Civics and Social Services

Domestic Violence Support

Services for individuals and families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. 
Programs, workshops and services promoting a culture of nonviolence. 
Provides comprehensive emergency and support services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking.   

Election Resources

Update your voter record, register to vote, contact your elected officials and find your polling place. Learn more about candidates, elections and voting. 

Family and Parenting Support

Families and peers supporting each other through mutual aid, education and advocacy.

Food Assistance

Provides a wide spectrum of services designed to help those in immediate need and empower anyone desiring to become more self-sufficient. 
The Food Pantry is open to anyone in need of food. Link to the schedule here. 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other services
Provides assistance with food, utilities, health, safety, and education. Serving Kent County, Rhode Island. 

Formerly Incarcerated

Provides training, education, and other services to support economic opportunities for people with barriers to employment. Assists each person design a plan that supports their individual interests and needs. 
Provides services and advocacy to people with criminal records. Almost entirely staffed by people with lived experience with incarceration. 

Healthy Aging

Get connected with community resources to live a happy and healthful lifestyle as you age. 

Homelessness & Shelters

Provides food, social services, job training & employment, landlord incentive programs and more to the homeless, unemployed, and those who are living in poverty. 
Provides emergency shelter for men, women, children and families. Offers housing, educational & employment services, health & dental care, and domestic violence programs.
Connects people experiencing homelessness to permanent housing without requiring them to be sober nor enrolled in behavioral health services using the "Housing First Model."
In-depth resource guide with regional information for anyone experiencing homelessness, housing insecurity, or hunger. Includes shelter and meal sites by region. 
Call service for those seeking shelter. 


Offers assistance to find, rent, buy, keep and build homes. 
Contact the Warwick Housing Authority for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and public housing programs. 

Immigration and Citizenship

RI Dept. of Human Services list of resources for refugees. 
A non-profit that provides programs and services to immigrants, refugees, and those looking to overcome cultural, educational, economic, and language barriers. Dorcas International has worked to empower newcomers for nearly 100 years now and strives to create a welcoming environment for all who come to settle here in the Ocean State.
English as a Second Language (ESL), citizenship preparation and computer instruction as well as children’s programming, student resource support and links to library resources and services. Classes are free.
U.S. immigration and naturalization system. Find your case status, forms, and use InfoPass to make an appointment with a local office.

Job Resources

Provides one stop for your employment search needs.  A network putting job seekers and employers in touch, with physical locations around the state. 
Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training resource designed to train, support, and hire thousands of Rhode Islanders who have been displaced by COVID-19.
Monthly nonviolence-focused job training program designed to teach in-risk youths crucial skills in a safe and inclusive space.
Provides employment and educational services. Includes temporary income support to unemployed and temporarily disabled workers.
Get free job search and resume-writing assistance. Connect with an expert career tutor or access helpful job search resources. Find jobs, get help completing an application, submit cover letters and resumes for an expert review, practice and prepare for an interview. 

Legal Resources

Advocates for and protects the people of Rhode Island. 
General reference on landlord-tenant relationships based on RI General Law Chapter 34-18, "Residential Landlord Tenant Act."
Provides high quality legal assistance and representation to low-income individuals and eligible client groups. 

Mental Health

Connects Rhode Islanders experiencing mental health and substance use crises to receive the appropriate services they need as quickly as possible in an environment that supports their recovery.
Hotline to find the best treatment for children in emotional crisis.   
Offers education and training programs and services for individuals living with mental illness, family members, schools, providers and the general public. 
24/7 Access to resources and support. Call: (800) 799-7233 ;  Text:  "Start" to 88788 ; Chat online now. 
Provides comprehensive behavioral healthcare programs, services and events designed to improve the quality of life for adults, children, and families with mental health and/or substance abuse issues. 

Racial Justice & Equality

Black thought, history, and culture. Daily content, from a roster of more than 50 regular contributors and guest authors, includes features such as scholarly reflections, book features, online roundtables and forums, book reviews, and author interviews.
Provides a wide range of public programs, exhibitions, and workshops about the history and legacies of slavery, the slave trade, and the construction of race and racial identities in New England and the United States. 
Actively committed to local community organizing for the purpose of creating social and ecconomic justice through changes in public policy. 
On-going support for those transitioning back into the community after incarceration. 
Reimagining equity and access for diverse youth. Series of free professional development modules designed for librarians, library administrators and others interested in improving their knowledge about race and racism, racial equity, and culturally sustaining pedagogy. 
Find services to support self-sufficiency and integration. Social services and skills development including English language skills for adults, health promotion and cultural orientation and youth services. 

Services for families and people with Autism

Provides in-depth training and workshops designed primarily for library staff to help them to better serve individuals with Austism Spectrum Disorder and their families more effectively. 
Provides information, training, education and support for Rhode Islanders of all abilities, ages, and backgrounds to achieve their goals for health and education. 
Parents and professionals who connect with you to provide support, education, and strategies in your home, classroom or organization. 

Tax Help

During Tax Season: Provides in-person and virtual tax assistance free of charge to taxpayers 50 years and older or those who have low-to-moderate income. 
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.
Free income tax filing for families or individuals who meet specific income qualifications. 
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) provides free basic tax preparation for qualifying households.

Veterans Services

24/7 confidential crisis support for veterans and their loved ones. 
Provides a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral servies to eligible veterans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life.