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Council Recap: Social Services Win
Council approves multimillion plan to fund social services contracts
"...In a win for social service and health advocates, City Council passed two separate..."

April 1, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Rethinking Social Services: Five Priorities
City moves to reconsider social services funding standards
"...The five areas council chose to prioritize in future social service funding were culled from the Health and Human..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Sorting the Categories: Current Social Services Contracts
The city attempts to define its basic social service priorities
"...The Health and Human Services Department has prepared a breakdown of how current social..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

COVID-19 Emergency Center Takes On Social Service Needs
Task forces tackle food access, behavioral health, homelessness
"...A new “social services” branch of the Austin-Travis County Emergency Operations Center..."

April 4, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

A New Social Order
Whither Equinomics?
"...his or her part. "Equinomics" would be the name, social equity the game. A united council would present a..."

Aug. 13, 1999 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

City Hall Hustle: Trimming Tax Breaks and Tweaking Services
Council follows the money – what little there is
"...debate over drastic changes to the suite of city-funded social service contracts...."

May 13, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Health and Human Services: Making Do With Less
Health and Human Services takes another hit
"...the myriad 2011-12 functions of the Health and Human Services Department, Director Carlos Rivera reports more than 45,000 immunizations..."

Aug. 31, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

New Name, Same Vision for AIDS Services of Austin
HIV/AIDS nonprofit merges with national provider
"...On February 21, AIDS Services of Austin announced a merger with Vivent Health, a..."

Feb. 28, 2020 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Human Services Privatizer Stumbles Again
Accenture loses another contract in Colorado, but keeps doing business in Texas
" Texas to privatize a portion of the state's social services system – lost another contract with the state..."

Dec. 30, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Cute Nail Studio Offers Free Services to Trans Youth
Together with Out Youth, the salon creates a safe space for queer kids
" space for LGBTQ clients seeking nail and waxing services...."

Dec. 11, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Taylor Prewitt

Bush's Social Security Plan May Be Socialists' Triumph
"...soon be able to divert a portion of our Social Security payroll taxes into private investment accounts. After all,..."

March 10, 2005 Postmarks

Understanding Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation
Dell Medical School explains containment efforts, & when to adopt them
"...pandemic grows, so does the usage of terms like social distancing, self-monitoring, self-quarantine, and self-isolation – whether in everyday..."

March 24, 2020 News Post by Beth Sullivan

Restoring Services a Priority for Dunkerley
Place 4
"...hours for branch libraries, a restoration of cuts to social services, and more dollars earmarked for street maintenance...."

May 13, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

APD’s Social Media Monitoring Efforts Face Crackdowns
Facebook denies access to third-party companies
"...knowledge that law enforcement agencies monitor political protests through social media reached a viral tipping point. Thousands of Facebook..."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Feature by John Anderson

Social Studies
The Austin Men's Project turns three -- and says goodbye to one of its original coordinators.
"...for one year and has been bankrolled by AIDS Services of Austin ever since...."

March 8, 2002 News Feature by Clay Smith

City of Austin Scales Back on Some Public Services During COVID-19 Outbreak
Essential services including public safety, utilities continue
"...that date range will also be rescheduled. Critical city services, like trash pickup, public safety, utilities, and transportation services,..."

March 16, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Free Tax Prep Services in Austin
Don't let the April 17 deadline sneak up on you
" done for free online), fear not, there are services around town – staffed with IRS-certified volunteers – ready..."

April 7, 2018 Events Post by Austin Sanders

Add-Backs to Cut City Services
"...Community Services $2.14 millionMunicipal Court: $337,067 for clerks, social service contracts,..."

Aug. 5, 2005 News Feature

Social Justice Advocates Call for Big Moves to Ease the Blow of Coronavirus
The most at risk
"...Advocates from a large number of local social justice and advocacy organizations are calling on city and..."

March 20, 2020 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Best Emotional Support Animal Letter Services
We Reviewed the Top ESA Providers So You Don’t Have To
"...Slower service Our Top Three Emotional Support Animal Letter Services..."

Nov. 17, 2021 Sponsored Post

After a Decade of Decline in Teen Parents, Support Services Brace for Rising Demand
It takes a village
"...challenges Villarreal did: dropping out of school, depression, and social stigmatization. Tandem's success with their clients is part of..."

Dec. 23, 2022 News Feature by Sara Hutchinson

What's New on the Social Web
Keeping up in the world of Tumblr and Reddit and Facebook and more
"...something else: Reddit, and the new version of the social Web that it's a part of, is a legitimate..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Dan Solomon

Court Halts Abbott's Depart­ment of Family and Protective Services Investigation Directive
"Abuse" directive hits a roadblock
"...employee of the Texas Depart­ment of Family and Protective Services and had expressed concern about the Feb. 22 directive...."

March 18, 2022 News Feature by Kit O’Connell

Council: Can Social Impact Investing End Homelessness?
Catching up with the dais as they bet on success
"...85-Item agenda.) Pay for Success is a framework for social impact investing, in which up-front private money goes toward..."

March 29, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Where to Find Meal Services During Austin's School Closures
School districts distributing free meals for students, parents
"...of what we know so far about district-implemented meal services in and around Austin. At the time of this..."

March 21, 2020 News Post by Beth Sullivan

AISD Making Serious Cuts In Social Service Support Staff
" the coming reduction in district support staff, specifically, social service support. Along with the hundreds of teachers losing..."

April 18, 2011 Postmarks

Follow the Money
City attempts to keep up with growing need for services
"...began a concerted effort to convince them to increase social services funding. Two of the most prominent were coalitions..."

Oct. 23, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

I, Daniel Blake
Ken Loach's latest offers dignity in the face of humiliation
" bureaucracies intentionally thwart people from obtaining the very services they were designed to provide? That being placed on..."

June 2, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Point Austin: Hard Choices
City Hall embarks on the bumpy road to social services
" City Hall is the annual March of the Social Service Organizations. It's not a rigidly disciplined or even..."

May 20, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Leave No Trace
Into the woods in this moving family drama
"...leads to their capture and subsequent entry into the social services system. More accommodating than one might expect, the..."

July 13, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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