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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS), confirmed Thursday night that it closed the Anna’s Hope Head Start Administrative Office in St. Croix and the Knud Hansen Head Start Office in St. Thomas as a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The offices will be

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FREDERIKSTED —- The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS), confirmed that it is closing the Mars Hill SNAP and Medicaid Offices in St. Croix as a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The building will be closed on both Monday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 20, 2021, while

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP, today announced that  499 households were not re-certified for SNAP benefits and were therefore not issued SNAP benefits on July 1, 2021.  The Department is working diligently with its federal partners to launch the second

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) Medical Assistance Program (MAP) today announced the launch of a critical messaging program for all Medicaid clients and providers called the “MedicaidNow” Text Messaging system. The MedicaidNow instant messaging system provides real-time alerts and messages and seeks to improve the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services (DHS) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) approved the VI Plan to issue Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) to children of current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households and non-SNAP households.  This third round of P-EBT

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Kitts native who walked away from the Eldra Shulterbrandt Residential Care Facility on May 30 has been found safe and sound on St. Thomas, authorities said. Dionne Wrensford, 37, of Anna’s Retreat, was spotted by alert members of the community who contacted police on Friday,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police need your help to find a woman who walked away from a government-run care home in Anna’s Retreat late last month. Dionne Wrensford, 37, of St. Kitts, was reported missing from the Eldra Schulterbrandt Long Term Care Facility on Sunday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) paid tribute to victims of crime with a private memory tree ribbon ceremony today in honor of the 40th Anniversary of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which takes place from April 18-24 this year. About 97 ribbons were tied

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services announced today that they are immediately closing the SNAP and MAP offices at the Mars Hill location in St. Croix due to a positive COVID-19 exposure of a staff member. The Offices will be closed from Tuesday, March 2, 2021 and

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services said Monday that they are immediately closing the Mars Hill Head Start location to staff (students have not been attending in person) and pausing food distribution until Thursday, March 4, 2021. The Department of Human Services has activated its COVID-19 mitigation

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