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DHS-issued Press Releases Archive 2008

December 1, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County DHS Collecting Gifts for Children 
The Holiday Project will receive a gracious donation of new books thanks to the generosity of a partnership between The Jerome Bettis “Bus Stops Here” Foundation and Joseph-Beth Booksellers, an independent bookstore located in Pittsburgh’s Southside Works.

November 26, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County DHS Collecting Gifts for Children 
Now in its 41st year, the Holiday Project is poised to have one of its most successful year’s yet. Keystone State Wrestling Alliance, The Pittsburgh Eagle, and The Jerome Bettis “Bus Stops Here” Foundation in conjunction with Joseph-Beth Booksellers, will each host an event to benefit the project.

November 20, 2008 pdf.gif Emergency Funds Anticipated for Emergency Food and Shelter Agencies
The Allegheny County Volunteer Board anticipates an award of federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program for fiscal year 2009.

November 20, 2008 pdf.gif Onorato Announces Release of Documentary Showcasing the Successes, Struggles of People with Disabilities in Allegheny County
“Voices of Our Region,” an oral history narrative produced by acclaimed filmmaker Tony Buba, tells the stories of people living with disabilities in Allegheny County. The two-disc DVD set highlights the struggles and triumphs of 22 people with varying disabilities between the ages of 12 and 77.

November 12, 2008 pdf.gif Severe Weather Emergency Shelter Opens for Street Homeless
The DHS Office of Community Services, in partnership with Pittsburgh Mercy Health System’s Operation Safety Net® is operating
a Severe Weather Emergency Shelter (SWES) program.

October 28, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County One Vision One Life Holding Community Response to Shooting
One Vision One Life, the Allegheny County violence prevention initiative, will hold a community response today from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Warrington Avenue in the city’s Allentown section.

October 21, 2008 pdf.gif Low-Income Home Energy Assistance CRISIS Program to Begin
DHS announces that the Pennsylvania Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will open its CRISIS centers on November 3, 2008, with a tentative closing date of March 31, 2009.

September 5, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County One Vision One Life Holding Community Response to Shooting
One Vision One Life, the Allegheny County violence prevention initiative, will hold a community response on September 5, 2008 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Sheffield Street and Fontella Street on the North Side.

August 20, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County Department of Human Services “Candidates’ Comedy Night,” successful fundraiser for Music Festival Fund
Elected officials and candidates alike provided the entertainment this evening at the Pittsburgh Improv, located at the Waterfront in Homestead, while raising money for the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund.

August 19, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County One Vision One Life Holding Community Response to Fatal Shooting
One Vision One Life, the Allegheny County violence prevention initiative, will hold a community response today from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Duff Street in the Hill District.

August 12, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County One Vision One Life Holding Community Response to Fatal Shooting
One Vision One Life, the Allegheny County violence prevention initiative, will hold a community response tomorrow, August 13, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the corner of North Atlantic Avenue and Columbo Street in the Garfield section of Pittsburgh.

August 8, 2008 pdf.gif DHS Children, Youth and Families Celebrating Families
The Families United Celebration is a free event is sponsored by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Office of Children, Youth and Families (CYF). Families will gather to celebrate and recognize the importance of strong, healthy families who respect and support each other.

August 6, 2008 pdf.gif Community Response at Site of Shooting to be Held August 7
One Vision One Life, the Allegheny County violence prevention initiative, will hold a community response tomorrow in response to a recent shooting.

July 28, 2008 pdf.gif  Allegheny County One Vision One Life Holding Community Response to Recent Shootings
One Vision One Life, the Allegheny County violence prevention initiative,will hold community rallies against violence in response to the recent shootings in Pittsburgh communities.

July 23, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County One Vision One Life Holding Community Response to Shooting Death 
The planned gathering is in response to the shooting death of a 20-year-old Pittsburgh man.

