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City expands homeless count to south Augusta

...best as we can."Improvements to the city's count are needed after housing officials, health care providers and social service agencies disputed the accuracy of Augusta's homeless population, which for the past three years has earned the distinction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-21/city-expands-homeless-co
Lawsuit: South Carolina's child welfare agency is endangering children, failing in basic needs

...homes and excessive caseloads at the Department of Social Services.Two advocacy groups ? Children's Rights and the...a dozen children in the care of South Carolina's social services system.They are seeking class-action status...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-12/lawsuit-south-carolinas-child
Budget panel chairman seeks more answers on DSS plan

...COLUMBIA - The chairman of a House budget-writing panel said Thursday that he needs assurances the Department of Social Services' plan for better protecting abused and neglected children will actually get the job done.Rep. Murrell Smith, R-Sumter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-01-15/budget-panel-chairman-seeks-more-an
Upcoming calendar

...School; space rental $25, deadline to reserve March 1; large items for sale; leave items to be donated at Catholic Social Services; doors open 7 a.m. for set up; (706) 840-2087, plightsey@gru.eduAUGUSTA LITERARY FESTIVAL: 9 a.m...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2015-01-12/upcoming-calenda
Many people join forces to help ensure veterans' success in civilian life

...and industry;? partnerships with organizations such as the Aiken-Augusta Warrior Project to provide access to social services and other benefits. ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT factor is the nature of our community itself. We are fortunate to live in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-12-20/many-people-join
Haley names new director of state's troubled Department of Social Services

...Justice as her choice to lead the troubled Department of Social Services.Haley's announcement of Susan Alford comes six...more important than the mission of the Department of Social Services, and that's to protect children, the elderly and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-12-15/haley-names-new-director-states-tro
You remembered: Broad Street on Christmas

...comfortable driving to town during the holidays; she would park at Brigham's Grocery Store, currently Catholic Social Services, and we would ride the bus. My brother and I took turns placing coins in the bus meter; I don't remember the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-21/you-remembered-broad-street-
CSRA Partnership for Community Health dissolving to let centers continue work

...fulfilled its mission by helping establish health centers, disease prevention programs, a United Way health and social services hotline and various wellness programs, said Executive Director Gwen Durnell. Now, the well-established programs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-03/csra-partnership-community-h
Augusta Commission passes 2015 budget with stormwater fee, raises for deputies

...leaves outside agencies' funding intact at 2014 levels totaling $5.35 million. An earlier proposal to cut the social service, health and cultural agencies met with heavy resistance, although Jackson said that in the coming months staff will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-02/augusta-commission-passe
Augusta Commission to discuss budget options

...in the sheriff's office, while Plan B implements the agency cuts in tiers, with 10 percent cuts for health and social service groups, 15 percent cuts for governing authorities and 25 percent cuts for community investment groups, such as Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-12/augusta-commission-discu