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DHS News Newsletter July 2009

July Kudos!

July 2009

H&H administrator helps United  Way with important funding decisions

In June, Rich Venezia, DHS Office of Community Services, Bureau of Hunger and Housing Services Administrator, received praise for his insights and assistance selecting which programs will be funded by the United Way of Allegheny County.

In an email to Venezia, Julie DeSeyn, Manager of Agency Investments in Financial Stability in the United Way’s Community Impact Department, wrote: 

“[I] just wanted to say THANK YOU for your help with the United Way's Financially Struggling Adults and Families RFP! Your insight and leadership were greatly appreciated and definitely contributed to us being able to make good decisions. The list of funded projects/agencies is attached. I am very excited about the projects going forward and believe that this series of investments will allow United Way funds to have a strong community impact in moving families towards self sufficiency.”


DHS interns frame, distribute vision posters

In the near future, you will begin to see the framed DHS vision posters hanging in conference rooms or prominent areas in every building where DHS has staff.

This visual reinforcement of the Department’s vision and guiding principles was made possible by the work of several DHS interns. Lauren Filotei, Kira Rivera, Katie Kurylo, and Lynette Staplefoot cut and framed the posters and packaged them to be shipped out to all of the buildings with DHS staff working in them.

A special thanks to Filotei for organizing the distribution of the framed posters with DHS and County facilities staff.


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