More than $29K from It’s On Us PA grants will help reduce sexual assault on university campuses

(Jan 06, 2021)

WEST CHESTER, Jan. 6 – State Reps. Dianne Herrin and Christina Sappey, both D-Chester, today announced $29,574 in It’s On Us PA state grants for West Chester University from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, which will help reduce sexual violence on university campuses. “I appreciate this investment to help ensure the safety and well-being of all of our students at West Chester University,” Herrin said. “Many of us can rest easier as parents knowing our children will be in environments that promote safety and in which educators have more resources to fight against sexual violence of all kinds.” “Funding like this makes sure we have a system in place that people can feel safe when they walk through our campus grounds,” Sappey said. “It’s not enough to react to these incidents, we need to be more proactive and continue to challenge our students, teachers, faculty, staff and more to say something when they see something. All of us need to do our part to stop sexual violence before it happens.” West Chester University was awarded a total of $29,574. These funds are provided from January 2021 through May 2022 and are to be used to: Improve awareness, prevention, reporting and response systems regarding sexual violence in schools, colleges and universities to better serve all students. Remove/reduce barriers that prevent survivors of sexual Read more


Virtual Vaccine Town Halls with Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine

(Dec 30, 2020)

The Pennsylvania House and Senate Democrats are working on organizing Virtual Vaccine Town Halls hosted through Zoom to discuss vaccinations and answer your questions regarding the rollout of the plan. Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, will be on the calls to help answer questions. The dates are as follows: Wednesday, January 6 at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 13 at 12 p.m. Wednesday, January 20 at 12 p.m. If you would like to participate, click on the date most convenient for you to register and RSVP. Read more


$1M redevelopment project grant for Fame Fire Company

(Dec 28, 2020)

WEST CHESTER, Dec. 28 – State Rep.-elect Dianne Herrin, D-Chester, today announced $1 million from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program that will support the Fame Fire Company of West Chester. “Fame Fire Company has worked with West Chester Borough residents and the local municipality for years to make this project work for the entire community, and we are all grateful for their citizenship,” said Herrin. “This grant is a major win for everyone who is served by them, as it helps ensure Fame will continue to provide the highest level of fire safety and protection services to our broader community. Congratulations, Fame!” “I’m so pleased Fame Fire Company has received this much-needed and well-deserved grant, which will help them as they serve Chester County and protect us all for many years to come,” said state Sen.-elect Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester. “Our West Chester fire companies are 100% volunteer, 100% certified, and 100% awesome!” Fame Fire Company of West Chester will use the $1 million to renovate and expand the existing fire station located near West Chester University. The proposed improvements involve renovating the existing building and constructing an 8,000 square-foot addition. The new firehouse will have four single fire truck bays, two additional drive-through double length truck bays, a recreation room, a fitness/training room, Read more


Herrin announces $1.7M for victims of abuse and rehabilitation

(Dec 09, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 9 – State Rep.-elect Dianne Herrin, D-Chester, today applauded the awarding of over $1.7 million in Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency grants to Chester County organizations and agencies. The funds, approved by the PCCD, support a variety of programs and services, including: adult probation services, body-worn camera initiatives, domestic abuse programs and more. “Funding like this directly improves the lives and well-being of victims of abuse, while helping those who have made non-violent mistakes in the past rehabilitate,” Herrin said. “This is exactly the kind of criminal justice reform I want to continue to encourage throughout my time in the House. Together, we can help more people get back on their feet, and not find more ways to tear them down.” The grants awarded in Chester County are as follows: Improvement of Adult Probation Services Funds Chester County - Improvement of Adult Probation Services - $533,144. Federal STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Funds Chester County Commissioners - Chester County STOP Grant 2021 - $124,992. The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County - RASA/VOJO Project 2021-22 - $698,379. Domestic Violence Center of Chester County - Providing Rights and Services to Victims - $55,014. State Children’s Advocacy Center Funds Chester County Commissioners - CAC Assistant Read more


Pa. Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(Dec 01, 2020)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Unclaimed property may include: Closed bank accounts; Uncashed checks, including paychecks; Lost stocks and bonds; Contents of safe deposit boxes; Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies; Expired gift cards/gift certificates. To find out if you have unclaimed property, search your name in the Unclaimed Property database at , call 1-800-222-2046, or contact my office . There is NO CHARGE to claim your unclaimed property. Read more