social services http://wfpl.org en At Risk: WFPL's 3-Month Look Into the Lives of Louisville's Struggling Students http://wfpl.org/post/risk-wfpls-3-month-look-lives-louisvilles-struggling-students <p></p><p>Kenneth Gray is from a poor family, raised by his grandmother alone. He grew up on 42nd Street in Shawnee, a part of town where opportunities are sparse. He’s African-American. By the statistics, the odds are stacked against him.</p><p>He is a “maybe kid.”</p><p>“Maybe you’ll go to class,” says Kenneth, 18. “Maybe you’ll graduate. Maybe you won’t drop out. Maybe you won’t go to prison.”</p><p>Or maybe he won’t.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 10:58:18 +0000 Devin Katayama 9423 at http://wfpl.org At Risk: WFPL's 3-Month Look Into the Lives of Louisville's Struggling Students Kentucky At-Risk Youth Agency's President Resigns Following Inquiry http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-risk-youth-agencys-president-resigns-following-inquiry <p>The president of the state’s largest non-profit agency for at-risk and foster children resigned late last week in the aftermath of an internal investigation of her performance. Neither she nor the organization’s board of directors would say why.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:37:33 +0000 James McNair & R.G. Dunlop 9137 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky At-Risk Youth Agency's President Resigns Following Inquiry ACLU Sues Indiana Over Changes in Disabled Woman's Benefits http://wfpl.org/post/aclu-sues-indiana-over-changes-disabled-womans-benefits <p>A lawsuit filed against Indiana's social services agency claims it wrongly barred a disabled woman from Medicaid waiver programs and left her without enough income to survive.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the lawsuit on behalf of 27-year-old Karla </span>Steimel<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis.</span></p><p>Steimel has cerebral palsy and other medical needs.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:58:09 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 5808 at http://wfpl.org ACLU Sues Indiana Over Changes in Disabled Woman's Benefits