Community Advocacy Agencies

Organizations whose members have joined together on a voluntary basis to promote a particular cause or work for the realization of a specific social or political goal. (AIRS TD-1600 Community Action/Social Advocacy Groups)

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RI

Statewide

Organization Name: United Way of Rhode Island
Address: 50 Valley Street
RI
Phone: 401-444-0600
Toll Free Phone: 2-1-1
Languages Spoken: Spanish or Portuguese
Services Provided: Call 2-1-1
2-1-1 Rhode Island is a repository of information about services available in Rhode Island including child care, basic needs, care for elderly and help for a gambling addiction.

Outreach van 2-1-1 will connect you and your community with the help and human services you need.

Individuals can ask for help by phone, searching the website or chatting.
Provider Profiles: Get help with 2-1-1, your free and confidential resource for assistance with housing, food, childcare—and needs well beyond. Call or chat now to get connected right away. Our specialists are available for you 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

Because 90,000 households in Rhode Island are struggling to meet basic needs, we help families with the essentials.

We believe not only in helping people through an immediate crisis, but also in funding programs that help people develop the tools they need to provide for themselves and their families. And we provide one place for everyone to call when they need help.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/23/2018
Organization Name: Crossroads Rhode Island
Address: RI
Phone: 401-861-2760 xhelpline
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Services Provided: integrated services to address the unique needs of domestic violence survivors, as we work with them to break the cycle of violence and find secure, stable housing.
24 hour help line
emergency shelter serving domestic violence survivors and their children, separate from Crossroads Rhode Islands additional shelters that serve homeless individuals and families.
Provider Profiles: Crossroads merged with Women's Center of Rhode Island to become Crossroads Rhode Island's Domestic Violence Program.
Crossroads Domestic Violence Program is a member agency of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/11/2017
Organization Name: Rhode Island Parent Information Network
Address: 1210 Pontiac Avenue
RI 02920
Phone: 401-270-0101
Toll Free Phone: 855-747-3224
Eligibility: Statewide
Services Provided: Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN) provides:
• Live answer call center during business hours, return calls within two business days
• Care coordination and service linkage for families with children with special health care needs
• Support for families navigating the special education process for children with special needs through our Parent Training and Information Center [http://www.parentcenterhub.org/]
• Support for families navigating transition to adult services for young adults with special needs
• Support for families with children with special health care needs through our Cedar Family Center

• Connection to Family Voices and Family-to-Family information and peer support groups [http://www.familyvoices.org/]
• Help with access to health care and health insurance including Healthsource RI, Medicaid, Medicare, and more
• Services provided in English and Spanish
Provider Profiles: Our mission is to assist individuals, parents, families, and children to achieve their goals for health, education, and socio-economic well-being by providing information, training, education, support and advocacy for person/family centered care and system change.

RIPIN’s staff are Certified Community Health Workers who have navigated health care and/or education systems for themselves or a loved one allowing for the inclusion of a peer perspective to our support to families.
Location:
RI Parent Information Network
1210 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/3/2019
200 Main Street
Suite 210
RI 02860
Phone: 401-728-1800
Organization Name: United Cerebral Palsy of Rhode Island
Address: 200 Main Street
Suite 210
RI 02860
Phone: 401-728-1800
Fax: 401-728-0182
Services Provided: Children and Family Services [http://ucpri.org/what-we-do/child-family-services/]
Home Based Therapy Services
Personal Assistance and Support Services
Enhanced Outpatient Services
Social Skill Groups
Adult Supportive Living Program [http://ucpri.org/what-we-do/adult-services/]
Provider Profiles: The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Rhode Island is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

As the local affiliate of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), our organization educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities throughout of all of Rhode Island.
address:
200 Main Street
Suite 210
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/3/2017

Central Falls, RI

626 Broad Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: 401-728-5920
Organization Name: Progreso Latino
Address: 626 Broad Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: 401-728-5920
Services Provided: Our Programs
Citizenship Consortium
Education
Adult Education
Early Childhood
Health & Wellness
Housing Advocacy
Prevention
Immigration
Senior Programs
Youth Programs
Food Pantry

Victims of Crimes (VOCA)
VITA Site - Free Income Tax Services
Provider Profiles: Progreso Latino, Inc. is a multi-service, non-profit, community based organization located in Central Falls. Our mission is to empower Rhode Island’s Latino and immigrant communities to achieve greater self-sufficiency and socio-economic progress by providing transformational programs that support personal growth and social change.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/9/2016

Charlestown, RI

Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 4350 South County Trail
Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: Head Start [https://tricountyri.org/services/early-childhood-and-development-programs/]
Youth Links
Charlestown Youth Center [http://www.dlt.ri.gov/youthworks411/CharlestownYC.htm]
Location [https://tricountyri.org/locations/charlestown/]
Provider Profiles: Mission:
“To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need,while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life."

