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 Date Title
10/13/2014Arkansas Volunteer Communities of the Year Announced
10/13/2014White Cane Safety Day observance features sports figure's mother and former Arkansas Secretary of State
10/7/2014Paragould man who’s legally blind earns achievement award
10/1/2014Deputy Director Leaving to Work with National Nonprofit ZERO TO THREE
9/25/2014Mountain Home man has vision restored, earns achievement award
9/23/2014Registration Open for Statewide Juvenile Justice Conference
9/23/2014DYS Director Steele Leaving; DHS Deputy Director to Serve as Interim
9/23/2014Agencies Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs September 27
9/19/2014Hot Springs woman who’s visually impaired earns achievement award
9/15/2014DBHS Director to Leave; Experienced Department Leaders to Take On Interim Roles
9/9/2014Long term Services and Supports for Loved Ones Topic of Annual Summit
9/8/2014Governor Beebe Proclaims September Arkansas Volunteer Month
8/28/2014Little Rock woman regains eyesight, earns achievement award
8/25/2014Stehle’s Knowledge, Leadership Abilities Land Her Medicaid Director Post Permanently
8/20/2014Just two weeks left to submit concept papers for 2015-16 AmeriCorps Arkansas Grant funding -- Get link to concept paper here
8/20/2014Nominations being accepted for the 2015 Arkansas Community Services Awards
8/12/2014AmeriCorps Arkansas 2015-16 Grant Applications Accepted until 4 p.m., September 4
8/11/2014 Ten-year-old boy initiates fundraisers for charities, nominated for award
8/7/2014 Determined Cave City man regains eyesight, earns achievement award
7/31/2014DHS Policy and Planning Director One of 48 in Country Tapped for Fellowship
7/30/2014 DHS Division Director Jones to Retire after 36-year Career, Anderson Tapped as Replacement
7/10/2014DHS Division Awarded $1 Million Grant to Boost Early Learning, School Readiness
7/1/2014DHS Awards Federal Grant Funds Totaling $530,000 to 21 Programs
7/1/2014Pine Bluff teen who’s visually impaired graduates from unique program
7/1/2014Newark teen who’s blind graduates from unique program
7/1/2014 Jonesboro teen who’s visually impaired graduates from unique program
7/1/2014Hartman teen who’s visually impaired graduates from unique program
7/1/2014 El Dorado teen who’s visually impaired graduates from unique program
7/1/2014Pulaski County teens who are blind or visually impaired graduate from unique program
7/1/2014Austin teen who’s visually impaired graduates from unique program
7/1/2014Oxford teen who’s legally blind graduates from unique program
7/1/2014Crittenden County teens graduate from program for the blind and visually impaired
7/1/2014Bald Knob teen who’s legally blind graduates from unique program
6/26/2014Fayetteville man who’s blind earns achievement award
6/20/2014Review Shows Payment Improvement Initiative Advancing Patient Care, Decreasing Costs
6/19/2014Little Rock lawyer who is blind earns achievement award
6/4/2014DHS Legal Chief Hopkins to retire, White Named to Post
5/30/2014One-stop Assistance Event for Tornado Survivors to be Held in Vilonia on June 6
5/29/2014DHS Sending Notices to Some Health Care Independence Program Clients
5/22/2014Little Rock woman regains eyesight, earns achievement award
5/22/2014Arkansas DHS names three to Senior Arkansans Hall of Fame
5/16/2014DHS Announces Disaster Food Assistance (D-SNAP) Relief for Pulaski, Randolph, and White Counties
5/15/2014One-stop Assistance Event for Tornado Survivors to be Held in Mayflower on May 16, 2014
5/12/2014DHS Announces Disaster Food Assistance (D-SNAP) Relief for Faulkner County
5/9/2014Fort Smith woman who’s blind earns achievement award
5/8/2014State Tutoring, Teacher Programs Receive AmeriCorps Funding
5/8/2014Group Receives AmeriCorps Funding to Serve at-risk Youth
5/8/2014State Literacy Program receives AmeriCorps Funding
5/8/2014Teach for America-Arkansas receives AmeriCorps funds to add teachers in Delta
5/6/2014Pine Bluff man overcomes misfortune, earns achievement award
5/5/2014Faulkner County Storm Victims Can ‘Pre-Register’ for Disaster Food Assistance
