Here’s what a new client had to say about us after we helped him. His food stamps had been terminated through no fault of his own – an all too common occurrence.
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Earlier this month, several Just Harvest staff met with Department of Public Welfare top officials. We discussed progress the DPW had made on our list of demands regarding critically-needed customer service improvements.
Just Harvest has been working hard to improve DPW’s treatment of those in need. With you at our side, sharing ideas and speaking out, we’ve made a lot of progress. Read this recap on the campaign thus far and find out what’s happening next.
This afternoon, DPW Deputy Secretary Lourdes Padilla announced that it had reversed its decision to close the Greater Pittsburgh East CAO effective April 1. Rallies will continue as planned to ensure that DPW finds a new location within two miles of the old location that is accessible via public transportation and centrally located.
Here are this month’s highlights from the federal, state, and local policy issues we work on: expanding tax credits for low-income workers; the Food Security Partnership’s work to close the hunger gap; bringing caseworkers and clients together to improve DPW customer service.
The state’s Department of Public Welfare is planning to close the Greater Pittsburgh East CAO, which serves more people in need than any other office in the county. Join us at four rallies tomorrow at 11:30am to make sure the message to DPW is clear: put people first!
The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) plans to close the Greater Pittsburgh East County Assistance Office (CAO) and relocate its workers to McKeesport, PA, creating considerable hardship for the working families the CAO serves. SEIU Local 668, the union representing the majority of its employees, and Just Harvest, an anti-poverty, anti-hunger nonprofit to organize rallies […]
Yesterday evening, at Just Harvest’s office, something incredible happened: Department of Public Welfare caseworkers and clients came to a new understanding about their relationship and their shared struggles.
Too many struggling Pennsylvanians cannot get the help they’re eligible for from the state’s Department of Public Welfare. We are working to press state officials for critical improvements in DPW customer service to resolve these long-standing and systemic issues. Join us for a meeting on Wednesday to plan the next steps in this campaign.
“I never thought it would happen, and you wouldn’t think it to look at me, but I’m on food stamps. When I grocery shop I travel to a different neighborhood from where I live. It doesn’t help when I wear a fur coat…”