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.
Tag Archives | Department of Public Welfare (DPW)
We are happy to now have on board six dedicated individuals with strong backgrounds in research and service who are bringing a burst of new energy to our efforts.
A bill changing the name of the PA Department of Public Welfare is making it’s way through the state legislature. But a new amendment to the bill will undo what advocates sought to accomplish.
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.
The PA Auditor General release an audit today of the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) finding that the DPW put benefits on 138 ACCESS cards associated with the Social Security numbers of deceased individuals. The Coalition for Low-Income Pennsylvanians (CLIP), which includes Just Harvest, issued the following response.
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 […]