Tri-County Community Action Program has 12 sites in multiple communities throughout the State of Rhode Island.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019

Coventry, RI

191 MacArthur Blvd
Coventry, RI 02816
Phone: 401-589-2610
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action CCAP
Address: 191 MacArthur Blvd
Coventry, RI 02816
Phone: 401-589-2610
Services Provided: Health Services for entire family
WIC provider
Provider Profiles: Family Health Services of Coventry is part of Comprehensive Community Action Program(CCAP) and provides comprehensive, quality, affordable health, dental and behavioral health care for the entire family.

Our board-certified doctors, nurse practitioners, dentists, hygienists, licensed clinical social workers and other health care professionals are knowledgeable, caring and understanding. They are dedicated to getting you healthy and keeping you healthy.
Additional Location in Cranston
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/14/2018

Cranston, RI

Address: Peter Pastore Youth Center
155 Gansett Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-383-8878
Email: info@msdreamcenter.org
Eligibility: The MS Dream Center welcomes people with Multiple Sclerosis, their care partners, family and friends. There is no fee to join. The Center is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Services Provided: Weekly classes are provided in the area of chair yoga, tai chi, reiki, exercise to music, and strength strengthening.

Painting and Art enrichment classes

Hairstylist comes to center once a month to provide haircuts for a nominal fee.

Support groups
Provider Profiles: The MS Dream Center goal is to bring awareness to the disease and reach out to those living with it, empowering them and offering important respite opportunities for care partners.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/7/2019

East Providence, RI

Weaver House
31 Grove Street
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-383-3094
Organization Name: East Bay Community Action Program
Address: Weaver House
31 Grove Street
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-383-3094
Eligibility: Youth must be between the ages of 14 and 24, and be a Rhode Island resident to participate in the Youth Center. Additional, more in-depth services are available through our Workforce Investment Act funding if a youth meets low income guidelines and has an additional barrier (as defined by WIA). For more specific eligibility information please contact the local Youth Center.
Services Provided: Intake and Assessment (application for service, vocational interest inventory, academic assessment)
• Job Skills (resume writing, applications, mock interviews)
• Academic Services (Pre- GED, remediation, GED)
• Contextual Learning (how academic skills apply to the world of work)
• Case Management (facilitation of services, referral to outside providers)
• Follow-up Services (tracking for status once services are complete)
• Summer Jobs Program
• Leadership Development (how adults conduct themselves in their daily lives, independent living skills)
• Job Readiness and Work Experience
Provider Profiles: The Youth Centers provide outreach, recruitment, intake, orientation and assessment for 400 youth, 14-24 years of age, in the East Bay area. Additional components include work experience, job development and placement, work readiness, leadership development and adult mentoring. Partner agreements provide satellite offices at high schools in East Providence, Newport, Bristol, Middletown, Portsmouth and Tiverton.
Additional location
95 Church Street
Newport, RI 02840

Contacts:

Weaver Building: Sharalyn Almanzar, 401-383-3094

Bristol-Warren Area: Steve Dolce, 401-692-2695

Newport Youth Center: Steve Dolce, 401-692-2695
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/21/2019

Johnson, RI

Organization Name: Tri-Town Community Action Agency
Address: 1126 Hartford Avenue
Johnson, RI 02919
Phone: 401-351-2750
Eligibility: Youths 14-24
Services Provided: Intake and Assessment
- Application for service
- Vocational interest inventory
- Academic assessment

Job Skills
- Resume writing
- Applications
- Mock Interviews

Academic Services
- Pre-GED
- Remediation
- GED

Contextual Learning
- How academic skills apply to the world of work

Follow-up Services
- Tracking for status once services are complete

Summer Jobs Program

Leadership Development
-How adults conduct themselves in their daily lives
-Independent Living Skills

Job Readiness and Work Experience

Part of YouthWORKS411 from RI Department of Labor and Training
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/22/2018

Johnston, RI

1130 Hartford Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 1130 Hartford Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: WIC [https://tricountyri.org/services/children-families/wic-women-infants-children-nutritional-programs/]
Senior and Disabled Adult Case Management Program (Personal Choice Waiver)
[https://tricountyri.org/services/seniors-disabled-adults/]
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019
1130 Hartford Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 1130 Hartford Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: WIC [https://tricountyri.org/services/children-families/wic-women-infants-children-nutritional-programs/]
Senior and Disabled Adult Services ( Personal Choice Waiver) [https://tricountyri.org/services/seniors-disabled-adults/]
Provider Profiles: Mission:
“To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need,while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life."

