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    EAST GARFIELD PARK — A West Side neighborhood group is now the home of a resource center that provides training and career opportunities in construction. JLM Abundant Life Center, 2622 W. Jackson Blvd., is hosting workforce programs to create an employment pipeline for construction projects at O’Hare Airport. The center is run by Turner Paschen Aviation Partners, a developer building...
    MONROVIA, Calif. (KABC) -- A retired Navy diver and Vietnam War veteran has put his stories to paper, writing books and using the proceeds to fund a local veteran's resource center.69-year-old Joe Callahan has spent the last five years volunteering at the Monrovia Public Library, helping run its Veterans Resource Center. It helps vets wind their way through the tangle...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Sept. 30 is Orange Shirt Day in Canada. People wear an orange shirt to raise awareness for the boys and girls killed and abused at Indigenous boarding schools. (credit: CBS) READ MORE: Hamilton Tickets Go On Sale To Public Oct. 5 For Denver Center For The Performing ArtsRecently the trend has caught on in the United...
    BUCKS COUNTY (CBS) — A resource center has opened for Bucks County residents and businesses affected by the remnants of Ida. The center is located in the Warwick Square Shopping Center at the former Giant Supermarket. The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A local Jewish community is honoring lives lost during the Holocaust as well as survivors and their families. The Holocaust Resource Center in Galloway hosted a virtual Mitzvah Zecher Avot Cemetery Service Sunday morning. The custom remembers those who died and weren’t able to receive a proper burial. READ MORE: Gov. Phil Murphy Confirms 2 More Lives...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — President Joe Biden has approved Gov. Tom Wolf’s request for a major disaster declaration in Pennsylvania after the remnants of Hurricane Ida caused widespread flooding and destruction. The declaration will provide federal funding for residents recovering. “Pennsylvanians continue to recover from this deadly storm, which is why my administration made it a top priority to quickly seek...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management has opened a multi-agency resource center for residents impacted by the remnants of Ida. This comes as Pennsylvania waits to find out if it will be approved for federal emergency disaster relief. At the Gustine Recreation Center in East Falls, people impacted by flooding can get help with their recovery as many...
    DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (CBS) –Chester County’s storm resource center is open until 7 p.m. on Thursday. It’s at the United Sports Training Center on 1426 Marshallton Thorndale Road in Downingtown. Representatives from as many as 40 agencies are there, including the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.  Chester County commissioners are urging residents to document their losses, so the...
    BRIDGEPORT, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf got a firsthand look at some of the destruction from Ida’s aftermath Wednesday. He surveyed some of the damage in Bridgeport, Montgomery County, where hundreds of people had to be rescued from flooded homes and buildings. Now, residents are waiting to find out if federal help will come. READ MORE: Multi-Faith Neighbors...
    BRIDGEPORT, Pa. (CBS) – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf will tour hard-hit Bridgeport, Montgomery County on Wednesday. Many people there had to be rescued as floodwaters quickly swallowed up hundreds of homes. Meantime, Montgomery County officials will open a new resource center on Wednesday for residents affected by hurricane Ida. READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Another Dose Of Flooding, Isolated Tornadoes Possible...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago is getting ready to welcome hundreds of refugees from Afghanistan as organizations here promise to offer help to people leaving the country and their families.Local nonprofits like Muslim Women Resource Center are already helping more than 40 Afghans who have fled to Chicago. Others there were desperate to get relatives out of Afghanistan.Mohammad, who asked us...
    MEDICAL DISTRICT — The Illinois Medical District will host a job, resource and health fair Thursday. The community fair, hosted in partnership with Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27th), runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m at the Illinois Medical District headquarters, 2100 W. Harrison St.  Attendees seeking employment are encouraged to bring extra copies of their resume and a valid photo ID. Attendees...
    GREENVILLE (CBS SF) — The Dixie Fire has ravaged communities in Plumas, Butte, Tehama and Lassen counties. Here’s how to help the victims of the devastating wildfire. Plumas Crisis Intervention and Resource Center Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center has established the Dixie Fire Relief Fund at Plumas Bank for those wishing to donate to the recovery...
    CROYDON, Pa. (CBS) – A resource center will open in Bucks County Tuesday to help people affected by recent storm damage. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf made the announcement on Monday afternoon after visiting flood-impacted areas last week. The center will connect families to state and local resources. It will be open in croydon Tuesday and Wednesday. Those impacted can go...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — More than 20 disaster relief agencies are set up in Woodridge to help victims of last week’s tornados. The resource center is set up to help anyone in the west suburbs who needs it. READ MORE: LIVE UPDATES: Severe Weather Brings Tornado Warnings, Drenching Rain To Chicago Area; Tornado Sighted Near Crete Help is available from rebuilding permits...
