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Nov 19, 2014, 11:43 ET

Department of Public Welfare and Pennsylvania's Statewide Adoption Permanency Network Recognized with Adoption Award

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) today announced that Pennsylvania's Statewide Adoption Permanency Network (SWAN) has received a 2014...

Nov 06, 2014, 13:27 ET

Pennsylvania to Offer Veterans Forum, Providing a Broad Range of Information to Veterans and Their Families

The Pennsylvania Departments of Public Welfare (DPW) and of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) are sponsoring the 2014 PA Veterans Forum,...

Nov 03, 2014, 12:35 ET

Department of Public Welfare Encourages Pennsylvanians to Apply for Assistance with Home Heating Bills

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) today kicked off the start of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for...

Oct 15, 2014, 13:17 ET

Corbett Administration Official Receives Children's Environmental Health Community Award

The Departments of Public Welfare and Education announced today that Barbara Minzenberg, deputy secretary of the Office of Child Development and...

Oct 14, 2014, 16:31 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Receives $5 Million Grant to Serve Youth and Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) recently received a $5 million, five-year grant focused on improving life trajectories for youth...

Oct 08, 2014, 15:00 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Announces Winners of Statewide Contest for Artists with Disabilities

 The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) honored the winners of a new statewide art contest, "Art: The Universal Language," during...

Oct 07, 2014, 12:33 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Introduces Online Support Services and Document Submission

Individuals requesting child or spousal support will now have the option to submit court documents online using the e-Services feature on the...

Sep 24, 2014, 14:46 ET

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett Signs Bill Changing Department of Public Welfare's Name to Department of Human Services

Governor Tom Corbett today signed House Bill 993, officially changing the name of the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) to the Department of Human...

Sep 23, 2014, 10:57 ET

Crisis Counseling Hotline Established in Response to Pennsylvania State Police Shooting in Pike County

 The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) announced that a crisis counseling hotline is now available to those affected by the...

Sep 12, 2014, 12:38 ET

Department of Public Welfare Awards Nearly $1 Million to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) today announced it has awarded $940,450 in Children's Trust Fund grants to eight Pennsylvania organizations....

Sep 03, 2014, 10:38 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Receives $4 Million Grant for Children's Health Program

 The Department of Public Welfare's Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services was awarded a $4 million grant for Project LAUNCH...

Aug 08, 2014, 13:49 ET

Pennsylvania Receives $1.75 Million to Support Mental Health Services

 Department of Public Welfare Secretary Beverly Mackereth today announced that seven Pennsylvania health centers will share $1.75 million in...

Jul 03, 2014, 12:45 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Urges People Not to Leave Children Unattended in Cars

The Department of Public Welfare today reminded Pennsylvanians that they must not leave children alone in cars or let them play in vehicles, even...

Jun 19, 2014, 15:33 ET

Pennsylvania to Offer Additional Assistance to Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities

Pennsylvania is partnering with the federal government to help meet the Corbett Administration's goal of improving community-based support to older...

Jun 13, 2014, 13:10 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Releases 2013 Child Abuse Report

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare released its 2013 Annual Child Abuse Report today, which shows more reports of suspected child abuse...

Jun 10, 2014, 11:56 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Hosts Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference

The Department of Public Welfare's Bureau of Autism Services today kicked off its seventh annual Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference in...

May 09, 2014, 14:10 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Furthers Commitment to Mental Health Awareness

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) is hosting several events across the commonwealth to remind...

Apr 11, 2014, 15:18 ET

Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Commission Holds Regional Public Meetings

The Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Commission today held its first meeting in a series of regional public meetings, seeking public input on the...

Mar 07, 2014, 15:00 ET

Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Commission Holds First Meeting

Secretary of Public Welfare Beverly Mackereth and Secretary of Aging Brian Duke today met for the first time with members of the Pennsylvania...

Feb 28, 2014, 13:09 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Launches Free Veterans' Behavioral Health Training

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) today announced the launch of free online military and family behavioral health trainings for service...