U.S. Department of health and human services http://ripr.org en Rhode Island Survey to Determine What Services Are Needed http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-survey-determine-what-services-are-needed <p>The Rhode Island Community Action Association is asking people who received surveys in the mail to complete them and return them.&nbsp;&nbsp; Ten thousand Rhode Islanders were selected at random to receive the surveys.&nbsp; The purpose, said Association director Paula McFarland is to determine if the state is doing enough to provide the human services people need.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:27:07 +0000 Flo Jonic 22087 at http://ripr.org Reed Brings $1.5M to Woonsocket's Head Start Program http://ripr.org/post/reed-brings-15m-woonsockets-head-start-program <p>Senator Jack Reed is in Woonsocket Tuesday, bringing a gift from the federal government.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Senator Jack Reed has secured $1.5 million for the Woonsocket Head Start program.&nbsp; The money won’t be enough to make up for sequestration cuts, according to Reed’s office.</p><p>Woonsocket will still lose 30 Head Start slots this fall. Statewide, some 370 slots will be lost.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:07:49 +0000 Flo Jonic 20692 at http://ripr.org Reed Brings $1.5M to Woonsocket's Head Start Program