Tag Archives: PA Department of Public Welfare

Senate Committee Approves DPW Name Change Bill; Sets Stage for Final Vote in January

From the Campaign for What Works (http://whycutwhatworks.myfastsite.net/): House Bill 993 Gets Strong 9-2 Vote in Committee The drive to change the name of the Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human Services took an important step forward with … Continue reading

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Let the Governor Know How Much a Name Change Means to Pennsylvanians in Need of Services—Rename the Department of Public Welfare

From the Campaign for What Works (http://whycutwhatworks.myfastsite.net/): Go to http://whycutwhatworks.myfastsite.net/dpw-name-change/get-involved-tell-the-governor-its-time-for-a-change/ to ask Governor Corbett to support House Bill 993 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2013&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0993), sponsored by Rep. Thomas Murt (R- Montgomery), and the identical Senate Bill 840 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2013&sind=0&body=S&type=B&BN=0840), sponsored by Sens. Bob Mensch (R-Montgomery) … Continue reading

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Sign Petition: Change DPW’s Name to the Department of Human Services

From the Campaign for What Works (http://whycutwhatworks.myfastsite.net/): There are a whole host of reasons to rename the PA Department of Public Welfare.  Every other state in the country has already eliminated “welfare” from their agencies’ titles. Ninety-three percent of what … Continue reading

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Child Abuse in Pennsylvania is Worse than You Think

Physicians see an epidemic that state statistics do not reflect, reports Dr. RACHEL P. BERGER of Children’s Hospital Sunday, June 12, 2011   Over the past year, we physicians at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC — one of the … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative and House Leadership to Reject Bill that Endangers PA’s Most Vulnerable

Apologies for multiple alerts this week, but legislators need to hear from us today. This legislation is appalling—members of the General Assembly are abdicating their responsibility to ensure the welfare of all Pennsylvanians by handing over complete authority to one … Continue reading

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Food Stamp Enrollment Increases Dramatically in Pennsylvania

Food Stamp Enrollment Increases Dramatically in Pennsylvania   From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): (http://www.abc27.com/Global/story.asp?S=13404201, October 28, 2010)   “We’ve seen SNAP enrollment increase gradually through the years, but the past couple of years it’s hit double digits,” … Continue reading

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Caseworker Shortage Delaying Food-Stamp Applications

In a July 2 posting, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that despite a growing need for Food Stamps, there are fewer state workers in Pennsylvania available to process claims, leading to many applicants missing out on benefits. According to the report, … Continue reading

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