Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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Rhode Island Assistance Programs and Services


  • Rhode Island Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 401-462-5300
  • Rhode Island General Public Assistance (GPA) Program   Helps eligible persons age 19-64 years of age who have very limited income and resources and have an illness or medical condition that keeps them from working, Call: 401-462-5300
  • Rhode Island Works (RIW) Program  – Provides cash as temporary financial assistance for qualifying pregnant women and families with one or more dependent childrenCall: 401-462-5300
  • Rhode Island Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified telephone customers, Call: 401-941-4500
  • Rhode Island Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible Rhode Island residents, Call: 401-462-5300
  • Rhode Island RIte Care Program  – Offers health care coverage to all eligible children for that program living in Rhode Island, Call: 401-462-5300
  • Rhode Island Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)  – Subsidizes the cost of child care for qualifying families that are residents of Rhode Island, Call: 401-739-6100
  • Rhode Island Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 401-222-5960
  • Rhode Island National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 401-222-8936
  • Rhode Island Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 401-222-8936
  • Rhode Island School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 401-222-8936
  • Rhode Island Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call401-222-8936
  • Rhode Island Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care, Call: 401-222-8936
  • Rhode Island Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 401-943-5160
  • Rhode Island Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)  – Designed to help income eligible Rhode Island families pay their heating bills, Call: Local Agency
  • Rhode Island Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)  – Assists income eligible households reduce heating bills by providing whole house energy efficiency services to households that already quality for HEAP, Call: Local Agency
  • Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program ⇑ – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • Rhode Island Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA