February 26, 2013 |
Prince George's nonprofit organizations, who form a large part of the county's social service safety net, were honored Wednesday afternoon at a ceremony in the office of County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D). The organizations cited are recipients of $185,000 in funds from the United Way that were specifically designated for organizations serving the county. A total of 22 organizations were awarded funds. Grants ranged from $7,500 to $10,500. A list of grantees is here.
April 29, 2012
Tuesday May 1 Homestretch A nonprofit that provides transitional housing in Virginia. Annual Benefit Breakfast@ the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church. Wednesday May 2 Sitar Arts Center A community arts organization. Spring Celebration and Benefit@ at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Northwest Washington. Thursday May 3 Family Matters of Greater Washington A social service organization. The 130th Anniversary of Social Service@ the National Museum of Women in the Arts in...
February 24, 2008 |
Marcia Ann Plater, 65, who advocated for moderate- and low-income families as executive director of Montgomery County's Community Action Agency, died Feb. 16 of ovarian cancer at Holy Cross Hospital. She lived in Silver Spring. Mrs. Plater, who directed the agency from 1985 to 2003, played a pivotal role in designing the county's first full-day, full-year Head Start program to meet the needs of low-income working families. She also led efforts to establish Montgomery's centralized food bank at the Manna Food Center.
February 17, 2010 |
The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has ended its 80-year-old foster-care program in the District rather than license same-sex couples, the first fallout from a bitter debate over the city's move to legalize same-sex marriage. Catholic Charities, which runs more than 20 social service programs for the District, transferred its entire foster-care program -- 43 children, 35 families and seven staff members -- to another provider, the National Center for Children and Families. Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6)
August 26, 2009
It has been my experience, both as a registered nurse and as a daughter who saw her mother through the difficult last seven years of her life, that it is not doctors who initiate the end-of-life discussions that have become so controversial in the debate over health-care reform ["The Truth About Death Counseling," op-ed , Aug. 21]. Each time my mother entered a hospital or nursing-care facility, my mother and I were approached almost immediately to develop a plan of care that included a do-not-resuscitate order.
March 16, 2011
The March 13 front-page article " In assault case, anxious parents recognize ‘dark side of autism' " underscored a reality that haunts families like mine that are touched by autism. But it is not fear of violence. Rather, it is the demographic reality that children with autism quickly become adults with autism. As limited as research about young children with autism is, we know even less about adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum. No one can answer the questions of parents who worry: "Will my son...