    WOODRIDGE, Ill. (WLS) -- More help is coming for families impacted by the powerful tornado that hit DuPage County on Sunday.The state partnered with community relief organizations to open a multi-agency resource center. It's a one-stop shop for residents to access resources and support as they recover.WATCH | Doorbell cam captures moment Naperville tornado rips through back yard EMBED More...
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) — Nearly three months after a deadly shooting at the King Soopers in Boulder, people in the community are getting more resources to heal. (credit: CBS) The temporary #BoulderStrong Resource Center that opened in late March has been replaced by a permanent center that sponsors say will be better-suited to meet the evolving needs of Boulder residents. READ...
    DENVER (CBS4) – A new family resource center will soon be opening their doors to the Denver community. The Athletics & Beyond Family Resource Center is a place where student-athletes can perfect their skills. “You’re looking at the house our alumni built,” said Narcy Jackson, Founder and Executive Director of Athletics & Beyond. READ MORE: Shows Our Unity: Colorado Teens...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A hockey team coming together with a community is being called a game-changer in the Lower Hill District. The Pittsburgh Penguins and developer Buccini Pollin are redeveloping the 28-acre site around PPG Paints Arena in one of the largest projects ever in Pittsburgh. READ MORE: Mt. Oliver Mayor-Elect Looks To Tackle Problem Of Violence While...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– More help is now available for people struggling with mental health and substance abuse in Cook County. In the last hour, Sheriff Tom Dart announced the Community Resource Center is expanding to the public. Previously, it was a resource for those who had just been released from jail. The Community Resource Center also helps with housing, jobs, education...
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– King Soopers says the #BoulderStrong Community Resource Center will continue to support the needs of the community affected by last month’s deadly shooting. Ten people were killed in the March 22 shooting at the King Soopers on Table Mesa in Boulder. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) The #BoulderStrong Community Resource Center has...
      SUMMERVILLE, MAY 1, 2021 – CRC OF CHATTOOGA FOODBANK and its collaboration is preparing reopen an existing facility in Chattooga County. The CRC of Chattooga Foodbank is asking the community to participate for our first clean up day on Saturday May 1, 2021 at 50 Eleanor Ave, Summerville, GA...
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – King Soopers announced the opening of a community resource center on Thursday to help anyone impacted by the shooting in Boulder. Ten people, including a Boulder police officer, were killed last Monday when a man opened fire inside the King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive. (credit: Chet Strange/Getty Images) Officials say the #BoulderStrong Community Resource Center...
    Community Resource Center of Chattooga is needing volunteers.   CRC is a volunteer based non-profit helping to put free groceries on the tables of those in need in Chattooga County. Vision of CRC: To become a beacon of hope in the community. To be a place that Chattooga County...
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn’s (D-SC) gun control legislation reportedly directs the Attorney General to work with a Gabby Giffords’ organization partner. Clyburn’s legislation, H.R. 1446, lengthens the time an extended background check can last. Current law provides three business days for the extended check, but H.R. 1446 expands the wait to at least ten business days. The Washington Beacon...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A new resource center offering help and support for ex-offenders looking to change their lives around get a fresh start has opened in Chicago's Avalon Park neighborhood.Community activist Pete Keller said his dream in the making for nearly 20 years has finally came true with the opening of his ULON Resource Center on Thursday."Now we're giving the...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- From coronavirus-related deaths, to job losses, and the ongoing fight for racial justice, these are undoubtedly tough times. But many of our neighbors in marginalized communities are living with racial trauma, many without even knowing it.Through song and poetry, the Mental Health Association of Alameda County and the Family Education Resource Center (FERC) offered the community...
    PLACENTIA (KABC) -- Orange County's need to address the homeless crisis has received a lot of attention over the years. The Santa Ana river bed and subsequent lawsuits filed on behalf of the people living there, for example, forced the county and several OC cities to take action.The Placentia Navigation Center is one of two new centers in North Orange...
    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — A 71-year-old Georgetown woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling over $215,000 from the Clear Creek County Resource Center. Candace Morehouse admitted to stealing the money between 2010 and 2018, while she was a county employee. Candace Morehouse (credit: district attorney’s office) She volunteered to keep the finances for the resource center, and began writing...
