An Important Update

Regarding DHS’

40 Fountain Street Regional Office

 The RI Department of Human Services (DHS) is sharing an important update regarding the services offered at 40 Fountain Street, which will be closed to the public for public assistance programs starting April 29, 2022. This update does not affect the Office of Rehabilitation Services or Disability Determination Services.

 While the recent change may cause some inconvenience, the Department wants to emphasize that we are maintaining a presence in Providence through our regional office at One Reservoir Avenue.

 A full list of current regional offices is available below:


1 Reservoir Ave., Providence, RI


249 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI


219 Pond St., Woonsocket, RI

South County Reginal Family Center

48 Tower Hill Road, Suite G1 Wakefield, RI

Newport Reginal Family Center

31 John Clarke Road, Middletown, RI


195 Buttonwoods Ave., Warwick, RI

 You can also connect with DHS in multiple ways through:

 • The Customer Portal (
The Call Center (1-855-697-4347)
HealthyRhode mobile app.

For assistance determining the best course of action depending on your specific need, the
Department has created a Customer Resource Guide in English, Spanish and Portuguese that is
available here:

Drop boxes continue to be available at the above remaining regional offices. Applications and
documents put in drop boxes are cleared and date stamped daily, Monday through Friday. If you
prefer to mail your application, you can send it to:

 RI Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 8709
Cranston, RI 02920-8787

 The Department appreciates your understanding during this transition. You’ll find this update posted
online and on our social media channels. Please find any additional updates regarding facilities on
our website at

–RI Department of Human Services