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  • Tennessee Department of Human Services Helps Students Realize Dream

    Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 12:06pm

    Students across the state are graduating from community college this month through a unique outreach program with the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS). More than two years ago, TDHS launched an effort to encourage high school seniors receiving benefits through Families First to apply for the Tennessee Promise. That outreach later expanded to include families receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) and families who receive child support services.

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  • Legislation To Modernize Program For Needy Families Passes

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 03:58pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is applauding the recent passage of key changes to the State’s Families First program. These changes help ensure families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits administered through Families First have the necessary assistance they need to meet today’s economic realities.

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  • Colorful Cards Helping Feed Children This Summer

    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 10:02am

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) wants parents in East Tennessee to be on the lookout for an important letter arriving in the mail soon. Select families with school-age children in Greene, Hancock, and Hawkins counties will receive a Tennessee Summer EBT for Kids card by May 15. Each card will be loaded with $30 in monthly food benefits per eligible child that can be used for food purchases from May 25 through August 31.

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  • Partnerships Finding Success Stopping Fraud

    Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 10:52am

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) recently welcomed its 19th law enforcement partner in an ongoing initiative to fight abuse of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps).

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  • Department of Human Services Connects People With Jobs

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 12:58pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking another step this month to connect recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) in Shelby County with meaningful work opportunities.

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  • Department of Human Services Connects People With Jobs Ahead of Deadline

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 05:27pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking another step this week to connect recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) in East Tennessee with meaningful work. On Thursday, TDHS will co-sponsor a career, education and resource fair in Sevierville.

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  • Summer Food Program Seeking Community Partners For 2018

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | 05:01pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) will open the application process for organizations to participate in this year’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The goal of SFSP is to ensure that children 18 and younger who benefit from free and reduced meals during the school year continue to have that same access to nutritious meals during the summer.

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  • Summer Food Service Program In Need of Partners In Six Counties

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 | 10:00am

    Next month the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) will open the application process for organizations that want to sponsor the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). SFSP’s goal is to ensure children 18 and younger who benefit from free and reduced meals during the school year continue to have that same access to nutritious meals during the summer break.

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  • Partnership Driving A Better Future

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 10:05am

    Tennesseans who are struggling to support themselves without a driver license found help through a Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) partnership known as Cycles of Success.

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