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HUD Rhode Island

Provides information regarding homeownership and foreclosure avoidance

Rhode Island Housing

(401) 457-1234

Provides loans, education, and housing assistance to Rhode Island residents

Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless

(401) 721-5685

Provides resources for the homeless and for struggling homeowners in Rhode Island

Home Locator RI

Assists in finding homes to buy and rent in Rhode Island

Connecting Children and Families

(401) 766-3384

Workforce Development Program builds the skills and education necessary to obtain good jobs and enhance careers. Job training, professional development, and ongoing workforce development classes are offered for high demand, high growth industries such as healthcare and food services. English as a Second Language classes are offered to improve participants’ language skills as a key step to enhancing their employability;individualized employment coaching and counseling, job search and interviewing techniques, resume writing, and career planning services;

Center for Women and Enterprise

Classes, programs, individual consultations, business support, networking and support groups for women interested in starting their own business

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program


This program helps low-income people buy the food they need for good health.

Rhode Island Works

(401) 462-5300

The Department of Human Services’ Rhode Island Works Program offers temporary cash assistance, health coverage, child care assistance, and help finding job training or a job. This program is available for pregnant women and adults with children under age 18 (or under age 19 if child is a full-time student).  Services are available statewide. The Rhode Island Works used to be called the Family Independence Program (FIP).   

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP)


East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation that provides a wide array of health and human services to the residents of Rhode Island’s east bay including the municipalities of East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Little Compton, Tiverton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport and Jamestown. The services provided by EBCAP include: Head Start Services and Early Head Start; family health and dental services including East Bay Smiles and the Molar Express; family development case management services including social service information and referral and basic human needs; food pantries; youth programs; the East Bay Coalition for the Homeless; Heating and Energy Services; the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Feeding and Nutrition Program (WIC) and senior services including case management, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Foster Grandparents (FGP) and the Ocean State Senior Dining Program (meals in a social setting)

Community Action Partnership of Providence (CAPP)


Our purpose is to reduce poverty, revitalize low-income communities, and empower low-income individuals and families to become self-sufficient by: creating economic, educational and other opportunities for and providing a range of services to low-income families and individuals; mobilizing resources directed to the elimination of poverty; and educating the public on issues of poverty and community revitalization.  

Providence Housing Authority

(401) 751-6400

Provides affordable housing and assistance to Providence residents

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