Tri-County Community Action Program has 12 sites in multiple communities throughout the State of Rhode Island.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019

Newport, RI

114 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-846-5263
Organization Name: Women's Resource Center
Address: 114 Touro Street
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-846-5263
Email: info@wrcnbc.org
Services Provided: The Women's Resource Center , WRC, provides a number of programs and services to clients and their family members who are or have been a victim of domestic violence. Please review the links to the left for more information. [https://www.wrcnbc.org/programs-services/client-services/]
There is also a Warren location.
Provider Profiles: Women’s Resource Center (WRC), serving Newport and Bristol Counties, was founded in 1977 to provide comprehensive domestic violence intervention and prevention services that educate, advocate, and shelter any individual in need of assistance. Each year we help women, children, families, men and the elderly to obtain the services they need to secure their physical, mental, emotional and financial safety from domestic abuse.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/11/2017

North Kingstown, RI

Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 415 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: Heating Assistance & Weatherization
Head Start
Food Distribution
Emergency Services
Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP) [https://tricountyri.org/services/family-care-and-community-partnerships-program-fccp/]
Adult and Youth Education, Employment & Training [https://tricountyri.org/services/youth-education-training/]
North Kingstown [ https://tricountyri.org/locations/north-kingstown/]
Provider Profiles: Mission:
“To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need,while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life."

Tri-County Community Action Program has 12 sites in multiple communities throughout the State of Rhode Island.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019

North Providence, RI

11 Emanuel Street
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 11 Emanuel Street
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: Emergency Services [https://tricountyri.org/services/housing-energy-emergency-services/]
Fuel Assistance (LIHEAP) & Weatherization
Food Bank and Commodities Distribution
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019
2204 Mineral Springs Ave
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 2204 Mineral Springs Ave
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: Head Start and Early Head Start [https://tricountyri.org/services/early-childhood-and-development-programs/]
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019
79 Waterman Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 79 Waterman Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: Head Start [ https://tricountyri.org/services/early-childhood-and-development-programs/]
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019
Rockwell Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: Rockwell Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: Head Start [ https://tricountyri.org/services/early-childhood-and-development-programs/]
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019
Organization Name: Tri-Town Community Action Agency
Address: 33 Maple Ave
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: Youth Prevention Services
Adult and Youth Education, Employment & Training [https://tricountyri.org/services/adult-and-youth-education-employment-training/]
Youth Sports [https://tricountyri.org/services/sports-recreation/]
Senior and Disabled Adult Case Management Program
Victim of Crime Advocacy Program (VOCA)
Victim of Crime Advocacy Program (VOCA) for D/deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf/Blind
Health Center [https://tricountyri.org/services/health-centers-lab/]
WIC Program
Provider Profiles: Mission:
“To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need,while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life."

Tri-County Community Action Program has 12 sites in multiple communities throughout the State of Rhode Island.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019

Pascoag, RI

185 Main Street
Pascoag, RI 02859
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 185 Main Street
Pascoag, RI 02859
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: Head Start and Early Head Start [https://tricountyri.org/services/early-childhood-and-development-programs/]
Provider Profiles: Mission:
“To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need,while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life."

