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PA child care providers have access to American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Stabilization Grants to use for a variety of purp...
10/14/2021

PA child care providers have access to American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Stabilization Grants to use for a variety of purposes, including:
👩‍🏫Personnel costs
🏫Operational costs
🩹Health and safety costs
📚Equipment and supplies
Learn more at: https://www.pakeys.org/arpastabilizationgrants/

PA child care providers have access to American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Stabilization Grants to use for a variety of purposes, including:
👩‍🏫Personnel costs
🏫Operational costs
🩹Health and safety costs
📚Equipment and supplies
Learn more at: https://www.pakeys.org/arpastabilizationgrants/

Su***de is the 2nd leading cause of death for Pennsylvanians age 10-34, often attributed to bullying. This #StopBullying...
10/13/2021

Su***de is the 2nd leading cause of death for Pennsylvanians age 10-34, often attributed to bullying. This #StopBullyingDay, take a few minutes to watch DHS’ Dr. Dale Adair discuss ways to help prevent su***des with Senator Art Haywood: https://www.facebook.com/SenatorArtHaywood/videos/3029571033957654
If you or someone you know needs help, then get resources or submit a tip at 🆘 Safe2SayPA.org

Su***de is the 2nd leading cause of death for Pennsylvanians age 10-34, often attributed to bullying. This #StopBullyingDay, take a few minutes to watch DHS’ Dr. Dale Adair discuss ways to help prevent su***des with Senator Art Haywood: https://www.facebook.com/SenatorArtHaywood/videos/3029571033957654
If you or someone you know needs help, then get resources or submit a tip at 🆘 Safe2SayPA.org

SNAP 50/50 partner Community Kitchen Pittsburgh, is helping to fill in-demand jobs through training and supporting peopl...
10/13/2021
Community Kitchen Pittsburgh feeds the need for second chances in hot job market

SNAP 50/50 partner Community Kitchen Pittsburgh, is helping to fill in-demand jobs through training and supporting people who have endured incarceration, homelessness and other hardships. Read about their amazing work at
https://nextpittsburgh.com/features/community-kitchen-pittsburgh-feeds-the-need-for-second-chances-in-hot-job-market

Given the labor shortage in the hospitality industry, the average starting wage for people coming out of the program has jumped to $17.41 an hour.

This year’s #NDEAM theme is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion” and celebrates all the ways people with disabilit...
10/12/2021

This year’s #NDEAM theme is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion” and celebrates all the ways people with disabilities contribute to PA’s economy and culture. Learn more about services for Pennsylvanians with disabilities at: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/WeCanWork/Pages/WeCanWork.aspx

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of @GovernorTomWolf 's funding for kinship navigator programs! Kinship care is often the...
10/11/2021

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of @GovernorTomWolf 's funding for kinship navigator programs! Kinship care is often the best option to provide a child with a safe, healthy, and loving home.

Join a support group, find resources, and learn more at: KinConnector.org

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of @GovernorTomWolf 's funding for kinship navigator programs! Kinship care is often the best option to provide a child with a safe, healthy, and loving home.

Join a support group, find resources, and learn more at: KinConnector.org

Yesterday, Acting Secretary Meg Snead discussed how Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is focusing on improving m...
10/08/2021

Yesterday, Acting Secretary Meg Snead discussed how Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is focusing on improving maternal health by working closely with hospitals to develop and embed better perinatal depression screening, follow-up, and treatment practices. Learn more: https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/DHS_details.aspx?newsid=761

Yesterday, Acting Secretary Meg Snead discussed how Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is focusing on improving maternal health by working closely with hospitals to develop and embed better perinatal depression screening, follow-up, and treatment practices. Learn more: https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/DHS_details.aspx?newsid=761

If you are someone you know is behind in rent or utilities due to the pandemic, then PA’s Emergency Rental Assistance Pr...
10/08/2021

If you are someone you know is behind in rent or utilities due to the pandemic, then PA’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program can help: dhs.pa.gov/ERAP

If you are someone you know is behind in rent or utilities due to the pandemic, then PA’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program can help: dhs.pa.gov/ERAP

Abuse comes in many forms: name-calling, threats, blame, put-downs, damaged property, and more... If you or someone you ...
10/07/2021

