Department of Human Services

Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
October 10, 2019 - 9:35 pm
Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution it had defeated just four months ago, providing a glimpse into how things operate behind the scenes in the legislative body.
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Eric Johnson
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Pat Loeb
May 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia Department of Human Services has more than 5,000 children in placement outside their homes so it's constantly urging people to become foster parents or consider adoption. The department has a persuasive new argument in the story of one man who took...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
April 24, 2019 - 5:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials have stopped sending children to two residential facilities in the wake of a state investigation. Department of Human Services spokesperson Heather Keafer says the city "closed intake" to a site in western Pennsylvania and one in northeastern...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
April 17, 2019 - 3:13 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A key state lawmaker says Pennsylvania’s inspector general has agreed to investigate how the state Department of Human Services handled the case of Grace Packer, the Bucks County teenager raped and murdered by her adoptive mother and her adoptive mother’s boyfriend...
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Rob Kauffman is calling on the inspector general to review how Grace Packer's case was handled.
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Tony Romeo
April 08, 2019 - 5:15 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Two key state lawmakers are calling on Pennsylvania’s inspector general to review the way the state Department of Human Services handled the case of Grace Packer, the Bucks County teenager raped and murdered by her adoptive mother and her adoptive mother’s...
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Glen Mills Schools
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Jim Melwert
April 08, 2019 - 5:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A couple days after the last student left the campus of what was once called “the Harvard of reform schools,” Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is revoking all 14 licenses issued to the Glen Mills Schools. In an emailed statement, DHS Secretary Teresa Miller...
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Glen Mills Schools
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Jim Melwert
April 05, 2019 - 1:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The last student at what’s been called "The Harvard of Refrom Schools" is leaving on Friday. Glen Mills Schools has begun laying off staff, and they’ve also filed an appeal of the order from the state that forced all children to be removed from the Delaware County...
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Family and home.
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Pat Loeb
April 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Department of Human Services is trying a new strategy to keep families together, even after a report of abuse or neglect. DHS began struggling with excessive caseloads five years ago when it began outsourcing social work, just as Pennsylvania's child...
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Backlog.
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Pat Loeb
February 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Casey Caramanica agreed to adopt a newborn in 2015 so that the baby would be spared from Philadelphia's child welfare system, but she unwittingly put herself at the mercy of the system during a year and a half of delays, confused paperwork and lack of assistance or...
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All six Pennsylvania state hospitals are now smoke free.
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Lynne Adkins
December 31, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — All six Pennsylvania state hospitals are now smoke-free. Visitors, workers and patients can no longer light up cigarettes, cigars or vaping products at Norristown State Hospital and five other state hospitals in Pennsylvania, something Department of Human Services...
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