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December 

Making foster care a little more special
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 16, 2014

Pittsburgh looks to immigrants as economic development tool
Keystone Crossroads, December 16, 2014

Pittsburgh’s New Immigrants: Refugees face challenges and opportunities 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 16, 2014

Vintage senior center and Familylinks agree to merge
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 9, 2014

New trends in aging demographics hit Allegheny County
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 1, 2014 


November

When adoption is more like a ‘merger’ of families
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 23, 2014

Allegheny County adoption event joins 40 children with families
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 23, 2014

Warm front: Young homeless adults need special attention
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 22, 2014

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County join hands to find shelter for homeless veterans
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 19, 2014

Pittsburgh Rapid Results Veterans' Homeless Boot Camp continues mission
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 19, 2014

Verona family opens their hearts and home to Black youths in need
New Pittsburgh Courier, November 19, 2014

Study on Pittsburgh-area elderly points to happiness paradox among races
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 17, 2014

City, county pledge to aid young homeless
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 14, 2014

Fading pensions amplify burden on caregivers of elderly, Allegheny County study finds
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 6, 2014


October

Allegheny County DHS delivers Use Your Words message
Allegheny County Medical Society bulletin, October issue, page 394


Pittsburgh Doctor Heads to the Streets to Treat the Homeless – and Finds Them Homes
People Magazine, October 31, 2014

Lifesharing allows families to open homes, hearts to disabled
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 30, 2014

Workshop Provides Mental Health Training For Those Working With Veterans
WESA 90.5 FM, October 17, 2014
Get out of Jail – The Tough Part Is How to Stay Out
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 14, 2014

Probing the plight of Allegheny County’s homeless youth
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 14, 2014
Pittsburgh summit to showcase employment opportunities for those with disabilities
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 13, 2014
Urban Institute Finds Allegheny County Jail Collaborative Reduces Recidivism
WESA 90.5 FM, October 7, 2014
Allegheny County jail programs succeed in cutting re-entries
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 6, 2014
September

County Promotes Child Development Through 'Use Your Words' Campaign
WESA 90.5 FM, September 29, 2014

Parents should practice baby talking, not baby talk
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 29, 2014

Get Marty: Blind Man Looks To Access Bus Drivers For Help
CBS Pittsburgh, September 22, 2014

Study shows county jail stays longer, but booking rates drop
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 21, 2014

Report shows Allegheny County Jail accepts fewer inmates, keeps them longer
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 20, 2014

Video of allegedly abused child goes viral
WTAE-TV, September 18, 2014

Human Services co-sponsors community health care symposium
Times Online, September 18, 2014

Family becomes 'forever'
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 17, 2014

'This has been a godsend': Adult day care helps those caring for both young and old
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 11, 2014

Suburban Poverty Report Reveals Richer Picture of Community Needs in Allegheny County
Pittsburgh NPR News Station, September 10, 2014

A home of one’s own: The county tries a program for greater independence
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 3, 2014

Allegheny County puts on campaign for more foster parents
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 1, 2014

August

Rusted Root will headline the Allegheny County Music Festival
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 28, 2014

Allegheny County to offer financial helping hand to some group home residents
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 25, 2014

Local scene in music this week
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 28, 2014

The Hot List of activities for the coming weekend
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 28, 2014

Political candidates perform stand-up at annual fundraiser
POP City, August 17, 2014

Corbett, Wolf become funny foes
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 14, 2014

7th Annual Candidates' Comedy Night brings laughs to Pittsburgh Improv
WTAE-TV, August 14, 2014

Corbett, Wolf show off comedy chops
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 14, 2014

Home-delivered meals offer nutrition, conversation in Allegheny County and beyond
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 14, 2014

Caregiver Stress and Resources to Relieve It
WESA 90.5 FM, August 11, 2014

The Technology Opportunity for Human Services 

PublicCEO, August 7, 2014

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

Pennsylvania focuses on delay issues in Aging Waiver Program
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 4, 2014

Allegheny County Music Festival
The Almanac, August 1, 2014

Pittsburgh Mercy Health System unpacks hoarding disorder; System trains family, professionals to identify the disorder, intervene with empathy
Catholic Health World, August 1, 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