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“Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Applications Being Accepted”

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This November 8, 2014 Levittown Now article offers information about the Pennsylvania LIHEAP program and includes links to information about where to apply.

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“PA welfare department gets a new name”

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This September 24, 2014 WFMZ-TV News segment talks about a new law signed by Governor Corbett that officially changes the name of the Department of Public Welfare to be the Department of Human Services.  The name is felt to better encompass what the agency does or provides.

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“Patient drop at Clarks Summit triggers hearing”

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This March 3, 2014 The Times-Tribune article talks about a decision to decrease the number of beds at Clark’s Summit State Hospital by 15 beds, due to a decrease in census at the state hospital which has been the result of the increase in community based services for those with mental illnesses.

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“Food stamp cuts to affect 3 million in Pa. and N.J.”

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This article on the Philly.com website talks about the cut to food stamps that will be felt by every recipient in the country.

“Secretary of Public Welfare launches initiative to reduce mental health prejudice”

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This May 10, 2013 article on the Central Pennsylvania Fox 43 website talks about the Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Public Welfare’s initiative to decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness.  The article also includes a video news segment.

“Campaign launched to reduce mental health stigma”

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This May 10, 2013 article on the whptv website talks about a campaign started by the Department of Public welfare to attempt to combat stigma surrounding mental illness.

 

“Dept. of Public Welfare name change bill wins House panel approval”

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This March 20, 2013 article on the Pennlive website talks about a bill that is gaining a foothold to change the name of the Department of Public Welfare to The Department of Human Services

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