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August

Allegheny County Department of Human Services to offer caregiver training sessions
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 6, 2014

July

When the future isn’t always bright
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 24, 2014

Hoarding reclassification shines light on disorder
Pittsburgh Post- Gazette, Monday, July 14, 2014

#LetsMakeASEEN: Gwen's Girls
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 7, 2014

Courier to honor 50 stellar men including ‘The Brothers Johnson’ at MOE reception
New Pittsburgh Courier, July 2, 2014

June

'Sandwich generation' needs help with financial, family strains
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 30, 2014

Sen. Casey Looks For Policy Initiatives To Help 'Sandwich Generation'
90.5 WESA-FM, June 30, 2014

Sen. Bob Casey aims to ease burden on ‘sandwich generation’
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 30, 2014

Allegheny County programs for homeless in jeopardy as HUD cuts funding 
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 30, 2014

Allegheny County receive federal grant to fund program for homeless
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 26, 2014

Allegheny County will hold 29 basketball minicamps this summer
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 16, 2014

The Next Page: A caregiver's dilemma
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 14, 2014

Cop becomes foster dad, sacrifices to provide 2 boys a good life
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 13, 2014

DADs support program celebrates 4th anniversary
New Pittsburgh Courier, June 11, 2014

Seniors Get Financial Assistance For Farmers Markets
WESA 90.5 FM, June 10, 2014

School break poses challenge for hungry
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 8, 2014

Allegheny County Summer Food Program Starts
WESA 90.5 FM, June 8, 2014

FBI, social workers unite to attack sexual trafficking of children
McClatchy D.C., June 3, 2014

May

Gaps in insurance coverage magnify addicts' struggles in Western Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 31, 2014

Project arms students to handle social pressures
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 28, 2014

Local Students Stand Together To End ‘Stigma’ About Mental Illness
CBSlocal.com, May 27, 2014

Report on mental health suggests 'robust' approach to treatment
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 18, 2014

Newsmaker: Jean O'Connell Jenkins
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 15, 2014

McAuley Ministries awards seven grants totaling $222,500
The New Pittsburgh Courier, May 9, 2014

Propel McKeesport youngsters showcase talents to benefit food pantry
Trib-Live.com, May 9, 2014

April

Allegheny County orders tenants to vacate Carrick homes over sewage, water issues
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 25, 2014

Federal grant supports Allegheny County services for homeless
PIttsburgh Tribune-Review, April 11, 2014

Allegheny County receives $14.3 million to continue helping homeless
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 8, 2014

The guys' guide to prom: Tips on style, social graces
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 7, 2014

McCandless mom Schlemmer's past actions seen in different light after murder charge
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 2, 2014

Police: McCandless mom heard 'crazy voices' telling her to drown young sons
WTAE.com, April 2, 2014

911 call paints picture of mother of dead Pittsburgh-area boy
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 2, 2014

March

In-home aid for elderly pinched
Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau, March 30, 2014

In Allegheny County, school nurses on the front line of student asthma
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 30, 2014

County DHS gives the gift of beauty for local prom nights
The Pittsburgh Courier, March 27, 2014

Project Prom aims to help students
Medical Society Bulletin, March 2014

Building a second chance for job hunters with felony convictions
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 22, 2014

Elderly Caregiver Admits To Stealing Tens of Thousands From Woman
CBSLocal.com, March 21, 2014

Project Prom Helps Ease Financial Burden For Students
KDKA, March 17, 2014

Commissions looking at long-term care for elderly in Pa.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 16, 2014

This weekend in Pittsburgh style and society: Q Ball, Project Prom, Sneaker Convention + more
Post-Gazette.com, March 14, 2014

Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection explores child welfare reform ideas
Los Angeles Daily News, March 10, 2014

Stylebook: Project Prom shops, a contest will help cut costs for big day
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 10, 2014

Report shows growth in Pa. in-home services
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 3, 2014

'Project Prom' Aims to Have Young Adults Well Dressed, and Well Behaved
90.5 WESA, March 2, 2014

February

Project Prom allows Allegheny County teens to enjoy fancy night
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 26, 2014

Inside our Newsroom: Our first guests in a series of Newsroom Notables
Public Source, February 25, 2014

Allegheny County to allow residents to register special needs with emergency responders
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 25, 2014

Project Prom, Gentlemen are set to begin in March
SoPghReporter, February 25, 2014

Sojourner House MOMS expanding in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 24, 2014

Study: New probation Day Reporting Centers are reducing relapses
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 24, 2014

Attendance Matters: Allegheny County targets chronic school absenteeism
Pittsburgh Today, February 21, 2014 

Project Prom plays fairy godmother to youth
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 20, 2014

Check on the neighbors, advises agency
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 7, 2014

Mental illness in suspects poses challenge for police
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 6, 2014

 Pa. agencies, nonprofits track homeless population
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 1, 2014

January

Dedicated to Children & Family Welfare, Cherna Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
WESA FM 90.5, January 30, 2014

Outreach organizations count homeless tonight
Pittsburgh City Paper, January 29, 2014

Despite brutal cold, life goes on in Western Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 28, 2014 

In Seeking Health Care, Many Refugees Have Only A Small Window of Opportunity
WESA-FM 90.5, January 27, 2014

Asides: Headlines from the week
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 26, 2014

National recognition for Marc Cherna
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 23, 2014

Allegheny County Human Services director wins lifetime achievement award
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 23, 2014

A Lifetime of Helping Children, and Now a Lifetime Award
90.5 WESA, January 23, 2014 

Volunteers in Munhall, McKeesport see holiday as time to 'give back'
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 21, 2014

Navigating Health Care Can Leave Refugees Lost in Translation
90.5 WESA, January 20, 2014

Volunteers Spruce Up Carnegie Library of Homestead in Honor of MLK Day
90.5 WESA, January 20, 2014

Free tax preparation sites open next week
SoPghReporter.com, January 14, 2014

Cold weather safety kits delivered to seniors
WPXI.com, January 6, 2014

The Next Page: Bold ideas behind Pittsburgh's first child-welfare system - Meet the heroines
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 4, 2014