A child advocacy group met with lawmakers from Lycoming County to discuss future state funding. Read more
Advocates for the statewide Childhood Begins at Home coalition in Allegheny County are pressing forward on a mission to ensure support for children and low-income families — one home visit at a time. Read more.
Lyndsey Kramer said she is forever grateful to the Parents as Teachers program, which helped her get sober, learn fundamental parenting and gain a career. Read the full story.
Aryza Eaton faced a tough challenge when she became pregnant at age 14, but fortunately, she found a lifeline. Read the full story.
As a nation, we proudly salute our armed forces. Whether we are honoring service members during a football game or buying a vet’s lunch, we open our hearts and say, in all sincerity, “Thank you.” Read the full story.
Today law enforcement leaders and lawmakers are hosting a community roundtable to talk about what could be done to help at-risk children avoid getting wrapped up in the criminal justice system. Read the full story.
The governing body members of Pennsylvania’s home visiting coalition said Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019-20 budget proposal to increase the Community-Based Family Centers line by $5 million is a small step in the right direction, and released the following statement: “Evidence-based home visiting is a research-proven tool to support the development and safety of our most […]
State officials and members of law enforcement are pushing home visiting programs that are designed to help families struggling with drug addiction. Read the full story.
Harrisburg, Pa. (Jan. 16, 2019) – South Central PA prosecutors who are members of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids released a new report today at Tri County Community Action (TCCA) entitled, Preventing Crime Through Voluntary Home Visiting. Joined by Pennsylvania Secretary of Human Services Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children President and CEO Kari King and administrators […]
Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services secretary, runs an agency with nearly $40 billion in state and federal funds and more than 15,000 employees. But on this Thursday afternoon, wearing a T-shirt, capri pants and flip-flops, seated on the floor of her suburban Harrisburg home near her 2½-year-old daughter, she’s most decidedly not in charge. […]