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(Dr. Donald Schwarz, Philadelphia's health commissioner.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Two Respected Commissioners Departing Nutter Administration

Dr. Donald Schwarz (photo) served as health commissioner and Anne Marie Ambrose was the commissioner of human services.

06/27/2014

(Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite discusses the CHOP PolicyLab report during a presentation at school district headquarters.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Report: One in 5 Phila. Students Familiar With Welfare or Juvie

The report, by the Policy Lab at Children’s Hospital, says 17 percent of Philadelphia school students have been involved with DHS or the juvenile justice system, and 20 percent of those in high schools.

06/14/2014

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Imprisoned Phila. Fathers To Get Access To Family Videoconferencing

What started as a pilot program to help incarcerated Philadelphia mothers remain connected with their children is now expanding to include fathers as well.

06/11/2014

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Viral Video Draws Attention of Philadelphia Child Protection Officials

Ambrose says her department was flooded with e-mails, and police were able to identify the woman and insure the safety of the child.

03/07/2014

(A scene from the movie "Top Papi."  Image provided)

Nutter Administration Working To Recruit More Foster Families in Philadelphia

DHS commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose says the film, “Tio Papi” (photo), drives home the point that child welfare is a community responsibility.

10/24/2013

DHS commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose, at lectern, with a portion of the 2,500 backpacks handed out today to kids in foster care.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

2,500 Foster Kids in Philadelphia Get Free School Supplies

And those headed to college got an even bigger surprise: a new laptop computer.

08/28/2013

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Department Of Human Services Releases Annual Report, Update On Initiative For Children

The Department of Human Services released its annual report this week. DHS commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose sat down with KYW Newsradio to discuss changes at the agency over the past year.

03/23/2013

DHS Commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose (left) and City Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez (right). (Credit: City of Philadelphia TV)

DHS Head: ‘Lessons To Be Learned’ From Khalil Wimes Case

Anne Marie Ambrose, Commissioner of the Department of Human Services, was testifying at a city council budget hearing when one lawmaker asked about the Khalil Wimes case.

05/01/2012

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