Tri-County Community Action Program has 12 sites in multiple communities throughout the State of Rhode Island.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019

Pawtucket, RI

P.O. Box 5643
Pawtucket, RI 02862
Phone: 401-723-3057
Organization Name: Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
Address: P.O. Box 5643
Pawtucket, RI 02862
Phone: 401-723-3057
Toll Free Phone: 800-494-8100
Fax: 401-724-8820
Email: info@bvadvocacycenter.org
Services Provided: 24 hour hotline 800-494-8100
Residential programs
Support Groups
Provider Profiles: Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center working to end Domestic Violence
Member agency of Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/20/2018
Organization Name: Ocean State Center for Independent Living
Address: 175 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-738-1013
Toll Free Phone: 866-857-1161
Email: info@oscil.org
Services Provided: Young Adult Transition Program
Assists young adults (ages 18-24) who are self-directed to transition to community
independence. OSCIL provides basic independent living skills training, peer
support, and information on disability and community resources.
Additional services include:
Lunch and Learn series
Peer Support
Independent Living Skill Training
Home Accessibility and Adaptability
Assistive Technology lending program

Additional program information available [http://www.oscil.org/assets/2016_OSCIL_Programs28138.pdf]
Provider Profiles: Ocean State Center for Independent Living , OSCIL, provides information on community resources and services to persons with disabilities and their families, service providers, and the general public, as well as receiving referrals for our agency for direct services. Information is provided by phone, email, mail, and one-on-one to walk-ins to our Center.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/11/2017
Organization Name: RI Department of Labor and Training
Address: 120 High Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-305-5919
Eligibility: Workforce development services are available for all youth ages 14-24 years of age
Services Provided: Intake and Assessment
- Application for service
- Vocational interest inventory
- Academic assessment

Job Skills
- Resume writing
- Applications
- Mock Interviews
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Academic Services
- Pre-GED
- Remediation
- GED
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Contextual Learning
- How academic skills apply to the world of work

Case Management
- Facilitation of services
- Referral to outside providers

Follow-up Services
- Tracking for status once services are complete

Occupational Skills Training

Summer Jobs Program

Leadership Development
-How adults conduct themselves in their daily lives
-Independent Living Skills

Job Readiness and Work Experience
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/7/2018

Providence, RI

APRI Main office
9 Pleasant Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-831-5522
Organization Name: Family Service of Rhode Island
Address: APRI Main office
9 Pleasant Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-831-5522
Email: apriinfo@aidsprojectri.org
Services Provided: HIV/Hep C testing
Client case managers
[http://aidsprojectri.org/overview-of-services]
HIV 101 Education and Training
Ryan White Services Provider-must meet eligibility criteria additional information on program at [http://www.eohhs.ri.gov/Consumer/Adults/RyanWhiteHIVAIDS.aspx]

Afia Center for Health and Wholeness
The Afia Center for Health and Wellness
Matthewson St. Church
134 Matthewson Street
Providence, RI 02903-1892.
The Afia Center offers a variety of services, including meals and a food bank, for current clients who are HIV positive.
Provider Profiles: APRI is a Division of Family Service of Rhode Island
AIDS Project Rhode Island (APRI) was founded approximately 30 years ago as a non-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate, non-judgmental and collaborative response to the needs of people infected, affected and at-risk of HIV/AIDS.
Over the years, APRI accomplished this mission through leadership in prevention, education, supportive services and advocacy.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/16/2017
Organization Name: Center for Southeast Asians
Address: 270 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-274-8811
Fax: 401-274-8877
Email: info@cseari.org
Services Provided: Affordable Care Act Assistance
Meals on Wheels
Victim Assistance Program
Volunteer Income Tax Preparation
Education programs include:
English as a second language


International Language Bank (ILB) is a fee-for-service program that provides in-person interpretation, document translations, over-the-phone interpreting, and 24-hour emergency services by qualified experts. These services are offered to all members in our community who need assistance bridging the language barriers between providers/clients. We are currently offering over 30 different languages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ILB is the sole proprietor of CSEA. Proceeds from the ILB goes to support CSEA’s other community-based programs.
Provider Profiles: The mission of the Center for Southeast Asians (CSEA) is to promote the prosperity, heritage and leadership of Southeast Asians in Rhode Island
CSEA provides a wide variety of services, with an office in our own building in South Providence where there is the highest concentration of Southeast Asian residents.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/6/2019
518 Hartford Ave
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-273-2000
Address: 518 Hartford Ave
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-273-2000
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility: Must be a Providence resident and meet program eligibility requirements
Services Provided: Education and Training
Education and Training provides opportunities for Providence residents to improve their skills.

Food Pantry
Food Pantry is a program that provides food to Providence residents in 02907 zip code area.

Individual Development Account (IDA)
IDA is a matched savings program to assist saving towards a home, business or post secondary education.

LEAD Safe Providence
Services designed to help relieve issues with lead, mold, or other environmental hazards.

Parent Leadership Training Initiative (PLTI)
A free Civics and Democracy Leadership Training program for parents.

