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Aug 28, 2023 - Describes a program in rural New York which aims to keep children in the Child Protective Services (CPS) system in the home rather than placed with a foster family. The program helps parents with medical appointment transportation, parenting lessons, acquiring basic needs, and other wraparound services. Discusses trends in child welfare in the foster care system and the role poverty plays in introducing families to the system.
Source: Imprint News
Aug 16, 2023 - The Health Resources and Services Administration will hold a public meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS) on September 6-8, 2023. The agenda will include discussions on the availability of disability services in rural areas. Information about NACRHHS and the agenda for this meeting will be available on the NACRHHS website. Written statements and requests to make oral comments should be submitted to Sahira Rafiullah at least 3 business days before the meeting.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 2, 2023 - Describes warm-weather efforts of county employees and volunteers to count the homeless population in and around Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. An attempt had been made in late January, but at that time no homeless people were found, probably due to them finding temporary shelter during the cold weather.
Source: Governing
Aug 2, 2023 - Notice from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) seeking comments on a proposed extension of information collection requirements related to the National Survey of Older Americans Act participants. The information collected will be used by ACL to track performance outcome measures; support budget requests; comply with reporting requirements; provide national benchmark information; and inform program development and management initiatives. Comments are due by October 2, 2023.
Source: Federal Register