2016 DHS Newsletter Archive

Find past DHSNews articles about DHS happenings, initiatives and important information. 

December 2016

July 2016

February 2016

Here are the articles featured in this month's newsletter.

Foster Goodness campaign hopes to enlarge network of foster families(PDF, 258KB)
DHS has launched a marketing campaign to raise awareness of the need for foster parents for teenagers.

MATP Call Center changes vastly improve efficiency(PDF, 181KB)
A yearlong review of the Medical Assistance Transportation Program Call Center has resulted in increased calls and a reduction in call wait times.

Two senior centers receive national accreditation(PDF, 178KB)
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and FamilyLinks for achieved National Senior Center Accreditation for centers the providers operate under contract to the Area Agency on Aging.

Calendar donation helps nursing home residents(PDF, 192KB)
Several hundred calendars from DHS staff members will be used to benefit residents of the county’s four Kane Regional Centers.

Kudos: Heidi Hysong(PDF, 170KB)
Heidi Hysong, caseworker at the Lexington Adoption Office, drew praise from an adoptive mother.

Kudos: Michael Mosesso(PDF, 168KB)
Caseworker Michael Mosesso of the North Regional Office drew praise for his work in assisting a family.

January 2016

Here are the articles featured in this month's newsletter.

DHS assists with East End redevelopment project(PDF, 185KB)
A case management team is easing a transition for residents of the East Liberty Gardens rental assistance units and the Hamilton-Larimer public housing development as they move into new units.

Allegheny County reaches milestone of housing plans for all homeless veterans(PDF, 177KB)
A joint housing task force is set to announce that by March 2016, 460 veterans will be linked to permanent housing.

DHS Onboarding Program extends welcome, info to all new employees(PDF, 329KB)
To improve employee job engagement, performance and retention, DHS has been rolling out a new program for new county hires as well as contract personnel.

KEYS Program marks 20 years of service(PDF, 247KB)
About 60 members of the AmeriCorps KEYS program recently marked 20 years of the program’s existence and Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a multitude of service projects.

Tableau makes DHS data more visual and interactive(PDF, 179KB)
DHS is continuing to expand its use of data software that makes information interactive, more visual and easier to navigate.

Kudos: Karen Evins(PDF, 168KB)
A consumer called the Director’s Action Line to praise Karen Evins, Transportation Worker for the Medical Assistance Transportation Program.

Kudos: Monique Ingram(PDF, 169KB)
The Director’s Action Line received a call praising Caseworker Monique Ingram of the Lexington Intake Office.