Project Undercover
Project Undercover provides diapers, socks, and underwear to children in need.

Providence Talks
Providence Talks is a free early intervention program to promote literacy readiness in Providence youth.

Senior Services
Senior Services is a program run at CAPP's Elmwood location to provide support to seniors.

Social Services
Social Services Department provides residents of Providence with ongoing case management.

Summer Youth Employment Program
An opportunity for youth ages 16-24 to learn job readiness skills while earning wages at a meaningful summer job.

Rhode Island Home Energy Assistance Program (RIHEAP)
RIHEAP provides energy assistance to Providence residents that meet income guidelines.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program
VITA prepares taxes free of charge to residents making less than $55k/year.

Weatherization
Weatherization provides assistance for homeowners to make their home more energy efficient.

Youth Success (YS)
YS assists pregnant and parenting youth living in zip codes 02905 and 02909 in Providence.
Provider Profiles: CAPP is a leading provider of social services in Providence. The organization operates, promotes and supports the development of human service programs aimed at improving the lives of low-to-moderate income individuals and families living in Providence. CAPP works to minimize poverty while empowering members of the community to be self-sufficient.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/16/2017
Organization Name: Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island
Address: 646 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-784-8600
Text: 401-784-8600
Toll Free Phone: 401-784-8600
Fax: 401-784-8600
Languages Spoken: 60 languages in the Interpreting and Translating Services
Services Provided: Adult Education and Workforce Development
GED classes
English for Speakers of Other Languages
The Citizenship & Immigration Services, accredited by the Bureau of Immigration Appeals (BIA), a branch of the federal government. Seven accredited caseworkers and a staff attorney are trained to handle immigration matters such as citizenship, petitions for relatives, green card applications, asylum applications, deportation defense, and temporary protected status.
Refugee Resettlement
The Clothing Collaborative Network provides work appropriate clothing at no cost to low-income men and women who are completing job training and education programs, and seeking employment.
Interpreting and Translating services.We provide services in business, legal, medical, insurance, government, and social service settings.
Provider Profiles: We provide client-centered services, advocacy and opportunities based on our expertise in family literacy and adult education, employment services, refugee resettlement, translation, interpretation, U.S. citizenship and immigration services.
There is also a North Campus, address below

DIIRI
220 Elmwood Ave
Providence , RI 02907
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/12/2016
Organization Name: Family Service of Rhode Island
Address: 134 Thurbers Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-519-2280
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility: Serving Residents of Providence, Central Falls, Pawtucket and Cranston. Eligibility requirements depends on the program, contact main number.
Services Provided: Services and Programs include:
Early Intervention-listed independently
Trauma Informed Treatment
Outpatient Counseling for adults, children and Families
School based Counseling in Providence Schools
Walking School Bus
Home visiting programs First Connections and Healthy Families Rhode Island(part of Healthy Families America) [https://www.familyserviceri.org/pre-natal-early-childhood-support]

Family Care Community Partnerships (FCCP) Serving families with children under age 18 (up to 21 in certain cases) at risk of involvement with the Department of Children, Youth and Families. Family Service of Rhode Island leads a six-agency partnership providing wraparound services to families in Central Falls, Cranston, Pawtucket and Providence. Family Service of Rhode Island is a member of the Washington Kent FCCP serving Washington and Kent Counties. To contact: (401) 789-3016.

Family Coaching and Visitation Center Providing coaching and supervised visitation for children and families who have suffered maltreatment. Families learn new relationship skills in the context of a home environment. Parent education groups and parent-child play groups are offered. Referrals through DCYF.
Provider Profiles: Family Service of Rhode Island is one of the oldest and largest non-profit human service agencies in Rhode Island.There are a number of locations and programs. See website for specific information.

