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DHS News October 2014


Newest DHS Fellow working to expand public knowledge about Lifesharing
Stephanie Vituccio, the newest DHS Fellow in Local Government, is helping spread the word about Lifesharing.

Task force honored for its work to raise awareness of domestic abuse
Pittsburgh City Council will honor the work of the Behavioral Task Force for Persons Who are Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing of Allegheny County for its work to raise awareness of domestic abuse among the populations for which it advocates.

Wilkinsburg Youth Project heralded as a success
AmeriCorps KEYS Service Corps successfully expanded its youth project program to Wilkinsburg this past summer. 

DHS and partners implement a financial literacy training tool for transition-aged youth
Representatives of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative recently visited the Human Services Building for training with staff and providers who will be implementing Casey’s Opportunity Passport ™, a matched savings program for transition-aged youth.
Youth Support Partners Unit Moves and Expands
The YSP Unit has moved from the Strip District to 810 River Avenue on the North Side, a direct result of their continued expansion over the past six years.
NAMI Walk raises money for individuals and families affected by mental illness
Supporters helped DHS raise $2,098 for National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwestern Pennsylvania this year during its annual fund drive.

Kudos: Alan Butera
A grandmother contacted caseworker Erin Snyder in CYF to praise Peer Coach Specialist Alan Butera.

Kudos: Andrea Bustos
A consumer contacted the County Executive’s Office to praise Andrea Bustos, Program Supervisor for the Allegheny Link.
Kudos: Glenna Wilson
Glenna Wilson, coordinator of the Safe Start program in the Office of Community Service (OCS), received kudos from a professor of psychiatry for her excellence in ACT training.



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