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DHS News May 2010

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More than 1,000 Summer Jobs for Allegheny County Youth, Young Adults
More than 1,000 summer jobs will be available for Allegheny County youth as a result of a second year of funding provided through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Allegheny County will be able to draw up to $5.2 million from the TANF Emergency Fund, established by the ARRA, through September 30 to pay participant wages.

DHS Speed Resource Networking builds acquaintances, resource knowledge
Through its Speed Resource Networking opportunities, DHS continues to provide staff an opportunity to get acquainted with colleagues from all areas and offices of the Department. Speed Resource Networking also provides a venue to learn about the full range of resources within DHS so they may be shared effectively across DHS offices.

KEYS opens opportunity to enjoy Kennywood
Allegheny County’s KEYS Service Corps and Pittsburgh AmeriCorps Programs invite AmeriCorps members and their friends and family to join them for a AmeriCorps Day at Kennywood Park on July 18, 2010.

KEYS Service Corps recognized nationally for innovative community work
The DHS KEYS (Knowledge to Empower Youths to Success) Service Corps AmeriCorps program will be recognized this summer in the America’s Service Commissions (ASC) and Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP) publication Transforming Communities through Service: A Collection of the Most Innovative AmeriCorps State Programs in the United States.

AAA again offering seniors vouchers for Farmer’s Markets
Summer is soon to arrive and that means that Pennsylvania Farmer’s Markets will be open and ready for business. Each farm stand will display a delicious array of locally-grown fruits and vegetables. It is an excellent opportunity to experience the fun of selecting fresh, nutritious produce in a good, old-fashioned, farm market setting.

AAA to host Public Hearing to solicit comments on future
The Advisory Council of the DHS Area Agency on Aging (AAA) will hold a public hearing on Friday, June 11, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., in the Gold Room on the fourth floor of the County Courthouse. The purpose of the public hearing is to solicit comments on the 2010-2011 Area Plan and Budget Prospectus.

MR/DD, AIMS create MR Inquiry Database
One of the primary roles of the DHS Office of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) is to provide comprehensive information about mental retardation services to individuals with mental retardation, their family members/caregivers, service providers and the community.

MR/DD, OBH and AAA come together to help family
The DHS Office of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) intake office recently received an emergency phone call from Lucille Underwood, DHS Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), Continuity of Care Specialist.

CYF Caseworker honored for dedication to ‘health and welfare of children’

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