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Battered women get helping hand

The cry for help of abused and battered women in Placer County has often gone unheard and many wish later they knew about Peace for Families. Teri Munger, executive director of Pe ...

CASA offers hope for youth in need

Some 400 youth in Placer County will spend Christmas day in foster or group homes, according to Don Kleinfelder. Kleinfelder is executive director of Child Advocates of Placer Cou ...

Hospice program serves family needs

Despite numerous years in the health care field as a physical therapist and nurse, Marsha Von Dessonneck was not prepared to be a caregiver when her husband Kurt became a patient i ...

Grandparents get help raising children

Linda Leighton of Auburn never dreamed she would be raising her two grandchildren. The 53-year-old grandmother became legal guardian of Kyah, 5, and Kaylin, 8, three years ago due ...

Acres of Hope shelters, nurtures

If Acres of Hope shelter for women and children did not exist, one single mother resident knows where she would be. “If I weren’t here, I would probably be homeless,” Lindsa ...

Homeless for the holidays

ROSEVILLE - People are not the only ones who might be homeless during the holidays. More than 100 cats and about 50 dogs will spend Christmas at the Placer SPCA in Roseville. Volun ...

Boys & Girls Club seeks volunteers

More than 90 elementary school students show up at the Boys & Girls Club of Auburn to participate in the Power Hour. Five staff members help the children with their homework and o ...

Interfaith Food Closet helps many

As fast as food comes to the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet, it goes right out the door to members of the local community who are struggling to pay their bills and eat, too. Last y ...

Salvation Army struggles to keep up

Some have part-time jobs. Some have no jobs, but they all have been coming to The Salvation Army in record numbers to get food. Carpenter Michael Fecteau has been out of work for t ...