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A public health nutrition program administered by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service that provides nutrition education, nutritious foods, breastfeeding support and health care referrals for income-eligible pregnant or postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. Foster parents, grandparents, guardians and single fathers who have custody of their children may also be eligible to receive food assistance for children up to age five if they meet income guidelines. WIC provides specific foods to supplement the dietary needs of participants to ensure good health and development. (AIRS NL-6000.9500 target="_blank")

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Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
311 Doric Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-467-9610
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP)
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Address:
311 Doric Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-467-9610
Email: info@comcap.org
Eligibility:

Resident of Rhode Island and catchment areas are Cranston, Scituate, Foster, and Coventry, though some programs are statewide. Eligibility varies with programs.

Services Provided:

Multiple locations and caring staff works within our many departments to provide comprehensive, coordinated care and case management.

Family Support and Services link

  • WIC
  • Healthy Families America and Love that Baby
  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)
  • Family Care Community Partnerships (FCCP)
  • RIWorks

Childcare, Early Head Start and Head Start link

Learn to Earn youth summer employment  link

See website for information on all programs.

Provider Profiles:

Comprehensive Community Action Program is a private, nonprofit community action agency formed under the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act.

CCAP is one of Rhode Island's largest organizations dedicated solely to fighting the war on poverty. Our professional staff provides a wide spectrum of services designed to help those in immediate need and empower anyone desiring to become more self-sufficient.
Additional information on locations link

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/7/2021
Main Office
153 Summer Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-276-4300
Address:
Main Office
153 Summer Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-276-4300
Services Provided:

Children's Friend & Service has extensive programs to support families in Rhode Island. Please see website for details. 
Programs include:
Early Head Start
Head Start
Child Care

Adoption Support and Preservation
Foster Care
Fatherhood Initiatives

Kids Connect Agency
Provider of Family Care Community Partnerships FCCP

Home Visiting Programs including:

First Connections
First Connections at Children’s Friend provides free, voluntary, confidential home visits in Central Falls, Cranston, Pawtucket and Providence to pregnant women and families with young children, birth to age three.
Healthy Families America

Healthy Families America is a national evidence-based maternal and child home visiting program that provides free, voluntary, confidential services. The program pairs expectant mothers or families with newborns with a Family Support Worker, who provides home visiting services to the family and their child until the child’s fourth birthday.

Nurse Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership is a national evidence-based maternal and child home visiting program that provides free, voluntary, confidential services to expectant first-time mothers and then their newborns. The program pairs expectant mothers with a registered nurse, who provides intensive home visiting services to the mother and her child until the child’s second birthday.

Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program

WIC offices have temporarily moved to 153 Summer Street in Providence. Please call ahead to check hours. 401.752.7781 

Early Intervention at Children's Friend is listed separately in the directory. 

Provider Profiles:

Children's Friend provides a comprehensive array of social services that strengthen families, are culturally relevant and support the healthy development of children.
Across Rhode Island, our staff provides services to help over 31,488 individuals annually.
Sites in Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls, we provide a broad array of services for children and families.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/16/2022
Statewide Provider
1000 Bullocks Point
East Providence, RI 02915
Phone: 401-437-1000
Statewide Provider
Address:
1000 Bullocks Point
East Providence, RI 02915
Phone: 401-437-1000
Services Provided:

The services we offer help make sure everyone can reach their full potential. This may mean solving immediate challenges, like access to food or housing. Or, it may mean getting and staying healthy for life. There’s medical and dental care, behavioral health care, human services and community programs. We help children, youth, families, adults and elders. EBCAP has over 20 services. Our programs focus to improve health, social, and educational outcomes through the strengthening of parent-child relationships, evidence-based curriculum, and skill development.

Head Start, Early Head Start and Pre-K Early Childhood Education Programs link

Parents as Teachers link

Healthy Families America link

The services provided by EBCAP include:

Head Start and Early Head Start services; Even Start;

family health and dental services;

family development case management services including social service information and referral and basic human needs;

youth programs;

the East Bay Coalition for the Homeless; Heating and Energy Services; the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Feeding and Nutrition Program (WIC); the Newport Skills Alliance; youth services; and senior services including case management, senior employment, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Foster Grandparents and the Ocean State Senior Dining Program (meals in a social setting).

