Sunday, November 28, 2021
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…

State Centers
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State Centers

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare - through the Office of Developmental Programs - operates five Intermediate Care Facilities, called state centers, for people with intellectual disabilities. State Centers Mission Statement and Guiding Priciples Mission Statement - To create…

For Adults
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For Adults

The Department of Public Welfare offers a wide variety of supports and services to maintain or improve the quality of life for older Pennsylvanians and other adults in need of assistance. Whether assistance is needed…

Apply for Benefits
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Apply for Benefits

For your convenience, there are now three different ways to apply for or renew your benefits.  You may choose to do so online, with a paper application, or in person.  Online - using the COMPASS website In Person - Visit your local County…