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DHS News November 2010

pdf.gif November 2010 DHS Newsletter 

DHS Case Competition elicits ideas from graduate students to improve education outcomes
Between the 6:00 p.m. on November 10 and 8:00 a.m. on November 13, 55 graduate students from Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University and University of Pittsburgh divided into 16 teams and spent two and a half days preparing their presentations for the 2010 DHS Local Government Case Competition.

New on the DHS Website: Immigrant and Internationals Resources 
Since April 2010, the DHS website has been enhanced with new features, pages and sections. Some of the enhancements may be of use primarily for those who utilize DHS services while others may be of interest to DHS staff. Still others are directed to DHS-contracted providers. Each is intended to make the DHS website more useful and user-friendly.

Dignity & Respect Campaign events continue into the new year 
Even though Dignity & Respect Month has passed, DHS will continue to support Dignity & Respect principles by hosting events throughout the rest of the year and into January 2011.

KEYS holds event to focus on issues of poverty 
KEYS (Knowledge to Empower Youths to Success) Service Corps, an AmeriCorps program run out of the DHS Office of Community Services, recently gave its members a taste of what it’s like to live in different economic classes.

DHS and Operation Safety Net provide Severe Weather Emergency Shelter for homeless or street homeless 
With the cold months of winter upon us, DHS and Pittsburgh Mercy Health System’s Operation Safety Net are working in partnership to continue to coordinate and run this season’s Severe Weather Emergency Shelter (SWES) program. This program enables the street homeless in Pittsburgh to have a warm place to stay on winter nights with dangerous weather conditions.

Family Caregiver Support Programs celebrated throughout November 
Since 1997, November has been recognized across the county as National Family Caregivers (NFC) Month.

Dedicated Adoption Research Specialist honored with Kids for Keeps Award

We welcome your story ideas, employee news and comments. If you’ve got news you’d like to see in DHS NEWS, contact:

Jonathan McKain
Senior Communications Specialist
Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services
Office of Community Relations