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November 2021

Recovery versus McKeesport’s wrecking ball
PublicSource, November 30, 2021

KSWA Fan Fest and toy drive for Allegheny County families returns after pandemic hiatus
TribLive, November 28, 2021

Downtown Pittsburgh winter homeless shelter reopens, but covid limits capacity to 68 people per night
TribLive, November 20, 2021

'Forced Out' study examines impact of displacement on former Bethesda-Homewood tenants
WESA 90.5 FM, November 10, 2021

Mental health resources can be hard to navigate. Here’s how to start your search.
PublicSource, November 9, 2021

Behavioral crises often lead to jail. Allegheny County plans to change that.
PublicSource, November 8, 2021

Auberle Honors Passion, Service During Pandemic
Tube City Almanac, November 4, 2021

Protections against evictions in Allegheny County expire as Pa. Supreme Court denies extension
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 2, 2021

Hundreds Face Eviction As Allegheny County’s Eviction Moratorium Expires
KDKA-TV, November 1, 2021

October 2021

Allegheny County president judge asks Pennsylvania Supreme Court to extend eviction protections
WESA 90.5 FM, October 29, 2021

Pittsburgh Public Schools sent nearly 1,000 students to truancy court during COVID
Pittsburgh Public Source, October 28, 2021

With eviction protections set to expire, community groups urge Allegheny County for an extension
90.5 WESA-FM October 27, 2021

United Way’s 211 hotline meets surging demand for housing, food and other needs
NextPittsburgh, October 27, 2021

Allegheny County chief pitches 2022 budget with no tax hikes, more money for parks, jail, IT
TribLive, October 12, 2021

September 2021

Allegheny County Council Approves Plan To Spent Nearly $100 Million From American Rescue Plan
KDKA-TV, September 28, 2021

Local Advocates Push To Get Child Tax Credit Payments To ‘Families Who Need It Most’
90.5 WESA-FM, September 13, 2021

How I Got Here: Tara Matthews’ journey from economic development grad student to civic technologist
TECHNNICALLYMEDIA, September 3, 2021

Business Beyond the Boardroom
Pitt Business, Fall 2001

August 2021

Allegheny County benefit music fest set for Sunday at Hartwood Acres
TribLive, August 30, 2021

13 September events not to miss in Pittsburgh — and most are outdoors (includes ACMF)
Next Pittsburgh, August 26, 2021

A Helping Hand for New Parents in Allegheny County
Pittsburgh Magazine, August 12, 2021

How Kinship Care Transformed Allegany County's Child-Welfare System
Pittsburgh Magazine, August 12, 2021

A ban on evictions lapsed before being reinstated. Housing advocates are relieved — but uncertain
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 8, 2021

A clean company: Robinson is final stop on the Soapbox tour helping those in need
TribLive, August 4, 2021

Eviction moratorium ends
KDKA-Radio, August 3, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf Wants Lawmakers To Return To Renew His Opioid Emergency Declaration, But Republican Leaders Are Non-Committal
KDKA-TV, August 3, 2021

July 2021

As eviction moratorium ends, Pittsburgh, DHS officials encourage at-risk Pa. renters to apply for assistance
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 29, 2021

Allegheny County wants to cut its jail capacity, but advocates see deeper problems
Pittsburgh Public Source, July 29. 2021

Pittsburgh seniors welcome end to boredom as city’s active-living centers reopen
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 20, 2021

Allegheny County’s human services chief breaks down department’s budget
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 12, 2021

Safe Haven Hotel has quietly protected Allegheny County’s most vulnerable from COVID-19
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 7, 2021

Pittsburgh-area groups step up to share resources, prevent evictions as CDC moratorium nears an end
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 7, 2021

New homeless shelter will meet needs unmet too long
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 5, 2021

Farmers Market Nutrition Program returns amid rising food insecurity in Allegheny County, across Pa
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 1, 2021

June 2021

Allentown Senior Center reopening
South Pittsburgh Reporter, June 29, 2021

Biden administration looks to expand methadone vans to fight rise in overdose deaths
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 29, 2021

With Text Messages, Flyers, And Outreach To Social Service Groups, Advocates Push To Get The Word Out On Child Tax Credit Payments
90.5 WESA, June 28, 2021

As pandemic fades, officials wonder what happens next for Allegheny County Jail’s population
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette June 14, 2021

Corporate and local government leaders break ground for homeless shelter
Pittsburgh Business Times, June 11, 2021

New Pittsburgh Homeless Shelter That Will Accept Any Adult And Their Pet To Open In 2022
90.5 WESA, June 10, 2021

Heinz Endowments announces $4.4M to fund child care services and education
Pittsburgh Business Times, June 9, 2021

Heinz Endowments grants of $4.4 million target child care, education programs
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 9, 2021

The Heinz Endowments awards $4.4 million to child care programs
Next Pittsburgh, June 9, 2021

