The Steel Yard is lucky to exist in a community where lots of organizations are doing good work and supporting one another. This page aims to provide you with information on some of those community partners, who may be able to address and provide services towards aspects of life that The Steel Yard cannot.

Table of Contents

General Support
Housing Assistance
Utility Assistance
Individual/Adult Shelters
Domestic Violence Shelters
Family Shelters
Mental and Behavioral Health
Food Assistance
Childcare and Family Services
Youth Programming
Adult Education and Job Readiness
Workforce Trainings
Job Opportunities
Financial Services
Legal Services
Cultural Organizations
Other Arts Opportunities

General Support

Blackstone Valley Community Action Program

210 West Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860

401 – 475 – 5071

The Blackstone Valley Community Action Program (BVCAP) is a non-profit agency and a member of the nation-wide network of Community Action Programs. Their mission is to assist low-moderate income people and empower them to become self-reliant, responsible citizens. Their programs are funded through federal, state, and local grants.

Community Action Partnership of Providence

518 Hartford Avenue, Providence, RI 02909


Community Action Partnership of Providence (CAPP) is a leading provider of social services in Providence, Rhode Island. The organization operates, promotes, and supports the development of human service programs aimed at improving the lives of low-to-moderate income individuals and families living in Providence. CAPP works to minimize poverty while empowering members of the community to be self-sufficient.

Community Care Alliance

Multiple sites throughout Woonsocket and Providence


Everyone experiences tough times. Having help when you need it is the key to facing these challenges. Community Care Alliance strives to empower people experiencing economic insecurity, mental illness and addiction, housing issues, and trauma-related concerns. Community Care Alliance operates over 50 programs, providing a comprehensive array of family-centered services at various locations, predominantly in northern Rhode Island.

Comprehensive Community Action

311 Doric Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910


Comprehensive Community Action Program is a private, nonprofit community action agency formed under the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act. CCAP is one of Rhode Island’s largest organizations dedicated solely to fighting the war on poverty. Our professional staff provides a wide spectrum of services designed to help those in immediate need and empower anyone desiring to become more self-sufficient.

Genesis Center

620 Potters Avenue, Providence, RI 02907


Genesis Center is a non-profit organization focused on providing the highest quality education, job training, and support services to people of diverse cultures so that they may achieve economic independence and participate fully in society.

Tri-Town Community Action Agency

Multiple sites throughout Rhode Island


Tri-County Community Action Agency is a non-profit agency developed under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. The Agency provides a helping hand to individuals and families in need through agency services and referrals. One of the largest Community Action Agencies in the state, they coordinate over 50 programs and services allowing them to offer assistance throughout every stage of life. They are there to lend a hand when it is most needed and to empower people to achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency and quality of life.

United Way of Rhode Island

50 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909


United Way’s mission is uniting the local community and resources to build racial equity and opportunities for all Rhode Islanders.

Westbay Community Action

224 Buttonwoods Ave, Warwick, RI 02886


Westbay Community Action is a charitable organization serving the people of Kent County. They help with food, utilities, health, safety, and education so that individuals and families gain stability through basic needs assistance.

Housing Assistance

East Bay Coalition for the Homeless

100 Bullocks Point Avenue, East Providence, RI 02915

401-437-1000 x1153   

Since 1989, East Bay Coalition for the Homeless (EBCH) has been helping families get back on their feet by providing access to safe, affordable housing combined with case management, financial counseling, and connection to mainstream resources. A seamless array of services may be accessed through their in-house or referral network. Services are individualized and designed to help families achieve and maintain financial stability.

One Neighborhood Builders

66 Chaffee Street, Providence, RI 02909


One Neighborhood Builders develops affordable housing and engages neighbors across Greater Providence to cultivate healthy, vibrant, and safe communities.

Providence Housing Authority

100 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903


Founded in 1939, the Providence Housing Authority (PHAP provides and develops quality and safe affordable housing opportunities and services to address the needs of Rhode Island residents. Today, the PHA provides affordable housing to more than 12,000 residents in the City of Providence.

Providence Housing & Community Development

444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903


Strong, vibrant, and livable neighborhoods are the foundation of great cities. The Division of Housing & Community Development supports the creation of quality places through the strategic deployment of Federal funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In partnership with local community organizations and agencies, the Division of Housing & Community Development seeks to improve the lives and living conditions of the City’s low- and moderate-income residents. Through this funding, the City supports community-based strategies that enhance economic opportunity, build strong, safe, and stable neighborhoods, and provide quality affordable housing throughout the City.

Rent Relief RI


Administered by RI Housing, Rent Relief RI provides rental and utility assistance to eligible Rhode Island households.

Smith Hill Community Development Corporation

400 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908


Smith Hill Community Development Corporation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe, affordable housing. Now entering its 28th year of business, Smith Hill CDC continues to offer home ownership and rental opportunities in the Smith Hill and Wanskuck neighborhoods of Providence, Rhode Island.

