Resources to assist households with rent, mortgage payments, utilities and other basic necessities



Food Pantries & Childcare Assistance

SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
www.dhs.ri.gov/programs-and-services/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/supplemental-nutrition
Rhode Island Department of Health & Human Services
This institution is an equal opportunity provider

Rhode Island Community Food Bank
www.rifoodbank.org
200 Niantic Avenue, Providence RI 02907
401-942-6325

Good Neighbors Inc.
www.goodneighborsri.org
55 Turner Avenue, Riverside RI 02915
401-433-0045
Soup kitchen, food pantry, day shelter, clothing, etc.

St Vincent De-Paul/St. Brendan
60 Turner Ave, Riverside RI 02915
401-301-6307
Provides utility assistance, budget, rent, food, clothing and holiday assistance

Bread of Life Food Pantry – Newman Congregational Church
www.newmanucc.org
100 Newman Ave, Rumford RI 02916
401-434-4742
The food pantry is open on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Clients are invited to come to one opening per month.

Tap-in Barrington
www.tapinri.org
281 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806
401-247-1444
Provides clothing, furniture, household items, food, etc.

The Elisha Project
https://elishaproject.org/covid-19-response/
65 Newport Ave #6, Rumford, RI 02916
401-429-2035
The Elisha Project Share Market is an endeavor to address the ongoing and growing food inequalities in this country. We will come to your community and bring food, tents, and music to SHARE great food.

Riverside Congregational Church
www.newlondonfinearts.com/riversidechurchucc/index.html
15 Oak Avenue, Riverside RI 02915
401-433-2039

Department of Human Services CCAP Program
https://dhs.ri.gov/programs-and-services/child-care
DHS’s Office of Child Care supports the workforce in providing families with equitable access to high-quality, safe, affordable child care.

HealthSource RI
https://healthyrhode.ri.gov/HIXWebI3/DisplayHomePage
Human services programs, including Child Care Assistance, SNAP, Cash Assistance and health coverage for seniors and people with disabilities

Cabrini Fund
https://dioceseofprovidence.org/childcare-scholarships-cabrini-fund
The Cabrini Fund provides scholarships to help working families with the cost of licensed child care.

Lighthouse Shops create a shopping experience where shoppers can compare products, read labels, make personal choices and “pay” for their purchases, just as they would at a local store. There is no actual charge for items received, but donations are requested. In the case where a shopper is unable or struggling to make a donation, the Lighthouse Shops become a free pantry.



Housing: Assistance with rent and mortgage payment

United Way
www.unitedwayri.org
50 Valley Street, Providence RI 02909
401-444-0600
The program provides emergency housing assistance to very low-income renters who have been impacted by the COVID-19 emergency and are at immediate risk of homelessness.

East Bay Community Action Program
www.ebcap.org
100 Bullocks Point Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914
401-437-1000 Ext: 1152
Provides assistance with food, healthcare, housing, fuel, etc. In an effort to help those still struggling from the financial hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic, East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) has begun working with RIHousing on the RentReliefRI program to help individuals obtain rent and utility assistance.

East Providence Housing Authority
https://www.ephousing.org/
99 Goldsmith Ave, East Providence RI 02914
401-434-7645
Provides family self-sufficiency program, housing choice program, public housing, etc.

RI Housing
https://www.rihousing.com/
44 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
401-457-1234
RI Housing has a variety of programs to assist both homeowners and renters.

RI Housing Home Owner Assistance Fund
https://www.rihousing.com/hafri/
This program will help eligible Rhode Island homeowners remain in their homes.



Evictions

Homes RI
www.homesri.org
1070 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
401-721-5680
This website will provide renters fact sheets about evictions

Center for Justice
www.centerforjustice.org
1 Empire Plaza, Suite 410, Providence, RI 02903
401-491-1101
This website will provide information and guidance on Tenant Protection against Evictions and Help Paying Rent



Information for Seniors

Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging
www.oha.ri.gov
25 Howard Avenue Bldg. 57, Providence RI 02920
401-462-4444
This website provides a current contact list of senior centers and other local agencies available to assist older adults around the state

East Providence Senior Center
https://eastprovidenceri.gov/departments/senior-center
610 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914
401-435-7803
The East Providence Senior Center serves individuals 55 years of age or older, or any age and disabled. It provides directly or makes arrangements for the provisions of the following services: outreach, information, referral, socialization, education, health services, transportation, volunteer opportunities, nutrition, fitness and recreation. The Center has community partnerships with more than 25 different community agencies.

RI Elder Info
https://rielderinfo.com/east-providence/
175 Danielson Pike, #223 North Scituate, RI 02857
401-585-0509
RI Elder Info is an elderly support resource website for Rhode Islanders. Local resources for seniors, older adults and caregivers in East Providence can be found here.



Utilities

Capital Good Fund
www.capitalgoodfund.org
22 A Street, Providence, RI 02907
866-584-3651
This website provides information on a Crisis Relief loan which can be used for (but is not limited to) paying utilities, covering medical bills, paying rent, and purchasing groceries

East Bay Heating Assistance Program
www.ebcap.org
100 Bullocks Point Avenue, Riverside RI 02915
401-437-1000
Provides low income home energy assistance and weatherization

National Grid
www.nationalgridus.com/RI-Home/Bill-Help/Discount-Rates
If you are a residential customer and meet the criteria, you may be eligible for a discount on your monthly gas and electric bill.



Mental Health Resources

East Bay Community Action Program
www.ebcap.org
East Bay Center – Adams-Farley Counseling Center (Outpatient Services)
610 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI 02914
401-431-9870
East Bay Community Action Program provides a wide array of health and human services to the residents of Rhode Island’s East Bay. Various resources are available through this website.

John P. Digits, Jr. Facility Emergency Services
www.eastbay.org
2 Old County Road, Barrington RI 02806
401-246-1195

Jules Hope Chest
www.juleshopechest.org
505 Waterman Ave, East Providence, RI 02914
401-216-8677
Jules Hope Chest is committed to helping the most vulnerable at need children in the state of Rhode Island by providing opportunities and resources that they may otherwise not experience.

East Providence Health Equity Zone
www.ebcap.org/programs/east-providence-health-equity-zone
Locations throughout Rhode Island.
The East Providence Health Equity Zone project is a place-based initiative created to reduce and eliminate current health disparities and barriers to wellness. Through collaboration we work to empower residents with the skills needed to create community change.



Broadband Discounts

Verizon
https://www.verizon.com/info/low-income-internet/
1-800-VERIZON
Verizon is offering the 100% fiber-optic network for less to those who qualify. Verizon also offers a discounted landline for qualifying individuals and families.

Cox Communications
https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/low-cost-internet-plans
1-800-234-3993
Cox is committed to providing affordable internet options that help everyone keep up with family, friends, work and school. Cox is offers multiple options for discounted internet plans.

Federal Communications Commission
https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.