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Sep 20, 2011, 01:00 ET PA Department of Public Welfare Offers Help to Flood-Stricken Residents

Residents of the 27 counties affected by the recent flooding can apply for assistance to buy needed food and supplies, Pennsylvania Department of...


Aug 18, 2011, 10:35 ET Pennsylvania Remains National Leader in Child Support Collections

Pennsylvania's efforts to ensure parents meet the financial obligations for their children have made the commonwealth the national leader in child...


Aug 03, 2011, 10:53 ET Pennsylvania Receives Grant for Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention

Pennsylvania has been awarded a federal grant to continue statewide efforts to help prevent youth suicide and promote early intervention, Secretary...


Jul 20, 2011, 01:00 ET Extraordinary Children, Adoptive Families, and Permanency Professionals Celebrated at 19th Annual Pennsylvania Permanency Conference

Secretary of Public Welfare Gary D. Alexander today announced the kick-off of the 19th Annual Pennsylvania Permanency Conference, held this year at...


Jun 15, 2011, 01:11 ET Pennsylvania's Safe Haven Program Offers Confidential Option to Ensure Care of Unwanted Newborns

In the wake of the tragic death of a newborn in northeastern Pennsylvania last week, acting Secretary of Public Welfare Gary Alexander today reminded ...


Jun 09, 2011, 03:32 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare to Help Medical Assistance Providers Switch to Electronic Health Records

To improve the efficiency of Pennsylvania's Medical Assistance Program and enhance patient care, acting Secretary of Public Welfare Gary Alexander...


Mar 16, 2011, 11:18 ET Nominations Sought for Pennsylvania's 2011 Supportive Housing Award

Individuals and organizations that are creating quality housing opportunities for Pennsylvanians can be nominated for the state's 2011 Supportive...


Mar 14, 2011, 01:15 ET Corbett Administration Extends Home Heating Help for Low-Income Families

Governor Tom Corbett's administration today announced that Pennsylvania's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, will be extended more ...


Jan 13, 2011, 10:41 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Issues Guidance to Give Families a Stronger Voice in Care of Adults with Special Needs

The commonwealth has issued a bulletin intended to strengthen and clarify the roles of families and other parties in making healthcare choices for...


Nov 23, 2010, 04:19 ET Pennsylvania Again Achieves Record Number of Foster Care Adoptions

For the second year, Pennsylvania has set a record for the number of foster children who have found permanent homes through adoption, acting...


Nov 10, 2010, 09:00 ET Cumberland County Housing Executive Wins 2010 Supportive Housing Award

Christopher Gulotta, executive director of the Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities, was honored last night with the...


Oct 29, 2010, 11:16 ET Pennsylvania's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to Open on Nov. 1

The federally-funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, will accept applications for cash grants starting Nov. 1,...


Oct 18, 2010, 09:35 ET Department of Public Welfare's New Website Offers Easier Access to Array of Programs and Services

The millions of Pennsylvanians who depend on the programs and services provided by the Department of Public Welfare will have an easier time...


Aug 25, 2010, 11:00 ET Department of Public Welfare Cost-Recovery Efforts Save Pennsylvania Taxpayers $690 Million

The Department of Public Welfare saved taxpayers nearly $690 million in the 2009-10 fiscal year through fraud and abuse detection and other...


Aug 19, 2010, 11:12 ET Pennsylvania Receives Federal Grant for Home Visiting Programs to Improve Well-Being of Families

A new federal grant will strengthen Pennsylvania's work to improve the health and developmental outcomes of at-risk children through quality home...


Aug 10, 2010, 12:35 ET Nominations Sought for Pennsylvania's 2010 Supportive Housing Award

Individuals and organizations that are creating quality housing opportunities for Pennsylvanians can be nominated for the commonwealth's 2010...


Aug 02, 2010, 12:21 ET Pennsylvania, a National Leader in Child Support Collections, Marks 'Child Support Enforcement Awareness Month'

Governor Edward G. Rendell has proclaimed August as Child Support Enforcement Awareness Month, noting that Pennsylvania is a national leader in child ...


Jul 29, 2010, 01:31 ET Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Task Force Offers Recommendations to Further Combat Domestic Violence

Stronger education, training and advocacy is needed to help Pennsylvanians adopt a "zero tolerance" attitude toward domestic violence, according to a ...


Jul 07, 2010, 12:22 ET New Pilot Project Will Help DPW Identify Philadelphia Seniors Who are Eligible for Food Assistance

Thousands of Philadelphia senior citizens living on limited incomes could receive help paying for nutritious food under a pilot project involving...


Jun 23, 2010, 03:18 ET Adoptions in Pennsylvania Reach Record High While Thousands of Children Still Await Permanent Homes

The dedication and hard work of adoption advocates across Pennsylvania helped the commonwealth to set a record in 2009 for the number of children...


May 03, 2010, 09:59 ET New Report: Early Childhood Education Opportunities Still Lag in Many Pennsylvania Counties

Children in three-quarters of Pennsylvania's counties face a moderate to high risk of failing in school, in part because they lack access to...


Apr 22, 2010, 01:09 ET Pennsylvania DPW Report: Developing New Housing Options for Adults with Autism Will Foster New Opportunities, Greater Independence

Pennsylvanians with autism could have broader opportunities to participate in and contribute to their communities if more effort is made to create...


Apr 15, 2010, 11:39 ET Department of Public Welfare: Improved Outreach, Public Education Lead to Decline in Pennsylvania Child Abuse Cases

Increased family and community outreach about child abuse prevention and greater public education about the causes of abuse contributed to a decline...


Apr 13, 2010, 12:23 ET Pennsylvania Again Meets Federal Goal for Moving Families Away From Cash Assistance and Into the Workforce

Pennsylvania has once again met the federally mandated targets for helping its residents move from welfare to work, acting Secretary of Public...


Mar 08, 2010, 03:00 ET Department of Public Welfare Recognizes Contributions of Pennsylvanians with Developmental Disabilities

Highlighting the many contributions of people living with developmental disabilities, acting Secretary of Public Welfare Harriet Dichter today...