Utility Assistance

Good Neighbor Energy Fund (Run through United Way of Rhode Island)

50 Valley Street, Providence, Ri 02909


For more than 30 years, the Good Neighbor Energy Fund has provided assistance to Rhode Island households who are unable to meet a current energy expense due to financial difficulty.

Keep the Heat On, A Program of the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island

1 Cathedral Square, Providence, RI 02903


Run through the Diocese of Providence, the Keep the Heat On program is a last resort for those with no place left to turn for heating assistance.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

P.O. Box 8709, Cranston, RI 02920


Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps eligible low-income households pay their heating bills through federal grants to the household in two components: heating assistance and crisis assistance.

Individual/Adult Shelters

Amos House

460 Pine Street, Providence, RI 02907


Amos House provides recovery-based shelter housing for individual men and women that serve over 200 people a year. While enrolled in this 90-day program, guests work with their case manager to create an individualized case plan, set goals, and address other physical, mental, and behavioral health issues. With recovery as the center of this program, many are able to address their substance use disorder and achieve long-term sobriety for the first time in their adult lives.

Crossroads RI Couples Shelter

160 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903


Crossroads RI Couples’ Shelter is the only emergency shelter in the state for couples without children and offers case management for four couples in scattered apartments.

Crossroads RI Women’s Shelter

160 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903


Crossroads RI Women’s Shelter accommodates 41 women in 10 shared bedrooms, one wheelchair-accessible bedroom, a common space, and outdoor patio.

Harrington Hall (Run through Crossroads RI)

160 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903


Harrington Hall, run through Crossroads RI, is Rhode Island’s largest men’s shelter, accommodating up to 112 men.

Providence Rescue Mission

627 Cranston Street, Providence, RI 02907


Every night, seven nights a week, 365 nights a year, Providence Rescue Mission provides emergency overnight accommodations for an average of 70 homeless men and 30 homeless women. Each overnight guest has the ability to take a hot shower, access toiletries and hygiene products, sleep in a clean bed, and have breakfast and fresh hot coffee in the morning.

Domestic Violence Shelters

Crossroads RI Domestic Violence Program

160 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903


Run through Crossroads RI, the Domestic Violence Program is primarily an emergency shelter program with a focus on safety and housing. The shelter provides safety for 26 domestic violence survivors and their children in a confidential location separate from other Crossroads properties. Clients have access to Crossroads Rhode Island’s range of services, including basic needs assistance, education, employment services and intensive case management, while they work to find a secure and stable home.

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center

P.O. Box 9476, Warwick, RI 02889


Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center is an essential community agency providing a comprehensive approach to ending domestic violence while supporting victims and the greater community through education, advocacy, and therapeutic services.

Sojourner House

386 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908


For over 45 years, Sojourner House has served thousands of victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, and human trafficking by providing shelter, resources, and other services.

Women’s Resource Center

624 Main Street, Warren, RI 02885


The Women’s Resource Center is a non-profit organization leading domestic violence prevention through the empowerment of individuals and the community by providing advocacy, education, and support services.

Family Shelters

Citizens Bank Family Center

Run through Crossroads RI

160 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903


Run through Crossroads RI, the Citizens Bank Family Center provides emergency shelter and support for up to 15 families.

Lucy’s Hearth

19 Valley Road, Middletown, RI 02842


The team at Lucy’s Hearth is passionate about helping children and their families who are experiencing homelessness due to economic hardship, family crisis, divorce, eviction, and severe shortage of safe, affordable housing. Their primary goal is to foster independence and help the residents gain the life skills necessary to find stable housing and prevent future homelessness.

Woonsocket Shelter


Established in 1989, the Woonsocket Shelter provides emergency housing and case management support for single women and families with children who are homeless.


Genesis Center Keys to Success Vehicle Saving Program

620 Potters Avenue, Providence, RI 02907


The Genesis Center Keys to Success Vehicle Saving Program is designed to help participants save for and purchase a vehicle. Participants open special bank accounts and save a set amount every month. When participants reach their savings goal, those savings are matched.


1911 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02909


Recycle-a-Bike is a non-profit community bike shop in Providence, RI with the mission to educate, empower, and build community by connecting people and bicycles.

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA)

705 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907


The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is dedicated to providing top-quality transportation services to all Rhode Islanders at an affordable rate that meets their travel needs.


AIDS Care Ocean State

418 Parkis Avenue, Providence, RI 02907


AIDS Care Ocean State offers a wide range of programs and services to our clients and their families, aiming to provide comprehensive care to persons living with HIV/AIDS in Rhode Island.

Blackstone Valley Community Health Care

Multiple Locations


Blackstone Valley Community Health Care is a federally qualified, TJC accredited Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home located in Pawtucket and Central Falls, Rhode Island.

Comprehensive Community Action Program Health Services

331 Doric Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910


Comprehensive Community Action Program is a private, nonprofit community action agency. CCAP is one of Rhode Island’s largest organizations dedicated solely to fighting the war on poverty by providing a wide spectrum of services designed to help those in immediate need and empower anyone desiring to become more self-sufficient.