Provider Profiles:

East Bay Community Action Program provides a wide array of health and human services to the residents of RI's east bay: East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport and Jamestown.
A number of satellite locations for WIC:
Tiverton -401-625-1364
Newport 401-619-5970
Bristol -401-253-7577

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/16/2022
487 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-732-4660
Address:
487 Jefferson Blvd
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

The Intake Unit is the entry point to Westbay programs and services. Intake helps clients with basic needs, short-term assistance, and access to follow-on services. Intake link

Services Provided:

Information on programs and services link

Basic Needs

     Food Assistance Westbay Marketplace 

     Energy Assistance Good Neighbor Energy Fund

     Low Income Energy Assistance Program LIHEAP

Family and Children Services

     Family Care Community Partnership FCCP

     Westbay Children's Center ages 0-12 Child Care link

     Lead Center link

     Women, Infants and Children WIC link

     WIC Clinic Warwick- 401-732-4660 x121
     WIC Clinic - West Warwick- 401-826-3230

 Education and Workforce Development Adult Education Academy 

Provider Profiles:

Westbay Community Action is a charitable organization serving the people of Kent County. We help 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

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/27/2022
Patrick J. Kennedy Primary Care Center
450 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-767-4100
Address:
Patrick J. Kennedy Primary Care Center
450 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-767-4100
Fax: 401-235-6896
Services Provided:

Thundermist provides comprehensive health care services in order to meet the needs of each community.

Primary Medical Care, by board certified staff physicians who carry full hospital admitting privileges in our communities of service.

Dental Care by dentists and dental hygienists in our health centers.

QuickCare, Walk-in Medical Services located in each facility; open every day (and every holiday) with extended hours.

Behavioral Health Services in a fully integrated model alongside our medical services.

School-Based Health Care, including medical, dental, behavioral health and obesity management services.

Pharmacy, in partnership with CVS and Walgreens, providing discounted prescriptions to our patients.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Provider Profiles:

Thundermist Health Center is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center, serving three communities -- Woonsocket, West Warwick, and South County.

Provider information 

Other locations in Woonsocket:

Thundermist Dental Services

25 John A. Cummings Way
3rd & 4th floor, BOA Building
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-767-4161 


Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/13/2021
33 Maple Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Address:
33 Maple Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided:

North Providence Location

  • Youth Prevention Services
  • Employment & Training
  • Senior and Disabled Adult Program
  • Health Center

Family Care Community Partnership FCCP

Education, Employment & Training for youth and adults link

Basic Needs Assistance Food and Fuel

Rental Housing Assistance link

Senior and Disabled Adults Programs link 

Health Center link

Provider Profiles:

We offer programs to assist with all aspects of life including health, behavioral health services, dental/oral health, adult and early childhood education, employment and training, housing, emergency services, nutrition, energy and conservation, youth opportunity and prevention programs, and senior services.

Multiple locations link

Johnston main office, North Providence, North Kingstown, Charlestown, North Providence, Pascoag, Wakefield, Westerly.

Additional lead agencies for the Family Care Community Partnership 

Community Care Alliance Northern Rhode Island

Communities for People East Urban Core

Family Service West Urban Core

Child and Family East Bay

Tri-County Community Action Kent/Washington County

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/29/2022
191 MacArthur Blvd
Coventry, RI 02816
Phone: 401-828-5335
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action CCAP
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Address:
191 MacArthur Blvd
Coventry, RI 02816
Phone: 401-828-5335
Fax: 401-828-2914
Eligibility:

CCAP Health Services accepts all patients regardless of their insurance or financial status. We offer a Sliding Fee Scale for patients with or without insurance and who meet financial eligibility requirements.

Services Provided:

Health and Dental Services for the entire family

CCAP Medical Services

  • Family Medicine, pediatric, adolescent, adult, women's health
  • Care Management
  • Social Services

WIC Provider link

  • Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutritional Program – a statewide program for pregnant and parenting women with infants and children under the age of 5 years. Telephone 401-589-2610

CCAP Family Dental Services link

  • children, adolescents and adults 
  • Molar Express: Mobile Pediatric Community Dentistry

Call 401-589-2622

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.

Patient Centered Medical Home PCMH

Additional Locations in Cranston, Warwick and Westerly

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/15/2022
Statewide Provider
1090 Cranston Street
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-943-1981
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action Program CCAP
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Address:
1090 Cranston Street
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-943-1981
Eligibility: CCAP Health Services accepts all patients regardless of their insurance or financial status. We offer a Sliding Fee Scale for patients with or without insurance and who meet financial eligibility requirements.
Services Provided:

Health and Dental Services for the entire family

CCAP Medical Services

  • Family Medicine, pediatric, adolescent, adult, women's health
  • Care Management
  • Social Services
  • Behavioral Health link

WIC Provider link

  • Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutritional Program – a statewide program for pregnant and parenting women with infants and children under the age of 5 years.