Allegheny County drug overdose deaths in 2020 / Erin Dalton, Director of Allegheny County Human Services, tells us Fentanyl remains the most frequent drug in overdose deaths.
KDKA-Radio, June 7, 2021

Overdose deaths spike in Allegheny County amid pandemic's isolation
TribLive, June 4, 2021

Allegheny County Creates New Department That Focuses On Giving All Children An Opportunity To Succeed
KDKA-TV, June 3, 2021

Opioid Overdose Deaths Continue To Rise In Allegheny County
90.5 WESA, June 3, 2021

May 2021

2 million from Allegheny County and philanthropies will fund in-person summer camps for kids
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 28, 2021

Develop PGH Bulletins: Can more, better child care propel Allegheny County’s economy?
Public Source, May 26, 2021

Seniors can now get applications for farmers' market checks in June
South Pittsburgh Reporter, May 25, 2021

Live In Allegheny County And Need Help Paying Rent? Millions In Pandemic Aid Still Available
WESA 90.5, May 24, 2021

Allegheny County announces Summer Concert Series
WPXI-TV, May 19, 2021

5/19/21: Allegheny County town hall meeting part of bid to reach struggling tenants
Public Source, May 19, 2021

What would a less-policed Pittsburgh look like? A community coalition offers its vision
Public Source, May 14, 2021

Inside the partnership that is making downtown Pittsburgh safer
Pittsburgh Business Times, May 12, 2021

5/11/21: Three days yields more than 5,000 applications for Allegheny County housing vouchers
Public Source, May 11, 2021

Renters: Here is how to find legal help, mental health support and shelter in Allegheny County
Pittsburgh Public Source, May 4, 2021

Erin Dalton: The New Director of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Works to Enhance the Quality of Life of County Residents
Shady Ave., Summer 2021

April 2021

Mental health advocacy group honors school club, officials with regional Innovations Awards
TribLive, April 30, 2021

Penn Hills launches mortgage, rental assistance program for those in need
TribLive, April 22, 2021

New Assistance Available for People Struggling with Covid
KDKA-Radio, April 20, 2021

Utility Assistance Applications Now Being Accepted Through Allegheny Co. Emergency Rental Assistance Program
KDKA-TV, April 19, 2021

Rental assistance program offers help to tenants in need
Mon Valley Independent, April 14, 2021

Pittsburgh Foundation confronts eviction woes and the 'demoralizing cascade' of causes
TribLive, April 14, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Available For Western Pa. Residents
KDKA-TV, April 13, 2021

4/13/21: Allegheny County and the state have $847 million in rent relief and need applicants
Pittsburgh Public Source, April 13, 2021

Pittsburgh Foundation calls for eviction prevention system
Pittsburgh Business Times, April 13, 2021

Could long-term eviction reductions emerge from pandemic programs? A Pittsburgh-based foundation thinks so
Pittsburgh Public Source, April 13, 2021

Pandemic forces foundations to shift gears
Pittsburgh Quarterly, Spring 2021

March 2021

Pandemic Protections Against Utility Shut Offs End This Week
90.5 WESA, March 31, 2021

Grad Students vs. Homelessness
Pittwire, March 26, 2021

How Pittsburgh-area learning hubs helped students through COVID and could change how public education is delivered
Pittsburgh Public Source, March 17, 2021

Where You Can Apply for Help Paying Your Rent and Utility Bills
Pittsburgh Magazine, March 17, 2021

Allegheny Co. Emergency Rental Assistance Applications Available
KDKA-TV, March 15, 2021

Round Two Of Pandemic-Related Rental Assistance Is Available In Allegheny County
90.5 WESA, March 15, 20201

Allegheny County’s rent and utility relief program is now accepting applications
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 15, 2021

Allegheny County launches program to provide rent, utility relief
TribLive, March 15, 2021

Applications for rent, utility relief in Allegheny County to be accepted starting Monday
WPXI-TV, March 12, 2021

Tenant Cities: One Day In Allegheny County's Eviction Hotspot
Pittsburgh Public Source and 90.5 WESA, March 11, 2021

Allegheny County awarded federal grant to help fight homelessness
KDKA-Radio, March 2, 2021

Eviction ban passed by Pittsburgh City Council
TribLive, March 2, 2021

Allegheny County Awarded $21.8M Grant To Help Reduce Homelessness
KDKA-TV, March 1, 2021

Allegheny Co. Food Distribution Map Helping Those In Need
KDKA-TV, March 1, 2021

February 2021

Learning Hub In Northview Heights Helps Somali-Bantu Refugee Students With Online Learning
Pittsburgh Current, February 11, 2020

'We Work For The Community': Marc Cherna Reflects On 25 Years Of Human Services In Allegheny County
90.5 WESA, The Confluence, February 11, 2021

Erin Dalton named Director of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services
The Journal of the Allegheny County Bar Association, February 2020

Rent Relief Didn't Get To Those Who Needed It. Will Pennsylvania Get It Right The Second Time?
90.5 WESA, February 1, 2021

