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Shift to Bartlett benefits recovery hospital

...Hospital took over management in April 2000. The shift was part of a decision to disband the city's Health and Social Services Department, a change that city and hospital officials have deemed positive. "The services here have greatly improved...
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GHS to build short-term homeless shelter

...Swanston said. "Mostly we will be catering to the single adult homeless." The city eliminated its Health and Social Services Department last year. Chris Beanes, a city planner, said the GHS project partially will fill the gap. The crisis...
SeniorCare to pay for drug costs through summer 2007

...program is designed to be a 'wrap-around' for Medicare Part D," said Jon Sherwood, with the state Health and Social Services Department's office of program review, Medicare Today, an organization that informs the public about Medicare...
Local homeless population doesn't fit the stereotypes

Most people wouldn't know a homeless person if they walked past him, says a Juneau advocate for the homeless.
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...cases that appear more serious need to be dealt with first, he said. Karen Perdue, commissioner of the Health and Social Services department, said child protection programs need continued funding. If more money doesn't come, she said, the...
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Although Mahlet, Eyerusalem and Ashenafi enjoy sledding and building snowmen, they sometimes balk at all the clothing they're required to don before playing in their Tee Harbor yard.
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A meeting of city officials and Health and Social Services department staff generated a lot of heat Thursday as the city manager attempted to shed light on his plan to lay off most of the department.
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It was a fun party for the student crossing guards at Glacier Valley Elementary. ``It's a good thing we didn't open the popcorn, though,'' the police officer says, wiping soda and pizza from the school library tables.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...from the city THE JUNEAU EMPIRE The city's handling of its plans to layoff at least 40 of Juneau's Health and Social Services Department mental health workers leaves a lot to be desired. Although the idea to move those city services to private...


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