State Government Press Releases

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10/22/2019
October 22, 2019 WARNING: DHS was notified today by a customer that he had received a telephone call from a person whose Caller ID number reflected the DHS toll free number (1-855-697-4347). The caller may have identified themselves as working for DHS, and attempted to obtain personal and...
10/11/2019
The RI Department of Human Services was successful this year with getting legislation passed that eliminates a 24-month time limit in our Rhode Island Works (RIW) program. Rhode Island Works is the state's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, a federal block grant that gives...
09/27/2019
The Department of Human Services Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) is offering a daylong child support training entitled "Navigating the Child Support System" on Friday, October 25, 2019. The training will provide an overview of the child support program, including but not limited to:...
08/06/2019
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, also...
07/31/2019
Did you know our Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients can now decide when to have an interview? Those renewing their SNAP benefits, known as a SNAP recertification, can call 1-855-MY-RIDHS before your scheduled appointment time to complete your interview over the phone and...
07/26/2019
WOONSOCKET, R.I. The Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced on July 25, 2019 new partnerships to support local families and children through Preschool Development Grants. The agencies awarded the grants totaling about $360,000...
07/03/2019
The Department of Human Services has multiple critical safety net programs and supportive services that help more than 300,000 Rhode Islanders each year. Our customers include families, adults, children, elders, individuals with disabilities, refugees and veterans, and it is our goal to make a...
05/14/2019
Mystic, Connecticut: Following the success of the new EBT program announced by Mystic Aquarium and the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) earlier this year, the decision has been made to further expand the program for the remainder of the year. Rhode Island Electronic Benefit (EBT)...
02/28/2019
PROVIDENCE, R.I. As Governor Gina M. Raimondo moves Rhode Island towards universal pre-K, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) today announced that a Request for Proposals (RFP) is available for qualified providers to increase access in the 2019-2020 school year. Since 2015, Rhode...
02/28/2019
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. Legislators, state agency leaders, community partners and Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) staff came together Monday, February 25, 2019 to celebrate the new location and customer-focused design of the DHS Middletown Family Regional Center, at 31 John Clarke Road.