Wolf admin. celebrates launch of 988 helpline, says there’s more work to be done
In Pennsylvania, 988 will connect callers and texters to one of the commonwealth’s 13 crisis call centers for support. In communities where mobile crisis mental health teams are available, the call centers can dispatch those teams to “provide on-site support and interventions,” according to DHS.
Investments in human services industries are an investment in our future | Opinion
The caring people who do this important work have been undervalued too long. That has to stop.
Wolf admin announces $655M in aid to child care providers
Licensed providers can submit applications for one-time grants. If approved, they will have 9 months to use the funds and report to DHS.
‘There was no concern for my life’: Families losing homes despite federal eviction moratorium
Housing policy experts have warned that millions of Americans are still struggling to pay their rent, and that the end of that legal protection likely will lead to a surge in eviction filings across the country.
As federal eviction moratorium ends, state officials tell Pennsylvanians to apply for rental assistance
Pa. received approximately $569 million in federal funds to assist renters, landlords and utility companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wolf taps top aide Meg Snead to lead Human Services Department following Sec.Teresa Miller’s resignation
In a statement, Wolf said he’d nominated administration Policy & Planning Secretary Meg Snead to fill the looming vacancy at one the state’s largest agencies.