Civil Rights

The Rhode Island Department of Human Services and its agencies are committed to providing services to our applicants and clients in a fair and nondiscriminatory manner. This obligation to comply with federal and state laws and regulations extends to service contractors, as well as any other agency, institution or organization participating in a health and human service program by contract or other arrangements.

The RI DHS Civil Rights Office has the responsibility to investigate claims of discrimination; to conduct new, periodic and special compliance reviews of offices, programs and contractors; to provide training and guidance; and to take other appropriate steps to ensure that programs and services do no discriminate.

For further information about these laws, regulations and DHS’ discrimination complaint procedures for resolution of discrimination, contact DHS at 57 Howard Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920, telephone number 415-8500 (TDD 462-6239), 711 (or 1-800-745-6575 Voice).


Please fill out this form to file a discrimination complaint. Forms should be mailed to: Community Relations Liaison Officer, RI Department of Human Services, 206 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907.