Planned Parenthood of Providence

175 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903


Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, people can always come to Planned Parenthood for their health care.

Providence Community Health Centers

375 Allens Avenue, Providence, RI 02905


Providence Community Health Centers (PCHC) is a non-profit health care organization and the only Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Providence, Rhode Island. PCHC provides quality primary health care services that are affordable, comprehensive, and culturally sensitive to more than 60,000 residents of Providence and its surrounding areas.

RI Free Clinic

655 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907


The Rhode Island Free Clinic’s mission is to provide free, comprehensive medical care and preventive health services to adults who have no health insurance and cannot afford those services; and to serve as an educational training site for aspiring health care professionals. The Clinic mobilizes vital health resources for Rhode Island’s uninsured, working poor and low-income adults. The Clinic also provides the most efficient and cost effective alternative to emergency rooms for uninsured residents seeking comprehensive health care.

State Healthcare Plans

P.O. Box 8709, Cranston, RI 02920


Information on various state plans related to healthcare and dentistry.

Thundermist Health Center

Multiple Locations


Thundermist Health Center is a non-profit community health center providing medical care, dental, behavioral health counseling, social services, and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program in Woonsocket, West Warwick, and South County.

Tri-County Health Services (Run through the Tri-County Community Action Agency)

Multiple locations


Tri-County offers comprehensive family medicine, integrated behavioral health, and dental health services, at two convenient locations while also not refusing care based on an inability to pay, offering sliding scale discounts to those that qualify based on family size and income.


Comprehensive Community Action Program Family Dental Services

Multiple locations


Comprehensive Community Action Program is a private, nonprofit community action agency. CCAP is one of Rhode Island’s largest organizations dedicated solely to fighting the war on poverty by providing a wide spectrum of services designed to help those in immediate need and empower anyone desiring to become more self-sufficient.

Community College of Rhode Island Free Dental Hygiene Clinic

1762 Old Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, RI 02865


The Dental Hygiene Clinic at the Community College of Rhode Island provides professionally supervised dental cleaning to the public for FREE! Our goal at the clinic is to assist individuals to eliminate and prevent oral disease and maintain optimal oral health.

Dental Care at Providence Community Health Centers

Providence Community Health Centers provides dental services in two forms: a dental clinic for children and pregnant women, and an adult dental clinic.

Samuels Sinclair Dental Center at Rhode Island Hospital

593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903


The Samuels Sinclair Dental Center is honored to provide dental services to all children and intellectually or developmentally disabled patients of all ages. Available services include all phases of routine and specialty dental care.

Mental and Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Link (BH Link)

975 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914


BH Link is a behavioral health facility designed to provide immediate assistance to a person in crisis by providing innovative crisis intervention services, and connecting people to ongoing treatment and care. Services are provided by a professional team of registered nurses, counselors, psychiatrists, phone screeners, and peer specialists. Clinicians will listen to clients’ concerns and take the necessary steps to get people through their crisis, and help make connections to longer term services if needed.

East Bay Health Center

2 Old County Road, Barrington, RI 02806


The East Bay Health Center is a patient-centered medical home that has a team of caring providers and staff that work closely together to help our patients live happy, healthy lives.

Gateway Healthcare

Multiple locations


Gateway Healthcare provides outstanding treatment, intervention, and prevention services to adults and children of all cultural and economic backgrounds with behavioral and substance abuse issues, through its residential, outpatient, and community-based programs. With numerous locations across the state, Gateway Healthcare delivers services to thousands of Rhode Islanders each year.

St. Mary’s Home for Children

420 Fruit Hill Avenue, North Providence, RI 02911


Partnering with youth, adults, and families, St. Mary’s Home for Children fosters resilience and potential through a continuum of innovative residential, community-based, education, and prevention services.

The Providence Center

528 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904

401-276- 4020

The Providence Center helps adults, adolescents, and children affected by psychiatric illnesses, emotional problems, and addictions by providing treatment and supportive services within a community setting.

Thrive Behavioral Health

2756 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886


Thrive Behavioral Health offers a comprehensive range of evidence based, personalized services to children, families, and adults who have been impacted by mental illness, addiction, or trauma. Their services are recovery focused that help build resilience in individuals. They provide clients with support, skills and tools to make positive and lasting change in their lives for healthy, happy, and productive futures.

Food Assistance

Farm Fresh RI Bonus Bucks

10 Sims Avenue Unit 103, Providence, RI 02909


Created by Farm Fresh RI, the Bonus Bucks program provides a 100% matching bonus on SNAP/EBT purchases at many farmers markets across Rhode Island. That means for every EBT dollar spent, shoppers get $1 free in Bonus Bucks to buy fresh produce from local farms.

John Hope Settlement House Food Pantry

7 Thomas P Whitten Way, Providence 02903


The food pantry at John Hope Settlement House provides proteins, vegetables, non-perishable food, and household items to individuals and families from the 02903, 02905, 02907, 02909 zip code areas of Providence.

