human-services

COMMENTARY

There’s a workforce crisis in human services that funding alone can’t fix | Opinion

BY: - May 12, 2021

How can we hire quality staff to support the individuals in our programs if we can’t offer them a living wage, let alone a quality rate?

SNAP recipients in Pa. will soon be able to have groceries delivered

BY: - May 19, 2020

The state is still finalizing a timeline to roll out the program, after receiving word late Monday that federal regulators accepted Pa.'s application.

As cases grow, human service workers say they can’t use COVID-19 leave offered to other state employees

BY: - April 2, 2020

“The rules apply to everyone except the [county assistance officers], that’s what I’m gathering,” a state official familiar with their situation said.

Sent back to work, state human service workers say their offices aren’t prepared for the coronavirus

BY: - March 23, 2020

Workers sent back to work included employees working in four southeast counties that Wolf had previously shut down over coronavirus concerns, according to internal emails viewed by the Capital-Star.

COMMENTARY

These state services aiding Pa.’s most severely disabled individuals are at risk | Opinion

BY: - November 25, 2019

By Richard S. Edley Even well-intentioned programs can have dire unintended consequences if the implementation isn’t done right, and that’s exactly what’s happening with the state’s Community Participation Supports (CPS) program. CPS is designed to support and facilitate the integration of individuals with intellectual disabilities into the community with meaningful activities, a concept that human […]