July 22, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County Holding Public Hearing on 2009-10 CYF Needs-Based Plan and Budget
DHS and Juvenile Court will hold a public hearing in the Gold Room, Fourth Floor, County Courthouse. The purpose of the public hearing is to obtain comments on the DRAFTS of the 2009-2010 CYF Needs-Based Plan and Budget and the Integrated Children’s Services Plan that will be presented to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

July 22, 2008 pdf.gif Community Response at Site of Shooting to be Held July 22
The planned gathering is in response is to the shooting of a student and school van driver last week.

July 17, 2008 pdf.gif Area Senior Centers extend hours in response to extreme heat
Anyone 60 years of age or older who is in need of a cool place due to the heat and outdoor air conditions can take refuge from the extreme heat at the Senior Centers listed here.

July 10, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County Department of Human Services introduces “Candidates’ Comedy Night” as second fundraiser for Music Festival Fund
A press conference was held today in the Human Services Building in downtown Pittsburgh announcing Candidates’ Comedy Night 2008 as the new fundraiser for the popular Allegheny County Music Festival Fund.

July 9, 2008 pdf.gif Community Response To Be Held On July 10 In Response To Recent Shooting
The planned gathering is in response to a recent shooting in this area of Pittsburgh.

June 19, 2008 pdf.gif Community Response at Site of Shooting to be Held June 20
One Vision One Life, the Allegheny County violence prevention initiative, will hold a community response on Tuesday, June 10, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Addison Hall in Elmore Square, Hill District, the site of the recent shooting death of a young man.

June 18, 2008 pdf.gif Community Response at Site of Shooting to be Held June 19
The planned gathering is in response is to the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl from Mount Oliver.

June 9, 2008 pdf.gif Area Senior Centers extend hours today due to extreme heat
Several Senior Centers in Allegheny County will remain open past normal hours today, June 9, to accommodate anyone 60 years of age or older who is in need of a cool place to take refuge from the extreme heat.

June 9, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County One Vision One Life Holding Community Response to Shooting Death
One Vision One Life, the Allegheny County violence prevention initiative, will hold a community response on Tuesday, June 10, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Addison Hall in Elmore Square, Hill District, the site of the recent shooting death of a young man.

June 3, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County DHS KEYS Service Corps member takes grand prize in video contest
Jamie Walker, AmeriCorps member of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services KEYS (Knowledge to Empower Youths to Success) Service Corps won the grand prize of a $5000 volunteer vacation in an national AmeriCorps recruitment video contest.

May 20, 2008 pdf.gif Meetings Held to Elicit Public Input Concerning Services for Children, Youth and Young Adults in Allegheny County
The purpose of the public meetings is to hear recommendations from county residents about how best to coordinate services for children and youth in Allegheny County.

May 14, 2008 pdf.gif  Allegheny County DHS, Veterans’ Services host free conference in support of returning vets
“Support for Returning Veterans: A Community Effort” aimed to help veterans connect to human services and medical providers for services they may need to successfully reintegrate into civilian life.

May 13, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County KEYS Service Corps Celebrates National AmeriCorps® Week
The Allegheny County Department of Human Services KEYS (Knowledge to Empower Youths to Success) Service Corps kicked off the celebration of the second National AmeriCorps Week, May 11 – 18 by holding a rally this morning. 

May 12, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County Department of Human Services Honors Foster Parents 2008 Outstanding Foster Parent(s) of the Year Awards Given
In recognition of National Foster Parent Month DHS hosted an appreciation dinner to honor foster parents associated with the DHS Office of Children, Youth and Families (CYF).

May 12, 2008 pdf.gif  Allegheny County One Vision One Life holding communtiy response to shooting 
One Vision One Life, the Allegheny County violence prevention initiative, will hold a community response on Wednesday, May 14, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Eighteenth Street and Arlington Avenue, Mt. Oliver at the site of the shooting death of a young man.

April 24, 2008 pdf.gif Child Abuse Prevention Month Mural Event Parenting is One Tough Job
In recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM), the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance will hold an event focused on “parenting is one tough job.”

April 23, 2008 pdf.gif Community Response to be Held at Site of Killing of Twelve-Year-Old Child
One Vision One Life, the Allegheny County violence prevention initiative, will hold a community response on Thursday, April 24 at the intersection of Wood Street and Penn Avenue in Wilkinsburg.

