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PA Dept. of Public Welfare Officially Changed to Dept. of Human Services

After a two year push, the effort led by the Campaign for What Works and an incredible coalition of advocates, consumers, and lawmakers across the state has crossed the finish line. As of today, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Welfare is now officially the Department of Human Services, ending an unnecessary, decades-long misnomer that failed to illustrate what the Department actually does.

Our sincere thanks and congratulations go out to our allies, the public officials who helped make this happen, and especially to the Pennsylvanians in need of human services who now don’t have to live their lives under such a stigma. This is a huge win and a great, great day.

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