Homelessness
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The DACA hiring dance

Compassion | Employers wonder how to handle workers with uncertain futures
by Rob Holmes
Posted 8/08/18, 04:49 pm

As courts and the White House battle back and forth about the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, U.S. companies are increasingly skittish about hiring the program’s beneficiaries.

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Technical difficulties

Compassion | Bureaucracy could get in the way of low-income customers using their SNAP benefits at farmers markets
by Rob Holmes
Posted 8/01/18, 04:51 pm

A symbiotic relationship between farmers and low-income produce buyers is at risk thanks to a technical glitch.

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Incomplete care

Compassion | Hospitals face millions in fines for dumping patients
by Rob Holmes
Posted 7/11/18, 03:16 pm

A Los Angeles hospital agreed to a $550 million settlement this week after records showed a history of patient dumping. Silver Lake Medical Center discharged hundreds of homeless and indigent patients to public places like bus or train stations rather than to shelters and appropriate care facilities.

An investigation of transportation records revealed more than 750 cases of unlawful patient discharge.

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