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Thousands Set To Protest Loss Of Welfare Benefits

A protest is planned in Detroit Monday — as the state hears from people who are in danger of losing their cash assistance welfare benefits.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/28/2011

DHS Looking For ‘Job Navigators’ To Help People Find Alternatives To Cash Assistance

The Michigan Department of Human Services is looking for volunteers to help people find alternatives to state cash assistance … as welfare changes take effect Saturday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/01/2011

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State Defends Removing College Students From Food Stamp Aid

The state continues to defend its action to remove 30,000 Michigan college students from food stamp rolls.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/20/2011

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Detroit Mom Involved In Police Standoff Due In Court

The preliminary exam for Maryanne Godboldo gets underway Thursday morning at 36th District Court. She’s accused of discharging a weapon and felonious assault stemming from a 12-hour standoff with police.

07/07/2011

Snyder Swears In Hundreds Of Child Welfare Workers

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has sworn in close to 300 child welfare workers, telling them their jobs are in many ways tougher than his.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2011

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Misspending, Suspensions In Human Services Department

Mayor Dave Bing said money meant to help low-income families with food and clothing was used to new buy furniture.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2011

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MI Collects Over $3 Billion In Child Support, Saves Taxpayers $81 Million

The Michigan Auditor General released a comprehensive report with good news for more than 560,000 Michigan children: Michigan excelled in collecting and distributing about $3 billion in child support in the past two years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2011

State Of Mich. Hiring 500 College Grads

The Michigan Department of Human Services needs people to work in child welfare services, including foster care, adoption, and juvenile cases.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/01/2011

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Mich. Child-Welfare Agency Plans Hiring Drive

Michigan’s child-welfare agency says it wants to hire more than 500 new college graduates as it tries to comply with an agreement to improve foster care, protective services and other responsibilities.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/04/2011

185 Bodies Unclaimed In Wayne County

In one of the first moves of the new governor’s administration, the head of Human Services is offering to help Wayne County with a problem at the morgue.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/27/2011

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