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Social workers are taking improv classes to learn how to think on their feet method

Oct. 24, 2016 3:45 pm

Social workers are taking improv classes to learn how to think on their feet

Improv comedy: It's not just for your annoying theatre friends anymore.
Take our acronyms quiz to test your knowledge of social services purpose

Oct. 12, 2016 12:15 pm

Take our acronyms quiz to test your knowledge of social services

It's almost as if social workers and government agencies communicate in a foreign language. How well you can speak it? You have five minutes to figure out 20 acronyms.
Pay for success does not always mean ‘everybody wins’ funding

Oct. 9, 2016 1:22 pm

Pay for success does not always mean ‘everybody wins’

Neither in theory nor in practice. Pennsylvania is set to launch two pay for success programs in 2017.
Homeless services and housing are a lot like Sinatra’s ‘Love & Marriage’ purpose

Sep. 29, 2016 3:08 pm

Homeless services and housing are a lot like Sinatra’s ‘Love & Marriage’

You can't have one without the other. These stories from local service providers are proof.
Reforming the justice system from a courtroom isn’t cutting it for Keir Bradford-Grey people

Sep. 29, 2016 12:54 pm

Reforming the justice system from a courtroom isn’t cutting it for Keir Bradford-Grey

The conversation on criminal justice reform is moving forward, but the Defender Association chief wants to see more intervention in the child welfare system.
Broderick Green was homeless and addicted. Now he works at the nonprofit that saved him people

Sep. 23, 2016 12:58 pm

Broderick Green was homeless and addicted. Now he works at the nonprofit that saved him

After five years at rock bottom, Green is living his 'wildest dreams' as a support specialist at Depaul USA.
Rockefeller tapped Wharton Social Impact Initiative for this new report on innovative social finance funding

Sep. 16, 2016 12:29 pm

Rockefeller tapped Wharton Social Impact Initiative for this new report on innovative social finance

Innovative Finance: Mobilizing Capital for Maximum Impact digs into how private capital can be used to alleviate social problems.
Philly’s oldest known homeless man needs help traveling to his family — in London funding

Jul. 14, 2016 2:53 pm

Philly’s oldest known homeless man needs help traveling to his family — in London

Resources for Human Development is helping 85-year-old Sam Foster raise $15,000 to get to his son in the U.K.
These 300 re-entrants were sentenced to life as kids. Who will help them reintegrate? purpose

Jul. 11, 2016 9:59 am

These 300 re-entrants were sentenced to life as kids. Who will help them reintegrate?

Social services will need to figure out how to serve the 295 individuals returning to Philadelphia from life sentences they received as juveniles.
The best consultants to help treat addiction are people with addictions purpose

May 31, 2016 9:15 am

The best consultants to help treat addiction are people with addictions

That's according to Department of Behavioral Health Deputy Commissioner Roland Lamb, who took to NBC10 to promote the 2016 "Making a Difference" Recognition Dinner.

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