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DHS News February 2012

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Allegheny County FosterClub All-Star Testifies Before Congress
In 2011, two Allegheny County youth (Donald R. and Shaune G.) were among the ten outstanding young people from across the country selected as FosterClub All-Stars.

CYF East Regional Office creates an art space for children
Reaching children through the arts is a time-tested method of encouraging expression and inspiring creativity, but the East Regional Office (ERO) of the DHS Office of Children, Youth and Families (CYF) has found a creative way to use art to make difficult times a little less difficult and a lot more fun.

2011 Holiday Project: A Great Success!
More than 4,600 children receiving services from the DHS Office of Children, Youth and Families (CYF) received a gift during the holiday season, thanks to the generosity of hundreds of individuals and organizations.

Izzazu Day of Beauty
On Sunday, February 19th, ten individuals involved with DHS participated in a Day of Beauty donated by Izzazu Salon | Spa | Serata.

DHS brochures undergo updates and revisions
One of the more important functions of the DHS Office of Community Relations (OCR) is to inform the public about the services provided through the department. While the DHS website has become a primary source of information for many stakeholders, DHS printed brochures remain an important resource, providing information about DHS’s wide range of services for the general public. The brochures are displayed in many community settings and widely distributed at community information fairs and other appropriate events. For this reason, OCR works in conjunction with staff across DHS to create brochures that provide details about DHS programs and the services they offer. There are currently nearly four dozen DHS brochures including several in large print, Spanish and other languages.

KUDOS: OCR graphic designer receives national recognition for flyer design
Meredith Viccari, graphic designer in the DHS Office of Community Relations (OCR), was recently honored by the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Technical Assistance Exchange Site for a flyer she designed announcing an upcoming training session for human service employees who assist Medicare beneficiaries.