Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

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Kristen Johanson
July 05, 2020 - 4:00 am
As the federal pandemic assistance winds down at the end of this month, Pennsylvania officials have announced an extension for unemployed workers, and they are urging those facing desperate times reach out for state services. Read more here.
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Hadas Kuznits
June 27, 2020 - 1:51 pm
The Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Human Services announced a new strategy Saturday to ease long-term care facility restrictions. Read more here.
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Jim Melwert
June 24, 2020 - 12:41 pm
Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said the Glen Mills Schools “failed in numerous ways” to protect its students, according to an audit of the Delaware County-based reform school. Read more here.
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Jim Melwert
June 15, 2020 - 4:36 pm
Pennsylvania is directing $260 million of federal funds to help people with autism and intellectual disabilities continue to get the services they need during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
May 24, 2020 - 4:15 pm
As Pennsylvania faces an unprecedented number of unemployed workers, government assistance programs like SNAP and Medicaid have just slightly increased. But as the extra federal unemployment cash ends in about two months, the state is planning for a possible spike in numbers. Read more here.
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Richard Butler and his fiancee Amber laugh while they have breakfast in an apartment a friend is letting them live in on Chicago's Southside, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020..
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AP News
March 04, 2020 - 11:10 am
From Hawaii to Pennsylvania, states are scrambling to blunt the impact or new Trump administration rules taking effect April 1, with roughly 700,000 people at risk of losing food assistance benefits unless they meet certain work, training or school requirements. Social service agencies say they won...
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Mark Abrams
January 01, 2020 - 4:00 am
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services says a change in the rules regarding state and federal background checks to work with children go into effect on Jan. 1. Read more here.
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Pat Loeb
August 13, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Plumbing problems at a state-run youth detention facility in the Poconos left 49 young residents with no running water for two weeks — a condition the state failed to report to the counties responsible for the residents. The state brought in portable toilets and...
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Teresa Miller
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Cherri Gregg
July 29, 2019 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Over the past week, the Trump administration has said it wants to tighten the rules governing who qualifies for food stamps, which would strip more than 3 million people of their benefits. Individuals had been encouraged under the Obama administration to exploit a...
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Dr. Christopher Spriggs
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Jim Melwert
June 26, 2019 - 3:13 pm
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — It’s been about three months since the last student left the Glen Mills Schools campus, an institution that was once called “the Harvard of reform schools.” Not long after, it lost its state licenses. Now, new leadership is hoping to turn things around. Dr...
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