Tag: Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (VIDHS)

Youth At Risk Of Becoming Homeless Could Qualify For New Housing Program

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) announced today that they have partnered with the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA) to implement the Territory’s first housing assistance program for youth who have left (aged out of) the foster care system and are at risk of becoming homeless. This is especially great […]

D-SNAP Emergency Food Stamps Won’t Happen Without Presidential Disaster Declaration

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Department of Human Services has announced that Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) has not been implemented in the territory. There is no Presidential Disaster Declaration at this time. Households with reduced or terminated income may apply for benefits through the normal DHS SNAP offices located throughout the territory. Check our […]

DHS Hosts Pop-Up Interviews For Qualified Social Workers on January 24 and 27

CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Human Services (DHS) said that the department will be holding interviews for qualified walk-in social worker applicants this Friday, January 24 and Monday, January 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Knud Hansen Complex on St. Thomas and the Anna’s Hope Head Start Administration Building on St. Croix. The […]

USVI Will Move Into 21st Century For Medicaid Recipients After Using $14.9M Federal Grant

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. Friday announced that the U.S. Virgin Islands has been awarded $14.9 million in federal funding to implement a Health Information Exchange (HIE) for the territory’s approximately 29,000 Medicaid recipients and to continue promoting the use of certified electronic health record technology by healthcare providers. The U.S. Department of Health […]

DHS Promises To Revamp Its Services After Inhumane Death Of Aaron Benjamin Jr.

FREDERIKSTED — Following the tragic death of four-year-old Aaron Benjamin, Jr. in October 2019, Commissioner Causey-Gomez authorized the launch of an internal audit and investigation of the Department of Human Services (DHS) to determine how department practices and policies should be revisited to help prevent future tragedies involving children in the territory. “The Department of […]

Human Services Says Cash Benefits For Blind, Aged And TANF Ready Now

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Department of Human Services Commissioner Kimberley Causey-Gomez is notifying all persons who receive Public Assistance also known as Cash Benefits – which Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Aid to Aged, Blind and Disabled (AABD), General Tutor (GT), General Assistance (GA) and General Disability (GD) – that their benefits will be available […]