Providence Rescue Mission

627 Cranston Street, Providence, RI 02907


The Providence Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization in the West End of Providence, Rhode Island that runs a homeless shelter and soup kitchen. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday—over 7,000 meals a month and distribute food boxes of over 3,000 meals a week. Their goal is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ while treating every individual that comes through our doors with dignity and respect.

Rhode Island Community Food Bank

200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, RI 02907


Since 1982, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank has been distributing millions of pounds of food to those in need of assistance through our network of member agencies across the state. To meet the demand, the Food Bank solicits food donations from the public and from the food industry, including supermarkets, food manufacturers and growers. The Food Bank also purchases food at low cost from wholesalers.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

P.O. Box 8709, Cranston, RI 02920


SNAP, formerly called food stamps, is the nation’s largest program for fighting domestic hunger. Federally funded and state administered through the Department of Human Services, SNAP is committed to providing low-income individuals and families with resources to purchase food.

We Share Hope

310 Bourne Avenue Building 70, Rumford, RI 02916


Comprising two life-enhancing initiatives, We Share Hope and Hope Market’s mission is to provide food and other necessities for those who need it most in the local Providence community.

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

WIC is for Rhode Islanders that are pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum and/or have a child up to age 5. WIC provides one-on-one nutrition counseling, referrals with basic services, and a food prescription that meets participants needs.

Childcare and Family Services

Children’s Friend

153 Summer Street, Providence, RI 02903


Children’s Friend serves Rhode Island’s most vulnerable children and families. Services include Early Head Start, Head Start, WIC, adoption, foster care, help for families with substance abuse, counseling, assistance for children with developmental delays, and other child welfare and early childhood services.

Connecting for Children and Families

46 Hope Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895


Connecting for Children and Families is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of Woonsocket children through high quality educational opportunities and family support. CCF offers a wide range of family support initiatives, educational programs, and social services for inner-city children and their families that often reaches our neighboring Northern Rhode Island towns and cities.

Inspiring Minds

190 Broad Street 2nd Floor, Providence, RI 02903


Inspiring Minds is a non-profit organization that partners with schools to deliver fully-integrated student support systems that provide focused, individual academic support to accelerate skill acquisition. Services are available to students from PreK to Grade 8 in math and literacy.

John Hope Settlement House

7 Thomas P. Whitten Way, Providence, RI 02903


John Hope Settlement House is a community organization that provides leadership through human and social services, community outreach, and advocacy for children, youth, and families in Providence and beyond that result in improving their lives.

Meeting Street

1000 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02905


Meeting Street is where children of all ages and abilities receive individualized attention from highly trained, dedicated educators, therapists, and staff who work as a team, sharing strategies and identifying solutions to bring out the best in each and every child.

Project Undercover

50 Greco Lane, Warwick, RI 02886


Project Undercover is a community organization that provides diapers, socks, and underwear to the approximately 20,000 children ages 0-7 living in poverty throughout Rhode Island.

The Providence Center Child and Family Services

528 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904


Since The Providence Center opened its doors in 1969, it has been a community resource, providing people from all walks of life with mental health and substance use services in their homes, schools, and neighborhoods.  Included in this are Child and Family services, including counseling and other programs.

Youth Programming

Center for Dynamic Learning

1 Louisa Street, Providence, RI 02905


The Center for Dynamic Learning (CDL) provides K-12 STEAMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics, and Manufacturing) learning opportunities.


891 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907


Non-profit community organization that offers free in-school, after-school, and summer arts education to thousands of the city’s youth, ages 8-14. An arts education is central to youth empowerment, community building, and social change.

Community MusicWorks

1392 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02909


Community Music Works is a non-profit organization that uses music education and performance as a vehicle to build lasting and meaningful relationships between children, families, and professional musicians.

DownCity Design

425 West Fountain Street Unit 110, Providence, RI 02903


DownCity Design (DCD) is a non-profit community design studio that empowers people to imagine and create better futures for their communities, using the tools of design. Their mission is to improve Providence by getting young people involved in designing and building solutions for their communities.

Green Team Youth (Run through Groundwork RI)

1005 Main Street Suite 1223, Providence, RI 02860


Groundwork Rhode Island’s summertime Green Team provides youth development and employment opportunities for high school students across Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls. Youth are hired for a six week period to participate in environmental education programs and community service projects that improve their city’s environment.

Harvest Kitchen (Run through Farm Fresh RI)

2 Bayley Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860


Harvest Kitchen is a culinary job training program for youths ages 16-19 involved with the RI Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). Trainees work to create our full line of value-added products—from pickles to applesauce—using ingredients sourced from local farms, and get hands-on retail experience selling their goods at farmers markets.

New Urban Arts

705 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903


New Urban Arts is a nationally-recognized community arts studio for high school students and emerging artists in Providence, Rhode Island. They aim to build a vital community that empowers young people as artists and leaders to develop a creative practice they can sustain throughout their lives by providing free, year-round out-of-school programs that promote sustained mentoring relationships between urban high school students and trained artist mentors.



