DHS offers Self Service computers in all local
Field Offices »
DHS Call Center and Health & Human Services Programs
1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347) Open Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
For Health Coverage, call HealthSourceRI
1-855-840-4774 Open Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 7:00 pm
Apply for DHS Benefits
For Detailed Steps
The Community Partner Toolkit includes detailed steps on how to apply for DHS Programs, verification lists, and quick reference guides.
Also, learn how to:
Apply by Mail
By filling out the *Application for Assistance* form available in
you can choose to apply for multiple benefits at once:
Fill out applications as honestly and completely as possible and mail to the RI Department of Human Services, P.O. Box 8709, Cranston, RI 02920-8787 or the location specified on the applications. You will also need to provide proof of identity, income, assets/resources and expenses.
If you do not have Adobe PDF software or access to a printer, please call your local DHS office to apply now.
Apply In Person
Meet with someone in person to apply for programs:
The directory identifies agencies with on-site Navigators who are fluent in languages other than English. Interpreter services can be arranged for anyone who needs assistance in other languages.