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.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | 10:17am
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.
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.
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 | 04:05pm
A public hearing to offer comments on Tennessee’s Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Application has been scheduled for August 15, 2018.
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 | 11:55am
NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today honored 23 state employees who are helping Tennessee lead by providing outstanding state services every day. The employees, who were nominated by their departments’ leadership for the Governor’s Excellence in Service Awards, were invited to attend a luncheon at the Tennessee Residence for providing efficient and effective service to the state and their fellow Tennesseans. “The employees honored today are on the forefront of improving how Tennessee state government delivers services,” Haslam said. “By exceeding leadership and customer expectations, creating innovative solutions or improving processes and services, these state employees are helping provide taxpayers with the highest quality service at the lowest possible cost.”
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 | 01:48pm
NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today recognized 22 state employees for providing outstanding service to the state and their fellow Tennesseans at a luncheon at the Tennessee Residence. The Governor’s Excellence in Service Awards was launched in 2016 to honor outstanding state employees who are helping Tennessee lead by providing efficient and effective state services every day.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | 10:11am
The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is taking another step this week to help recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps) in East Tennessee meet work requirements.