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Annual Human Services Case Competition for Local Graduate Students

Updated 2023 information. Reports about DHS’s yearly case competition, which invites local graduate students on interdisciplinary teams to solve a problem in local government.

The Director’s Action Line at Twenty Years: Trends, Client Satisfaction and Recommendations

Receiving more than 3,000 calls annually, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) Director’s Action Line (DAL) is an effective mechanism through which clients and other community members can […]

Of and For the Community: How Community Engagement and Communication Helped to Shape the Allegheny County Department of Human Services

Creating an integrated Department of Human Services in 1997 was a herculean task. It involved combining four formerly-separate departments, geographically dispersed and structured in very different ways. Administratively, technologically, fiscally […]

HOPE: Helping Others Through the Power of Education: A Report on a Series of Events Held in the Spring of 2011

Three events were held throughout May and June of 2011, designed to bring together youth and families from a number of DHS children and youth-serving systems. A description and evaluation […]

Starting Early Together – Assessing a System of Care Initiative

Starting Early Together, a program of Allegheny County’s System of Care Initiative, was designed to serve children under six with serious emotional disturbances, and their families, in four high-need Allegheny […]