5/2/2014Allison Announces Decision to Leave State Medicaid Post June 1
4/25/2014Arkansans Can Help Combat Prescription Drug Abuse, Hunger during Statewide Event
4/23/2014Parents Who Adopted Children Detail Effects of Abuse
4/23/2014Independent Analysis Shows Private Option Budget on Target with Allowable Adjustment
4/21/2014Nearly 70% of Arkansans Eligible for Private Option Signed-Up in First Six Months
3/14/2014Career development program enrollment opens for youth who are blind or visually impaired
2/28/2014Senior Arkansans Sought to Participate in 2014 Silver Haired Legislative Session
2/24/2014Nominees Sought for 2014 Senior Arkansans Hall of Fame
2/13/2014Private Option Enrollments Continue to Increase in Every County, More than Half under 40
2/13/2014Medical Providers Rewarded with Payments for Quality Care
1/31/2014Sponsors Needed for Arkansas 2014 Summer Food Program
1/24/2014Congressional Budget Office Taps Andy Allison to Serve on 2014 Advisory Panel
1/15/2014Private Option Enrollees Younger, Help Lower Median Age of Arkansas’s Insurance Marketplace
1/10/20142014 Data Shows Private Option Enrollments Growing in Every County
12/13/2013Little Rock woman with visual impairment named state winner of achievement award
12/2/2013Pocahontas woman with visual impairment earns achievement award
12/2/2013Determined White Hall woman succeeds despite visual impairment, earns achievement award
12/2/2013West Memphis woman succeeds despite visual impairment, earns achievement award
11/21/2013Springdale Woman Who is Blind Earns Achievement Awards
11/21/2013Foster Children across Arkansas Adopted as part of National Adoption Day Celebration
11/13/2013Corning woman serves others, regains vision, earns achievement awar
11/12/2013DHS Announces Arkansas Volunteer Communities of the Year
11/7/2013Pea Ridge man regains sight, starts over, earns achievement award
11/7/2013Arkansas Collected More Than 18,000 Pounds of Unused Medication during Take Back Event
11/5/2013Completed Enrollment in Private Health Insurance through Arkansas Private Option Nears 50,000
10/24/2013Cabot woman regains vision, serves others, earns achievement award
10/24/2013Arkansas AmeriCorps Members Honored with Award, Inducted into Program
10/15/2013Importance of the White Cane Celebrated
10/15/2013DHS Reports Number of Applications State has received for Private Option
10/11/2013Oden businessman who’s visually impaired to receive achievement award
10/10/2013Local doctor who’s blind to receive achievement award
10/9/2013Camden man regains sight, starts over, earns achievement award
10/8/2013Texarkana man who’s blind earns award for daring to dream bigger
10/7/2013More than 55,000 Arkansans Already Signaled Interest in Enrolling in Private Option
9/25/2013Little Rock woman with visual impairment earns acheivement award
9/19/2013Alexander woman with visual impairment earns achievement award
9/19/2013Arkansas Human Services Kicks Off Afterschool Meals Program
9/9/2013Doctor Who First Diagnosed Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders to Speak at FASD Summit in North Little Rock Sept. 23
9/6/2013People in Recovery Share Stories, Encourage Others to Seek Treatment during National Recovery Month kick-off
9/1/2013Governor Beebe Proclaims September Arkansas Volunteer Month
8/28/2013Keesa M. Smith Tapped as DHS Deputy Director
7/29/2013Steele Tapped to Serve as Division of Youth Services Director
7/15/2013Nominations Sought for Volunteer Community of the Year Awards
7/15/2013Deputy Director Leaving Agency to Focus on the Delta
7/12/2013Medicaid Finishes Fiscal Year with Lowest Growth Rate Since 1982
7/2/2013Newark teen who’s blind graduates from unique program
7/2/2013Bella Vista teen who’s visually impaired graduates from unique program
7/2/2013Pine Bluff teen who’s visually impaired graduates from unique program
7/2/2013Fayetteville teen who’s visually impaired graduates from unique program
7/2/2013Lexa teen who’s blind graduates from unique program
7/2/2013Shirley teen who’s visually impaired graduates from unique program