January 2021

How data powers help for families
Postindustrial, January 25, 2021

Allegheny County Department Of Human Services And Local Foundations Partner To Keep Learning Hubs Open
Pittsburgh Current, January 15, 2021

Allegheny County Develops More Programs To Support Homeless Youths
The Confluence, 90.5 WESA January 14, 2021

Fitzgerald announces new director for Allegheny County's human services
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 13, 2021

Allegheny County promotes Erin Dalton to replace Cherna as Human Services director
TribLive, January 13, 2021

County's Senior Companion Program revises and expands during COVID-19
Allegheny West Magazine, January 2021

December 2020

Foster Love Project receives largest ever donation
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 28, 2020

As temperatures chill, Pittsburgh’s homeless shelters face new challenges in the pandemic
Pittsburgh Public Source, December 28, 2020

Allegheny County announces new initiatives to combat youth homelessness
TribLive, December 15, 2020

Allegheny County To Pay For Remote ‘Learning Hubs’ Attended By Hundreds of Local Students
90.5 WESA, December 15, 2020

Hello Baby and Pittsburgh Study want to help children thrive
The New Pittsburgh Courier, December 14, 202

The Pittsburgh Learning Collaborative Asks for $2 Million Allocation From Pittsburgh Public Schools To Prevent Closure Of Community Learning Hubs
Pittsburgh Current, December 14, 2020

Marc Cherna is retiring after 25 years of award-winning leadership as head of Dept. of Human Services
Pittsburgh Public Source, December 14, 2020

Cherna unplugged | The search for reliably good days
Pittsburgh Post, December 12. 2020

Marc Cherna is retiring after 25 years of award-winning leadership as head of Dept. of Human Services
Next Pittsburgh, December 10, 2020

Longtime Allegheny County Human Services director Marc Cherna to retire
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 10, 2020

Longtime Allegheny County Human Services Director Marc Cherna announces retirement
TribLive, December 9, 2020

Resolved to change: Can Allegheny County behavioral crisis teams move fast enough to answer calls for reform?
Pittsburgh Public Source, December 7, 2020

Hill District mom credits Three Rivers Youth with turning her life around
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 6, 2020

Allegheny County awarded $1.2M for homeless programs
TribLive, December 2, 2020

November 2020

Agencies receive $1.62 million in CARES funds grants for pandemic relief
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 25, 2020

Organizations across region help make holidays a little brighter for families impacted by pandemic
WPXI-TV, November 24, 2020

Homeless shelters will open in Downtown and Uptown this winter
By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 12, 2020

Operation Safety Net opening winter shelters for Allegheny County’s homeless population
Tribune-Review, November 11, 2020

Pirates begin "Friendsgiving" campaign for month of November
93.7 The Fan, November 5, 2020

Black-led community spotlight: Gwen’s Girls empowers Pittsburgh girls and young women
Pittsburgh City Paper, November 4, 2020

Using Machine Learning To Feed Families in Need
Carnegie Mellon University, November 3, 2020

October 2020

6 ways Hello Baby website delivers answers to new parents in Pittsburgh
Kidsburgh.com, October 29, 2020

Stubborn Addiction Crisis Grows More Worrisome
Pittsburgh Quarterly, October 19, 2020

10 big problems with policing, and approaches to addressing them
Pittsburgh Public Source, October 15, 2020

Gwen’s Girls receives $400,000 grant for sex trafficking prevention programs
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 7, 2020

Rent relief program halts in much of Pa., though continuing in Allegheny County
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 1, 2020

September 2020

Learning Hubs Serve As A Temporary Solution, Though Funding Will Dry Up By The End Of The Year
WESA, 90.5, September 28, 2020

Hello Baby provides fresh approach, supporting parents of newborns
South Pittsburgh Reporter, September 29, 2020

Emergency Pandemic Assistance Available
The Tube City Almanac, September 9, 2020

Chase, Children's Museum and Trying Together team to support early learning programs
Pittsburgh Business Times, September 8, 2020

Student Fills Void of Black Hair Care Products for Kids in Foster Care, Peers
Pittwire, September 8, 2020

Learning hub in Hill District will house students doing virtual school
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 7, 2020

Public-private partnership brings homeless shelter to Second Avenue
South Pittsburgh Reporter, September 1, 2020

August 2020

Innovation on the Fly
Remaking Learning, August 24, 2020

Sweat Equity: A pandemic hasn't locked down the need to help women with substance abuse problems
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 17, 2020

Allegheny County pledges to ramp up spending on social services, health care, protective gear
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 11, 2020

With remote schooling this fall, some families turn to child care centers
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 10, 2020

Allegheny Co. Early Learning Resource, Dept. Of Human Services Working To Provide Care For School Age Children At ‘Learning Hubs’
KDKA-TV, August 8, 2020

July 2020

For young adults with nowhere to go after foster care, federal program offers hope
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 24, 2020

