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DHS News April 2010

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Office of Administration absorbs Information Management Functions, streamlines services
DHS Director Marc Cherna recently announced the integration of two DHS support offices – Administration and Information Management – into the new DHS Office of Administrative and Information Management Services (AIMS).

New Scholars class announced
DHS is pleased to announce that Betsy Swager and Michael Sundo have been selected for the Scholars in Local Government class of 2010-2011.

ActionAlerts – new tools to get the word out
DHS has added a new form of communication to its already broad selection. The latest, ActionAlerts, are intended to equip those who work directly with consumers of human services with specific directives and practical information they can use to support their efforts.

Head Start enrolling for upcoming school year
In partnership with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh Public Schools and Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center, the DHS Office of Community Services Early Childhood Education Programs is currently enrolling children in Head Start programs for the upcoming school year.

DHS honors youth for achieving success
On March 31, 2010, the DHS Office of Children, Youth and Families (CYF) hosted the 10th Annual Celebration of Success Awards Luncheon, honoring children and families who are achieving success in their lives.

KEYS Opens Opportunity to Enjoy the Bucs
Allegheny County’s KEYS Service Corps, Pittsburgh AmeriCorps Programs and AmeriCorps Alums Pittsburgh invite AmeriCorps members and their friends and family to join them for a night of recognition and fun at PNC Park on May 11.

DHS hosts provider trainings for new provider database
DHS is in the process of updating its Master Provider Index (MPI) database to make it a more comprehensive and robust system.

OCS Bureau of Hunger & Housing strategies effective in HUD Continuum of Care
Allegheny County has once again been identified as a national model worth emulating. This time, the system that has undergone scrutiny and been judged as effective is the area’s method of implementing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Supportive Housing Program Continuum of Care.

Allegheny Link impact in community remembered.

CYF caseworker, OCS and Casey Family Programs honored at Family Resources award benefit
Allison Kroll, a caseworker in the DHS Office of Children, Youth and Families (CYF), was presented with the Family Resources Community Service Award on April 27 at the 2010 Child Abuse Prevention Month Awards Benefit.

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