Abuse comes in many forms: name-calling, threats, blame, put-downs, damaged property, and more... If you or someone you know needs help, then find resource and support at: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Assistance/Pages/Domestic-Violence.aspx
#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth

Abuse comes in many forms: name-calling, threats, blame, put-downs, damaged property, and more... If you or someone you know needs help, then find resource and support at: https://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Assistance/Pages/Domestic-Violence.aspx
#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth

The latest issue of the “Positive Approaches Journal” has research and resources for people with mental health & behavio...
10/06/2021

The latest issue of the “Positive Approaches Journal” has research and resources for people with mental health & behavioral challenges, intellectual disabilities, autism, and other developmental disabilities to live an everyday life. https://www.myodp.org/mod/book/view.php?id=34392

The latest issue of the “Positive Approaches Journal” has research and resources for people with mental health & behavioral challenges, intellectual disabilities, autism, and other developmental disabilities to live an everyday life. https://www.myodp.org/mod/book/view.php?id=34392

Day 2 of the PA Autism Virtual Training Conference is about to begin. Professionals working with people with autism can ...
10/06/2021

Day 2 of the PA Autism Virtual Training Conference is about to begin. Professionals working with people with autism can get tools, strategies, and resources to help provide the most effective support: https://odp.regfox.com/2021-pa-autism-training-conference
#PATCIntegrate2021

Day 2 of the PA Autism Virtual Training Conference is about to begin. Professionals working with people with autism can get tools, strategies, and resources to help provide the most effective support: https://odp.regfox.com/2021-pa-autism-training-conference
#PATCIntegrate2021

RENTERS & LANDLORDS: #ERAP was designed to help you dig out of financial holes caused by COVID by providing direct finan...
10/05/2021

RENTERS & LANDLORDS: #ERAP was designed to help you dig out of financial holes caused by COVID by providing direct financial assistance. Get help at: dhs.pa.gov/ERAP

RENTERS & LANDLORDS: #ERAP was designed to help you dig out of financial holes caused by COVID by providing direct financial assistance. Get help at: dhs.pa.gov/ERAP

😓Bullying robs kids of their joy, but they don’t have to suffer alone. If you or someone you know needs help, then submi...
10/05/2021

😓Bullying robs kids of their joy, but they don’t have to suffer alone. If you or someone you know needs help, then submit an anonymous tip and the right people will help: Safe2saypa.org/tip
#BullyingAwarenessMonth and #ChildHealthDay

😓Bullying robs kids of their joy, but they don’t have to suffer alone. If you or someone you know needs help, then submit an anonymous tip and the right people will help: Safe2saypa.org/tip
#BullyingAwarenessMonth and #ChildHealthDay

Celebrate #ChildHealthDay by helping to reverse the rise in uninsured PA kids. If your child needs health insurance or y...
10/04/2021

Celebrate #ChildHealthDay by helping to reverse the rise in uninsured PA kids. If your child needs health insurance or your insurance is too expensive, CHIP can help.
👉Get started at: CHIPCoversPAKids.com
👍Remember: no one makes too much money for CHIP

Celebrate #ChildHealthDay by helping to reverse the rise in uninsured PA kids. If your child needs health insurance or your insurance is too expensive, CHIP can help.
👉Get started at: CHIPCoversPAKids.com
👍Remember: no one makes too much money for CHIP

Today, Acting Secretary Meg Snead spoke at The Learning Hub in Allentown. She discussed DHS’s plans to distribute $655 m...
10/01/2021

Today, Acting Secretary Meg Snead spoke at The Learning Hub in Allentown. She discussed DHS’s plans to distribute $655 million in direct support for the child care and early education industries. Learn more: https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/DHS_details.aspx?newsid=758

Today, Acting Secretary Meg Snead spoke at The Learning Hub in Allentown. She discussed DHS’s plans to distribute $655 million in direct support for the child care and early education industries. Learn more: https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/DHS_details.aspx?newsid=758

For thousands of senior Pennsylvanians, a daily meal isn’t a choice between different cuisines. It’s a choice between fo...
09/30/2021

For thousands of senior Pennsylvanians, a daily meal isn’t a choice between different cuisines. It’s a choice between food and other crucial needs. Food shouldn’t be an impossible choice.

