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ABOUT ONE IN FOUR households lack adequate food, according to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank's 2020 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island.

R.I. Food Bank’s hunger report: Hunger insecurity in state reaches record...

PROVIDENCE – About one in four households in Rhode Island lacks adequate food and underlying medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness...
Dr. Pamela High

Threat to child care sector is far-reaching

We are facing a child care crisis in the U.S. and in Rhode Island that is poised to exacerbate the health care and economic...

Burrillville woman pleads to falsely obtaining $16K in SNAP benefits

PROVIDENCE – A Burrillville woman received a five-year deferred sentence and was ordered to repay $16,402 to the state after she pleaded no contest...

Reed announces $5.9M in Low Income Home Energy Assistance funds for...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received $5.9 million through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help residents pay their utility bills during...
THE STATE will receive $30 million of the $50 million payment from Deloitte that was negotiated by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo as part of a contract extension in 2019 related to the RI Bridges computer system. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

State to get $30M of settlement money from Deloitte

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $30 million of the $50 million payment from Deloitte Consulting LLP negotiated by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, the...
RHODE ISLAND received $1.5 million in federal funds for the Weatherization Assistance Program - which held low income families save on utility bills. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. receives $1.5M from feds for weatherization program

PROVIDENCE – The state’s Weatherization Assistance Program has received $1.5 million in federal funding, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced on Tuesday. The funds will allow...
A U.S. DISTRICT Court judge issued a temporary restraining order against the R.I. Department of Human Services preventing the state agency from issuing demand notices for overpayments of food assistance without adequate documentation. The order is in response to a lawsuit recently filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island.

Judge issues temporary restraining order in food benefit overpayment lawsuit

PROVIDENCE – A U.S. District Court judge issued a temporary restraining order against the R.I. Department of Human Services, ordering the government agency to...
THE RHODE ISLAND chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint Wednesday on behalf of a former R.I. Department of Human Services employee who alleges she was unlawfully terminated from her job over a non-arrest conviction.

Former DHS employee files unlawful-termination complaint against state

PROVIDENCE – A former R.I. Department of Human Services employee filed a discrimination charge with the R.I. Commission for Human Rights Wednesday against her...
CONNECTED CLASSROOMS: Sandra Robinson, right, is the family preservation supervisor for Children’s Friend in Providence. The organization received a six-month grant through the R.I. Department of Health and the R.I. Department of Human Services, which it will use to expand parent and child access to culturally and linguistically responsive classrooms.
 / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Grants promote cultural inclusion

Culturally and linguistically responsive teaching is coming to more early-childhood education classrooms in Rhode Island. As part of a grant program through the R.I. Department...

DHS, DOH partner to award preschool-development grants

PROVIDENCE – As a result of a partnership between the R.I. Department of Human Services and the R.I. Department of Health, five health equity...

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