7/2/2013Hartman teen who’s visually impaired graduates from unique program
7/2/2013Judsonia teen who’s visually impaired graduates from unique program
7/2/2013Helena, West Helena teens who are visually impaired graduate from unique program
7/2/2013Little Rock, North Little Rock teens who are blind and visually impaired graduate from unique program
7/2/2013West Memphis, Marion teens who are blind and visually impaired benefit from
6/17/2013Reunited Families Celebrated During Reunification Month
6/3/2013DHS Taps Experienced Executive as Behavioral Health Services Director
5/29/2013Groups Link Oral Health and Nutrition at Upcoming Free Dental Clinic
5/21/2013DHS Renews Contract with USDA to Administer Meals
5/14/2013Five Seniors Inducted Into Hall of Fame for Enriching Lives of Others
5/10/2013Studies: State-funded Preschool Program Narrows Education Gap, Has Lasting Effects
5/2/2013DHS Schedules SNAP Visits for Northeast Arkansas
5/2/2013More than 18,000 pounds of medications collected at Arkansas' sixth Drug Take Back event
4/25/2013Division of Youth Services Director Announces Retirement
4/23/2013SNAP Staff will Visit Senior Center in Mountain Home on May 7, 2013
4/23/2013SNAP Staff to Visit Elkins senior center on May 14, 2013
4/22/2013Parent Tells of Triumph over Drugs with Help of Child Welfare System
4/9/2013Little Rock Man Receives Award for Furthering Volunteerism
4/3/2013Older Arkansans Can Improve Health with Grocery Program
4/2/2013Grant aimed at improving care for Arkansas Medicaid patients
3/8/2013DHS reaches compromise and settlement agreement with family of Jonathan Nelson
2/25/2013Arkansas Awarded $42 Million Grant to Support Payment Improvement Initiative
2/25/2013One-Third of Older Arkansans Live with Food Insecurity
2/15/2013DHS Seeking Nominations for Senior Arkansans Hall of Fame
2/1/2013Free Cooking Classes Planned to Help Child Care Centers and Families
1/18/2013Providers Needed for Arkansas Summer Food Program
12/14/2012Arkansas man who’s blind gains freedom, wins state achievement award
12/13/2012Downtown Little Rock Toy Parade Scheduled for Friday
12/11/2012Band teacher who’s blind wins achievement award
12/6/2012Grady man gains access to career, wins service award
12/5/2012Restored vision enables Newport man to serve others and win award
11/26/2012Small business owner who’s visually impaired gains hope, wins award
11/26/2012Blytheville woman who’s visually impaired wins service award
11/26/2012Former Bentonville man who’s blind gains job and award
11/20/2012DOJ Says Division of Youth Services Met or Exceeded Goals in Consent Decree
11/13/2012Fort Smith speech pathologist who’s blind wins service award
11/13/2012Achievement awards to be presented to six with vision impairments
10/30/2012DCFS Meets Federal Goals, Continues Work to Improve Services and Prevent Abuse
10/30/2012Arkansas Volunteer Communities of the Year Announced
10/3/2012Hot Springs massage therapist who’s blind wins service award
8/31/2012Governor Beebe Proclaims September Arkansas Volunteer Month
8/24/2012Long-Term Care Policy Summit registration deadline is August 31
8/24/2012Arkansas Seniors Participate in Silver Haired Legislative Session
8/22/2012 Primary care practices in Arkansas chosen to test unique investment in coordinated medical care
7/25/2012Governor Visits NLR Summer Food Service Program Site
7/10/2012Teens gain skills to become independent adults
7/9/2012Arkansas Medicaid Director Among Six Selected for Medicaid Leadership Institute
6/25/2012Arkansas insurers join with state, federal services to test unique investment in coordinated medical care
6/25/2012Governor Proclaims Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week
6/22/2012Elder Maltreatment Symposium Raises Awareness about Abuse, Exploitation
6/6/2012Arkansas AmeriCorps Receives National Grants
6/6/2012DHS Seeks Adult Family Home Providers in South and Southeast Arkansas
5/23/2012Nominations Sought for Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year Awards
5/8/2012Governor’s Work-Life Balance Award turns 10
4/24/2012Loss of Federal TANF Funds Means Elimination of Some State Child Welfare Programs