🚗#SeniorFoodBox has linked up with DoorDash to provide those in need with healthy, meal-ready groceries so they don’t have to make that choice. Choose to use your voice to #EndHunger and share with a senior in need.

💻 Learn more: https://bit.ly/2YNGXB3
📑 Apply: https://bit.ly/3lkfwGE

For thousands of senior Pennsylvanians, a daily meal isn’t a choice between different cuisines. It’s a choice between food and other crucial needs. Food shouldn’t be an impossible choice.

🚗#SeniorFoodBox has linked up with DoorDash to provide those in need with healthy, meal-ready groceries so they don’t have to make that choice. Choose to use your voice to #EndHunger and share with a senior in need.

💻 Learn more: https://bit.ly/2YNGXB3
📑 Apply: https://bit.ly/3lkfwGE

09/29/2021

Through this unprecedented amount of funding, the Wolf Administration hopes and believes businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to shore up their finances, recruit and retain early childhood professionals, and build capacity to serve more children — especially in communities where working families are struggling to access affordable child care options.

It can feel scary and overwhelming when someone you love is experiencing a mental health crisis. You can play an importa...
09/29/2021

It can feel scary and overwhelming when someone you love is experiencing a mental health crisis. You can play an important role in preventing su***de. Knowing the warning signs and offering a listening ear and consistent support can be great ways you can show you care. For more information, learn more at preventsu***depa.org.

You are not alone. If you or someone you know is in crisis — or you simply need to talk — help is available 24/7:
• PA Support & Referral Helpline: 1-855-284-2494 (TTY: 724-631-5600)
• Crisis Text Line: Text "PA" to 741741
• National Su***de Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
• Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 or text 838255
• TrevorLifeline (LGBTQ): 866-488-7386
• Trans Helpline: 877-565-8860

It can feel scary and overwhelming when someone you love is experiencing a mental health crisis. You can play an important role in preventing su***de. Knowing the warning signs and offering a listening ear and consistent support can be great ways you can show you care. For more information, learn more at preventsu***depa.org.

You are not alone. If you or someone you know is in crisis — or you simply need to talk — help is available 24/7:
• PA Support & Referral Helpline: 1-855-284-2494 (TTY: 724-631-5600)
• Crisis Text Line: Text "PA" to 741741
• National Su***de Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
• Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 or text 838255
• TrevorLifeline (LGBTQ): 866-488-7386
• Trans Helpline: 877-565-8860

As #HungerActionMonth comes to a close, we must remember that food insecurity isn't something you can just forget about....
09/28/2021

As #HungerActionMonth comes to a close, we must remember that food insecurity isn't something you can just forget about. Right now, more than 1.4 million Pennsylvanians are struggling with hunger due to an unprecedented rise in need seen by the state's charitable food network as a result of the #COVID19 pandemic and accompanying economic downturn.

If you are struggling to keep food on the table, don't hesitate to get connected with assistance.

🍞 Apply for SNAP: bit.ly/PennSNAP
📍 Find local resources: www.feedingpa.org

As #HungerActionMonth comes to a close, we must remember that food insecurity isn't something you can just forget about. Right now, more than 1.4 million Pennsylvanians are struggling with hunger due to an unprecedented rise in need seen by the state's charitable food network as a result of the #COVID19 pandemic and accompanying economic downturn.

If you are struggling to keep food on the table, don't hesitate to get connected with assistance.

🍞 Apply for SNAP: bit.ly/PennSNAP
📍 Find local resources: www.feedingpa.org

As we wrap up #RecoveryMonth we want to remind you that Governor Tom Wolf's administration is working to provide real so...
09/27/2021

As we wrap up #RecoveryMonth we want to remind you that Governor Tom Wolf's administration is working to provide real solutions to save lives and help people get the treatment they need to live long, productive lives. Find more information about opioid addiction services in Pennsylvania: bit.ly/38Rcx1e

📍 Locate a Center of Excellence: bit.ly/COEsPA

As we wrap up #RecoveryMonth we want to remind you that Governor Tom Wolf's administration is working to provide real solutions to save lives and help people get the treatment they need to live long, productive lives. Find more information about opioid addiction services in Pennsylvania: bit.ly/38Rcx1e

📍 Locate a Center of Excellence: bit.ly/COEsPA

Did you know? According to NAMI, only HALF of Americans diagnosed with major depression receive treatment. Mental health...
09/24/2021

Did you know? According to NAMI, only HALF of Americans diagnosed with major depression receive treatment. Mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety are real, common, and treatable. Take an online mental health screening today➡️ https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools

NOTE: Online screening tools are meant to be a quick snapshot of your mental health. If your results indicate you may be experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, consider sharing your results with someone. A mental health provider (such as a doctor or a therapist) can give you a full assessment and talk to you about options for how to feel better.

