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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2020 (updated June 29, 2020) Hawaiʻi to Provide Food Purchasing Assistance for Children Who Receive Free or Reduced-Cost School Meals Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – The Hawaiʻi Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Hawaiʻi Child Nutrition Programs under the Hawaiʻi Department of Education announced today that families with children who are ...
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A Message from the Director Against Social Injustice and Systemic Violence: Thursday, June 4, 2020 Aloha All, We join the nation on this day of mourning and we stand in support of all peaceful demonstrations against social injustice and systemic violence.  While global protests of systemic racism are flooding the news after the murder of ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2020 Department of Human Services Commemorates 100 Years of Vocational Rehabilitation Services for Individuals with Disabilities Honolulu, Hawai’i – June 2020 marks 100 years of Vocational Rehabilitation services in the United States, and the Hawai’i Department of Human Services is paying tribute to this historical month with a resolute commitment to ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2020 In Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Med-QUEST to Issue New Request for Proposal for Managed Care Organizations  Honolulu, Hawai‘i—The State of Hawai’i Department of Human Services announced today that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Med-QUEST is rescinding the contract awards made to managed care organizations in January, canceling the ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2020 DHS Releases New Guidance and Contract Opportunities for Child Care Facilities Honolulu, Hawai’i – The Department of Human Services (DHS) has released new guidelines for minimizing the risk of COVID-19 to children, staff and families when resuming or continuing child care operations. The guidelines are based on public health ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2020 (Updated May 12, 2020) Emergency SNAP Supplement Will Bring Households the Maximum Benefit  Honolulu, Hawai’i – The Hawai’i Department of Human Services (DHS) received approval to provide emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) supplements to address temporary food needs for SNAP households. Hawai’i residents who received  SNAP benefits beginning ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2020 Preschool Open Doors Program Deadline Extended to May 15, 2020 Amid COVID-19 Honolulu, HI – The Department of Human Services (DHS) is helping families better afford preschool for the 2020-2021 school year. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, DHS is extending the deadline to submit applications until May ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2020 (Revised May 1, 2020) HAWAIʻI EXPANDS ASSISTANCE TO HELP FAMILIES AND CHILD CARE PROVIDERS HONOLULU — The State of Hawaiʻi is expanding its efforts in early care and education to help both families and providers weather these uncertain times. Today, the Department of Human Services (DHS) announces the expansion ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Updated March 30, 2020 Department of Human Services Works to Protect and Continue Benefits and Services During the COVID-19 Crisis Honolulu, HI – The State of Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) is taking aggressive actions to protect the health and safety of the individuals and families we serve by maintaining essential ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2020 Med-QUEST works with UH Cancer Center to ensure access to clinical trials for cancer patients HONOLULU – The State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services Med-QUEST Division, a patient-centric Medicaid program, has worked with the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center to ensure access to clinical trials for cancer patients ...
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