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For Immediate Release March 14, 2024   STATE OF HAWAI‘I DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES LAUNCHES DISASTER CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM   Program will help provide access to specialized support and resources to support recovery of Maui wildfire survivors, builds on interim support Survivors interested in DCMP support should call 211 to access the waitlist   HONOLULU ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 17, 2024 DHS ANNOUNCES FOUR COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS AWARDED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DISASTER CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Honolulu, HI – The Department of Human Services Disaster Case Management Program (DHS DCMP) is a time-limited Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-funded program that connects survivors of disasters with specially trained case managers to ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2024   MED-QUEST HAWAI‘I LAUNCHES AUTOMATED TELEPHONIC CAMPAIGN REMINDING MEMBERS TO STAY WELL AND STAY COVERED   HONOLULU – As part of its multi-pronged communications effort, the Department of Human Services Med-QUEST Division (MQD) will launch an automated telephonic campaign this week to remind members about the importance of updating ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2024 DHS Expands Preschool Open Doors Program to Include Eligible 3-year-olds and Increases Income Eligibility Limits  Application period runs from January 16 – March 28, 2024 Honolulu, HI – The Department of Human Services (DHS) is expanding the Preschool Open Doors program to eligible 3-year-olds and helping families better afford ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  December 1, 2023 (Updated December 12, 2023)    STATE OF HAWAI‘I DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES LAUNCHES $2.5M RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM   Program will house FEMA-ineligible survivors of Maui wildfires for up to 12 months  Click here for the DHS RAP FAQs Click here for the DHS RAP FAQs pdf version HONOLULU – Governor Josh ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2023 (Updated December 14, 2023) STATE OF HAWAI‘I DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES LAUNCHES INTERIM DISASTER CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM  New program will help provide access to specialized support and resources to support recovery of Maui wildfire survivors, to be expanded with FEMA support Click here for the DCMP Interim Announcement FAQs Click ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 11, 2023 DHS EXTENDS SNAP HOT FOODS BENEFIT THROUGH DECEMBER 31 HONOLULU — The Department of Human Services (DHS) has received approval for another request to extend the SNAP Hot Food Program waiver through December 31, 2023. This means SNAP participants may purchase hot foods and hot food products prepared for ...
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Media Advisory November 6, 2023 EBT Fraud Alert (Updated 04/12/24) DHS has received reports statewide of fraudulent transactions through card cloning, card skimming, or other methods of electronic theft.  The reports are largely concentrated on the island of Oahu in the urban Honolulu area. What should I do if I suspect a fraudulent transaction has ...
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DHS applied for and received another approval to extend the SNAP Hot Food Program waiver through November 13, 2023. This means SNAP participants may purchase hot foods and hot food products prepared for immediate consumption with their benefits at authorized SNAP retailers statewide through November 13, 2023. Extending the SNAP Hot Foods waiver is critical ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2013 Families Impacted by Maui Fires Encouraged to Apply Today for Child Care Assistance HONOLULU – The State of Hawaiʻi Department of Human Services (DHS) is making it easier for families impacted by the Maui fires to get help paying for child care. DHS recently announced temporary rules for its ...
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