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This is No Game: Pressley Ridge - A Four-part Series
Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 26 through 29, 2013

Corbett signs bills on abuse
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 19, 2013

Workshops educate students, dispel myths about mental illnesses
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 11, 2013

Finding out just what 'human services' means
Pop City Media, December 11, 2013

Newsmaker: JoAnn Heffron-Hannah
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 4, 2013


Homeless shelters struggle to meet demand
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 29, 2013 

After adoptions, family can celebrate holiday without fret
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 29, 2013 

The reach for help is longer this Thanksgiving 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 27, 2013

Couple joins other families in giving children a permanent home on National Adoption Day
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 23, 2013

Toddler welcomed into Clairton family on National Adoption day
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 23, 2013

The Challenges Of Suburban Homelessness and Education
90.5 WESA, November 21, 2013

First crisis nursery to open in Pittsburgh 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 10, 2013

Crisis nursery steps in for stressed parents 
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 4, 2013

Ward Home event held at Lidia's 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 4, 2013


Workers feel realities of poverty, for one morning
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 30, 2013

Report says foster children receive too many medications
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 25, 2013

Allegheny County gets $1.8 million in federal grants for foster children
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 23, 2013

Allegheny County foster program awarded $1.8 million grant
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 23, 2013

Finding the kids most vulnerable for school trouble
POPCity Media, October 23, 2013

Newsmaker: Dan Robinson
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 23, 2013

Allegheny County inmates to get training for jobs in energy industry
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 11, 2013 

Allegheny County jobs program brings classrooms to incarcerated
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 11, 2013

County Jail Inmates to be Trained for Jobs in Energy Industry
90.5 WESA, October 10, 2013

New Mental Health Training Proposed for Law Enforcement & Judges
90.5 WESA, October 8, 2013

Group honors five for helping disabled
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 4, 2013

Chartiers Valley aims to improve student services
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 2, 2013


As more volunteers apply for AmeriCorps, funding shrinks  
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 27, 2013

Smith takes County's CYF in new direction
New Pittsburgh Courier, September 27, 2013

Mentally ill experience a different day in court
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 24, 2013   

Police, courts grapple with the right approach to mentally ill offenders
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 24, 2013 

Town Hall Forum to Offer Answers About Obamacare
Peters PATCH, September 20, 2013

Allegheny County reaching out to homeless youths
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 16, 2013

Allegheny County's court programs expedite cases, cut backlog
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 8, 2013

Early absenteeism in school can point to later problems in life
Back to School/Missing Class: The first of three parts
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 1, 2013

The 'human' element in welfare services
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 1, 2013


Medical treatment trumps religious beliefs, courts say
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 27, 2013

'Candidates Comedy Night' held at Pittsburgh Improv
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 20, 2013

United Way "Be There" campaign takes aim at school attendance
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 19, 2013

Pittsburgh-area politicians try a hand at comedy to raise funds for human services
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 15, 2013

LIVEBLOG: Candidate Comedy Night at the Improv
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 15, 2103

Homestead library to host fair
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 9, 2013

Cellphone video prompts Action News investigation into elder abuse
WTAE News.com, August 7, 2013

Focus on foster care in Pa. yields falling numbers
Associated Press, August 6, 2013

Homeless veterans can receive free services 
SoPghReporter.com, August 6. 2013


Seniors benefit from home-delivered meals program (video)
Pittsburgh Post-Gaxette.com, July 28, 2013

Allegheny County meal delivery changes confuse senior recipients
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 28, 2013

New Allegheny County child services director puts family first
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 22, 2013

Newsmaker: Ondréa L. Burton 
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 24, 2013 

Pittsburgh Prepares for Hot Days Ahead 
90.5 WESA, July 15, 2013 

Newsmaker: Wanda E. Beasley 
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 5, 2013  

North Side mission holds plenty of hope for former homeless man 
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 5, 2013


Foster Care: Problem homes don’t stop 4 college grads
New Pittsburgh Courier, June 19, 2013

Re: meal delivery
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 16, 2013

Summer Food Service Program for Kids Offered in Woodland Hills Communities
Forest Hills/Regent Square Patch, June 10, 2013

