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When refugees arrive in US, here's what they can expect

...register with the Social Security Administration after arrival and are almost immediately eligible for a work permit. Social services, including job placement programs, are available to refugees for up to five years.___OTHER ASSISTANCE:Low-income...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-18/when-refugees-arrive-us-here
Nation and World
Ellis: Narcan bill means 'life or death'

...19-1 vote. It's currently in the House Health and Social Services Committee and would need to clear a House vote next...Legislative supportAlaska's Department of Health and Social Services said in a July report that 72 people died from heroin...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-08/ellis-narcan-bill-means-life-or-death
State | Local | AK legislature
Juneau Community Foundation honors Philanthropists of the Year

...community," according to the JCF.The couple, who have lived in Juneau since 1966, give to the foundation through its Social Service Fund, designed to help people in need. In honor of their award, money raised through the JCF event was donated to...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-11-04/juneau-community-foundation-honors-philan
Art
Death Notice: Freda Marie Borchick

...Waak es teen. She graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1951 and worked for the State of Alaska Heath and Social Services Department for more than 30 years. She married Joe Borchick in 1953 and they made their home in Auke Bay.Freda...

http://juneauempire.com/death-notices/2015-10-27/death-notice-freda-marie-borchi
Death Notices
Activist hopes convention suicide leads to more awareness

...to comment."In response to the recent rash of suicides, state officials plan to meet this week with tribal and social service partners to review existing suicide prevention resources, statewide suicide-prevention coordinator James Gallanos...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-20/activist-hopes-convention-suicide-leads
State
Anchorage requests federal help to stop Spice crisis

...for police and fire departments and hired a homeless coordinator, Nancy Burke.The state Department of Health and Social Services is analyzing the problem, but had little new information on its investigation since asked in mid-August.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-05/anchorage-requests-federal-help-stop-sp
State
Bethel homeless shelter receives state grant

...coordinators to run the organization during weekdays, which can be hard to cover.The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services funds the grants to nonprofit organizations that provide essential human services.Bethel Winter House is slated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-02/bethel-homeless-shelter-receives-state-
State
Alaska Editorial: Alaska should open its doors to refugees

...our part to ease the crisis.According to Catholic Social Services, the state welcomed 185 refugees from a variety of...could live, work and prosper.According to Catholic Social Services, most refugees who come to Alaska are highly productive...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-28/alaska-editorial-alaska-should-open-i
Opinion
Alaska says 1,000 people signed up for expanded Medicaid

...is provided by the Indian Health Service, which is not considered comprehensive.Alaska Department of Health and Social Services spokeswoman Sarana Schell said there has been a steady stream of applications for the last two weeks. About 450 people...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-22/alaska-says-1000-people-signed-expanded
State
Free drinks for moms-to-be

...demographics, all cultural demographics and economic demographics."According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, the prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in Alaska is 1.5 per 1,000 live births, which is approximately...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-09/free-drinks-moms-be
Local

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