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Maryland Receives $3.4 Million Performance Bonus for Improving Access to SNAP Program

For the last several years, our Family Investment staff has worked incredibly hard, along with the Governor’s Office for Children and our community partners, to achieve Gov. O’Malley’s goal of ending childhood hunger in Maryland. Last week the USDA recognized these e
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Maryland becomes the first state this year to be awarded a Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project

Good afternoon, Every child deserves a place to call home. This week, we took another step toward making this vision a reality for all of Maryland’s children. Maryland became the first state this year to be awarded a Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project from the federal gover
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Maryland’s Interagency Council on Homelessness

Nationally, over 600,000 people are homeless and approximately 10,000 of them live in Maryland. To help those Marylanders in need, we worked with the General Assembly and community partners to launch a new Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH). The ICH was established by SB 796 (2
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Going for the Gold: First Two DHR Employees Achieve Gold Recognition in Department’s Leadership Reach Program

We launched the Leadership Reach back in November 2013 with the goal of providing you with the opportunity to have not just a job at DHR, but a career. Your response and interest has been fantastic. So far this year, we have trained 1,540 unique employees. Please join me in congratula
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Maryland Officials Announce Key Developments in State’s Plan to Assist Children Seeking Refuge

I’d like to provide an update on the progress we’ve made in carrying out Governor Martin O’Malley’s plan to provide help and humane treatment to children seeking refuge from violence in Central America as they go they go through federal legal proceedings. Earlier today we
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DHR Partners with CollegeBound Foundation to Help Baltimore Foster Youth Prepare for College

Today, Deputy Secretary Carnitra White, Steven Youngblood, Ready by 21 manager, and I joined a host of public and private partners for the CollegeBound Foundation’s 26th Annual Scholarship Luncheon at the Hilton Hotel in Baltimore. Our table guests were six foster care youth who have
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DHR Has Another Record-Setting Year For Child Support Collections In Maryland

Today the Baltimore Sun featured a story highlighting the progress we’ve made at DHR over the last two years increasing child support collections, improving customer service and realizing our goal of making Maryland a Top 10 performing state. In one key category _ the collection of pa
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Employees in the News

In recent months, I learned that several DHR employees have received recognition for their work outside the office to better their communities. It’s inspiring to hear stories of DHR employees who selflessly give their free time volunteering and helping others in need, even after a lon
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Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame welcomes six new members

Each March, as we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s my honor to take part in the induction ceremony for the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame. This annual event honors Maryland women who have made unique and lasting contributions to the economic, political, cultural and social l
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Partnering to end hunger in Maryland

DHR is fortunate to have community partners that help us assist vulnerable children and adults.  Maryland Hunger Solutions (MHS) is one of those partners and a critical part of our shared fight to eliminate poverty and hunger in Maryland. Director Cathy Demeroto from MHS was kind enou
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