Led by youth, STEAM Box is a non-profit organization that serves as a point of collaboration with internal and external partners on projects to improve STEAM synergy and opportunities for youth. Partnerships are geared to ultimately prepare our students in becoming the nation’s new innovative, creative, critical and analytical thinkers.

The Manton Avenue Project


The Manton Avenue Project is a non-profit organization based in Olneyville that works to nurture the unique potential of young people by unleashing their creative voices and uniting them with professional artists to create original theatre.

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council Junior River Rangers

45 Eagle Street Suite 202, Providence, RI 02909


Run through the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, the Junior River Rangers receive technical training in landscaping, maintenance, green infrastructure, and environmental stewardship as well as basic job skills training in the importance of punctuality, appropriate workplace attire, and more.

Youth Pride, Inc

743 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903


Youth Pride, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the unique needs of youth and young adults impacted by sexual orientation and gender identity/expression while working to end the homophobic and transphobic environments in which they live, work, and play.

Adult Education and Job Readiness

Emerging Studies Institute

1955 Westminster Street 2nd Floor Suite B, Providence, RI 02909


Emerging Studies Institute is a bilingual vocational and technical school located in the diverse community of Providence, Rhode Island. ESI is committed to helping students reach their full potential through support and guidance to a career path of their choice.

Genesis Center Adult Education

620 Potters Avenue, Providence, RI 02907


Genesis Center works with Providence Housing Authority to offer a range of options for adults who want to earn a high school credential and continue on into job training, college, or employment. Each year, Genesis Center serves over 1,000 individuals in adult education and workforce development, allowing them to improve their employment skills, pay scales, and prospects for promotion.

network RI

1 Reservoir Avenue, Providence, RI 02907


Run through the Department of Labor and Training, networkRI provides one-on-one meetings with job coaches that can assist participants with resume assistance, interview skills and techniques, job search assistance, and career planning.


485 Plainfield Street, Providence, RI 02909


OpenDoors is a non-profit organization focused on providing services and advocacy to people with criminal records, helping successfully reintegrate them.

Providence Public Library Adult Education Services

150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903


Providence Public Library places education front and center. The Library strives to be a supportive, welcoming environment where learners at any skill level have opportunities to connect and access information and technology that enables them to achieve their goals. They aim to be a cornerstone of the community as a premier learning place that continually adapts and innovates to meet our community’s changing needs.

Workforce Trainings

Amos House Training & Employment

460 Pine Street, Providence, RI 02907


Job training programs provided by Amos House, a community non-profit organization serving the  homeless, unemployed, and those living in poverty. Amos House provides programs in Culinary, Carpentry/Maintenance, and Customer Service/Call Center Training that helps Rhode Islanders gain the skills they need to succeed in today’s workplace.

Building Futures

1 Acorn Street, Providence, RI 02903


Building Futures is a non-profit organization that seeks to meet employer and industry need for skilled workers through the Registered Apprenticeship system while creating family-sustaining career opportunities for low-income diverse community members.

Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island Apprenticeship

East Farm Campus Building 61B University of Rhode ISland, Kingston, RI 02881


The Commercial Fisherman Apprenticeship Program (CFAP) is a crew training program designed and offered by the East Farm Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island.

Community College of Rhode Island Fast Track to CNC Manufacturing

One Hilton Street, Providence, RI 02905


A two-phase advanced manufacturing boot camp run through the Community College of Rhode Island that prepares participants for a good-paying career in manufacturing, one of Rhode Island’s fastest growing industries.

Comprehensive Community Action Program Learn to Earn

311 Doric Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910


Run through the Comprehensive Community Action Program, the Learn-to-Earn Employment, Training, and Education Programs assist the youth of Rhode Island ages 14-24 through free education, training programs, Work Readiness and Job Placement assistance.

Garden Time

286 Rochambeau Avenue, Providence, RI 02906


Garden Time prepares incarcerated individuals for the workforce, equipping a traditionally underserved population with the skills, self-confidence and support they need to successfully transition to long-term employment and a productive life in the community.

Groundwork Rhode Island Adult Job Training

1005 Main Street Suite 1223, Pawtucket, RI 02860


Groundwork Rhode Island’s Adult Job Training introduces local residents to career pathways in the environmental sector. The training offers many certifications that make participants more competitive job applicants, and gives them hands-on experience in stormwater, garden, and tree planting projects that also improve the places where they live and work.

Growing Futures Bootcamp

Arcadia Management Area, Hope Valley, RI 02803


Run through the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association (RINLA), participants of Growing Futures Boot Camp will work for a week in the Arcadia Management Area under the supervision of RINLA staff, learning and doing meaningful work to repair and restore public lands including trail restoration, fire road clearing, tree and shrub pruning, and other entry-level forestry and horticulture work.

Iron Workers Local 37 Union Training

845 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914


Since 1902, Local 37 Iron Workers have been specializing in all aspects of the Iron Working trade. Structural, Ornamental, Reinforcing, Bridges, and Welding are taught at their accredited training facility, which also offers a three-year apprenticeship program dedicated to transforming applicants into Journeyman Iron Workers of the highest standard.

