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Praise For New Diversionary Program for Phila. SchoolkidsIn its first year, the program has cut the number of child arrests in half. Jovon Scere is grateful for how the program helped her daughter, Jahnira Scere-Jones.
Montgomery County Daycare Shut Down After Death Of Baby GirlState officials have shut down a Montgomery County daycare following the death of a five-month-old girl who was in the care of school staff.
City CouncilHears of Rocky Results In DHS Outsourcing Of Child Welfare CasesPhiladelphia City Council held a public hearing on Wednesday to check on the progress of new DHS system of outsourcing child welfare cases to community agencies.
Burst Water Pipe Closes One Parkway TowerNearly 2,000 city workers got an unexpected day off today after a burst water pipe forced the closure of their Center City office tower.
Mom in SEPTA Bus Video Indicates Daughter May Be In Protective CustodyThe video posted last Thursday has drawn critical comments by those outraged at the sight of the little girl trying to hold her mother's head up as the woman folds into an intermittent stupor.
Facility Opens In Philadelphia To Help Sex Crime Victims CopeThe new facility in Hunting Park combines agencies that deal with the aftermath of sex crimes.
DHS Increasing Efforts To Help Teens Find Longterm HomesThe Department of Human Services in Philadelphia is boosting its efforts to help get teenagers out of group homes and institutions, and into long term foster care.
Department Of Human Services Releases Annual Report, Update On Initiative For ChildrenThe 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.
Philadelphia Service Agency Begins Commercial Cooking Classes for ClientsThere are 17 young adults in the first "Culinary Connections" class, sponsored by JEVS Human Services in Philadelphia.
DHS Head: ‘Lessons To Be Learned’ From Khalil Wimes CaseAnne 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.
Nutter: DHS Did Not Have Open Case On Deceased 6-Year-Old Khalil WimeCity officials say the Department of Human Services did not have an 'open case' with the six-year-old boy who died this week, allegedly at the hands of his parents in their Point Breeze neighborhood. Relatives of the young victim say the Family Court system should never have returned Khalil Wimes to their care.
Police: Mother Charged After Leaving Children Alone In South Philadelphia Home Authorities removed two children early Friday morning from a South Philadelphia home after it was discovered they had been left alone in “deplorable condition”.