Offices are located in Providence, with children's residential treatment facilities in Smithfield, North Smithfield, and East Providence.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/2/2019
Address: Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-8072
TDD: 800-745-5555
Fax: 401-456-8150
Languages Spoken: Spanish via RI Relay 711 or (866) 355-9241
Eligibility: Statewide
Services Provided: Services Provided:
• Technical assistance and training in the areas of Early Intervention, infant mental health and trauma-based care practices, inclusive practices in schools, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports in schools, learners with low incidence disabilities (vision, hearing, deaf-blindness), transition from high school, and community-based employment strategies for youth and adults.
• Services include:
o Instruction and mobility services to children who are blind or visually impaired.
o Educational Advocates for students with disabilities who are in state care.
o Benefits counseling and assistance for Social Security beneficiaries.
o Family support and navigation of services.
o Support group for self-directed support users (DDD)
o Plan writing for self-directed support users (DDD).
o Support for parents with intellectual disabilities.
o Support to students in post-secondary education.
Provider Profiles: Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, founded at Rhode Island College in 1993, is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). UCEDDs are evidence driven and designed to advance policies, practices, and research that improve the health, education, social, and economic well-being of people with disabilities, their families, and their communities. There are 67 UCEDD programs in the United States. This national network is administered through the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Developmental Disabilities.
The Sherlock Center partners with state and national agencies, schools, institutions of higher education and community providers to implement its core functions: preservice preparation, services (including technical assistance, community education, and direct services), research, and information dissemination. As of 2016, the Sherlock Center is a LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) Program.
Areas of Emphasis:
Early Childhood and Education
Inclusion and Community Membership
Low Incidence Disabilities
Self-Determination
Transition, Employment and Adult Life
Workforce and Professional Development
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/21/2019
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action
Address: Providence Skills Center
31 Providence Place
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-400-6035
Eligibility: youth in school ages 14-21 youth and young adults out of school ages 16-24
Services Provided: Intake and Assessment
- Application for service
- Vocational interest inventory
- Academic assesment

Job Skills
- Resume writing
- Applications
- Mock Interviews

Academic Services
- Pre-GED
- Remediation
- GED

Case Management
- Facilitation of services
- Referral to outside providers

Follow-up Services
- Tracking for status once services are complete
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/16/2017
200 Niantic Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-942-6325
Organization Name: Rhode Island Food Bank
Address: 200 Niantic Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-942-6325
Email: contactus@rifoodbank.org
Services Provided: Community Cooking Programs
Community Kitchen-a culinary training program
School Pantries
Community Farms
Kids Cafe
The RI Food Bank website has a "Find Food" tool that will identify local food pantry's by zip code.
Provider Profiles: Mission to improve the quality of life for all Rhode Islanders by advancing solutions to the problem of hunger.

Our Vision
We envision a state where no one goes hungry.

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank distributes food to people in need through a statewide network of 160 member agencies. These agencies include food pantries, meal sites, shelters, youth programs and senior centers. Each month, 59,000 struggling Rhode Islanders receive food assistance at these agencies. One in three served is a child under the age of 18, and one in five is over the age of 60.

The Food Bank solicits food donations from the public and from the food industry, including supermarkets, food manufacturers and growers. To keep up with the high demand for food assistance, the Food Bank also purchases food at a low cost from wholesalers. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 9.2 million pounds of food.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/13/2016
271 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-467-1717 x103
Address: 271 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-467-1717 x103
Email: info@ricj.org
Eligibility: ages 14-18
Services Provided: Youth Programs: [https://www.ricj.org/youth-empowerment]

Project Respect: Exploring Leadership & Social Justice
and intentional community building. Designed as a residential
leadership institute for young people between the ages of 14 and
17 and scholarships are available.

Youth Action Council engages camp alumni during the academic year and builds on what was learned during Project RESPECT with the focus of turning passion for social justice into action for positive social change.
The group meets Tuesdays from 4:30 pm to about 7:00 pm. Food is served

Youth Facilitating Social Change(YFSC) Fellowship- 6 week intense paid summer program where students learn to become community facilitators.
Provider Profiles: RICJ is a social justice organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism and promoting understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution and education. Our youth programs aim to instill in participants a sense of self-worth, respect for differences, and an aptitude for community service and leadership.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/10/2018
386 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-658-4334 xhelpline
Organization Name: Sojourner House
Address: 386 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-658-4334 xhelpline
Fax: 401-861-6157
Services Provided: Helpline
Shelter/Residential
Support Groups
Sexual Health Advocacy
Youth Advocacy
At Sojourner House, we recognize young people as whole people who experience trauma and healing in unique, real ways. We accept parents with children in our Safe House and Transitional Housing apartments.
information on additional programs [http://www.sojournerri.org/helplines-1/]
Provider Profiles: Sojourner House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency. Every day, we serve victims of relationship violence by providing shelter, advocacy, referrals, and other resources. In our mission to end violence, we also work in our surrounding communities to provide violence prevention education programs. We know that violence can happen in a cycle, and it is our mission to help interrupt and prevent that cycle from continuing.
A member agency of Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/11/2017
Address: 150 Miller Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-225-9353
Services Provided: Leadership Transformation Academy
Student Advocacy
Reforming Public Schools
Provider Profiles: Young Voices is a Rhode Island-based non-profit organization that transforms urban youth into powerful advocates, who partner with our State’s major leaders to create systemic reform and policy change that improve the lives of thousands of youth across the state.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/24/2017

