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Gov. Wolf Provides Update on State’s Commitment to Protecting Vulnerable Pennsylvanians

Governor Tom Wolf today provided an update on the state’s commitment to protecting vulnerable populations, first announced when he signed an executive order in July. Following that announcement that included the creation of his Council on Reform, the council delivered a list of recommendations to him on Nov. 1. Since that time, the governor has…

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Gov. Wolf: Investing $15 Million to Expand Access to High-Quality Affordable Child Care, Reduce Waiting Lists

Governor Tom Wolf today announced the award of $15 million to expand access to high-quality, affordable child care to more than 900 infants and toddlers around Pennsylvania. The investment comes from the 2019-2020 budget, which included the $15 million investment in federal funds to expand access to high-quality care and reduce the subsidized child care…

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Pennsylvania Expanding Community-Based Services for Seniors, Veterans, People with Disabilities

Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration announced today that it has received $20 million in federal funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to continue the Money Follows the Person (MFP) grant. MFP incentivizes states to focus on transitioning individuals out of long-term care facilities to be served in their communities in a…

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Strong Support for Gov. Wolf’s Executive Order to Overhaul Vulnerable Population Systems

Harrisburg, PA – Advocacy groups and legislators praised Governor Tom Wolf for signing an executive order Wednesday making sweeping changes to Pennsylvania’s systems that provide protections and support to vulnerable people. “The new Council on Reform met immediately after the announcement and is already hard at work identifying the changes our commonwealth’s systems need to…

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Executive Order – 2019-05- Protection of Vulnerable Populations

Subject: Protection of Vulnerable Populations Number: 2019-05 By Direction of: Tom Wolf, Governor Date: July 31, 2019 WHEREAS, all Pennsylvanians should be safe from harm, mistreatment, and abuse; and WHEREAS, the Commonwealth’s responsibility for the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians is demonstrated by its commitment to strengthen laws, regulations, and programs that protect its…

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