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Children's Welcome Center

VIP Makes a New Plan for Children Awaiting Placement

Dear Friends,

An article released yesterday in the L.A. Times stated that the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will be closing the Children’s Welcome Center (CWC) and the Youth Welcome Center (YWC), located in the VIP Medical Village at the LAC+USC Medical Center. DCFS will in fact no longer be responsible for either Center; however, the CWC will remain open under the leadership of the Department of Health Services (DHS). For now, the YWC will remain closed.

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Western University Honors Dr. Heger with Highest Award

The President and Board of Trustees of Western University of Health Sciences honored Dr. Astrid Heppenstall Heger with their prestigious Ellie Wiesel Humanism in Healing Award at its annual fundraising gala, “A Tribute to Caring,” on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. Dr. Heger was presented with the award in recognition for her more than 30 years of experience fighting for child victims of physical and sexual abuse and neglect, as well as other at-risk and vulnerable populations, including victims of elder abuse.

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