The Arizona Capitol Times Newspaper has named the DES Caseworker the Unsung Hero of the Year as part of their 2017 Leaders of the Year Award in Public Policy. Associate Publisher/Editor Luige del Puerto explains why.
n recognition of the collaboration between state agencies to improve the inmate Medicaid application process to further the State’s goal to reduce recidivism, Governor Doug Ducey awarded the Department of Economic Security (DES), the Arizona Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), the Good Government Award for offering inmates medical coverage upon release.
When someone becomes a parent, they often are filled with an overwhelming desire to give their child everything they possibly can. However, many parents struggle on a daily basis just to provide basic needs for their children. This was the case for former Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) client, Vanessa Nairn, who called those days of struggle, “the toughest 5 months of her life.” Defeated and unable to support herself and her daughter, Nairn sought assistance from DES.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Employment and Training is the employment and training program for adults in households receiving Nutrition Assistance. It is an opportunity to help Nutrition Assistance recipients gain skills, training, or work experience to increase their ability to obtain regular employment that leads to economic self-sufficiency.
Holidays can be stressful for any family, but it’s especially stressful for families with kids who have special needs. After four years of trying different things, one West Valley mother whose twins have autism found a way.
Tradespeople, business leaders, and labor representatives from all over the State of Arizona recently gathered at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson to celebrate the 57th Annual David G. Hollis Outstanding Apprentice Awards Ceremony.
Holiday-related expenses can take a toll on your wallet. Luckily, Employment Specialists from DES’s Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services can help prepare and connect Arizona job seekers who are looking for full-time, part-time or seasonal employment for a variety of ways to make some extra cash this season.
It’s no coincidence Alzheimer’s Awareness and the recognition of National Family Caregivers fall within the same month as the two go hand-in-hand. Chances are, we all know someone who is caring for another. Please take the time to thank them for their time and dedication.