Plumbing and Pipefitting Local 51 Union Training

11 Hemingway Drive, Riverside, RI 02915


Local 51 is a member of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada. Their state of the art training center provides continuing education in welding, plumbing, and refrigeration for journeymen.

Rhode Island Builders Association Workforce Development

450 Veterans Memorial Parkway, East Providence, RI 02914


Workforce development programs in construction provided by the Rhode Island Builders Association.

Rhode Island Hospitality Education Foundation Training Academy

94 Sabra Street, Cranston, RI 02910


Multiple workforce development programs in hospitality, food safety, and customer services run through the Rhode Island Hospitality Education Foundation.

Rhode Island Marine Trades Association

513 Broadway Suite 320, Newport, RI 02840


The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association coordinates training programs with local industry and educational institutions that will give participants the skills needed to get their first job in the marine trades. Two basic types of programs are offered: entry-level skills training and on-the-water career training.

Rhode Island Nursery & Landscape Association Certifications & Apprenticeship

P.O. Box 984, West Kingston, RI 02892


The Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association (RINLA) is a professional trade association that serves the green industry and promotes environmental stewardship. RINLA provides two certified workforce programs (the RI certified Horticulturist Program and the RI Pesticide Certification) along with an apprenticeship program.

SAMI NEIT (Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute at the New England Institute of Technology)

1 New England Tech Boulevard, East Greenwich, RI 02818

401-739-5000 x3700

The Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) was established by New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) to train workers hired by regional manufacturers. Students participate in an intensive, customized 300-hour machinist training program.

Thielsch Welder Training Program


With state-of-the-art equipment and knowledgeable instructors, Thielsch Welder Training Program gives participants the opportunity to succeed in a welding career.

We Make RI

200 First Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910


We Make RI started in conjunction with top Rhode Island Manufacturers to provide certified manufacturing workers while helping to preserve the rich history of building in Rhode Island. They offer free training to Rhode Island residents in growing fields such as: Advanced Packing and Shipping, Food Production, and Machinist NC and CNC programmers.

Job Opportunities

AA Thrifty Sign and Awning

221 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI 02888


AA/Thrifty Sign & Awning is a professional family of experienced, talented people who excel at the design and fabrication of signs and awnings producing your all-important visual identity. Whether an applicant’s interest lies in design, sales, fabrication, installation or customer service, there may be a place for them within the talented team of sign and awning professionals.

Blount Boat, Inc.

461 Water Street, Warren, RI 02885


Blount Boats, Inc. is a full-service shipyard located in Warren, Rhode Island specializing in design, construction and repair of steel and aluminum vessels up to 220 feet. Job opportunities exist in all aspects, including as a pipefitter, electrician, machinist, and more.


A centralized job board run through the Department of Labor and Training that aids Rhode Islanders in helping them find jobs across all fields.

GEM Plumbing and Heating

1 Wellington Road, Lincoln, RI 02865


GEM Plumbing and Heating delivers heating, plumbing, and electrical services to homeowners, commercial clients, and mechanical projects throughout Rhode Island and into Massachusetts and Connecticut. Several job opportunities are listed on their website, including plumber, electrician, apprentices, and more.

Hire Heroes USA


Hire Heroes USA provides free job search assistance to U.S military members, veterans and their spouses, and helps companies connect with opportunities to hire them. They also provide a centralized, national job board.

Residential Construction Workforce Partnership

450 Veterans Memorial Parkway, East Providence, RI 02914


A centralized job board for employment opportunities in construction run through the Rhode Island Residential Construction Workforce Partnership.

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Job Board

1 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908


The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is charged by the state legislature to stimulate the public interest and participation in the arts and to serve as the liaison to the state arts community. They also have a section of their website dedicated to Arts Jobs in RI.

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future Job Board

30 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI 02903


Centralized job board for Rhode Island job seekers.


40 Fountain Street 7th Floor, Providence, RI 02903


Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education.

Financial Services

Capital Good Fund

22 A Street, Providence, RI 02907


Capital Good Fund is a non-profit, certified Community Development Financial Institution that helps people fix their finances by offering small loans and personalized Financial and Health Coaching to families in Rhode Island, Florida, Massachusetts, Illinois, Delaware, Texas, and Colorado.

Financial Literacy Programs (Run through the Diocese of Providence)

1 Cathedral Square, Providence, RI 02903


The Diocese of Providence is pleased to offer the following opportunities for individuals and families to learn more about responsible financial management: Family Futures: Learning that Adds Up to Savings and Banking on the Future: Financial Literacy Class for Immigrants and Refugees.

Financial Literacy Youth Initiative


A non-profit organization providing youth with the “Gold” standard in culturally responsive financial literacy programming through a dynamic interactive and engaging process.

Genesis Center Financial Coaching

620 Potters Avenue, Providence, RI 02907


Genesis Center’s Financial Coach helps students overcome financial challenges and make plans to secure their future success.

