social services http://kalw.org en Bringing storytime to the long wait for social services http://kalw.org/post/bringing-storytime-long-wait-social-services <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">A One-Stop Shop for Social Services</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For many, the </span>Eastmont<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Town Center in East Oakland is the go-to place to apply for food stamps, get medical coverage, find childcare, and get job assistance. It was once the </span>Eastmont<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mall, but as income dropped and crime rose in the surrounding area, Planned Parenthood and the Oakland Public Library moved in, </span>Mervyn’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> became the Oakland Police Department, and </span>JC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Penney’s became the social service agency.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:56:42 +0000 Holly McDede 31565 at http://kalw.org Bringing storytime to the long wait for social services Today on Your Call: How will Jerry Brown's new budget restore funds to social services? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-will-jerry-browns-new-budget-restore-funds-social-services <P></P> <P> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 22129 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How will Jerry Brown's new budget restore funds to social services?