New Funds for Community Behavioral Health Projects
Pittwire, July 17, 2020

Why are minorities getting hit harder by COVID-19? Partly because of systemic racism, doctors, health experts say
The Morning Call, July 15, 2020

City and county offering assistance to prevent eviction or foreclosure
South Pittsburgh Reporter, July 14, 2020

Initiative offers free lunches at 35 stops along Penn Hills school bus routes
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 10, 2020

As end of Pa.'s eviction moratorium looms Friday, advocates promote aid for renters and landlords
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 9, 2020

Early Learning Resource Center has help finding child care, summer camps
South Pittsburgh Reporter, July 7, 2020

Pennsylvania Housing Assistance Programs Are Now Accepting Applications
WESA 90.5 FM, July 6, 2020

Pittsburgh kids fight the stigma of mental health with a powerful peer-to-peer program
Kidsburgh, July 6, 2020

How COVID-19 is disrupting safety nets, exposing uninsurance, interrupting traditions for Pittsburgh immigrants and refugees
Pittsburgh Public Source, July 1, 2020

June 2020

Foster-care system looking to overcome ‘already challenging situation’ during green phase
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 25, 2020

Pitt survey gauges Western Pa. family needs during covid-19
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 23. 2020

The challenges of child care in the age of COVID-19
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 15, 2020

No new COVID-19 deaths in county COVID-19 total; state reports 49 new deaths
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 13, 2020

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program accepting applications
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 10, 2020

What the Allegheny Health Dept. is doing to address health disparities. An open letter to our community
Next Pittsburgh, June 9, 2020

May 2020

Pittsburgh-area volunteer health deputies are trained to share information in their communities
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 21, 2020

Expect more precautions when child care centers reopen
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 14, 2020

Community foundations work to shore up nonprofit infrastructure to meet needs
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 12, 2020

Bringing telehealth to the people by giving them a hand - and a tablet
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 9, 2020

County launches website to match people looking for work in health and human services with jobs
Next Pittsburgh, May 7, 2020

The Pittsburgh Foundation awards $8.3 million to local groups through its Emergency Action Fund
Next Pittsburgh, May 7, 2020

Pittsburgh Foundation releases $8.3 million in emergency grants to local nonprofits providing aid
Pittsburgh Business Times, May 6, 2020

Pittsburgh emergency fund awards more than $8 million for COVID-19 relief
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 6, 2020

April 2020

Where to get help in the Pittsburgh region
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 30, 2020

Food insecurity a growing, grumbling emergency inside an emergency
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 30, 2020 

Those helping Pittsburgh's homeless people are adapting to COVID-19 precautions
WTAE-TV, April 21, 2020

Henry L. Hillman Foundation giving more than $4 million in emergency grants to help fight COVID-19
Tribune-Review, April 10, 2020

Advocates: Less calls doesn't mean drop in abuse
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 10, 2020

As children come into contact with fewer adults, county sees a 50 percent drop in abuse reports
WESA 90.5 FM, April 7, 2020

Coronavirus In Allegheny County: Children’s Hospital, Familylinks Provide Place For Young People In Foster Care Or Group Homes Who Have Coronavirus
KDKA-TV, April 7, 2020

Familylinks opens temporary housing for homeless youth recovering from the coronavirus
City Paper, April 7, 2020

For elder care facilities, in-home services, recruiting help is more challenging than ever
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 6, 2020

March 2020

Seniors’ health at significant risk due to isolation and loneliness
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 29, 2020

Allegheny County exploring range of quarantine options for people who can’t just stay home
Public Source, March 26, 2020 

Pittsburgh senior centers to distribute free food for registered seniors
Tribune-Review, March 19, 2020 

Coronavirus In Pittsburgh: City To Start Distributing Meals To Seniors
KDKA-TV, March 19, 2020 

Pittsburgh foundations set up $10 million Emergency Action Fund to provide relief to those most affected by COVID-19
City Paper, March 17, 2020

Pittsburgh foundations announce $10M Emergency Action Fund to make grants quickly to those most vulnerable
Next Pittsburgh, March 17, 2020

Got an eviction case? The Housing Court Help Desk can help
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 13, 2020

February 2020

County gets 18.3M HUD grant to fight homelessness
South Pittsburgh Reporter, February 5, 2020

January 2020

Pitt task force will examine algorithms used in local government for possible bias
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 22, 2020

Pitt cyber institute starts task force to study big data tools used by city, county
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 22, 2020

Are Allegheny County schools adequately supporting the mental health of their LGBTQ students?
Public Source, January 20, 2020

Tenant rights education and stopping evictions are key to preventing homelessness
The Confluence (16:10 — 25:13), WESA 90.5 FM, January 13, 2020

Local partners join hands to open Winter Shelter
Pittsburgh Catholic, January 12, 2020

Report: Allegheny County Jail Population Drops 7 Percent
WESA 90.5 FM, January 10, 2019

December 2019

Taking the edge off loneliness and forging a bond of friendship
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 1, 2019