4/11/2012Former First Lady of Arkansas Betty Bumpers to Receive Paragon Award
4/10/2012State Pre-K Program Gains Momentum over Last 10 Years, Report Shows
4/6/2012Panel to Discuss Substance Abuse Treatment Gap in Arkansas
4/6/2012Study Shows Advances in Substance Abuse Treatment, But More Work Needed
2/27/2012Providers Needed for Arkansas Summer Food Program
2/17/2012DHS Goes ‘Mobile,’ Increases Access to Public Programs
2/16/2012DHS Goes ‘Mobile,’ Provides Better Access to Services for Rural, Underserved Parts of Arkansas
2/10/2012More Living Options Available for the Elderly
2/10/2012Contractor Agrees to Take Over ABC Slots for State Starting Monday
1/24/2012Task Force Aims to Help Arkansans with Disabilities Work
1/20/2012Nominations sought for Arkansas Community Service Awards
12/30/2011Twelve communities to receive awards for volunteerism
12/13/2011Media Alert -- Little Rock Fire Department 10th Annual Toy Drive Downtown Parade
12/9/2011Relocated Hurricane Katrina Evacuee Named State DSB Consumer of Year
11/29/2011Little Rock man who overcame adversity and went on to help others wins award
11/16/2011Adoption Day in Pulaski County
11/16/2011DHS Hires Allison to Oversee State Medicaid Program
11/7/2011Arkansas Medicaid to Launch Electronic Health Records Incentive Program
11/7/201111,924 Lbs. of medications collected in Arkansas's third prescription take back event
11/4/2011Results of Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative
11/3/2011Shannon Hills man overcomes adversity, wins award
10/31/2011Event at Capitol Kicks Off Adoption Month
10/28/2011Bentonville Walmart greeter who’s blind wins award
10/26/2011State agencies working to increase employment of Arkansans with disabilities
10/20/2011Batesville man fights eye disease to save his business, wins area award
10/18/2011Arkansas’ First Lady and individuals who are blind and visually impaired observe “Independence Day”
10/18/2011Governor Beebe to highlight AmeriCorps ceremony in Little Rock
10/17/2011Stuttgart man overcomes adversity, wins award
10/5/2011Woman overcomes vision problem to pursue passion, wins award
10/4/2011Nurse overcomes barriers, regains vision, wins award
10/3/2011Woodruff County man regains eyesight, wins service award
9/26/2011Legislative Committees to Tour New Education Building at AJATC
9/23/2011West Central Arkansas woman achieves goals, wins service award
9/23/2011ACCESS Arkansas Processing Center Opens in Batesville
9/21/2011Long-Term Care Policy Summit Media Alert
9/21/2011ACCESS Arkansas Processing Center Grand Opening Sept. 23, 2011
9/20/2011Gassville man overcomes adversity, regains sight, wins award
9/13/2011Hurricane evacuee who’s blind relocates, wins award for serving others
9/9/2011DHS Names Behavioral Health Services Director
9/7/2011Economic Impact of Arkansas Volunteers in 2010
8/31/2011New kiosks helping blind and visually impaired in employment search
8/31/2011Conway woman bucks unemployment trend, wins area award
8/31/2011Blytheville woman who's visually impaired serves others, wins area award
8/25/20113rd Annual State Hospital Creative Expressions Art Exhibition
8/24/2011Governor Proclaims September Arkansas Volunteer Month
8/18/2011ASC program expands with Lions Club International grant
7/15/2011DHS announces disaster food assistance for Franklin, Johnson Counties
7/6/2011July 6 -- DHS Announces Disaster Food Assistance
6/29/2011Three week program gives students who are blind crash course in life
6/14/2011DCFS Recognizes 112 Youth in Foster Care, now High School Graduates
6/9/2011DHS seeks more Summer Food Service Program sponsors to feed children
6/8/2011Conway HDC Lawsuit Dismissed
6/6/2011June 6 -- DHS Announces Disaster Food Assistance
5/31/2011May 31-DHS announces new Disaster Food Assistance Relief
5/17/2011DHS to make changes at State Hospital
5/17/2011May 17 -- DHS Announces Disaster Food Assistance
5/13/2011May is National Foster Care Month
5/9/2011Ellen Galinsky headlines Work-Life Conference
5/9/2011DHS Announces Disaster Food Assistance
5/9/2011Nominations Sought for Volunteer Community of the Year Awards