Saturday, September 25, 2021
Mental Health Services
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Mental Health Services

Mental Health services are administered through county Mental Health/Mental Retardation (MH/MR) program offices. The county MH/MR offices serve as a referral source. Most actual mental health services are delivered by local provider agencies under contract…

Juvenile Justice
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Juvenile Justice

The system of Juvenile Justice in Pennsylvania is based on the concepts expressed by balanced and restorative justice.  This concept is based on an understanding that crime is an act against a victim and a…

Integrated Children’s Services
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Integrated Children’s Services

The Department of Public Welfare is taking a comprehensive approach to serving children, birth to 21 years of age, through programs that focus on long-term prevention, early intervention and services that support family stability, child…

HealthCare / Medical Assistance
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HealthCare / Medical Assistance

Medical Assistance, also known as Medicaid, and sometimes referred to as MA, pays for health care services for eligible  individuals   How to Apply for Medical Assistance There are a couple of different ways to apply for Medical Assistance, please choose the option…

Early Intervention Services
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Early Intervention Services

While all children grow and develop in unique ways, some children experience delays in their development. Children with developmental delays and disabilities benefit from The Pennsylvania Early Intervention program, a state supported network of parents, service practitioners,…

Child Support Contact Information
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Child Support Contact Information

For information about the child support process in Pennsylvania, please contact the Bureau of State Child Support Enforcement at 1-800-932-0211 or visit the Pennsylvania Child Support Program website for further information. Pennsylvania State Collection and Disbursement Unit(the…

Child Care and Early Learning
For Children

Child Care and Early Learning

Increasing evidence has emerged to show that children's learning opportunities in the years before kindergarten have an important effect on their performance in school and ultimately their ability to contribute to society as adults. Through…

For Children
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For Children

Supporting children in Pennsylvania is one of the Department of Public Welfare’s primary goals, and a wide array of services and benefit programs are available for children. DPW oversees children’s welfare programs, adoption and foster…