November 2019

Winter homeless shelter in Downtown fixed just in time
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 12, 2019

Agencies Come Together to Solve Downtown Homeless Shelter Concerns
KDKA-TV, November 1, 2019

October 2019

There’s a well-documented link between guns and suicide. Just what Pennsylvania should do about that is up for debate
Pennsylvania Capital-Star, October 11, 2019

Allegheny County Receives New Funding For Child Safety 
KDKA-TV, October 4, 2019

September 2019

Prevention is key in addressing homelessness — but it's a slog 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 15, 2019

Who are the people Downtown panhandling, sleeping or hanging out? 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 13, 2019

Allegheny County receives $3.5M grant to help reduce youth homelessness 
Tribune-Review, September 4, 2019

Allegheny County Receives More Than $3 Million To Reduce Youth Homelessness 
KDKA-TV, September 3, 2019

Allegheny County receives $3.49 million federal grant to help reduce youth homelessness 
Pittsburgh City Paper, September 3, 2019

August 2019

Keeping babies safe: Hello Baby program aims to reduce child neglect 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 25, 2019

Laughs at Candidates Comedy Night 2019 - Allegheny County Executive, Rich Fitzgerald 
KDKA-AM 1020, August 21, 2019

Hello Baby will let all parents of Allegheny County newborns know what support is available 
Next Pittsburgh, August 6, 2019

With 'Hello Baby,' officials aim to reach all babies born in Allegheny County ⁠— with an algorithm targeting those most at risk 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 5, 2019

July 2019

Down to zero: Small payments in canceled assistance program made big impact in recipients' lives 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 29, 2019

Lawrence John: Legislation another barrier to opioid addiction treatment 
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 21, 2019

Hillman launches $1.5 million challenge to tackle community health issues 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 18, 2019

How Karen Hacker worked to resuscitate the Allegheny County Health Department 
Public Source, July 15, 2019

Jerrel Gilliam named executive director at Light of Life during time of expansion 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 9, 2019

May 2019

Opioid epidemic has had an impact on the rate of kids in foster care 
WESA, May 31, 2019

Funding for Pennsylvania family centers restored for 2 years
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 23, 2019

Could Uber/Lyft Replace Paratransit Vans?
Pittsburgh Quarterly, May 2019

How Pittsburgh's Homeless Teens Escape the Mean Streets
Pittsburgh Magazine, May 15, 2019

Can an algorithm help keep kids safe? So far, Allegheny County's screening tool is improving accuracy
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 6, 2019

April 2019

Allegheny Family Network hosting free mental health conference
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 11, 2019

Kidsburgh: Emotional Ceremony Aims To Raise Awareness Of Child Abuse In Pennsylvania
KDKA, April 10, 2019

4,733 flags planted on Grant Street to honor children impacted or killed by child abuse
WTAE, April 10, 2019

March 2019

Coalition pushes for home visits to ensure support for underprivileged children
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 29, 2019

Pittsburgh-area educators welcome Wolf's proposal to change compulsory school age
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 14, 2019

Project Prom (Part 1)
Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show, KDKA-TV, March 9, 2019

Project Prom (Part 2)
Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show, KDKA-TV, March 9, 2019 

Project Prom Gives Young Women Opportunity To Experience A Magical Night For Less
KDKA-TV News, March 9, 2019

A Look At Project Prom
Pittsburgh Today Live, KDKA-TV, March 6, 2019

Pittsburgh Students Have Opportunity For Free Prom Dresses At Events On Saturday
KDKA-TV News, March 4, 2019

February 2019

Project Prom offers free dresses, accessories to Allegheny County teens
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 19, 2019

County gets 18.3M HUD grant to fight homelessness
South Pittsburgh Reporter, February 5, 2019

January 2019

As temperatures drop, county and protective services wary of self-neglect among seniors
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 28, 2018

Annual count seeks to tally, aid homeless in freezing temperatures
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 31, 2019 

December 2018

In-home drug counseling program to double in size
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 28, 2018

November 2018

Meet the Arrows: How fostering changed this family forever
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 21, 2018

Operation Safety Net shelter will be open nightly thru mid-March
South Pittsburgh Reporter, November 20, 2018

Winter shelter, now in Uptown Pittsburgh, to open to homeless Thursday night
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 20, 2018

Raising Pennsylvania's Children Requires Support, Resources And Existing Family Relationships
WESA, November 13, 2018

'They are very scared that something else is going to happen': Squirrel Hill parents ask how to help their kids in wake of shootings
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 2, 2018

October 2018

Allegheny County wins $2 million grant to help cut jail population
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 25, 2018

Gwen’s Girls and The Black Girls Equity Alliance
Pittsburgh Courier, October 24, 2018

As opioid crisis creates orphans, grandparents take on parenthood again, often with few resources
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 15, 2018 

Parenting is a hard job -- but 'home visitors' lend a hand
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 1, 2018

