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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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We’re working hard to help Maryland families have a healthy and prosperous 2013

The last four years have been tough for many Maryland individuals and families. A record number of households in need have turned to DHR for help with medical assistance, putting food on the table or paying the heating bill. Yet despite the increased workload this caused, our dedicate
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Why Place Matters in Maryland

Happy Holidays to everyone!  This front-page story in today’s Baltimore Sun is particularly fitting for this time of year and showcases some of the progress that we are making with the kids in our care. Please check it out when you get a moment. The article highlights the tremendous p
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Taking a hard look in the mirror to improve our Child Support customer service

It’s all too easy to look at a monthly or annual report and reasonably conclude, hey, we’re doing a pretty good job.  For example, last year, DHR’s Child Support Enforcement Administration, or CSEA, collected and dispersed a record $544 million in child support to families. This was a
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Welcome to Ted’s Take – DHR Secretary Ted Dallas’ official blog

Welcome to Ted’s Take, my new _ and official _ blog! At DHR, we take pride in the important work we do, and we are very fortunate to be engaged in the kind of work that can change people’s lives in a very positive way. Through our local departments of social services in each Mar
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