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Annual Place Matters Awards

Each year, the Department invites representatives from all 24 local departments of social services to a special luncheon in Annapolis to honor their achievements in caring for the vulnerable children we serve. We know how critical it is that every child grows up in a nurturing, stable
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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer does not discriminate, it affects all ages, ethnic groups and also men. DHR is once again sponsoring a team to walk in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure that will be held this Sunday, October 26. M
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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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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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