September 2018

Allegheny County gets $1.7 million in grants to address health inequality, opioid epidemic
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 26, 2018

Bill would aid foster kids in Pennsylvania seeking higher education
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 17, 2018

The money owed in eviction cases is often small, but the consequences can be huge
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 6, 2018

August 2018

'Happy gig' awaits at Allegheny County Music Festival
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 31, 2018

Can you speak my language? Pittsburgh health officials aim to better serve non-English speakers
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 16, 2018

July 2018

Multi Agency Resource Center to meet Thursday to assist Lower Valley flooding victims
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 11, 2018

Millvale community cleaning up following flood
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 10, 2018

As some communities recover from flooding, others still cleaning up
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 7, 2018

Resource centers set up to help those impacted by flooding
The Almanac South Hills Community News, July 8, 2018

June 2018

The heat cranks up and so do the warnings
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 29, 2018

We Rock Helps Foster Kids Keep The Beat
WESA June 29, 2018

Penn Hills Family Care Connection plans grand opening
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 26, 2018

Waiting Child: Family Bonds
KDKA, June 2018

Allegheny County food program ensures meals for children in summer
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 19, 2018

Pennsylvania lags in developing a plan of protection for infants affected by drugs
Public Source, June 7, 2018

May 2018

Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth and Families moves to Penn Hills
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 9, 2018

Police: Woman Critically Injures Elderly Mom On Mother’s Day
KDKA, May 14, 2018

April 2018

Opioids swamping child welfare system
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 30, 2018

Overdose deaths are up overall in southwestern Pa., but some counties are seeing signs for optimism
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 9, 2018

Opioid crisis creating 'grandfamilies,' a need for more resources
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 19, 2018

March 2018

‘Project Prom’ Aims To Help Teens Struggling To Afford Dance Expenses
KDKA, March 8, 2018

Dressing to the nines doesn't cost a dime at annual prom gown giveaway
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 3, 2018

February 2018

Highmark declares 'war on opioids'
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 15, 2018

Allegheny County's annual prom dress giveaway begins March 3
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 14, 2018

CYF: An agency that works, helping kids and their families
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 11, 2018

KDKA Investigates: Allegheny Co.’s New High-Tech Tool Helping To Protect Children
KDKA, February 7, 2018 (The Allegheny Family Screening Tool is mistakenly called KIDS.)


January 2018

State, county, city weigh approaches to opioid lawsuits
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 18, 2018

Allegheny County agencies get $17.8M HUD grant to reduce homelessness
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 16, 2018

How A $1.50 Lunch Is More Than Just A Meal For These Pittsburgh Seniors
WESA, January 1, 2018

December 2017

In specialty drug-treatment courts dominated by opioid addiction, York County makes it official
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 22, 2017

Elder fraud: Senior swindles, both by relatives and others, are on the rise
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 28, 2017

Senate hearing focuses on mandated drug addiction treatment
South Pittsburgh Reporter, December 12, 2017

In specialty drug-treatment courts dominated by opioid addiction, York County makes it official
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 27, 2017

As Children Are Left Behind By Opioid Crisis, Foster System Increasingly Turns To Family For Care
WESA, December 27, 2017

Shady Side Academy students play Santa for Allegheny County holiday project
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 15, 2017

Innovation: 412 Youth Zone to help kids age out of foster care system
Pittsburgh Business Times, December 8-14, 2017

How many children in Southwestern Pennsylvania are poisoned by the drugs of their caregivers?
Public Source, December 4, 2017

Auberle honors partners
Pittsburgh Catholic, December 6, 2017

Pittsburgh Profiles: An interview with Jacki Hoover, CYF assistant director, and Lonnetta Ragsdale, parent, about foster care and adoption
KQV, December 1, 2017

November 2017

Auberle reviews year of success
The Mon Valley Independent, November 27, 2017

From A Hot Meal To A Ride To The Doctor, South Side Woman Connects City’s Displaced With Services
WESA, November 27, 2017

What you witness as a child welfare caseworker and how we’re trying to improve the system in Allegheny County
PublicSource, November 20, 2017

31 Children Adopted In Allegheny County On National Adoption Day
KDKA, November 18, 2017 

Allegheny County Grapples with Parents on Opioids
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 19, 2017 

Courier's 2017 Men of Excellence Awards Reception
Pittsburgh Courier, November 2017

Winter homeless shelter to open Tuesday in Pittsburgh
TribLive, November 9, 2017

Teen filmmakers fighting stigma of mental illness, hosting Facebook Live event
TribLive, November 7, 2017

Video: Facebook Live interview with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services director
Public Source, November 6, 2017

Transition program helping patients avoid the nursing home, find a real home
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 6, 2017

October 2017

Allegheny County's aging agency receives national accreditation
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 17, 2017

Grants Help Ward Home Help At-Risk Youth
The Almanac South Hills Community News, October 13, 2017

Auditor praises Allegheny County's use of algorithm in child welfare screening
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 4, 2017

