Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Full Resource Name:

Department of Human Services-Main Office

25 Howard Avenue
Louis Pasteur Building
Cranston, RI 02920

(855) 697-4347



We are an organization of opportunity.

Through the compassionate delivery of critical safety net and other supportive services, the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) is committed to ensuring that individuals and families in Rhode Island have access to the supports they need to achieve their goals. Its vision is that all Rhode Islanders have the opportunity to thrive at home, work and in the community.

Under the leadership of Director Courtney E. Hawkins, DHS works hand-in-hand with community partners and resources throughout our great State to deliver these benefits to more than 300,000 families, adults, children, elders, individuals with disabilities and veterans every year. We are part of the solution to end poverty and food insecurity and we make a lasting, positive impact on the State’s health and future.

More specifically, DHS strives to guarantee:

Families are strong, productive, healthy, and independent.
Adults are healthy and reach their maximum potential.
Children are safe, healthy, ready to learn and reach their full potential.
Child Care providers deliver high quality education services.
Seniors and individuals with disabilities receive all necessary services to enhance their quality of life.
Veterans are cared for and honored.

Primary Services:

  • Child Care Providers  [Show Definition Details]

  • Child Support Assistance/Enforcement  [Show Definition Details]

  • Disaster Food Stamps  [Show Definition Details]

  • Food Stamps/SNAP  [Show Definition Details]

  • Medicaid  [Show Definition Details]

  • TANF  [Show Definition Details]

General Information


Mon-Fri 8:30AM-4:00PM

Intake Process:

Call for Information

Program Fees:

No Fees



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