Did you know? According to NAMI, only HALF of Americans diagnosed with major depression receive treatment. Mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety are real, common, and treatable. Take an online mental health screening today➡️ https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools

NOTE: Online screening tools are meant to be a quick snapshot of your mental health. If your results indicate you may be experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, consider sharing your results with someone. A mental health provider (such as a doctor or a therapist) can give you a full assessment and talk to you about options for how to feel better.

Food insecurity isn't something you can just forget about. As the nation continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic, food i...
09/23/2021

Food insecurity isn't something you can just forget about. As the nation continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity is impacting Pennsylvanians across the state.

There is no shame in getting help. A collaboration between private, public, and nonprofit sectors is at work across the state to assist anyone in need. If you are struggling to keep food on the table, don't hesitate to get connected with assistance. #HungerActionMonth

🍞 Apply for SNAP: bit.ly/PennSNAP
📍 Find local resources: www.feedingpa.org

Food insecurity isn't something you can just forget about. As the nation continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity is impacting Pennsylvanians across the state.

There is no shame in getting help. A collaboration between private, public, and nonprofit sectors is at work across the state to assist anyone in need. If you are struggling to keep food on the table, don't hesitate to get connected with assistance. #HungerActionMonth

🍞 Apply for SNAP: bit.ly/PennSNAP
📍 Find local resources: www.feedingpa.org

During uncertain times, your mental health matters. If you or a loved one are feeling anxious or overrun with emotions, ...
09/22/2021

During uncertain times, your mental health matters. If you or a loved one are feeling anxious or overrun with emotions, call the Support & Referral Helpline at 1-855-284-2494 (TTY: 724-631-5600) ☎️

The helpline is available 24/7 to counsel Pennsylvanians and refer them to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs. Talk to a trained professional today!

During uncertain times, your mental health matters. If you or a loved one are feeling anxious or overrun with emotions, call the Support & Referral Helpline at 1-855-284-2494 (TTY: 724-631-5600) ☎️

The helpline is available 24/7 to counsel Pennsylvanians and refer them to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs. Talk to a trained professional today!

If you're not sure where to start looking for substance use disorder treatment, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alco...
09/21/2021

If you're not sure where to start looking for substance use disorder treatment, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has got you covered. #RecoveryMonth

If you're not sure where to start looking for substance use disorder treatment, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has got you covered. #RecoveryMonth

Grab your pumpkin spice latte and pull out the sweaters, tomorrow is officially FALL! 🍁🍂🎃 Some reminders to keep you hea...
09/21/2021

Grab your pumpkin spice latte and pull out the sweaters, tomorrow is officially FALL! 🍁🍂🎃
Some reminders to keep you healthy as we move into the cooler weather:

🏠 The ERAP program helps renters and landlords affected by COVID-19 with rent and utilities payments, learn more: www.dhs.pa.gov/ERAP

🔥 Learn about home heating assistance and prepare your LIHEAP application materials before the 2021-22 season opens: bit.ly/LIHEAPPA

💉 Get your flu shot to protect yourselves and others from influenza: bit.ly/2XnQNsw

Grab your pumpkin spice latte and pull out the sweaters, tomorrow is officially FALL! 🍁🍂🎃
Some reminders to keep you healthy as we move into the cooler weather:

🏠 The ERAP program helps renters and landlords affected by COVID-19 with rent and utilities payments, learn more: www.dhs.pa.gov/ERAP

🔥 Learn about home heating assistance and prepare your LIHEAP application materials before the 2021-22 season opens: bit.ly/LIHEAPPA

💉 Get your flu shot to protect yourselves and others from influenza: bit.ly/2XnQNsw

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