CCAP Family Dental Services link

  • children, adolescents and adults 
  • Molar Express: Mobile Pediatric Community Dentistry
  • West Bay Smiles: school based pediatric ages 2-21 in Cranston and Warwick  
Provider Profiles:

Family Health Services of Cranston is part of CCAP which provides comprehensive, quality, affordable health, dental and behavioral health care for the entire family.

CCAP is your family-centered medical and dental care provider in Cranston, Warwick and Coventry.

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.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/25/2021
2 Dudley Street, MOC Suite 550
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-274-1122 x42768
Organization Name: Care New England Health System
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Address:
2 Dudley Street, MOC Suite 550
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-274-1122 x42768
Fax: 401-453-7584
Eligibility:

WIC Program is for Pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum (less than six months) women, infants less than 12 months old and children less than five years old.

  • Resident of Rhode Island
  • Having a nutritional need
  • Meeting income guidelines
Services Provided:

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Link

Diabetes in Pregnancy Link

Provider Profiles:

Our professional staff is made up of fully licensed and registered dietitians and nutritionists with special expertise in all aspects of women's nutrition, including the needs of pregnant women, diabetes and cancer.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/31/2022
300 Laurel Hill Avenue
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-632-4770
Address:
300 Laurel Hill Avenue
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-632-4770
Fax: 401-383-9210
Email: info@SDCenterRI.org
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility:

Call for eligibility

Services Provided:

Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) Link

Basic Needs Assistance Link

Education Link

  • Tutoring for Elementary School Children
  • Adult Education Classes

Translation of Birth Certificates

  • ​Birth certificates translation from Spanish to English and vice versa.
  • Call 401-632-4770 ext 4
Provider Profiles:

The Scalabrini Dukcevich Center is a faith-based community center run by the Scalabrini Lay Movement of Rhode Island.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/31/2022
1130 Hartford Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Address:
1130 Hartford Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided:
  • WIC WIC
  • Senior and Disabled Adult Case Management Program Link
Provider Profiles:

We offer programs to assist with all aspects of life including health, behavioral health services, dental/oral health, adult and early childhood education, employment and training, housing, emergency services, nutrition, energy and conservation, youth opportunity and prevention programs, and senior services.

Several locations: 
Johnston main office, North Providence, North Kingstown, Charlestown, North Providence, Pascoag, Wakefield, Westerly.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/3/2022
823 Main Street
Hope Valley, RI 02832
Phone: 401-387-9638
Organization Name: Wood River Health Services
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Address:
823 Main Street
Hope Valley, RI 02832
Phone: 401-387-9638
Eligibility:

Eligible women who are pregnant, breastfeeding a child under one year old and postpartum women who delivered a baby within six months, children birth to five years old and their caregivers (moms, dads, grandparents, foster parents, or guardians) who meet criteria.

Services Provided:

Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) WIC link

  • Specialized Nutrition Education
  • Breastfeeding Classes and Support
  • Healthcare Referrals
  • WIC Card for Healthy Foods

WIC Information from Rhode Island Department of Health

Please call to confirm hours of business and if in-person visits are permitted.

Provider Profiles:

Wood River Health Centers' mission is to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing high quality, coordinated health and support services, accessible to all. 

 Information on the wide range of services available at the Wood River Health Services can be found at an additional RI Directory Listing. 

 

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/11/2022
224 Dexter Street
Providence, RI 02907
Organization Name: West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation
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Address:
224 Dexter Street
Providence, RI 02907
Toll Free Phone: 401-453-3220 x100
Fax: 401-453-3222
Service Categories:
Languages Spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, Creole
Eligibility:

Rhode Islanders that are pregnant, breastfeeding, or post-partum (up to 6 months, regardless of birth outcome), and/or have a child up to age 5 may participate in the WIC program if they meet our eligibility guidelines. Click here to view RI WIC eligibility guidelines. Any parent or guardian of a child under the age of 5 can apply to the WIC program. WIC PRESCREENING TOOL (USDA.GOV)

Services Provided:
  • Assess the nutritional status of our participants.
  • Assist in purchasing healthy foods based on clients' nutritional needs.
  • Educate mothers and families on health eating, and referrals to healthcare.
  • Expand the use of fruit and vegetable vouchers to allow their use at WIC approved Farmer's Markets statewide.
  • Offer referrals to needed medical and social services in the community.
  • Support breastfeeding mothers with medical necessity , or upon returning to work or school, by providing free hospital-grade, electric breast pumps.
Source: Rhode Island Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 4/22/2022