Troubled youngsters now have a place to sleep

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Unruly teenagers, infants and other troubled youngsters now have a place to stay while Los Angeles County social workers find them a foster home.

Children removed from their families previously spent days and nights in cramped office waiting rooms without sufficient beds or food while child welfare employees worked to find them foster care.

The Los Angeles Times says that problem has now been solved and there will be no more paper blankets or sleeping on the floor.

The Children’s Welcome Center at County-USC Medical Center offers beds and hot meals for every child as well as a beefed up team of social workers to quickly find them suitable places to live.

Grand opening ceremonies were Thursday, although about 700 children have already passed through the center.

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