(WIC) Women, Infants and Children -Supplemental Feeding and Nutrition Program provides food vouchers allowing them to purchase milk, eggs, cheese, juice and iron fortified cereals and formula. The WIC coordinator provides nutrition education and counseling to all program participants on a monthly basis.
Career Closet serves, loss from fire or water damage, income eligible men and women who are completing job training and education programs and seeking employment. Job seekers may obtain, at no cost, work appropriate clothing for their job interviews.
Food Pantry:Monthly food distribution is offered to assist food insecure households. Individuals/Families in need of food assistance may come to our pantry once a month. When you arrive, our staff will help you select food that you/your family will enjoy. The amount of food you receive is based on your family size. It is helpful (but not required) if you bring with you any re-useable bags that you may have.
LIHEAP is designed to help income-eligible clients meet the ever-increasing cost of heating and reduce energy burden.Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a seasonal program that normally runs from October-April.
Healthy Families America (HFA) is a national evidence-based maternal home visiting program that provides free, voluntary, and confidential services. Works with expectant moms and families of newborns. Helps identify a family's needs, provide emotional support and links the family to additional supportive resources in the community.
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a national, evidence-based family visiting program that provides free and voluntary support to families.PAT serves expectant mothers and families,Parent educators work with families to identify medical homes and provide families with developmentally appropriate activities to do with their children.
Services: Organizes advocacy endeavors for consumer protection of neighborhood concerns/issues. Offers before and after school recreational and educational activities for children, 5 -17 years of age; counseling; translation; emergency food closet. Senior citizen programs and meal site; infant day care center (newborn - 3 years of age); pre-school day care (3 - 5 years of age).
Temporary shelter for abused or neglected children in DCYF custody, newborn to 12 years of age.
Rental Assistance: 02903, 02905, 02907 ONLY!
Provides continental breakfast (8:00AM - 9:30AM), and noon-time meals (11:15AM - 1:00PM) Monday - Friday. Assists with rental and prescription vouchers and other emergency needs and offers social services. Serves meals on holidays including Easter and Christmas.
Rental vouchers: Assistance with a portion of a guest's rent in times of financial difficulty.
Medical vouchers: Prescription assistance for those without medical coverage
Representative payees: Budgetary assistance for guests receiving disability payments, who have been deemed unable to manage their own finances.
Hygiene closet: Shampoo, soap, toothpaste and other toiletries donated to the House through the generosity of others, for those in need.
Transportation assistance: Bus passes and single ride tickets for homeless individuals, enabling them to get to meal sites, shelters and medical appointments.
Emergency assistance: Help obtaining IDs, birth certificates, baby supplies and other essential items.
Counseling, crisis intervention: Compassionate listening of a guest's problems, and offers of assistance in any way possible.
Emergency telephone: Telephone use for guests to call potential landlords, employers, physicians and other important contacts.
Referrals: Contact information for additional needs such as furniture, utility assistance and mental health treatment.
VOAD Contact: Fred Slaiger
Provides hospitality and direct services to the homeless and poor of Rhode Island.
Offers Transitional Housing Program for 21 men and 15 women who are homeless and looking to achieve sobriety.
Permanent supportive housing includes five rooming houses (35 rooms) and 22 apartments. First priority is given to graduates of the 90-Day Transitional Housing Program. Residents live in a clean and sober community and continue to benefit from Amos House programs and services.
Employment Training Programs including: culinary arts, carpentry and literacy training programs.
Emergency assistance, including help with rent and utilities
Transportation assistance (bus passes and RIPTIX)
Substance abuse counseling, program and referrals
HIV education and referrals
Mental health referrals
Health care on site, once a week
Assistance with dental care
Prescription, eye exams and eyeglass assistance
Legal aid referrals
Help with applications for SSI
Help with applications for food stamps, FIP and other benefits
Personal hygiene items
Housing placement and assistance with housing-related problems
Money management and life skills training
Job training, including the Amos Culinary Education program.
