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Mar 08, 2013, 10:47 ET More At-Risk Children Served through Innovative Approach to Keep Families Together

The Pennsylvania System of Care Partnership will add five additional counties to the program, serving 125 more children with severe emotional...


Mar 06, 2013, 12:10 ET Pennsylvania Awarded $5.7 Million for Rental Assistance to Help Low-Income People with Disabilities

The Department of Public Welfare and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency will use $5.7 million in federal rental assistance to make some...


Feb 06, 2013, 11:34 ET Law Providing Safe Haven at PA Hospitals for Newborns Hits 10-year Milestone

It's been 10 years since Pennsylvania lawmakers passed the Newborn Protection Act, establishing the Safe Haven program and requiring hospitals to...


Feb 05, 2013, 12:13 ET Governor Corbett's 2013-14 Budget: Helping Pennsylvanians In Need

Governor Tom Corbett's proposed 2013-14 budget for the Department of Public Welfare illustrates his continued commitment to providing critical...


Jan 31, 2013, 04:53 ET Department of Public Welfare Releases Statement Regarding Direct Care Worker Payroll

Department of Public Welfare Secretary Gary D. Alexander today released a statement regarding the status of the transition of payroll services for...


Dec 31, 2012, 09:54 ET Pennsylvania Home Heating Crisis Grants Available Jan. 2

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, will start offering crisis grants on Jan. 2 to provide emergency home heating...


Nov 26, 2012, 11:16 ET $1 Million in Grants Awarded to Organizations that Target Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect in Pennsylvania

Nine organizations have been awarded $1.08 million in Children's Trust Fund grants aimed at child abuse and neglect prevention programs for parents...


Nov 19, 2012, 12:25 ET Recipients Get Replacement Benefits for Food Damaged During Storm

The Department of Public Welfare has begun issuing food replacement benefits to recipients in 11 counties most affected by Hurricane Sandy. Benefits...


Nov 06, 2012, 11:08 ET Pa. Department of Public Welfare's New Mentorship Program Will Help Troubled Teens Transition Back into the Community

Department of Public Welfare unveiled a statewide mentorship pilot program that will help troubled teens from the North Central Secure Treatment Unit ...


Nov 05, 2012, 01:50 ET Public Partnerships, LLC to handle Medicaid Payments for Waivers in Pennsylvania

A division of Public Consulting Group, Public Partnerships, LLC (PPL), has been selected by the Department of Public Welfare to handle payroll...


Nov 01, 2012, 10:19 ET Pennsylvanians Encouraged to Apply Early, Online for Assistance with Home Heating Bills

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, will start accepting new applications for this winter today. LIHEAP provides...


Oct 29, 2012, 11:32 ET National Helpline to Provide Immediate Crisis Counseling and Support to Residents of Pennsylvania Affected by Hurricane Sandy

The National Disaster Distress Helpline will provide 24/7 access to crisis counselors and support for Pennsylvanians experiencing emotional distress...


Oct 24, 2012, 12:04 ET PA Department of Public Welfare Saves Taxpayers $3.5 Million by Cross-Checking Federal and State Benefits

The Department of Public Welfare has identified more than 900 Pennsylvanians who were receiving welfare benefits when they should not have been....


Oct 18, 2012, 12:58 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Launches Easier Way for Low-Income Residents to Apply for Home Heating Bill Assistance

The Department of Public Welfare is encouraging Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) recipients to apply online this year for...


Oct 11, 2012, 03:07 ET Pennsylvania New Child Welfare Project to Improve Outcomes for At-Risk Children

The Department of Public Welfare will be participating in a new federal project that will invest child welfare dollars into preventative and...


Oct 05, 2012, 12:23 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Releases Statement on Co-payment Initiative

Department of Public Welfare Secretary Gary D. Alexander today released a statement about the department's co-payment initiative for families of...


Sep 24, 2012, 05:49 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Releases Statement on Co-payment Initiative

- Department of Public Welfare Secretary Gary D. Alexander today released a statement about the department's proposed co-payments for families of...


Sep 07, 2012, 10:00 ET Reporting Suspected Child Abuse Required by Law for Some Professions

With the new school year under way, Secretary of the Department of Public Welfare Gary D. Alexander today reminded the public about the mandated...


Aug 28, 2012, 01:00 ET PA Department of Public Welfare's MAPIR Solution Earns Second Award

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare has earned another award for developing the Medical Assistance Provider Incentive Repository, or MAPIR...


Aug 23, 2012, 02:02 ET PA Counties Enthusiastic About New Human Services Block Grant

Nearly half of all Pennsylvania counties have applied for funding through the new, innovative Human Services Block Grant program, Department of...


Aug 08, 2012, 03:21 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Streamlines All Licensing Functions

The Department of Public Welfare is streamlining the licensing functions of several of its program offices into a single licensing bureau to ensure...


Aug 01, 2012, 12:10 ET Pennsylvania Marks Child Support Enforcement Awareness Month

Pennsylvania observes August as Child Support Enforcement Awareness month as its Child Support program continues to exceed federal standards designed ...


Jul 25, 2012, 01:00 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Earns National Award for Efforts to Eliminate Waste, Fraud and Abuse

The Department of Public Welfare has earned a national award for its extensive efforts to preserve core programs by eliminating waste, fraud and...


Jul 19, 2012, 11:00 ET Department of Public Welfare's Medical Assistance Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Improves Care

Secretary of Public Welfare Gary D. Alexander today announced that the department's Medical Assistance Electronic Health Record Incentive Program...


Jul 18, 2012, 11:00 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Celebrates 20 Years, More than 32,000 Adoptions

Secretary of the Department of Public Welfare Gary D. Alexander today celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Statewide Adoption and Permanency...