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DHS News April 2014

New Program Aims to Improve Homeless Supports  
A new homeless services and supports unit is improving connections between people who are homeless and the myriad services they might need.

Diffuse mistreatment with “One Kind Word”  
About 40 DHS employees recently attended a lunch time workshop on what do when witnessing potential child mistreatment in public.

Forums Scheduled to Answer Questions About Education Law  
DHS and the Education Law Center have partnered to present education forums at CYF Regional Office to discuss questions concerning educational rights.

National Director of AmeriCorps Visits Allegheny County  
Recently, Bill Basl, National Director of AmeriCorps visited some service projects here in Allegheny County.

Kudos: Kristen Armstrong 
Kristen Armstrong, homeless services and supports coordinator assigned to Womanspace East as part of a DHS new homeless program, has received kudos for her work.

Kudos: Allegheny County Drug Court 
The Allegheny County Drug Court recently received recertification by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.



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