MO.gov News Feed: Department of Social Services /news-rss?filter=social_services MO.gov News Feed: Department of Social Services Thu, 25 Jul 2024 13:41:16 +0000 en-us Missouri’s Transformative Child Welfare Project Receives Recognition https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MODSS/bulletins/3a8ae3e https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MODSS/bulletins/3a8ae3e Thu, 18 Jul 2024 04:21:01 +0000 An ongoing child welfare transformation project conducted in partnership between the Missouri Department of Social Services and Change ........ SNAP recipients impacted by storms get replacement benefit extension https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MODSS/bulletins/3a0de4f https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MODSS/bulletins/3a0de4f Wed, 05 Jun 2024 08:52:01 +0000 Missourians who lost food purchased with their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits due to severe storms on May 25-26, 2024 in Barry, Bollinger, Butler, Carter, New Madrid, Ripley, Scott, and Stoddard Counties will now have until June 27, 2024 ........ Report Outlines Recommendations to Prevent Missouri Children from Succumbing to Fentanyl-Related Deaths https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MODSS/bulletins/399a633 https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MODSS/bulletins/399a633 Wed, 01 May 2024 08:52:01 +0000 Today, the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) published a report from the Fentanyl Case Review Subcommittee in response to the alarming trends outlined in the Child Fatality Review Program 2022 Annual Report. DSS Director Robert Knodell called for the establishment of the Subcommittee to review these cases and provide recommendations. ........ MO HealthNet Strives to Cure Missourians of Hepatitis C - Awards Treatment Contract to AbbVie https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MODSS/bulletins/3996244 https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MODSS/bulletins/3996244 Mon, 29 Apr 2024 08:52:01 +0000 Today, the Missouri Department of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division (MHD) announced they have awarded a three-year contract to AbbVie, effective July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2027, to partner on MHDs Project HepCure. ........ New Rural Health Program Directs Resources to Rural Communities to Improve Health https://dss.mo.gov/press/03-29-2024-torch-pilot-project.htm https://dss.mo.gov/press/03-29-2024-torch-pilot-project.htm Fri, 29 Mar 2024 08:52:01 +0000 Today, the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS), MO HealthNet Division (MHD), which administers Missouri’s Medicaid program, announced the approval of a 1915(b) waiver amendment from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The waiver amendment allows for the full deployment of the Transformation of Rural Community Health (ToRCH) pilot project ........ Missouri Department of Social Services to Host a High School Career Day Next Month https://dss.mo.gov/press/03-04-2024-hs-career-day.htm https://dss.mo.gov/press/03-04-2024-hs-career-day.htm Mon, 04 Mar 2024 06:58:01 +0000 For the second year in a row, the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) will host a High School Career Day on Friday, April 12, 2024. The event will be held at the Harry S. Truman Building in Jefferson City ........ Missouri Selected to Participate in Children’s Behavioral Health State Policy Learning Lab Next Week https://dss.mo.gov/press/02-01-2024-learning-lab.htm https://dss.mo.gov/press/02-01-2024-learning-lab.htm Thu, 01 Feb 2024 04:35:01 +0000 Missouri is 1 of 9 states that have been selected to participate in the Health Management Associates (HMA) Children’s Behavioral Health State Policy Learning Lab in Baltimore, Maryland. HMA in partnership with the National Association of State Mental ........ Missouri Agencies Launch Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies https://dss.mo.gov/press/12-14-2023-healthy-moms-healthy-babies.htm https://dss.mo.gov/press/12-14-2023-healthy-moms-healthy-babies.htm Thu, 14 Dec 2023 09:35:01 +0000 MO HealthNet, a division of the Missouri Department of Social Services, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Senior Services, Department of Mental Health, and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is excited to launch the Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies initiative........ Annual Report Finds Jump in Sleep-Related Infant Suffocation and Fentanyl Related Child Fatalities https://dss.mo.gov/press/11-27-2023-infant-sleep-related-suffocation-and-fentanyl-related-fatalities.htm https://dss.mo.gov/press/11-27-2023-infant-sleep-related-suffocation-and-fentanyl-related-fatalities.htm Mon, 27 Nov 2023 09:55:01 +0000 An alarming trend in child fatalities related to sleep related infant suffocation and fentanyl poisoning has been identified in the Missouri Child Fatality Review Program (CFRP) Annual Report for 2022....... Missouri Sponsoring Two Youth Attending FosterClub AllStar Internship https://dss.mo.gov/press/08-18-2023-fosterclub-allstar-internship.htm https://dss.mo.gov/press/08-18-2023-fosterclub-allstar-internship.htm Fri, 18 Aug 2023 06:19:01 +0000 We are proud to have Lacy Nolan and Shanae Boone as our 2023 FosterClub Allstars. Both youth are members of the State Youth Advisory Board (SYAB), and were instrumental in preparing for and presenting at the 2023 Child Advocacy Day at our state capitol....... Department of Social Services encourages Missourians to monitor and protect their identity after third-party cyber attack https://dss.mo.gov/press/pdf/dss-third-party-cyber-attack-protection.pdf https://dss.mo.gov/press/pdf/dss-third-party-cyber-attack-protection.pdf Tue, 08 Aug 2023 13:45:01 +0000 The Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) is responding to a May 2023 data security incident that occurred with IBM Consulting (IBM) that involved Progress Software’s MOVEit Transfer software....... The Department of Social Services Recognizes Child Support Awareness Month https://dss.mo.gov/press/pdf/dss-recognizes-child-support-awareness-month.pdf https://dss.mo.gov/press/pdf/dss-recognizes-child-support-awareness-month.pdf Wed, 02 Aug 2023 13:45:01 +0000 August 1st marked the beginning of Child Support Awareness Month, and fiscal year 2022 marks the eighteenth consecutive year of surpassing $500 million collected to support children and families by the Family Support Division (FSD)...... Missouri State Technical Assistance Team Awards Grants to Support Investigation and Prosecution of Child Sex Crimes https://dss.mo.gov/press/pdf/awards-prosecution-investigation-child-abuse.pdf https://dss.mo.gov/press/pdf/awards-prosecution-investigation-child-abuse.pdf Fri, 30 Jun 2023 13:45:01 +0000 The Missouri Department of Social Services, State Technical Assistance Team (STAT) awarded American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding totaling over $980,000 to prosecuting attorney offices and law enforcement agencies across the state...... Department of Social Services Releases Annual Renewal Dashboard https://dss.mo.gov/press/07-27-2023-dss-releases-annual-renewal-dashboard.htm https://dss.mo.gov/press/07-27-2023-dss-releases-annual-renewal-dashboard.htm Thu, 29 Jun 2023 13:45:01 +0000 Today the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) launched a public dashboard at https://dss.mo.gov/mis/clcounter/ to provide transparency regarding the resumption of eligibility determinations...... Missouri DSS Reveals New Department Brand https://dss.mo.gov/press/06-16-2023-dss-brand-reveal.htm https://dss.mo.gov/press/06-16-2023-dss-brand-reveal.htm Fri, 16 Jun 2023 13:45:01 +0000 Today, the Missouri Department of Social Services revealed its new logo, just one week after DSS Director Robert Knodell was elevated by Governor Parson to full status Director of DSS......