State Government Press Releases

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05/15/2018
DHS invites you to get your photo taken with HIGH QUALITY CHILD CARE supporters, Elmo, Poppy from Trolls, and Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol! It's a Picture Perfect opportunity to support the State's child care initiatives, including the push for tiered child care quality rates that will:
04/16/2018
Providence, Rhode Island, April 9, 2018 -- The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) wants to know how satisfied their customers are with their bus service. They are inviting their customers to take their sixth annual online Customer Satisfaction Survey, available on the RIPTA website from...
04/03/2018
CRANSTON, RI On Monday, April 2, the state Department of Human Services launched its Child Care Shout Out Campaign. To participate, and we hope you do, simply use the hashtag #RICares4ChildCare and post a photo or video on social media that explains what you love about your favorite child...
03/05/2018
With the power outages and storm aftermath of this weekend, DHS would like to remind the individuals and families we serve that SNAP recipients may seek and receive replacement SNAP benefits due to a loss of food caused by a disaster. Power outages of 4+ hours meet that criteria. Households...
03/01/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI -- The State House Library on Feb. 28th had a full house of advocates, child care providers, parents and state Department of Human Servicers leadership to campaign for high quality child care and bring awareness to supporting bills from Representative Grace Diaz, D-Providence, and...
01/31/2018
PROVIDENCE, RI - As part of her FY19 budget, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced plans to invest in quality child care. Her budget proposal includes $1.5 million in that endeavor for infants and toddlers in home- and center-based settings. This proposal directly links rates for child care to the...
01/03/2018
Governor Gina Raimondo has closed State offices and buildings Thursday, January 4, 2018 due to severe winter conditions. All Department of Human Services offices will be closed as a result. For additional winter storm updates, please continue to monitor the local news and Twitter accounts for...
12/18/2017
The caller ID for all state Department of Human Services regional family center staff was recently changed to show our Call Center number, 1-855-MY-RIDHS (855-697-4347). It no longer shows the individual name or desk phone number of the DHS staff person. This was done for security reasons to...
10/24/2017
Vendor also agrees to cover any FNS fines and will continue working at no cost to taxpayers through at least the end of FY18. CRANSTON, R.I. (October 24, 2017) After Deloitte disclosed to state leaders the latest system error in its RI Bridges software system, Governor Gina M. Raimondo...
08/10/2017
Customers using older internet browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 8 and below, Mozilla Firefox 22 and below and Google Chrome 21 will not be able to access RI Bridges. The customer can find a list of compatible browser versions on the HSRI website, http://healthsourceri.com.