Department of Human Services

Glen Mills Schools
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Justin Udo
December 23, 2019 - 12:46 pm
A lawsuit against Glen Mills schools and the Pennsylvania departments of education and human services gets the green light to move forward. Read more here.
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Cherri Gregg
December 03, 2019 - 7:17 pm
The Wolf administration is sounding the alarm on yet another proposed change to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits by the Trump administration. The Department of Human Services says it's bad for Pennsylvania. Read more here.
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Mark Abrams
October 29, 2019 - 8:14 am
It's college application time for high school seniors, and Pennsylvania's human services secretary is reaching out to those who have been in the foster care system with an opportunity to go to school for free.
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Philadelphia city officials discuss a new path for immigrants to get visas.
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Justin Udo
October 24, 2019 - 4:51 pm
There's a new path to get a visa for immigrants in Philadelphia who are victims of crime or need to report certain kind of crimes, and officials say it will also help make the city safer.
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Graduates from Philabundance's Community Kitchen program.
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Hadas Kuznits
October 20, 2019 - 11:54 am
Philabundance sent their newest graduating class out into the world from a program that helps people go from poverty or homelessness to employment.
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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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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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