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DHR Donates More than 100 Backpacks Filled with School Supplies to Children Around the State

A recent survey by NBC News reported the cost of back to school supplies is soaring and can top $100 per student. Some parents in our state just cannot afford this expense for their children. That’s where DHR staff steps up to help. The staff has generously supported a backpack donati
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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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Montgomery County DHHS Child Welfare Division Annual Foster Family Picnic

On June 18, 2014; the Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services Child Welfare Division hosted its 37th Annual Foster Family Picnic at the Smokey Glen Farm located on 16407 Riffle Ford Road in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The event hosted foster families, foster youth, fa
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Make Your Voice Heard. Register to Vote!

For the 2014 Primary Election, the deadline to register is Tuesday, June 3, 2014. If you are using Maryland’s Online Voter Registration System (OLVR), you have until 9:00 p.m. to submit your application. The deadline to register for the Nov. 4, 2014 Gubernatorial General Electio
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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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DHR executive honored as Top 100 Women in Maryland

Today the Daily Record newspaper announced its 2014 Top 100 Women, and among them is DHR’s Molly McGrath-Tierney, director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services. The honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore on M
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LDI – Growing Emerging Leaders at DHR

Last month, I asked DHR employees to nominate their peers for a chance to be a part of our inaugural DHR Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) class. We developed LDI to meet the large demand for more leadership and skills training and to help grow the next generation of DHR leaders
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Maryland Foster Parent Honored With National Award

With the assistance of strong community partners, DHR has made significant progress improving the outcomes for the children in our care. Since 2007, we’ve reduced the number of children in foster care by 41%.; we’ve achieved a 67% decrease the number of kids in group homes and more th
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Hagerstown DHR employee recognized for community volunteer work

  I thought this recent story in the Hagerstown Herald-Mail was worth passing along. It’s about a DHR employee in our Washington County office who was honored by the Red Cross for more than 17 years of volunteer service. During large scale disaster responses, DHR is the lea
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DHR employees show their generosity

We recently closed out the 2012 Maryland Combined Charities campaign pledge drive. Though we are only the fourth largest state agency, once again DHR employees lead all participating state departments in giving. I am proud of you all and appreciate everyone who contributed to making 2
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