LISC Rhode Island (Local Initiatives Support Corporation)

146 Clifford Street, Providence, RI 02903


Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) equips communities with the capital, strategy, and the know-how to become places where people can thrive. Working with community members and local leaders, they invest in affordable housing, early child care facilities, health equity, education, public safety and workforce development—all basic needs that must be tackled together so that progress is made for all residents.

Disability Rights Rhode Island

33 Broad Street Suite 601, Providence, RI 02903


Disability Rights Rhode Island is part of the national network of Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agencies created by Congress, existing in every state and territory, to help secure and advance the rights of people with disabilities.

Rhode Island Legal Services

56 Pine Street Fourth Floor, Providence, RI 02903


Rhode Island Legal Services provides high quality legal assistance and representation to low-income individuals and eligible client groups for the purpose of improving their economic condition and overall wellbeing by protecting and enforcing legal rights, stabilizing the family unit and communities where clients live, promoting self reliance, ending domestic violence, preventing homelessness, affording dignity to all people, and reaching out to groups with added burdens on their ability to access the civil justice system.

The Legal Clinic (Run through the Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness)

1070 Main Street Suite 304, Pawtucket, RI 02860


The Clinic provides direct legal services to those who cannot afford an attorney or may be unable to travel to a legal assistance office, are unaware such services exist, or who may be apprehensive about visiting a lawyer’s office/ Legal services are provided by area lawyers pro-bono. The Legal Clinic Program is funded largely by a generous grant from the Rhode Island Bar Foundation.


Haus of Codec

Non-profit organization focused on building community for LGBTQ+ people through art and educational empowerment. Currently working on building an emergency shelter for LGBTQ+ youth in Providence.

Options Magazine Resources


A list of local resources and groups for or friendly to LGBTQ+ people in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts. Options Magazine is Rhode Island’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community magazine since 1982.

PFLAG Greater Providence

P.O. Box 41344, Providence, RI 02940


The Greater Providence area chapter of PFLAG (formerly known as Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) provides support, education and advocacy for parents, families, friends and allies of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people across Rhode Island.

Project Weber/RENEW

640 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907


Project Weber/RENEW is the merged organization of two programs providing a full range of harm reduction, recovery, sexual health, and basic needs services to men and women, including the transgender community.

Rhode Island Pride


A community non-profit that brings together the greater Rhode Island LGBTQIA+ community to commemorate its diverse heritage, foster inclusion, educate and create awareness of issues, and celebrate achievements in equality. Holds several events throughout the year, such as Rhode Island Annual PrideFest Celebration and Illuminated Night Parade, that are open and inviting to everyone in the community, providing a safe environment in which individuals can feel free to celebrate their relationships and their identity.

SAGE Rhode Island

1665 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905

The mission of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders) is to serve as a leader in identifying, addressing and bringing attention to issues related to aging among members of the LGBT community and to partner with constituents, allies, and other stakeholders to create a culture in which older LGBT members of the community can enjoy a high quality of life.

Youth Pride, Inc.

743 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903


Youth Pride, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the unique needs of youth and young adults impacted by sexual orientation and gender identity/expression while working to end the homophobic and transphobic environments in which they live, work, and play.

Cultural Organizations

African Alliance Rhode Island

807 Broad Street Suite 121, Providence, RI 02907


The mission of the African Alliance of Rhode Island (AARI) is to promote unity within the African Communities in Rhode Island, advocate for the rights of Africans in Rhode Island, and educate the American public about Africa. AARI is a leading provider and community collaborator in offering health and nutrition education, culturally-appropriate fresh crops, literacy and youth programs, and facilitating access to resources that promote self-sufficiency.

Center for Southeast Asians

270 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907


The Center for Southeast Asians (CSEA) is a community organization seeking to promote the prosperity, heritage, and leadership of Southeast Asians in Rhode Island by providing community, social, and education services.

India Association of Rhode Island

P.O. Box 41557, Providence, RI 02940

The India Association of Rhode Island is a community organization seeking to form a common bond among the people of Indian origin living in Rhode Island, to preserve, foster, and honor the diverse social, cultural, and educational heritage of India in Rhode Island, and to promote the same in mainstream American society so as to enhance mutual understanding and goodwill between the Indo-American community and mainstream American society.

Korean American Association of Rhode Island (KAARI)

1140 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910

The Korean-American Association of Rhode Island (KAARI) is a community organization seeking to promote friendship and welfare among members and educate Rhode Islanders about Korean history, arts, culture, and heritage.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

483 Great Neck Road South, Mashpee, MA 02649


The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, also known as the People of the First Light, has inhabited present day Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island for more than 12,000 years. After an arduous process lasting more than three decades, the Mashpee Wampanoag were re-acknowledged as a federally recognized tribe in 2007. The Mashpee tribe currently has approximately 2,600 enrolled citizens.

Narragansett Indian Tribe

4533 South County Trail, Charlestown, RI 02813


The Narragansett Indians are descendants of the aboriginal people of the State of Rhode Island. Archaeological evidence and oral history of the Narragansett People establish their existence in the region more than 30,000 years ago.

