State Government Press Releases

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12/07/2018
The Middletown DHS regional family center is moving to 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown on December 10, 2018. The new site is located in the Child & Family building. That organization has a similar mission: that individuals and communities thrive when supported by strong families and that...
11/27/2018
We are pleased to announce some changes to our Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) team. Effective November 13, 2018, Bethany Caputo started as the new SNAP Administrator. Ms. Caputo is no stranger to this Department. In fact, she is returning after a little more than a year with...
11/26/2018
In early November, DHS started holding orientations for those who have been told they are an ABAWD (Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents). The meetings gave them a chance to learn about benefit and workforce opportunities. The next two SNAP ABAWD orientations, which occur in all DHS regional...
11/05/2018
Calling all ABAWDs! If you have been told you are Able-Bodied Adult without Dependent (ABAWD), come learn about benefit and workforce opportunities. DHS will be holding informational sessions on November 7th, November 28th, and December 12th. Times vary by office, listed below: Providence...
10/17/2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. After five years of success with its three youth locations, the Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS), a division of the Department of Human Services (DHS), expanded its partnership with others to open a new site for adults with disabilities ages 21 to 30. Project Search is...
08/14/2018
A public hearing will be held on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 10:00 am at the RI Department of Human Services, Louis Pasteur Building, 57 Howard Avenue, 1st Floor, Cranston, RI 02920 in the West Wing Conference Room to consider the proposed State Plan for the LIHEAP Block Grant which is funded...
08/08/2018
A public hearing will be held to consider the proposed Intended Use Plan for the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) funds for the federal fiscal year 2019 on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the RI Department of Human Services, Louis Pasteur Building, 57 Howard Avenue, West Wing Conference Room, 1st...
07/30/2018
For most people there is no time limit for how long residents can receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, yet federal rules do limit this food assistance to 3 months in a 36-month period for people age 18 through 49 who are able to work and have no dependents. They are...
07/12/2018
Governor Gina M. Raimondo recently signed into law a $9.6 billion state budget for the fiscal year that began July 1st. The budget bill allocates $632.8 million for our Department to continue to be the safety net agency helping more than 300,000 Rhode Islanders annually with food assistance,...
07/06/2018
The customer portal will be unavailable between July 7 at midnight through 11:59pm on July 8, as we make improvements to better serve you. We apologize for the inconvenience.