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April 11, 2014 Fitzgerald Announces $14.3 Million HUD Grant to Combat Homelessness
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a $14.3 million Continuum of Care grant to the County’s Department of Human Services to assist in its efforts to reduce homelessness.

February 21, 2014 Project Prom and Project Prom for Gentlemen Dates Set
The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) annual Project Prom giveaway of prom attire to eligible high school students begins on Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Project Prom Shop in Century III Mall, West Mifflin. The giveaway continues March 17 through 20, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

January 22, 2014 Casey Family Programs Honors Department of Human Services Director Marc Cherna With Lifetime Achievement Award
Allegheny County announced today that Department of Human Services Director Marc Cherna has been chosen to receive the Casey Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Child Welfare Leadership from Casey Family Programs. The award recognizes leaders who have made a substantial contribution to the field of child welfare and have helped to improve the lives of children and families whom they serve. 

January 2, 2014 Allegheny County Offers Tips & Information in Advance of Extreme Cold Weather
With extreme cold weather in the forecast in the coming days, the Allegheny Departments of Emergency Services, Human Services and Health offer the following tips and information on how to prepare for the extreme cold, deal with it once here, and what you can do afterward: