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  • More Vulnerable Adults Becoming Victims of Financial Crimes

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | 10:17am

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is issuing a warning about the growing problem of financial exploitation of vulnerable adults. The department’s Adult Protective Services (APS) division received more than 4,000 complaints of financial exploitation in fiscal year 2017-2018. That’s more than the year prior and an increase of 33% from state fiscal year 2015-2016.

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  • State Employees Stepping Out To Support Hunger Awareness

    Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 09:43am

    Employees with the Tennessee Department of Human Services and other state agencies are helping raise awareness of the problem of hunger in Tennessee with a hunger and wellness walk through downtown Nashville. Participants will be easy to spot wearing the color orange to recognize Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month, which runs through the end of September.

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  • Tennessee Landmarks Lit Green for Child Support Awareness

    Thursday, August 09, 2018 | 10:12am

    If you’ve noticed green lights on landmarks across Tennessee this month, there’s a good reason why. Green is the color Tennessee has chosen to recognize Child Support Awareness Month. Every August the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) raises awareness of the services available through the Child Support program and the positive impact it can have on families and children in Tennessee.

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  • Summer Food Program Seeking Community Partners For 2018

    Monday, August 06, 2018 | 02:46pm

    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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  • Tennessee Looking to Grow Program Families Depend on for Meals

    Friday, June 29, 2018 | 05:05pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is encouraging more organizations to become a sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) next year. The CACFP is a federally funded program that provides needed meals to children and adults who meet age and income requirements. TDHS administers the program in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reimburse sponsoring organizations for meals.

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  • Tennessee Better Prepared to Stop Elder Abuse

    Friday, June 15, 2018 | 12:47pm

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services is recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) by releasing a new statewide plan to help improve the investigation and response of help to vulnerable adults.

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  • Tennessee Recognized for Innovation in Serving Low-Income Families

    Friday, June 01, 2018 | 11:52am

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is receiving recognition for several years of work to radically change the way it serves thousands of low-income families. A new case study prepared in partnership with the Ascend at the Aspen Institute honors the department for being among the nation’s leaders in crafting and implementing a 2 Generation, or 2Gen, approach. Tennessee’s 2Gen programs aim to work with children and their parents simultaneously and put both on a path towards permanent economic security.

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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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