Woonsocket DHS to hold extended hours

Woonsocket DHS to hold extended hours

WOONSOCKET – The Department of Human Services has changed lobby hours for its field offices, including the location on Clinton Street. To ensure customers receive timely assistance during peak times and staff are deployed most effectively, DHS field offices will now be open the first Saturday of the month. The new schedule, which continues extended weekday hours for the Providence and Woonsocket field offices, is effective immediately. DHS staff will continue to work on Saturdays throughout the month to more efficiently address application backlog and other customer needs.

The first week of the month is the busiest time for DHS field offices, as the system completes a number of significant activities on the first day of the month, according to a release from the department.

The Woonsocket office will hold the following lobby hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and the first Saturday of every month, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.