Child/Dependent Care Expense Assistance

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Programs that cover all or part of the cost of child care in public and licensed private child care centers or private family child care homes, or subsidize care for disabiled adults or minors, including care provided by family members.

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535 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI 02885
Phone: 401-739-6100
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Address:
535 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI 02885
Phone: 401-739-6100
Toll Free Phone: 855-398-7605
Email: info@BrightStars.org
Eligibility: Statewide resource and rating system on child care centers in Rhode Island
Services Provided: BrightStars also helps families in Rhode Island access quality child care, early learning, and school-age programs through our referral program. Families may search for programs online or call our toll-free number, 1-855-398-7605, to speak with a referral specialist who can assist in finding a program that fits their needs.
Information for families [https://exceed.ri.gov/Pages/Families/FamiliesDefault.aspx]
Information for professionals [https://exceed.ri.gov/Pages/Professionals/ProfessionalsDefault.aspx]
Provider Profiles: Rhode Island is committed to high-quality early learning opportunities for all children. BrightStars was designed and implemented in partnership with the R.I. Department of Human Services, the R.I. Department of Education, the R.I. Department for Children, Youth and Families, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and the United Way of Rhode Island
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/6/2019
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 855-697-4347
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Organization Name: State of Rhode Island Department of Human Services
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Address:
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 855-697-4347
Toll Free Phone: 855-697-4347
Services Provided:

RI Department of Human Services oversees a number of programs to help individual and families in Rhode Island. A complete comprehensive list is on their website.

Childcare

Includes Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and Head Start link

Supplemental Nutrition Program SNAP

Medicaid and Medicare Programs

Includes Katie Beckett Katie Beckett is an eligibility category in Medicaid that allows certain children under age 19 who have long-term disabilities or complex medical needs to become eligible for Medicaid coverage.

The Sherlock Plan

Medicaid for Working People with Disabilities Program is a type of Medicaid eligibility for working adults with disabilities.

Medicare Premium Program

SSI State Supplemental Payment

Long Term Services and Supports

Includes Medicaid Long Term Care Supported Services (LTSS) and Enhanced Assisted Living Program for elderly and adults with disabilities.

RI Works Program

RI Works is a financial and employment assistance program for parents and families with little to no income who have children high school age or younger.

General Public Assistance Programs

Includes Bridge Fund, Hardship Program and Funeral/Burial Assistance 

Refugee Assistance Programs

Energy Assistance Programs

 

Provider Profiles:

DHS' programs and services, including those offered by our four divisions, collectively serve more than 300,000 families, adults, children, older Rhode Islanders, individuals with disabilities and veterans each year. Each have their own eligibility requirements and our staff are happy to assist those who need us through the application process and any other needs. 

Office locations

The Providence Elmwood Avenue office has closed and a drop box is available at that office until Nov 30, 2021.

Drop box and forms are available at:

Office of Rehabilitation Services

40 Fountain Street 

Providence , RI 02903

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/22/2021
1515 North Courthouse Road, 2nd Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-341-4100
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Organization Name: Child Care Aware of America
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Address:
1515 North Courthouse Road, 2nd Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-341-4100
TDD: 866-278-9428
Fax: 703-341-4101
Email: info@childcareaware.org
Eligibility:

All children and families.

Services Provided:

Operates a toll-free referral line and national website where parents and child care providers can receive information about finding, choosing, and paying for child care, and referrals to local child care resource and referral agencies to receive individualized assistance.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 6/3/2021