Progreso Latino

626 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863


Progreso Latino is a community organization dedicated to helping Rhode Island’s Latino and immigrant communities achieve greater self-sufficiency and socio-economic progress by providing transformational programs that support personal growth and social change.

Rhode Island Latino Arts

209 Central Street, Central Falls, RI 02863

Rhode Island Latino Arts is Rhode Island’s leading non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of Latino arts. They celebrate and promote Latino art and artists through their Rhode Island Latino Artists Network events and the annual sharing of information and activities to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Tomaquag Museum

390 Summit Road, Exeter, RI 02822

Short Description: The Tomaquag Museum is a museum located in Exeter, Rhode Island seeking to educate the public and promote thoughtful dialogue regarding Indigenous history, culture, arts, and Mother Earth and connect to Native issues of today. Tomaquag Museum envisions its future as an Indigenous Cultural Education destination that engages visitors in thoughtful dialogue that promotes understanding and strives to create experiences that transform people’s lives by broadening their perspectives, attitudes, and knowledge of Indigenous Cultures and the interrelationship with the wider world.


Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

North Campus: 220 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907

South Campus: 645 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907


Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island is a non-profit organization working to empower refugees and immigrants in the community by providing vital programs and services for legal aid and representation for citizenship and immigration, refugee resettlement, education, and more to help the people it serves to thrive and be successful.

Progreso Latino Immigration Services

626 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI 02863

401-728-5920 x319

Free consultation from an immigration lawyer on the last Thursday of every month at 5 pm, provided by community organization Progreso Latino. Further immigration services are also available on a nominal fee basis.

Refugee Dream Center

747 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907


The Refugee Dream Center is a post resettlement refugee agency that offers services targeting gaps within the refugee community by ensuring continuation of services in their efforts towards self-sufficiency and integration. The Refugee Dream Center does referrals, social level assistance, and skills development such as English language education for adults, health promotion and cultural orientation, youth mentoring, and case management. In addition, the Refugee Dream Center is a strong advocacy agency for the rights of refugees.

Other Arts Opportunities

Alliance of Artists Communities

P.O. Box 23212 Providence, RI 02903


The Alliance of Artists Communities is an international association of artist residencies—a diverse field of more than 1,500 programs worldwide that support artists of any discipline in the development of new creative work.


95 Mathewson Street Unit 204, Providence, RI 02903


AS220 is a non-profit community arts organization located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island that provides an unjuried and uncensored forum for the arts: a space to access tools, technology and knowledge; a space to come together, collaborate, innovate, experiment, and take risks. AS220 offers artists opportunities to live, work, exhibit, and perform in their facilities.

Assets for Artists

1320 Mass MOCA Way, North Adams, MA 


Provided by the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the Assets for Artists program helps artists in all disciplines strengthen their financial and business capacity to sustain a lifetime of creative excellence. Assets for Artists provides professional development workshops, financial and business coaching, working capital grants and micro-loan referrals, artist residencies at MASS MoCA, and support for artists relocating to North Adams, Massachusetts.

Dirt Palace

12 Olneyville Square, Providence, RI 02909

The Dirt Palace is a self organized art collective that supports women artists by providing affordable studio space, facilities, shared resources, opportunities, a culture of cooperation, and maintains visibility in the community through a committed public arts presence and long term relationships.

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)

1000 Washington Street Second Floor, Boston, MA 02118


The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) works to cultivate and promote the arts in New England and beyond. Our programs support artists across many forms of expression and many geographies, connecting them with collaborators and communities, fueling creative exchange and public discourse, and strengthening the creative economy.

Providence Public Library Creative Fellowship

150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903


An annual fellowship provided by the Providence Public Library. The Creative Fellowship provides an opportunity for a local artist to create new work based upon, utilizing, or inspired by materials in and images from our Special Collections.

PVD Things

The Providence Library of Things is a cooperative lending library for the Things we need once in a while. Our library will have Things for home repair, gardening, bike maintenance, outdoor fun, and more!

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA)

1 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908


The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is charged by the state legislature to stimulate public interest and participation in the arts and to serve as the liaison to the state arts community.

Riverzedge Arts

196 2nd Avenue, Woonsocket, RI 02895


Riverzedge Arts is a community arts organization that uses innovative applied and work-based learning strategies to teach art, design, and critical thinking to the youth of northern RI, providing our participants as well as our community with a path to economic and cultural sustainability.

The Avenue Concept

304 Lockwood Street, Providence, RI 02907


The Avenue Concept is a Providence based privately funded public art non-profit organization that funds and supports the creation and installation of artwork in public spaces, creates public art encounters by incorporating art more thoroughly into the urban environment and providing opportunities to engage and interact with it, develops programs, policies, partnerships, and funding streams that make public art projects more viable and sustainable, and promotes art and telling stories through documentation, communication, education, and programming.

Wilbury Theatre Group


The Wilbury Theatre Group is an award-winning, non-profit professional theatre company that engages the community in thought-provoking conversation through new works, reimagined classics and adventurous playmaking.