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DHS News & Press Releases

02/23/24
DHS Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services Unveils Significant Boost in Childcare Subsidies to Support Families   >>READ MORE>>

02/22/24
“Important Reminder: U.S. Virgin Islands SNAP/CASH Documentation Due for March 1, 2024, Benefit Issuance                >>READ MORE>>

02/05/24
Public Hearing Announcement: 2024 Social Services Block Grant Application Intended Use Plan                              >>READ MORE>>

01/30/24
LIHWAP Initiative: DHS Division of Family Assistance Eases Water Bill Strain for Eligible Families                                          >>READ MORE>>

01/26/24
“Important Reminder: U.S. Virgin Islands SNAP/CASH Documentation Due for February 1, 2024, Benefit Issuance                >>READ MORE>>

01/25/24
DHS Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services Announces Quality Improvement Mini Grants for Licensed Childcare Providers                            >>READ MORE>>

01/24/24
“Empoderar y Liderar: ¡Únase al Consejo de Políticas de Head Start y dé forma al futuro de la educación de los niños de las Islas Vírgenes!”                             >>READ MORE>>

01/24/24
“Empower and Lead: Join the Head Start Policy Council and Shape the Future of Virgin Islands’ Children’s Education!”         >>READ MORE>>

12/28/23
Important Reminder: U.S. Virgin Islands SNAP/CASH Documentation Due for January 1, 2024 Benefit Issuance           >>READ MORE>>

12/21/23
VIDHS Announces Office Closures in St. Thomas/St. John District for Holiday Celebration                                         >>READ MORE>>

12/18/23
VIDHS Announces Office Closures in St. Croix District for Holiday Celebration          >>READ MORE>>

12/14/23
Temporary Closure: DHS Division of Family Assistance Holds Staff Training for Issuance and Quality Control Units in St. Croix   
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11/29/23
DHS Announces Temporary Closure To Certification Units In Both Districts To Accommodate Professional Development Trainings                     >>READ MORE>>

11/27/23
DHS Launches New Round Of P-EBT For Selected Students For School Year 2022-2023                                                       >>READ MORE>>

11/21/23
Important Reminder: U.S. Virgin Islands SNAP/CASH Documentation Due for December 1st Benefit Issuance  
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11/15/23
VIDHS DFA and Mission Project Inc. Launch Transformative Partnership in SNAP Employment & Training Program     >>READ MORE>>

10/30/23
DHS Announces Temporary Closure To SNAP Certification Units in Both Districts To Accommodate Trainings                      >>READ MORE>>

10/23/23
Important Reminder: U.S. Virgin Islands SNAP/CASH Documentation Due for November 1st Benefit Issuance  
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10/18/23
Human Services Announces Temporary Closure Mars Hill Office due to Lack of Running Water at Facilities                >>READ MORE>>

10/06/23
Department of Human Services – St. Thomas and St. Croix Medicaid Eligibility Units Temporary Closed on Thursdays    
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09/18/23
Important Reminder: U.S. Virgin Islands SNAP/CASH Documentation Due for October 1st Benefit Issuance  
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09/13/23
VIDHS Head Start Program Announces Relocation and Changes to In-Person Access to Administrative Offices    >>READ MORE>>

09/08/23
VIDHS Announces Open Application Period For Crisis Intervention Fund Grants To Support Youth and Families   
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08/23/23
VIDHS Office of Head Start to Hold Press Conference August 22; Unveiling Ongoing Capital Projects, Back-to-school Preparation 
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08/17/23
DHS Announces Summer 2023 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) For Eligible School Children  
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08/15/23
Important Notice: VIDHS SNAP Documents Due To Secure September Benefits   
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08/13/23
Fire Incident Safely Contained at Queen Louise Home for Children: Residents and Staff Unharmed 
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08/09/23
VIDHS Accepts Generous Donation from Gems of Paradise                                >>READ MORE>>

08/01/23
VIDHS Announces New Federal Violence /Domestic Violence Shelter and Support Service Programs Funding Availability >>READ MORE>>