Wakefield, RI

61 Main Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-782-3990 xhelp
Organization Name: Domestic Violence Center of South County
Address: 61 Main Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-782-3990 xhelp
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Services Provided: Help Line
Court Advocacy
Drop in Center
additional information on services on website [http://www.dvrcsc.org/services]
Provider Profiles: A member agency of Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence can happen to anyone - regardless of economic status, race, orientation, gender, age, culture or religious beliefs.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/11/2017
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 1935 Kingstown Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-789-3016
Toll Free Phone: 800-432-2605
Eligibility: Residents of Washington County and West Greenwich. Program participation are subject to eligiblity requirements
Services Provided: Head Start and Early Head Start
Joyful Learning Child Academy
Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP)
Senior and Disabled Adult Services
Heating Assistance (by appointment)
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Provider Profiles: Mission:
“To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need,while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life."

Tri-County Community Action Program has 12 sites in multiple communities throughout the State of Rhode Island.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019

Warren, RI

624 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-846-5263
Organization Name: Women's Resource Center
Address: 624 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-846-5263
Email: info@wrcnbc.org
Services Provided: The Women's Resource Center, WRC, provides a number of programs and services to clients and their family members who are or have been a victim of domestic violence. Additional information on services at [https://www.wrcnbc.org/programs-services/client-services/]
There is also a Newport location.
Provider Profiles: Leading domestic violence prevention through the empowerment of individuals and the community by providing advocacy, education and support services.
A member of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/11/2017

Warwick, RI

PO Box 9476
Warwick, RI 02889
Phone: 401-738-1700 xhotline
Organization Name: Elizabeth Buffam Chase Center
Address: PO Box 9476
Warwick, RI 02889
Phone: 401-738-1700 xhotline
Email: info@ebccenter.org
Services Provided: Serving individuals and families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.

Court Advocacy
Counseling and Support Services
Residential
Law enforcement advocacy

additional information on programs at [https://ebccenter.org/our-programs/]
Provider Profiles: Our mission is to end the perpetration and societal tolerance of interpersonal violence, including all forms of domestic and sexual abuse, and until that is achieved, to provide comprehensive services to victims and education in the community.
A member agency of Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/11/2017
Organization Name: Ocean State Center for Independent Living
Address: 1944 Warwick Ave
Warwick, RI 02889
Phone: 401-738-1013
Toll Free Phone: 1-866-1161
Email: info@oscil.org
Services Provided: Young Adult Transition Program
Assists young adults (ages 18-24) who are self-directed to transition to community
independence. OSCIL provides basic independent living skills training, peer
support, and information on disability and community resources.
Additional services include:
Lunch and Learn seminars
Peer Support
Independent Living Skill Training
Home Accessibility and Adaptability
Assistive Technology lending program

Additional program information available [http://www.oscil.org/assets/2016_OSCIL_Programs28138.pdf]
Provider Profiles: Ocean State Center for Independent Living , OSCIL, provides information on community resources and services to persons with disabilities and their families, service providers, and the general public, as well as receiving referrals for our agency for direct services. Information is provided by phone, email, mail, and one-on-one to walk-ins to our Center.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/11/2017
422 Post Road
Suite 102
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone: 401-467-9940
Organization Name: Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Address: 422 Post Road
Suite 102
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone: 401-467-9940
Toll Free Phone: 800-494-8100
Fax: 401-467-9943
Email: ricadv@ricadv.org
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Services Provided: The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, RICADV’s, network of member agencies provide comprehensive emergency and support services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking.

The RICADV does not provide victim services. Call the statewide Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 1-800-494-8100.
Provider Profiles: The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) is an organization dedicated to ending domestic violence. The RICADV's network of member agencies provide comprehensive services to victims, including emergency shelter, support groups, counseling, and assistance with the legal system.

Full Member Agencies are organizations whose primary purpose is to end domestic violence and provide victim services.

Affiliate Member Agencies are organizations whose work includes some programming to address or prevent domestic violence.

