Two Los Angeles Child Welfare Agencies Announce Intent to Merge

first_img More Cool Stuff Subscribe Left to right: Ritchie L. Geisel, Bienvenidos president and CEO, and Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides CEO.On April 14, the boards of directors of Hillsides and Bienvenidos signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Term Sheet stating their intent to merge. Several developments over the past four years have prompted these two leading child welfare agencies in Southern California to explore an affiliation with one another, consolidate missions to leverage their success, and increase their collective impact.Hillsides provides high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where children and youth can thrive. Headquartered in Pasadena, the agency serves more than 6,240 children and families in Los Angeles County throughout its 26 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park Unified School Districts.Bienvenidos is a compassionate community of care dedicated to healing children, strengthening families, and transforming communities. Serving 7,000 children and families annually, the agency operates its programs out of nine locations in East Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley. This includes licensed foster homes that serve Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.The developments driving this merger are the Continuum of Care Reform legislation (AB 403), the Affordable Care Act, the integration of Los Angeles County’s health and behavioral health services, and the creation of the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative by Los Angeles area foundations to encourage increased collaboration.In particular, AB 403, which took effect in January, 2016 calls for a spectrum of services to accelerate the path to permanency for children in foster care, whether through successful reunification or, when appropriate, adoption.“Access to a comprehensive array of services requires greater levels of collaboration among children’s service providers,” says Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides CEO. “To enhance our service delivery system and respond to these external factors, the leadership of Hillsides and Bienvenidos began discussions last fall to look for ways to achieve cost-effective synergy, and this led to the intent to merge.”Both Hillsides and Bienvenidos will retain their individual names with Bienvenidos becoming an affiliate of Hillsides.According to Bienvenidos President and CEO Ritchie L. Geisel, the agencies’ combined resources and workforce of 600 will increase their impact in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. Together, the enhanced services will empower children, youth, and families who have experienced trauma to create lasting changes in their lives. “Our clients’ resilience and resolve to improve their lives inspire us every day to further our collective mission,” Geisel says.The leadership of both agencies recognizes their similar missions and complementary programs are well suited for a merger. Combined with the additional programs each brings to the table, this merger helps them align with current legislation, public policy, and best practice models.“Together we will be able to fulfill our shared vision and provide leadership during this paradigm shift in child welfare,” said Costa, adding that their common set of values will enable them to continue serving the needs of more than 13,000 children, youth, and families, collectively. 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School daze: Contractor misspells crosswalk

first_imgWPLG-TV(DORAL, Fla.) —  One Florida contractor might be in need of a little more E-D-U-C-A-T-I-O-N.A motorist in Doral spotted a spelling error at a crosswalk Thursday and took a photo.The word “SCHOOL” was spelled “SCOHOL.”When the city officials were notified of the error, they took quick action.“This SCHOOL zone striping was handled by the developer’s contractor. They have been notified and are working expeditiously to correct. Thank you to all who brought this very important matter to our attention,” the city posted on its Twitter page.The error was fixed on Thursday night, according to ABC affiliate WPLG-TV.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

Snow Volleyball Signs West Virginia Transfer Bridgett Talia

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‘Ozil should be playing for his Arsenal future’

first_imgMesut Ozil should be under “scrutiny” at Arsenal, says Lee Dixon, with it only right that players of his ability are put under pressure to perform and play for their future.The German playmaker has been placed under the brightest of spotlights ever since he arrived in north London, with a £42.5 million ($56m) deal luring him away from Real Madrid in 2013.Ozil has been a regular source of assists and creativity throughout his time in the Premier League, but consistency is considered to have been an issue. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The 29-year-old is now free to focus purely on his club career after retiring from international football, but new Arsenal boss Unai Emery is still demanding more from him.Former Gunners defender Dixon considers that to be a good thing, telling the Daily Star when asked if Ozil faces a battle to earn a regular role: “I hope so. I really do, I hope they all do. “He’s a high-profile player, and that comes with his price tag and his wages. That’s why most of the attention is directed at him because he is arguably Arsenal’s most talented player, the most creative player. “So a lot’s been expected of him but it shouldn’t be any other way. There should be scrutiny on him, that’s his job. “And if he doesn’t produce what Emery wants him to do, and he might say to him – some managers, you can play with players who don’t work maybe as hard as other players. “You can accommodate and say ‘do you know what, it’s OK, because you’re going to get this, this and this’. “Now, if what he produces is enough in order to take the team and carry them in certain parts of the game then fine. That’s been the case in the past when what he’s produced has been enough to warrant his wages and his position in the team and his status level at the club.Mesut Ozil Unai Emery Arsenal“Now, the players dictate quite a lot of that because if you’re not producing and things are not going well then the team should be policing itself from within.  “All the teams I’ve played in policed themselves from within and you knew that certain players you were going to get this, certain players you were going to get goals, certain players you were going to get creativity. “You might not get rough and tumble at times from some of them but you’d accommodate that and say ’do you know what, I’m quite good at that so I’ll do his work for him’ to a certain extent. It all goes to the makeup and the character of the team. “Whether Mesut Ozil fits into that with his team-mates and whether that fits in with the manager and what he requests of him, that’s the testing part and I’m still not sure how that’s going to work out with Emery and Ozil. “There seems to be something there that he’s going and said openly ‘I need a bit more from him in certain areas’.“I’m sure he needs a bit more from all of his team in certain areas, but because Mesut is so high profile and we all want to talk about him because he’s such a talent and he’s so frustrating at times, that’s why he’s such an interesting subject.”Arsenal and Ozil return to action after the international break on Saturday with a trip to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle.last_img read more