It's time for farm market vouchers
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 6, 2013

Farmers’ Market Program Helps Seniors Purchase Fresh Produce
Upper St. Clair Patch, June 4, 2013

Pa. House panel to discuss block grant distribution
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 3, 2013


Allegheny County CYF deputy director Sturdivant will exit
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 31, 2013

Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging offices moving to South Side
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 30, 2013

Allegheny County children’s agency deputy director leaving to head NEED nonprofit
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, May 30, 2013

Prom for Students with Disabilities held at Bella Sera
WPXI.com, May 30, 2013

Prom for Students with Disabilities held at Bella Sera (video)
WPXI.com, May 30, 2013

Disabled Teens Get Full Prom Experience (video)
pittsburghCBSlocal.com, May 30, 2013

First Aid: County offers program to help residents identify signs of mental illness
Pittsburgh City Paper, May 22, 2013

Less low-income Pittsburgh housing squeezing needy people
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 2, 2013  


Allegheny County Announces Line-Up for 2013 Summer Concert Series
Robinson-Moon Patch (and other local papers), April 30, 2013

Allegheny County parks concerts include Grammy winners
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 29, 2013

Local organization supports immigration bill
New Pittsburgh Courier, April 17, 2013

Project Prom Offers Girls One Last Chance to Choose a Dress
Sewickley Patch and other affiliated community papers, April 13, 2013

Nonprofits provide free tax assistance
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 9, 2013

Groups from McKeesport, elsewhere to celebrate Week of Young Child with story time
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 1, 2013

Allegheny County agency grows social database
Despite worries, social service system praised for close attention to privacy
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 1, 2013


Schools, Human Services Renew a Promising Data-Sharing Pact
Developments newsletter, University of Pittsburgh, Office of Child Development, March 2013, Vol. 27, No. 1

Mon-Yough agencies to benefit from HUD grant
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 26, 2013 

Allegheny County Grabs $13.1 Million to Fight Homelessness
WESA-FM 90.5, March 22, 2013

Project Prom helping make big night special
New Pittsburgh Courier, March 21, 2013

Project outfits teens for prom's big night
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 21, 2013

Project Prom marks 10th anniversary with dress giveaway
Pittsburgh Tribune–Review, March 12, 2013

Project Prom offers free dresses for local teens
KDKA Pittsburgh, March 11, 2013

Project Prom offers prom attire to needy students
WPXI Pittsburgh, March 11, 2013

'Project Prom' shop opening again for high school girls
WTAE Pittsburgh, March 11, 2013

Many urge governor to expand Medicaid at public hearing in Oakland
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 9, 2013

Providers Urge Corbett to Expand Medicaid
WESA FM, March 8, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference
Justice News, U.S. Department of Justice, March 4, 2013

Neighbors rescue baby abandoned by mother in Wall, Pa.
Pittsburgh TribLive, March 1, 2013


pdf.gif Human Services: Sustained and Coordinated Efforts Could Facilitate Data-Sharing While Protecting Privacy
U.S. Government Accountability Office, February 2013, (pgs. 10-23 and Appendix 1), 6.2 MB

'Project Prom' shop opening again for high school girls
WTAE.com, February 26, 2013

Lottery losers, Despite increase in lottery revenue, PA seniors get fewer community services
PublicSource, February 25, 2013

Demand for home services for elderly continues to climb
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 25, 2013

Prom Outfits to Be Given Away Again at Century III Mall
Baldwin-Whitehall Patch and other local papers, February 21, 2013

Improve human services in Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Opinion, February 13, 2013

Allegheny County Jail improves prison release measures
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 4, 2013

Efforts to Curb Recidivism at the Allegheny County Jail
WESA 90.5 FM, February 4, 2013


Groups check Alle-Kiski Valley in regular count of the homeless
TribLive, January 31, 2013

Allegheny County Project Prom Kicks Off Tenth Anniversary
90.5 WESA Pittsburgh's NPR News Station, January 22, 2013

Shelters work overtime as temperatures plunge across southwestern Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 22, 2013

Mental health services key to reducing violence
New Pittsburgh Courier, January 16, 2013

The Mental Health Crisis is Real
Patriot-News Op-Ed, January 7, 2013