Member agency services include 24-hour hotline support, emergency shelter, support groups, counseling, and assistance with the legal system.

Full Member Agencies of the RICADV:

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County
Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
Sojourner House
Women's Resource Center

Affiliate Member Agencies of the RICADV:

Center for Southeast Asians
Crossroads Rhode Island, Domestic Violence Program
The Task Force SOAR-Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships- is housed at RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/2/2019
Address: 205 Buttonwoods Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-732-4660
Email: info@westbaycap.org
Eligibility: Serving residents of Kent County including Coventry, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick and West Greenwich Eligibility requirements apply
Services Provided: Services include:
Child Care Center
Food Pantry
Energy Assistance
Holiday Baskets
Lead Center
WIC program
FCCP -DCYF diversion program
Youth Success- parenting program for teens

WIC clinic Warwick- 401-732-4660
WIC clinic - West Warwick- 401-826-3230
Provider Profiles: Westbay Community Action is a charitable organization serving the people of Kent County. Our mission is to assist economically disadvantaged Kent County residents achieve and sustain self-sufficiency and stability with food, utilities, health, safety, and education.

Westbay Children's Center
22 Astral Street
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone:
401-463-6620
Email:
infowcc@westbaycap.org
Hours:
Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:30pm
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/31/2018

Westerly, RI

Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 34 Pond Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-519-1913
Eligibility: Basic Needs, Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP)
Services Provided: Head Start
Adult and Youth Education, Employment & Training
Food Distribution
Family Care Community Partnership
Heating Assistance
Weatherization
Youth Diversionary Program
Wayward Disobedient (assistance with filing)
[https://tricountyri.org/locations/westerly/]
Provider Profiles: Mission:
"To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need, while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life.”

Tri-County Community Action Agency has 12 Locations across the state. Helping individuals and families on the road to self-sufficiency since 1964."
Original Source: Rhode Island Quality Institute
Last Updated: 8/26/2019

Woonsocket, RI

Organization Name: Family Resources Community Action
Address: 55 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-6059
Eligibility: 14-24
Services Provided: Intake and Assessment
- Application for service
- Vocational interest inventory
- Academic assesment


Job Skills
- Resume writing
- Applications
- Mock Interviews

Academic Services
- Pre-GED
- Remediation
- GED

Contextual Learning
- How academic skills apply to the world of work

Follow-up Services
- Tracking for status once services are complete

Summer Jobs Program

Leadership Development
-How adults conduct themselves in their daily lives
-Independent Living Skills

Job Readiness and Work Experience
Provider Profiles: Woonsocket YouthWORKS411 is operated by the Employment & Training Division of Family Resources Community Action and funded through the Greater Rhode Island Workforce Partnership and the Department of Labor & Training.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/28/2019

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Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919-361-8400
Service Categories:
Address: Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919-361-8400
Service Categories:
Eligibility: Anyone needing information on sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, Herpes, HPV, etc.
Services Provided: ASHA's work is focused around three important objectives:
Educate: Be the source of scientifically-based and accessible information
Build Alliances: Collaborate with other organizations to expand the understanding and acceptance of the sexual health model
Advocate: Advance supportive changes in sexual health policy
Original Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 8/6/2019
101 Montgomery Street, Suite 72150
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-434-3388 xl
Organization Name: National Center on Caregiving
Address: 101 Montgomery Street, Suite 72150
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-434-3388 xl
Toll Free Phone: 800-445-8106
Services Provided: Caregiver services, policy and research. Search for state-based resources using the Family Care Navigator.
Provider Profiles: Internet Information Resource
Original Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 3/6/2019
870 Market Street
San Franscisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-392-6257
Service Categories:
Address: 870 Market Street
San Franscisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-392-6257
Fax: 415-392-8442
Service Categories:
Email: info@nclrights.org
Eligibility: LGBT Community that is being discriminated against.
Services Provided: Litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels; advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community; provides free legal assistance to LGBT people and their legal advocates; and conducts community education on LGBT issues.
Original Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 6/6/2019
120 Wall St., 8th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-558-5300
Address: 120 Wall St., 8th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-558-5300
Fax: 212-344-5332
Email: info@nulexplore.org
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: A civil rights organization focusing on youth development and urban youth job training, educational development, health, law. and consumer education. Specifically, these activities include advocacy, research, nutrition services, health screening, housing assistance, and SSI outreach.
Original Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 8/19/2019