors hoped for answers from city officials about the proposed men’s shelter at 6661 Broadway. After deciding not to show up when they were first invited, a contingent of officials from the city’s social services department joined the recent Community Board 8 land …

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As Longview Homeless Camp Hits Two-Year Bar, Future Still Unclear | Government and politics

Brennen Kauffman, Katie fairbanks There is a lot of disagreement over the future of Longview’s homeless population, but on one point everyone agrees: Tackling the problem wasn’t supposed to take that long. On December 27, 2019, the city’s homeless residents were transferred to the Alabama Street camp. He was supposed …

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Downtown the only option for the Saskatoon Tribal Council shelter right now: Mark Arcand – Saskatoon

Amid concerns over the central location of a temporary shelter, Tribal Chief Mark Arcand said the Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) is using the only space available. The facility at 145 1st Avenue North was at least equal to its capacity of 50 people for each of the two nights it …

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Homes, Independence for Disabled Bay Area Residents

Ashley Oliver was used to people telling her that she would never be able to take care of herself or live on her own. One recent afternoon, sitting in the lovely one-bedroom apartment where she now lives alone in Redwood City, Oliver, 29, described how nice it feels to prove …

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VALOR – VA Learning Opportunities Residency | VA Western Colorado Health Care

The VALOR program is designed to attract students who graduate from Bachelor of Nursing programs to work at VA as registered nurses. This program gives exceptional students the opportunity to develop clinical nursing skills at a VA approved healthcare facility. Learning opportunities include didactic or classroom experiences, competency-based clinical practice …

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