April 21, 2008 pdf.gif DHS Prepares to Kick Off SummerFood Program
The Allegheny County Department of Human Services is getting ready for SummerFood, a free breakfast, lunch and recreation program for economically disadvantaged children 18 years of age and under.

April 14, 2008 pdf.gif Community Response at Site of Shooting to be Held April 15
The planned gathering is in response is to the 50 bullets fired at a residence on the block last week. 

April 3, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County Department of Human Services Recording The Voices of Our Region
The Allegheny County Department of Human Services Disability Connection is seeking people with disabilities to tell their stories of triumphs, accomplishments and struggles.

March 31, 2008 pdf.gif Important notice: Community Response for Tuesday rescheduled
At the request of the family of the twenty-three year-old victim of a shooting on the North Side, the community response has been rescheduled.

March 31, 2008 pdf.gif Two Community Responses Planned at Sites of Shootings
The responses are to the shootings of a United States postal worker and a twenty-three year-old man.

March 18, 2008 pdf.gif Important Notice about Change in Time for Violence Response
The Response takes place at the site of the recent shootings of two brothers.

March 17, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County Department of Human Services Sponsoring Benefit Planning Workshop
The last of four workshops in the Pathways to Possibilities series focusing on Benefit Planning will be held on Saturday, April 12.

March 17, 2008 pdf.gif Public Sale will Benefit Youth
DHS is holding a public sale of formal dresses through its popular community outreach program, Project Prom, located at the Century III Mall.

March 14, 2008 pdf.gif Community Responses Planned at Sites of Shootings
One Vision One Life, the Allegheny County violence prevention initiative, is holding two Community Responses at the sites of recent shootings.

March 11, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County Homeless Alliance Advisory Board Announces New Officers and Open Meeting Schedule
The newly restructured Allegheny County Homeless Alliance Advisory Board has elected new officers for the next two-year term and re-defined its mission.

March 10, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County Department of Human Services Sponsoring Benefit Planning Workshop
The last of four workshops in the Pathways to Possibilities series focusing on Benefit Planning will be held on Saturday, April 12.

March 5, 2009 pdf.gif Allegheny County Violence Prevention Initiative Named Finalist in International Competition
Allegheny County One Vision One Life (1V1L) has been named a finalist in the "Young Men at Risk: Transforming the Power of a Generation" on-line competition sponsored by Ashoka’s Changemakers.

March 3, 2008 pdf.gif Emergency Food and Shelter Funds Available for Non-profit Providers
Allegheny County has been awarded federal funds totaling, $613,526 under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program for the program period ending November 30, 2008.

February 27, 2008 pdf.gif Head Start Enrollment
Parents of children ages three to five may enroll them in the Allegheny County or the City of Pittsburgh Head Start Programs.

February 8, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County Department of Human Services Sponsoring Disabilities Employment Workshop
The third in a series of four workshops titled Pathways to Possibilities will be held on Saturday, March 8.

February 6, 2008 pdf.gif  Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh Holding Enrollment for Head Start
Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh Head Start Programs are now enrolling children ages three to five for the next program year which begins in September 2008.

January 30, 2008 pdf.gif Low Income Home Energy Assistance Increase in Maximum Crisis Benefit
Allegheny County Department of Human Services has been advised that the state of Pennsylvania’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) will increase the maximum crisis benefit from $300 to $500.

January 23, 2008 pdf.gif Allegheny County DHS Opens Project Prom
The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) is collecting formal wear for Project Prom, now in its sixth year of helping young people who are served by DHS attend their proms.

January 16, 2008 pdf.gif Exploring Post-Secondary Education and Lifelong Learning Opportunities Workshop
Exploring Post-secondary Education and Lifelong Learning Opportunities, a free transition-from-high-school-workshops, takes place on Saturday, February 2.

January 11, 2008 pdf.gif Pathways to Possibilities, Overview of the Transition Process Workshop
Allegheny County Department of Human Services Office of Mental Retardation (OMR/DD), Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and partners are sponsoring Pathway to Possibilities, a series of four free transition-from-high-school-workshops

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