07/19/23
IMPORTANT NOTICE: VIDHS SNAP Documents Due to Secure August 2023 Benefits
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07/05/23
DHS Issues 2021-2022 School Year and Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer(P-EBT) For Eligible SNAP Children in Child Care 
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06/30/23
Medicaid Renewals are Happening Now!
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06/29/23
DHS Announces Temporary Closure To SNAP/MEDICAID Certification Units In Both Districts To Accommodate Trainings   
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05/30/23
VIDHS To Close Half Day for All Hazards Disaster Preparedness and Response Annual Staff Training 
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05/24/23
VIDHS Mass Care To Conduct Commodities Pod Training on St. Thomas and St. Croix Thursday   
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05/22/23
VIDHS Asks St. John Residents To Pre-register For Emergency Shelters Ahead of 2023 Hurricane Season        
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05/02/23
DHS informs Clients of Temporary Interruption of Benefits Due to Missing Information and Delays in Processing        
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04/24/23
DHS Senior Citizens Affairs Shares Rules and Procedures For Senior Citizen 2023 VI Carnival Parade Stand Entry        
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04/20/23
VIDHS SNAP/CASH Documents Due To Secure May 2023 Benefits        
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04/16/23
DHS Announces Temporary Closure To Mars Hill Offices Due To Lack of Running Water    
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04/12/23
DHS St. Thomas Offices, Senior Rec Center & Head Start Closed Thursday Due To Downtown Carnival Activities   
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03/16/23
Department of Human Services St. Thomas Knud Hansen Offices & Three Head Start Centers Are Temporarily Closed Due To Lack of Running Water At Facility       
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03/15/23
Department of Human Services St. Thomas Knud Hansen Offices Temporary Closed due to Lack of Running Water At Facility  
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03/14/23
DHS Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services Reminds Child Care Providers That Provider Agreements Are Required For GVI Payments   
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03/13/23
DHS Partners with Virgin Islands Department of Education To Introduce VIPREP Professional Developments Sessions      
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02/22/23
Human Services Announces Temporary Closure to Mars Hill Offices due to Lack of Running Water At Facilities  
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02/21/23
Human Services Announces Temporary Closure to Mars Hill Administrative Building due to WAPA Water Outage  
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02/21/23
DHS Announces Modified Classroom Schedules At Frederiksted And Kingshill Head Start Due To Water Access Challenges     
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02/17/23
DHS Announces that February 18, 2023, will be the Final Issuance of Federal Emergency Allotments; SNAP Households should Prepare for Upcoming Reduction     
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02/14/23
Human Services Announces Temporary Closure to St. Croix Facilities due to WAPA Water Outage  
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02/09/23
VIDHS Announces “Update My Contact Information” For All Medicaid Members    
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01/31/23
DHS Announces Emergency Allotments (Supplements) For Existing SNAP Households To End February 2023   
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01/24/23
DHS Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services To Host Informational Zoom Meeting For Child Care Providers On January 27 
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01/23/23
USVI’s First Ever Digital Security Health Information Exchange Environmental Scan Released   
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01/16/23
DHS Announces Temporary Closure To DFA/SNAP TANF Units In STT/STJ District To Accommodate Trainings  
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12/29/22
DHS Announces Closure To DFA SNAP Certification Units In Both Districts  
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12/23/22
DHS Announces limited Holiday Visitation At Herbert Grigg And Queen Louise Homes For The Aged  
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12/19/22
VIDHS Crisis Intervention Fund Announces Open Application Period for Mini Grants To Support Youth and Families 
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12/13/22
DHS Announces Closure To Facilitate Employee Appreciation Holiday Activities 
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11/17/22
DHS Senior Citizens Affairs Program Activities Halted As Senior Clients Attend Mini Agricultural Fair On STT 
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10/31/22
VIDHS Providing Important Information About USVI Crime Victims Compensation Program
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10/24/22
VIDHS Senior Citizens Affairs Celebrates VI Centenarians With Centennial Living Treasure Awards
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10/21/22
VI Department of Human Services, Division of Family Assistance issuing 1st Round of Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funds PHASE 2
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10/14/22
VIDHS Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services Announces Final American Rescue Plan Act Child Care Stabilization Grant Application Period
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10/11/22
DHS Announces Summer 2022 Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) For Eligible School Children
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10/10/22
Department of Human Services- St. Thomas and St. Croix Medicaid Eligibility Units Temporarily Closed for a Workforce Development Event
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09/19/22
Queen Louise Home For The Aged Confirms 2 Residents Test Positive For COVID-19
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09/15/22
DHS Announces Early Dismissal For Head Start, Closures For Senior Recreational Centers Ahead Of Tropical Storm Fiona
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09/02/22
The Department of Human Services’ Head Start Program Announces Start of School Year 2022-2023 To Begin On September 6 >>READ MORE>>

09/02/22
Herbert Grigg Home Patients Respond Well To COVID-19 Therapeutics; Only 1 Resident Remains In Isolation
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08/31/22
VIDHS Calls For Shelter Pre-Registration For St. John Residents
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08/29/22
VIDHS To Host Public Hearing For FY 2023 Intended Use Plan For Social Services Block Grant
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08/23/22
Herbert Grigg Home For The Aged Confirms 8 Residents Test Positive For Covid 19
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08/18/22
DHS Announces Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) For Children In Schools During School Year 2021-2022
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08/09/22
Department of Human Services St. Thomas Knud Hansen Offices Temporarily Closed Until Power Is Restored
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08/08/22
Virgin Islands Department of Human Services Medicaid Program Public Notice Personal Care Attendant Nursing Reimbursement
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08/08/22
Virgin Islands Department of Human Services Medicaid Program Public Notice Hospice
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08/08/22
Department of Human Services St. Thomas /St. John Offices Closed on Friday, August 12, for Staff Appreciation Events
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07/25/22
Virgin Islands Department of Human Services Office of Child Care and Regulatory Services will accept new CARES Act Grant Applications until September 10, 2022
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07/22/22
USVI Department of Human Services, Adrian Senior Center on the island of St. John will be temporarily closed on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
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07/19/22
VI Department of Human Services, Division of Family Assistance Announces the Closing Date for Submission of Applications for the Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funds (PHASE 2)
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07/06/22
VI Department of Human Services, Division of Family Assistance Announces the Issuance of the Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funds PHASE 2 for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Recipients
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06/22/22
VI Department of Human Services Offices Closed Half Day For Staff Training
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05/23/22
VI Department of Human Services Pauses Senior ID Services Territory -Wide Until June 6, 2022
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05/17/22
VI Department of Human Services Announces the Issuance of the Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funds
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05/12/22
VI Department of Human Services Hosts Project Homeless Connect Events >>READ MORE>>

05/10/22
VI Department of Human Services Waives Fee For Senior ID Services >>READ MORE>>

05/10/22
VI Department of Human Services Announces St.Croix SNAP/Medicaid Special Services Offices Temporary Closes 
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5/01/22
VI Department of Human Services Delays Resumption of Head Start Services until Thursday, May 5, 2022
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04/21/22
VI Department of Human Services Reminds The Public Documents Due To Recertify For SNAP/CASH Benefits
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04/19/22
VI Department of Human Services Resuming Senior ID Services
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03/31/22
VI Department of Human Services Announces Delayed 2022 SNAP EBT Issuances To Households Not Recertified
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03/27/2022
VI Department of Human Services Announces SNAP/Medicaid Eligibility Office Closing on St. Croix – March 28-29,2022
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