Below are a list of organizations and resources that may be helpful as you navigate housing needs. Please refer back to this site often, as we continue to update this page.
- If you need emergency shelter, please contact one of our full member agencies or call the Coordinated Entry System (CES) hotline for a general homeless shelter: 401-277-4316
- The Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless generated a list of community resources available to you, updated regularly.
- Please review the FAQ developed by Homes RI on the moratorium on evictions here: [English, Spanish].
If you are in immediate danger, please call 911. If you are unable to call, you can text 911. By including your location address in your text, first responders will be notified of where to reach you.
- Rhode Island Legal Services offers free legal services and can be contacted by phone at 401-274-2652 (Providence) or 401-846-2264 (Newport).
- Rhode Island Bar Association lawyer referral system can connect you to a lawyer, or you may call 401-421-7799.
Wi-Fi and Connectivity
- During this time of uncertainty and required in-home learning, Cox is offering discounted internet service through the Connect2Compete program to families in need.
- Food Sites for Children lists free “grab and go” sites across the state for youth ages 18 and under.
- Rhode Island Community Food Bank lists local food assistance by location.
- RI Delivers is a site that provides information on which markets, grocery stores, and restaurants offer delivery services if you are unable to leave your home.
- Rhode Islanders who need energy assistance due to COVID-19 should contact their local Community Action Program (CAP) agency. CAP agencies use the guidelines found at this link to determine eligibility.
- For further questions about assistance, please dial 211 to reach the United Way of Rhode Island or visit the 211 website.
Unemployment and Other Benefits
Visit the HealthSource RI website to enroll in health insurance.
- You may also use the web chat service from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- If you are unable to work due to sickness or you are required to quarantine, but your workplace remains open, you may qualify for Temporary Disability Insurance.
- If your workplace closes or your employer tells you to stay home, you may qualify for Unemployment Insurance. For more information, see the R.I. Department of Labor and Training’s COVID-19 Workplace Fact Sheet.
- See this fact sheet from the Economic Progress Institute in English and Spanish about what to do if you cannot work.
Information on COVID-19
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on how to protect yourself and what to do if you are sick.
Other Community Resources
- Community Resources compiled by AMOR provides additional local resources and information.
- The Rhode Island comprehensive resource document for survivors of violence contains information on statewide resources.