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on Allegheny County Family Screening 
KDKA, October 4, 2017

September 2017

Proposed Medicaid Cuts Pose Threat to Child Welfare System
WESA, September 22, 2017

Report: child welfare caseworkers overworked, underpaid — putting kids at risk 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 14, 2017

Brian O'Neill: The WWII vets in the same boat 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 7, 2017 

August 2017

Allegheny County Music Festival offers up 'homegrown music'
TribLive, August 29, 2017

Grant intended to spur Allegheny Co. landlords to accept 'high-risk' tenants
TribLive, August 25, 2017

New Program Puts Homeless Youth Into Housing And Teaches Them Life Skills
WESA, August 22, 2017

Senate bill would impose minimum standards on homes for recovering addicts
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 7, 2017

Allegheny County officials seek feds' help fighting opioid epidemic
TribLive, August 2, 2017

Opioid crisis declaration will help in drug fight, Pa. officials and experts say
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 2, 2017

July 2017

Butler County moms support each other through kids' opioid addictions
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 24, 2017

June 2017

‘Build a Better World’ program addresses immigration
The Almanac, June 23, 2017

Allegheny County opens its Summer Food program 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 12, 2017

County Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program begins June 13
South Pittsburgh Reporter, June 6, 2017

Pittsburgh Public Schools select five ‘Community Schools,’ including Westinghouse, Langley
Pittsburgh Courier, June 1, 2017

May 2017

The Reel Teens Pittsburgh: A Mental Health Special (Season 2, Episode 2)
WPGH TV FOX53, May 27, 2017

Tracking abusers: A smart county tool keeps child abusers on watch
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 25, 2017

‘Reel’ teens, breaking stigmas
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 21, 2017

Pittsburgh Public names its five 'community schools' to offer social services
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 18, 2017

Libraries offer new materials to assist caregivers
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 16, 2017

Allegheny County fund would encourage more landlords to rent to subsidized tenants
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 13, 2017

A South Hills movement to help families get back on their feet
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 11, 2017

Libraries offer new materials to assist caregivers
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 3, 2017

April 2017

Top administrator for county's senior programs stepping down
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 18, 2017

Keeping kids safe: A smart new tool helps county see if a child is at risk
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 13, 2017 

Allegheny County DHS using algorithm to assist in child welfare screening
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 10, 2017

Child Abuse Prevention Month Focuses on Keeping Children Safe at Home
AKV News, April 4, 2017

March 2017

Confusion grows over funding sources of meal-delivery programs
Pittsburgh City Paper, March 23, 2017

CYF work more than just a job
Pittsburgh Courier, March 2017

Annual Event Provides Free Prom Gowns For Eligible Students
KDKA, March 18, 2017

Allegheny County's Project Prom delivers dresses, 'Cinderella' moments
TribLive, March 18, 2017

FASHION - Prom Time
TribLive, March 17, 2017

Auditor General To Determine If Heavy Caseloads Are Holding Back CYF Workers
WESA, March 13, 2017

February 2017

Youth give a voice to Pittsburgh Foundation study on juvenile justice, poverty
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 13, 2017

Pittsburgh Public Schools chief eyes better social services for students, families
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 16, 2017

Community Options has quietly helped disabled people for 22 years
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 9, 2017

January 2017

Report Explores Allegheny County Overdose Deaths Over a Seven-Year Span
Institute for Research, Education & Training in Addictions, January 3, 2017

Local nonprofits express concern over plan to merge 4 state health agencies
WPXI-TV, January 31, 2017

PEERs program aims to empower nursing home residents
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 9, 2017

Wolf administration: Merger of health agencies won't bring cuts in service
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 30, 2017

Backpacks to Help Caregivers
Allegheny County Library Association, September-October 2016

December 2016

Path To Delinquency
Pittsburgh Quarterly, Winter 2017

HUD awards major grant to Allegheny County
Pittsburgh Business Times, December 22, 2016

November 2016

A chance to sit at the 'big table'
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 20,2016

Judge makes dozens of Allegheny County families official on National Adoption Day
TribLive, November 19, 2016

October 2016

Festival in McKeesport aims to recruit foster parents for older kids
TribLive, October 15, 2016

Push for Pittsburgh housing fund cites Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund as model
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 17, 2016

Pittsburgh to join White House-led police data initiative
October 13, 2016

September 2016

‘We Want To Welcome People’: 19 Sworn In As Citizens In Pittsburgh
KDKA, September 22, 2016

Class provides caregivers tools for coping with stress
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 19, 2016

Blueprint aims to attract immigrants to Pittsburgh region
TribLIVE, September 13, 2016

Officials unveil blueprint designed to improve immigrant experience
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 14, 2016

Peduto among 1,000 expected at Downtown march to raise awareness for addiction, recovery
Trib Live, September 9, 2016

Allegheny County seeks family caseworkers
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 9, 2016

Federal Grant To Help Coordinate Social Services In Allegheny County
WESA, September 8, 2016

