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DHS News June 2013


DHS Celebrates Pride Month
June was Pride Month, and DHS marked the occasion with several observances.

DHS Technological Developments Highlighted in New Report
A new report completed for DHS summarizes the technological successes at the department since 2009 as they relate to our mission of integrating services and improving delivery of them to Allegheny County residents in need.

KEYS Welcomes a New Class of Recruits
Sixty-four new members join KEYS for summer service, assisting in everything from playground programs to tutoring.

AAA Home-Delivered Meals Plan Reorganizes
The Area Agency on Aging will be making changes to its home-delivered meal program this summer as a direct result of a recent decision by Lutheran Services Society to withdraw as a service provider.

AAA Holds Public Hearing  
Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging administrators presented their budget and annual plan at a recent public hearing at the Human Services Building.

Human Services Groups Prepare for Refugees 
DHS Immigrants and Internationals Advisory Council’s recently held a workshop the workshop for representatives of area human service providers to prepare for the October arrival of 200 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Quality Service Report Underscores Approach to Child Welfare 
Earlier this month, DHS joined the state and University of Pittsburgh Child Welfare Resource Center staff in presenting the results of the 2013 QSR, conducted in February by reviewing 20 cases selected at random.  This is the third year the county has conducted the review, which is being phased in statewide.

Kudos: Paula Fanty
Paula Fanty, a Support Specialist for Justice Related Services in the Office of Behavioral Health, has received thanks from a prison chaplain for extraordinary work in supporting a man recently released from a state prison.

Kudos: Barbara Murock 
Barbara Murock, Health Policy Specialist and Manager of the Immigrants and Internationals Initiative, recently received a Nelson Mandela Leadership and Diversity Award from Afrika Yetu.  




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