Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

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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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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Glen Mills Schools
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Jim Melwert
March 25, 2019 - 3:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is ordering an emergency removal of all children currently at the Glen Mills Schools in Delaware County. DHS Secretary Teresa Miller says as their investigation into allegations of widespread abuse at the Glen Mills...
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Tony Romeo
July 18, 2018 - 6:15 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Wolf administration says it is reviewing and assessing the impact of a state Supreme Court ruling that has struck down a law that ended Pennsylvania's general cash assistance program for those in need. The law that ended cash assistance was passed by the...
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Youth in Placement
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Pat Loeb
May 19, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A city council committee, last week, heard horror stories about physical abuse and absent services in the facilities where at least a thousand Philadelphia children are housed, through either the Department of Human Services or juvenile court. The facilities are...
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