State Government Press Releases

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02/24/2017
Providence, R.I. (February 24, 2017) Acting Department of Human Services Director Eric Beane today released the following statement on the Settlement Agreement reached with the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island and the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) related to...
02/16/2017
The Department of Human Services is extending its hours of operations to continue to better provide services to our customers. The DHS field offices in Providence, Woonsocket, Pawtucket and Warwick will now be open the first Saturday of the month from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Extended weekday...
01/26/2017
Governor Gina Raimondo has appointed Chief Operating Officer, Eric J. Beane, to serve as Acting Director for DHS and Chief Information Officer, Chris Antonellis, to serve as Acting Director of the state's information technology division. Eric J. Beane will oversee the challenges related to the...
12/13/2016
The Department of Human Services is extending its hours of operations to continue to better provide services to our customers: Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at two additional locations: Pawtucket Regional Family Center located at 249 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860 and the Warwick...
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. DHS staff and the public are welcome to bring gently used coats, hats and gloves to any DHS Regional Family Center for customers to take if needed. DHS staff will direct...
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...