Job placement referrals
Assistance with continuing education referrals and applications
A mailing address for persons who are homeless
Social services: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-4:30PM
Breakfast: Mon-Fri 7:00 AM-8:00 AM
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:00AM-12:30PM
Not Yet Validated
1 Cathedral Sq Providence, RI 02903 (401) 728-0515
Assists low income residents in the Blackstone Valley area through individual advocacy, research and community organization approaches to meeting basic human needs. Must bring proof of income, rent and utility receipts, ID. Rental, fuel and utility assistance in emergencies only. Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets. Medication in crisis situation. Parenting classes.
** Blackstone Valley Emergency Food Closet 724-7170
402 Dexter Street, Central Falls 02863
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:00AM - 1:00AM
Income Source: Catholic Charity Fund Appeal, donations.
Mon - Fri 9:00AM - 5:00PM; Thu 4:00PM - 7:00PM for working poor only
CCAP's Social Services Department administers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for Cranston, Scituate and Foster with federal funding earmarked for the state of Rhode Island. LIHEAP is designed to help low-income clients meet the ever-increasing cost of home energy. Payments are made directly to vendors who then credit the client's account for the amount specified. Eligible clients also qualify for a reduced electric rate as well as a discount on the client's telephone bill.
Healthy Families America Program: Love that Baby Campaign â The Healthy Families Program is designed to help parents with understanding and caring for their child's needs, building strong parent child connections, breastfeeding and feeding support, and helping children learn and grow to reach their potential. We also help families to connect with other services and supports that they feel they need.
Parent as Teacher Program (PAT): The Parents as Teachers Program (PAT) is a free home based program that supports parents by teaching them the skills they need to teach their children and enhance their development and also supports families with monthly community activities and family events. PAT enrolls pregnant families and families with children up to 2 years old.
Case Management: Adolescent Self-Sufficiency Program assists pregnant and parenting teens to make important decisions and plans that lead to personal and economic self-sufficiency. Services include pregnancy and parenting education; education and job training assistance; referrals to community resources; individual and group counseling and pregnancy prevention workshops.
Youth Diversionary Program: Primary goal of this program is to divert youth from the juvenile justice system. It is a 90 day, intensive home-based program providing behavior management education, family counseling and case management services.
Social Services: To help individuals and families meet the basic human needs of food, shelter and clothing. Designed to provide people with a range of services that promote personal and economic self-sufficiency. Provided to eligible families and individuals at no cost.
Registered Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site: Staff of tax preparers are IRS trained, tested, and certified to help people who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit program receive the tax credits they deserve. THIS IS A FREE SERVICE. You will need to call for an appointment and must bring a copy of your previous year's return, all financial statements pertaining to tax year 2013, your social security card, and a picture ID. For more information about the VITA program, or to schedule an appointment, call CCAP at 467-7013.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Feeding and Nutrition Program: Provides food vouchers, allowing them to purchase milk, eggs, cheese, juice and iron fortified cereals and formula. The WIC coordinator provides nutrition education and counseling to all program participants on a monthly basis.
Effective May, 2018 â June 30, 2019
INCOME BEFORE DEDUCTIONS OR GROSS:
Family Size Annual Monthly
1 $22,459 $1,872
2 $30,451 $2,538
3 $38,443 $3,204
4 $46,435 $3,870
5 $54,427 $4,536
6 $62,419 $5,202
7 $70,411 $5,868
8 $78,403 $6,534
A program of BVCAP offering following programs: Parents as Teachers, The Lead Center, Fair Housing, VITA (Tax Assistance); ESL
Parents as Teachers is a free, voluntary, confidential services to expectant mothers and families with young children under the age of four. The program is a long term, evidence-based, family visiting program, made to increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices.
BVCAP has a food pantry available to low-income families on weekdays.You can receive free food once a month by appointment only.Please bring your own bags!To schedule an appointment call: (401) 723-4520
Blackstone Valley Community Action Program provides free tax assistance to those with an annual income less than $54,000. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site at BVCAP is open from January until April, with trained tax preparers.
General Hours:Mon-Fri 8:30AM-4:00PM
Food Pantry: Mon-Fri 9:00AM-3:15PM