Department of Public Welfare (DPW) is now the Department of Human Services, and has Introduced a New Website!

On September 25, 2014, Governor Tom Corbett signed House Bill 993, officially changing the name of the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) to the Department of Human Services. The new law will officially take effect in November, with a phased-in approach and measured transition to the new name beginning at that time. The department will replace deliverables, such as letterhead and business cards as needed, and integrate necessary system changes with scheduled upgrades to effectuate the change in the most cost-effective manner possible.

DPW/Dept. of Human Services Secretary Beverly Mackareth explained the name change: "For the past several years, advocates, families, legislators, and providers have diligently worked to make this change happen. Our new name will reflect the services and supports our agency currently provides to individuals and their families."

New website link:

Children's Behavioral Health link (please highlight and paste this entire address into your browser):