Allegheny County awarded grant to aid children with behavioral health disorders
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 7, 2016

New partnership aims to combat school absenteeism in Allegheny County
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 5, 2016

Rusted Root To Headline Allegheny County Music Festival
KDKA, September 1, 2016 

August 2016

Allegheny County Music Festival To Benefit Area Children In Need
KDKA, August 30, 2016

Allegheny County Music Festival benefits programs for at-risk youths
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 30, 2016

The Right Thing To Do: The Pittsburgh Foundation Launches “100 Percent Pittsburgh” to build a region that includes everyone
Pittsburgh Quarterly

Helping people get ready to go to work after welfare
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 22, 2016

More than half a century as an investigator, Bob Meinert continues a distinguished career
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 13, 2016

Laughs to benefit children
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 11, 2016 

Allegheny County targets overdoses by neighborhood
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 10, 2016

Data give insight on opioid addiction in Allegheny County
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, August 10, 2016

July 2016

Adoption - Where do I begin?
Metroburgh, Summer 2016

Personal Adoption Stories
Metroburgh, Summer 2016

Summer Lunch Program Filling the Void
Valley Mirror, July 21, 2016

County joins initiative to reduce incarcerations
New Pittsburgh Courier, July 22, 2016

Newsmaker: Georgia Hernandez
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 30, 2016

Care for the caregiver: Where to find help fulfilling a necessary but exhausting role
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 29, 2016

Free meals available for children in the summer
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 15, 2016

County joins nationwide justice initiative
South Pittsburgh Reporter, July 12, 2016

Checklist: Hot weather safety for seniors
WTAE, July 12, 2016

June 2016

Pitt Partners With State To Address Opioid Crisis At County Level
WESA, June 30, 2016 

‘Holding Hope‘…Allegheny Family Network Mental Health Expo
New Pittsburgh Courier, June 12, 2016

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County begin summer food programs
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 12, 2016

The how and why behind Allegheny County’s campaign to move teens out of group homes
PublicSource, June 9, 2016

Farmers' Market checks distribution is in area senior centers on June 14
South Pittsburgh Reporter, June 7, 2016

Funds will help seniors buy farmers market produce
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 1, 2016

Local nonprofits say they will lose out with changes in HUD funding
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 2, 2016

May 2016

Allegheny Co. Transitional Housing Agencies Could Lose Federal Funding
WESA, May 31, 2016

Stand Together helps students talk openly about mental health
Kidsburgh, May 19, 2016

Allegheny County Tries To Pinpoint Homeless Youth Problem
WESA, May 16, 2016

Allegheny Co. Homeless Services Get A Boost From $18 Mil In Grants
WESA, May 5, 2016

Opportunities with KEYS Service corporation
Lynne Hayes Freeland Show

HUD awards Allegheny County about $3.6 million in homeless funding
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 3, 2016

April 2016

Involuntary Mental Health Commitment
Pittsburgh Today, April 7, 2016

AAA’s Mildred Morrison discusses aging services and trends
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 4, 2016

Gary Rotstein's What's New in Aging: Caregiver training
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 26, 2016

Allegheny County's 412 Youth Zone provides lessons in independent living
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 5, 2016

March 2016 

Youth center dedicated in Downtown Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Catholic Publishing Associates, Inc., March 25, 2016

Project Prom giveaway allows students to have night to remember
New Pittsburgh Courier, March 23, 2016

Pittsburgh Police to test app made to link homeless people to services
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 19, 2016

New drop-in center for homeless youths to be dedicated today
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 16, 2016

‘Project Prom’ Helping People Afford Milestone HS Event
KDKA, March 4, 2016

New Facility Helping Former Foster Children Transition Into Adulthood
WESA, March 7, 2016

A dozen corrections officers undergo Crisis Intervention Training
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 6, 2016

Project brings some calm to prom
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 4, 2016

Reports of child abuse swamp police under updated Pennsylvania law
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 2, 2016 

February 2016

More Foster Families Wanted In Allegheny County
WESA, February 10, 2016

Family of woman accused of setting fire that killed 3 men says she’s mentally ill
WPXI, February 18, 2016

New Campaign Sheds Light On Need For Foster Families
KDKA, February 2016

Project Prom, the annual giveaway of prom attire coming March 5
South Pittsburgh Reporter, February 16, 2016

Pennsylvania Lottery pays off for state's senior citizens
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 13, 2016

Population of homeless veterans in Pittsburgh soon expected to reach zero
WPXI-TV, February 3, 2016

January 2016

Who's Going to Care? Focus: Health Care - Senior Care
Pittsburgh Business Times, January 22-28, 2016

LifeSpan senior center opens in North Fayette
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 22, 2016

Newsmaker: Latika Davis-Jones
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 21, 2016

Pittsburgh-area senior centers look at new ways to engage clientele
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 4, 2016

DHS program gives seniors companions all year round
Pittsburgh Courier, January 1, 2016

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