Coronavirus

From the Desk of Shamena Thomas: Wellness Fridays at ASCI

COVID-19 has not just wreaked havoc on community health across the country, but also affects the well-being of essential workers, such as our staff here at ASCI. This past September,…

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Me and My Afro: 11-Year-Old Writes Book About Self-Love During COVID-19

While most children spend their free time playing video games, 11-year-old Aiden wrote a book entitled Me and My Afro. He created this book to help children who may struggle…

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Minnesota Boy Raises Funds to Feed 225 Health Care Workers

One night during bedtime, 5-year-old Eli Svensk told his father James that he wanted to help health care workers. James decided to create a fundraising page to buy meals from…

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Pittsburgh Native Creates “Adopt-A-Nurse” Campaign

Pittsburgh native Bridget Coleman spent many days in Forbes Hospital as a child. “I was born with a hole in my heart,” Coleman told Pittsburgh’s Action News. She depended on…

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Couple Adopts 5-Year-Old Boy and Has the “Best Christmas Ever”

Exactly one year after Michaela and Dave Robbins began fostering Noah, they tell Pittsburgh’s KDKA that this was the “best Christmas ever.” The Robbins brought 5-year-old Noah into their home…

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Unique & Safe Ways to Celebrate the New Year

As you and your family gear up to ring in 2021, check out this ASCI video providing some creative ideas to celebrate the New Year with your children, extended families…

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Stimulus Bill: Significant New Funding for Older Foster Youth

Through the advocacy and support of thousands of young leaders across the country, Congress passed the long-awaited $900 billion stimulus bill. In addition to direct stimulus payments to eligible individuals,…

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Child Welfare Legislative Updates: December 14-25

Please review the following child welfare legislative updates pertinent to children and families from December 14 – 25. These bills and other important legislation can be tracked at GovTrack.us. Health   H.R. 8958 —…

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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Offers Hotspot Lending Program

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) is offering a hotspot lending program for remote learners in Allegheny County! After providing some general information to determine eligibility, adult learners, teachers and the…

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Holiday Mental Health Resources

As the holidays draw near, the Wolf Administration has provided holiday mental health resources for Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness, isolation and other stressors. The holidays can be both…

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