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State to take over social services in North Carolina county

A North Carolina agency is assuming temporary control of a portion of a county social services department after an investigation revealed systemic problems. On Monday, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services will temporarily assume leadership of child welfare services at the Bertie County Department of Social Services. A news release said the investigation revealed a lack of adequate training, supervision and capacity to deliver appropriate child welfare services. The release said the move is authorized under state law, and has the support of the county and the department. DHHS Secretary Kody H. Kinsley said working with county leaders would strengthen its ability to deliver child welfare services.
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Valley Medicaid recipients encouraged to update information now

Here in the Valley, more than a third of the population gets health insurance through Medicaid. The Medicaid rolls have grown in Ohio by more than 700,000 people since the beginning of the pandemic, with approximately 3.37 million Ohioans receiving benefits, and more than 185,000 individuals in the Valley receiving Medicaid.
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State takes over Bertie County child welfare services

BERTIE, Bertie County — North Carolina State Department of Health and Human Services took over leadership of the child welfare services at the Bertie County Department of Social Services after the state found the county’s child welfare services was not up to standards with the law. The state...
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Florida woman convicted of money laundering

FLORIDA — A federal jury convicted a Florida woman on Friday for laundering approximately $786,000 in money stolen from Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurers as part of a sprawling health care fraud scheme in Miami. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Jesmina Ramirez, 50, of...
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State to take over social services in North Carolina county

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina agency is assuming temporary control of a portion of a county social services department after an investigation revealed systemic problems. On Monday, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services will temporarily assume leadership of child welfare services at the Bertie County...
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Rising COVID cases push attention back to schools

A Michigan organization is asking for a return to masking in schools. The request is part of a list of demands from the group, Michigan Parent Alliance for Safe Schools, or MiPASS. Organizer Kathleen Lucas said officials should respond to rising COVID case numbers across the state. “We are hoping...
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Federal relief money available to young people formerly in foster care

Young adults formerly in foster care are eligible for federal pandemic relief money to cover expenses like rent, groceries, transportation, education, and utilities. New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services is urging eligible youth to apply, through outreach efforts like a press release and social media advertisements on Facebook. The department is also reaching out directly to foster parents and young adults, according to a spokesperson. Young people up to 22 years old who spent time in foster care since the age of 16 and have since aged out of care are eligible for the stimulus payments.
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State to take over child welfare services in Bertie County

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state agency is assuming control temporarily of a portion of a county department of social services after an investigation revealed a systemic lack of adequate training, supervision and capacity to deliver appropriate child welfare services. On Monday, the N.C. Department of Health and Human...
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The Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services needs volunteer guardians

The Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services seeks volunteer guardians for wards. Walworth County Volunteer Services Coordinator Colleen Lesniak says volunteer guardians are court-appointed and wards are people who aren’t able to make, maybe, good medical or financial decisions for themselves any more. Lesniak says volunteer guardians may help those who are in assisted living or in a nursing home, and are individuals who wards call if they don’t have family or friends to assist them. She says everybody needs somebody and that’s what volunteer guardians are to people who don’t have a somebody. The Walworth County website provides volunteer applications and contact information.
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State to take over social services in NC county

RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina agency is assuming control temporarily of a portion of a county department of social services after an investigation revealed a systemic lack of adequate training, supervision and capacity to deliver appropriate child welfare services. On Monday, the N.C. Department of Health and Human...
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LANSING, Mich. — Rebecca Meszaros Community Resource Coordinator at Michigan Department of Health & Human Services talks about the upcoming Spring Job Fair on May 19 from 10am to 2pm. There will be 30 employers with 150 open positions. For more information please visit camw.org. Want to check out...
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Bustos announces $1.6 million in funds for Project NOW Head Start programs

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced Friday that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Project NOW an additional $1.6 million in federal funding for Head Start programs. Project NOW is a Community Action Agency serving Rock Island, Henry and Mercer...
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State DHHS takes control of Bertie County DSS Child Welfare Services

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - The state Department of Health and Human Services has announced it will temporarily take leadership of Child Welfare Services at the Bertie County Department of Social Services Monday. The NCDHHS says the action is authorized under state law, and Bertie County and BCDSS are aware and...
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