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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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JuJu Smith-Schuster Gives 200 Kids Gift Cards for Christmas

JuJu Smith-Schuster and the JuJu Foundation partnered with Walmart to give over 200 kids from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania $20,000 in gift cards for a happier…

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Ed Higinbotham, 94, Makes 300 Wooden Toys for Children

 A 94-year-old Fayette County man has been making Christmas toys for children since the ’80s! State police said they have already picked up 300 wooden toys from Ed Higinbotham this…

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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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Community Outlets for Black Youth to Channel Frustrations About Racism

Why do we need community outlets for Black youth? Most Black youth in the United States encounter racism in their daily lives, which can lead to continual psychological and emotional…

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SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Case Impacting LGBTQ+ Foster and Adoptive Parents

On November 4, the Supreme Court heard initial oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case that considers whether taxpayer-funded, private foster care agencies can discriminate against prospective…

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Join Us for a Virtual Respite Recruitment Event!

ASCI’s respite home recruiters are inviting all families in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas to join our virtual respite recruitment event on November 18 at 6 p.m. EST. Respite caseworker…

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Need a Ride to the Polls? Call These Services!

The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) is offering free rides to the voting polls on November 3rd! Also, check out other organizations that are offering free and discounted rides for…

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What Is Voter Suppression?

As U.S. citizens, we are entitled to specific voting rights. U.S. election laws were established to protect voters and date back to Article 1 of the Constitution, which gave states…

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