Serving as the primary conduit for information dissemination on behalf of the Department of Human Services (DHS), the Communications Office is involved in a variety of internal and external projects and efforts designed to assist the various publics (staff, city government, citizens of Philadelphia, media, etc.) in understanding the Department’s purpose and role.
Among the primary functions of the Communications Office are:
Public awareness efforts – to raise the collective consciousness of the city to the issues affecting our children and families
Interaction with local and national media – responding to media requests to help ensure accurate reporting and pitching of story ideas to various media outlets.
Creation and Maintenance of DHS’ internal and external websites as well as our online social service resource database, Philly SOS located on the web at www.phillysos.org.
Creation, design and writing of DHS collateral materials including brochures, flyers and posters.
Spearheading of all DHS advertising efforts.
Event planning – coordination and execution of DHS public events – National Adoption Month activities, Child Abuse Prevention Month press conference, etc.