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Denver Indian Family Resource Center is getting a big gift thanks to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. His foundation, The Day 1 Families Fund, is giving the center a $450,000 grant. (credit: Thinkstock) The money will allow the organization to continue its mission of helping indigenous families struggling with homelessness. The center if one of 42 nonprofits around...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Buckley Air Force Base is celebrating the opening of a new food pantry. The Buckley Spouses’ Group converted a portion of their resource center into Gretel’s Pantry to help service members and families in need. (credit: Buckley Spouses’ Group Resource Center) The group conducted a survey earlier in the year and learned there was a critical...
    Georgia Power recently sponsored the November Mobil Food Pantry of the Midway Community Resource Center in Douglas County. With the company’s support, the nonprofit served 250 families in 40 minutes. The company’s Energy Assistance team also supported the effort by providing energy efficiency-related information and COVID-19 safety giveaway items. Midway...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — TIME Magazine has named the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 dashboard a top invention of 2020. The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center was called “2020’s Go-To Data Source” by the magazine. The dashboard, which reported Wednesday the U.S. recorded 250,000 coronavirus deaths, has tracked the spread of coronavirus around the world. The annual list, which was announced Thursday,...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There was a grand opening on Tuesday for a center aimed at helping students and parents during the pandemic. Philadelphia Community Stakeholders held a ribbon-cutting for its Pod and Parent Resource Center. It’s located at Bible Way Baptist Church on North 52nd Street. The center offers numerous services including adult supervision and support for students engaged...
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials are investigating possible abuse at a troubled state-run institution for people with intellectual disabilities. Kelly Garcia, director of the Iowa Department of Human Services, said in an interview Thursday that there is a “visible marking” on a resident at the Glenwood Resource Center, which has been rocked by scandals twice in the past...
    SAN ANTONIO – Edgewood Independent School District and Eagle’s Flight Advocacy and Outreach are coming together to create a one-stop shop for families and students in need. Tuesday marked the grand opening of the Rogena Reed Carver Community Resource Center, a joint venture to ensure Edgewood ISD students and families have the resources the basic necessities. Pamela Allen of Eagles'...
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids hospital plans tear down part of a building that sustained significant damage in a derecho that tore through the community in August. The Des Moines Register reports that Resource Center at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital sustained $400,000 worth of damage in the storm. “Rather than reinvesting in this building, hospital officials made...
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids hospital plans to demolish part of an historic building on campus after it sustained $400,000 in damage in the derecho that tore through Iowa in the summer. UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital officials said Monday the damage to the Resource Center was too extensive to consider reinvesting in the structure, Cedar Rapids Gazette...
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Plans for a 24-hour homeless shelter in Maine's largest city that can serve 40 people are facing opposition from its neighbors. The Preble Street organization applied Aug. 28 for a permit to convert its resource center in downtown Portland into a shelter, the Portland Press Herald reported. “For years, shelters crammed in as many people as...
    On Monday, a University Avenue barbershop plans to give away backpacks and school supplies to families in need, while also showing off a new student resource center. Milan Dennie said his annual backpack give-away will be especially festive this year thanks to the Minnesota Teamsters National Black Caucus and a variety of additional sponsors, who are supporting two jump houses,...
    SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — A recovery resource center is opening Saturday to connect Santa Cruz County residents impacted by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire with resources needed to recover and rebuild. The resource center, located at the Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz, will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The center is an effort by...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The pandemic and the pandemonium that comes with it makes life harder for everyone. Especially struggling right now: Chicagoans experiencing homelessness. With many support organizations working remotely, resources aren’t readily available. CBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory takes us inside a solution that’s happening today. Tyrone King’s tour was quick; bed, table, sink, but no toilet. His...
    HARVEY, Ill. (WLS) -- A Multi-Agency Resource Center will open Monday in Cook County to help residents recover from recent severe weather.The MARC is designed to allow residents to access disaster-related relief services and information, bringing together representatives from local and state agencies as well as essential support organizations."Helping our residents and our communities recover from a disaster is a...
    HARVEY, Ill. (WLS) -- A Multi-Agency Resource Center will open Monday in Cook County to help residents recover from recent severe weather.The MARC is designed to allow residents to access disaster-related relief services and information, bringing together representatives from local and state agencies as well as essential support organizations."Helping our residents and our communities recover from a disaster is a...
    SAN ANTONIO – Organizations across the county are offering families basic necessities during the pandemic: food, masks, gloves, and toiletries. But a major necessity many people don’t think of, is the Internet. Most of the COVID-19 resources disadvantaged families need right now are online, and out of reach. That’s why a local nonprofit and community center teamed up with Bexar...
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