State Government Press Releases

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12/07/2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Citing Rhode Islanders' continued frustration with long wait times, system errors and isolated reports of customers' services being disrupted for various reasons, Governor Gina M. Raimondo today ordered immediate actions to improve customer service at Department of Human Services...
12/07/2016
Help others this holiday season! Each DHS office now collecting coats for adult and children customers who need them. Please bring gently used coats, hats and gloves to the clothing racks labeled "COAT DRIVE" in your DHS office for customers to take if needed.
10/26/2016
The Department of Human Services is now offering extended hours of operation to better meet the needs of our customers. The Providence and Woonsocket Regional Family Centers will be open to the public in order to provide ample time for customers to meet with our workers as follows: Tuesdays...
10/05/2016
10/04/16: We learned that the direct deposit file used to process the approximately 29,000 State Supplemental SSI payments failed due to an issue with routing numbers and account numbers. Previously, it was understood that the file was processed last week. That was inaccurate. Our team is...
09/14/2016
DHS and HSRI workers will begin using system in morning; customers will have access to online customer portal by end of day CRANSTON, R.I. (September 12, 2016) Rhode Island's new, integrated eligibility system for health and human services is launching in phases on Tuesday, September 13th, to...
08/23/2016
The Department of Human Services will conduct a public hearing to allow interested groups, organizations, and all segments of the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed state plan for the 2017 Social Services Block Grant. This hearing will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 2:00...
08/22/2016
The Department of Human Services will conduct a public hearing to allow interested groups, organizations, and all segments of the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed state plan for the RI Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. This hearing will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016...
06/22/2016
Responding to recommendations from federal government, state extends testing and training timeline by 60 days to ensure smooth transition for workers and customers CRANSTON, R.I. (June 21, 2016) Rhode Island Health and Human Services Secretary Elizabeth Roberts announced today that the state...
04/12/2016
The Department of Human Services will conduct a public hearing to allow interested groups, organizations, and all segments of the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed state plan for the RI Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons. This hearing will be held on Friday,...
03/31/2016
The Department of Human Services will conduct a public hearing to allow interested groups, organizations, and all segments of the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed rules of the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery. This hearing will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm at...