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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...

Feb 19, 2014, 15:07 ET

Pennsylvania Submits Healthy PA Waiver to US Department of Health & Human Services

Governor Tom Corbett today submitted Pennsylvania's plan to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to reform the state's Medicaid program...

Nov 26, 2013, 13:55 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Awards Mini-Grants to Child Care Programs

Providing Healthier Environments for Pennsylvania's Children  The Department of Public Welfare, with funding from The Heinz Endowments,...

Nov 25, 2013, 13:58 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Awards Grants to Organizations Targeting the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

The Department of Public Welfare has awarded $1.5 million in grants to 13 organizations with programs for parents and families focused on the...

Nov 20, 2013, 14:00 ET

PA Department of Public Welfare Reminds Pennsylvanians to Apply Online for Assistance with Home Heating Bills

As the cold weather sets in and demand increases for assistance, the Department of Public Welfare is strongly encouraging Pennsylvanians eligible...

Nov 15, 2013, 12:04 ET

Pennsylvania Highlights November as National Adoption Month

Pennsylvania is commemorating November as National Adoption Month, raising awareness through a new campaign to find families for the 2,500 children...

Nov 07, 2013, 15:15 ET

Behavioral Health Forum Addresses Needs of 1.1 Million Veterans in PA

 The Department of Public Welfare today hosted a Behavioral Health Forum that focused on addressing the needs and improving access to care for...

Nov 04, 2013, 10:30 ET

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

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

Oct 28, 2013, 11:22 ET

Federal Stimulus Funding for Food Stamp Program Set to Expire on Nov. 1

Federal funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will be reduced on Nov. 1, 2013 by approximately 5.4 percent due to the...

Oct 23, 2013, 14:30 ET

Pennsylvania Hosts Second Annual Disability Employment Summit

Department of Public Welfare Secretary Beverly D. Mackereth and Department of Labor and Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway today kicked off the...