State Government Press Releases

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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.
06/01/2018
The Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) as well as the Department Human Services (DHS), including its Call Center, are currently experiencing a technical issue which does not appear to be RIBridges-related. The State's IT team is working with our vendors to determine the root cause...
05/24/2018
The Rhode Island Department of Human Services will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Louis Pasteur Building, 57 Howard Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920 in the West Wing Conference room to allow interested groups, organizations and all segments of the public an...
05/18/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI There was truly a strolling thunder at the State House Wednesday afternoon. DHS staff, advocates, community partners, supportive legislators, educators, parents and dozens of babies and toddlers crowded the Rotunda, Bell and State Rooms to advocate for high quality child care...