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The WarmLine Family Resource Center strives to provide support to families and children with special needs. Its goal is to increase outreach programs to grow public awareness of disabilities and available services.

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New California Teaching Standards Increase Focus on Family Engagement, Social-Emotional Learning

02/12/2024

The state is to implement long-awaited new guidelines in 2025 despite some calls for a year’s delay.

New Morning Youth Shelter Needs New Roof

02/08/2024

New Morning Youth & Family Services, offering 24-hour, 7-day emergency youth shelter in Placerville, has served as a safe haven in El Dorado County since 2011.

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Ross Dress for Less to help South Lake Tahoe kids thrive

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Every year, over three million young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. To show their continued support in preparing today's youth for a brighter tomorrow, Ross Stores, Inc. is partnering with …

Image caption: Inadvertently, the beloved Muppet Elmo called attention to the mental health dangers of being too heavily online.
Lawmakers Now Calling for Regulation of Social Media

Lawmakers in California and other states are now making attempts to prevent the reported harms to children caused by social media platforms. The U.S. Senate got into the act as well, at a dramatic Jan. 31 hearing.

Image caption: When the calendar turns to 2024, undocumented Californian adults will become eligible for the state's public health insurance program, Medi-Cal.
All Undocumented Californians Eligible for Medi-Cal for First Time

Undocumented Californians are leaving health care clinics with “smiles” after they learn they’re newly eligible for Medi-Cal insurance. The health insurance expansion was decades in the making for immigrant advocates.

Image caption: New efficiency measures in the Medi-Cal payment process may spell the end for some children's mental health programs.
Kids' Mental Health Programs May Close As State 'Modernizes' Payments

California is modernizing how it pays health care providers through Medi-Cal. Some mental health providers say the changes endanger their services.

Image caption: A Monterey County project that could have provided 44 units of housing for the homeless is now stalled by financial holdups.
How a Homeless Housing Project is Stalled by Developer Defaults

Local officials counted on the state’s Homekey program to convert hotel rooms. But now a major developer has defaulted on loans and the state housing department is investigating.

Image caption: More and more Californians are forced to rely on food banks as the federal government ends a policy that helps hungry people eat.
How This Government Policy is Making Food Insecurity Worse

The California food banks association warns of rising food insecurity, but its pleas for more state aid face a tough slog next year due to the projected budget deficit, as a federal program to help people get enough food is …

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Festive holiday season in Tahoe

Of course, Santa takes a few runs when he’s visiting Tahoe for the holidays. Make the most of your holiday season in Tahoe and enjoy all the festivities for months to come. Read our Tahoe Music, Events and Festivals Guide …

Image caption: An EPIC listening session in Humboldt County. The organization plans to conduct similar events in all 58 California counties.
An EPIC Mission: End Poverty in California

End Poverty in California, a nonprofit founded by former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, has been on a listening tour of the Golden State since early 2022.

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Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe launches a community playground campaign

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe has announced the launch of a $350,000 community playground campaign "Let the Kids Play" to upgrade the Al Tahoe playground.

Image caption: Second Harvest CEO Erica Padilla-Chavez (at right) with a group of local Rotary members who helped wrap Holiday Food & Fund Drive barrels.
Setting the Table for Social Change

Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CEO Erica Padilla-Chavez looks at food insecurity as a symptom of an underlying disorder—one that can be cured.

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